Articles tagged Shell Oil

Page 30 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1949

Sports XK 120 Jaguar Breaks Records at over 132 m.p.h.

At the Jabbeke motor road on May 30th, a standard, fully-equipped, 3 1/2-litre Jaguar Sports two-seater of the kind that created such a profound impression at Earls Court, broke Belgian local records standing to the credit of a Healey. 132 m.p.h. was easily exceeded, the highest speed ever attained by a production car. Driven by R. N. V. Sutton, Lea-Francis exponent of twenty years ago, the...

Page 12 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1937


E.R.A. CARS DOMINATE BRITAIN'S MOST IMPORTANT RACE "BIRA " WINS IN THE I.O.M. AT 70.69 m.p.h.—E.R.A.s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th In practice for the R.A.C. I.O.M. 11-litre race the fastest laps went to the credit of " Bira " and Raymond Mays, both of whom lapped in 2 min. 59 secs., equal to 78.45 m.p.h. " Bira " started a warm favourite. Inevitably, there were non-starters. " Bira's " Delage was...

Page 35 of March 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1956


RUMBLINGS Before the war Leslie Bellamy was well known wherever specialbuilders gathered to discuss their art, because not only had he built several specials of his own conception, but I.F.S. FOR THE he supplied independent front suspension for FORD POPULAR Austin Seven and Ford cars. This L.M.B. suspension, which achieved independence very simply by cutting the axle-beam in two and pivoting the...

Page 48 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, May 1974

A Castrol Flashback

At the conclusion of my appreciation last month of the 75th anniversary of Castrol lubricating-oil I remarked that cynics might say that the record-breakers and racing men were less concerned with which make of oil they used as with how much bonus-money they could earn. I countered that by remarking that this could hardly apply to those who used one make of fuel but another make of oil. To which...

Page 8 of October 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 1928


BEN NEVIS CLIMBED AGAIN. Ben Nevis, Great Britain's highest mountain, which was climbed recently by a Ford car, has again been conquered. The successful vehicle was a 5 h.p. Ariel sidecar combination, which carried a passenger in addition to the driver. This is the first time that the ascent has been made with a sidecar machine, although Ben Nevis has already been climbed by a solo motor-cycle....

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HERE and THERE By "eamcasshaft"

1H IE IR LE clad IF II-1 IE IR IE By c2trisliaft" The Swedish T.T. HITHERTO the Swedish Grand Prix motorcycle race has been held over a comparatively short but very rough course and has been more akin to our Scott Trial than to a speed event proper. This year, however, a new course was chosen near Malmoe in the South of Sweden. The event took on an entirely different complexion, as is shown by...

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The vintage years of the Morgan 3-wheeler

(Continued from the July issue) 1926.—Enthusiasm for Morgan was unabated, in spite of one unkind cartoon which depleted a Grand Prix Morgan and two kids in a pram, the caption reading "The Two-Seater They Talk About Before Marriage—And The One They Get!" One Aero owner made a replica of his car to a scale of 3/4 in. = 1 ft. and set it up on the Morgans radiator cap; and in the serious sphere of...

Page 16 of April 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, April 1950

Cooper News

Last month we made our usual beginning-of-the-season visit to Cooper's Garage at Surbiton and found the production of Cooper-Specials in full swing, as usual. Two Cooper 500s were ready for shipment to Finland, another for Norway, a couple for Germany, two for Switzerland and one for New Zealand—racing-car export with a vengeance.   Symonds will race a Cooper 500 this year, while Cooper 1,000s...

Page 40 of April 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, April 1956


This time it is some old photographs, accompanied by notes, sent to me by Flt.-L.t. G. O'Donovan, son of the late D. R. O'Donovan, the Norton "wizard" of Brooklands fame, for my personal enjoyment, but the nostalgia from which he has generously agreed to let me pass on to you in these columns. The first photograph shows his father's first record-breaking Norton -- a 500-c.c. side-valve single...

Page 12 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1952

HWM wins the "Daily Express" International Trophy

Record crowd sees a very full programme at Silverstone. Lewis-Evans (Cooper) beats Brown and Moss in 500-cc race. Type C and Mk VII Jaguars take Production Car Honours. New 89.29 mph Lap-Record by Fischer's 4-cylinder Ferrari. Hawthorn's misfortune in the final Britain responded warmly to Formula II racing when the BRDC organised the International Trophy Race Meeting for the Daily Express at...



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