Articles tagged Riley Company

Page 56 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1979

Obituaries

Rodney Clarke It is with sadness that we have to record the death of Rodney Clarke, in the middle of May after a short illness, at the early age of 62. Clarke was the driving force behind the Connaught sports and racing cars that brought a high standard of design and manufacture into the British motor racing scene after the 1939-1945 war. With financial backing from Ken MacAlpine, of the renowned...

Page 32 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1937

RUMBLINGS

For the Outer Circuit Sometimes you may visit Brooklands and learn nothing of interest, whereas another visit will reveal something very unexpected. Running out of fuel on the Railway Straight last month E. W. W. Pacey had the misfortune to do likewise and the imposing singleseater Pacey-Hassan-Special duly stopped just behind our Frazer-Nash. Thus it came about that we knew, before a lot of...

Page 23 of December 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1937

TUNING THE RILEY

TUNING THE RILEY SOME NOTES BY A. F. ASHBY (In on interview) A. F. ASHBY A. F. Ashby commenced racing at Brooklands after the War with a s.v. 11-litre Riley, subsequently developed into a single-seater, which lapped at 103 m.p.h. With this car he won the 1927 Whitsun 75 m.p.h. Short Handicap at 76.41 m.p.h., the 3-lap Evening Open Handicap of 1928 at 81.11 m.p.h., and the second Evening 3-lap...

Page 61 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, January 1989

Veteran to classic

Sir Alistair Miller, Mr Brooklands! If you had to choose, who would you call "Mr Brooklands"? Parry Thomas, perhaps, who lived there and achieved many great successes with the Leylands and other cars of his own design and construction between 1922 and 1926? Or John Cobb, very much a Track specialist, who took the lap-record to 143.44 mph with the 24-litre Napier Railton? Or GP Harvey-Noble, one...

Page 45 of May 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1964

The Rileys I Raced -

by H. G. Dobbs (In an Interview with the Editor) One of the most successful of pre-war amateur racing drivers, Hector G. Dobbs specialised in making Riley cars go very rapidly indeed. Curious to know how it was done, I called at the Riley House in Southampton, where Comdr. (E.) Dobbs, O.B.E., R.N. (RTD.). A.M.I.MECH.E., has his automobile and marine business, and Riley and Fiat distributorships...

Page 54 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1956

Vehicles I have driven

[In this variant of our "Cars I have owned" series, RMV Sutton, Chief Tester of Alvis Ltd, recalls his motoring experiences and reveals some hitherto unpublished facts relating to Alvis, Lea Francis, Jaguar and other cars.—Ed] In the course of 40 years' motoring, mostly in the capacity of a works tester, a vocation I still follow, many and diverse types, ranging from touring and racing cars to...

Page 45 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, December 1979

Books for Christmas

"Motoring in the 30s" by Graham Robson. 216pp. 9 3/8" x 6 5/8" (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £8.95) There is still a great deal of looking-back, sometimes at well-established history, on the part of sales hungry publishers and eager-beaver authors. This theme, by the industrious Graham Robson — whom, if I did not meet him occasionally, I would have expected to have been...

Page 44 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1978

The Brooklands Speed Model Riley Nine

Having written at some length about the Brooklands Model, or Super Sports, Austin Seven in Motor Sport for October 1968, it seems worthwhile devoting a little space to the Riley Nine Brooklands Speed Model, a car which has survived better into the present vintage era than that specialised edition of the immortal Austin Seven in one of its quicker forms. It is a well-known fact of motoring history...

Page 50 of April 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1931

HERE AND THERE BY " CAMSHAFT

IH IE IR IE and11 IH IE IR 1E #an-ishaft" Riley's Racing Plans. AT a time when certain well known firms have decided to refrain from motorcar racing during 1931, it is refreshing to learn that a company whose name has always been connected with speed has expressed its determination to support motor racing wholeheartedly. This is the Riley concern. Last year the Riley Company was represented in...

Page 40 of February 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1935

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. The Passing of a Famous Designer. IN the death of Arnold Zoller, at Darmstadt last month, the motoring world has lost a pioneer. A Swiss by birth, he was with the Fiat concern for several years • from 1906 onwards, and designed some of the early racing engines. Even in those days Zoller was an ardent upholder of mechanical developments which are...

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