Articles tagged T Gardner & Sons

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 85 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, March 2006

Scandal for 'Mr Brooklands'

Sir Alastair Miller made his name as an enthusiastic Brooklands racer, but in 1922 his private affairs reached the newspapers. Bill Boddy explains why When I wrote about Sir Alastair Miller some time ago, I described him as 'Mr Brooklands', based on the fact that he had raced at the Surrey Track regularly from 1912 until 1931, competing pre-war on big Matchless and Martin motorcycles. He was...

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