Articles tagged Aero Club

Page 32 of November 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1970

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Booker Show (September 27th) Last year the Wycombe Air Centre held an informal rally of vintage and veteran cars at Booker aerodrome, where "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" was filmed, a large number arriving in exchange for a plaque each and a simple flying display. This year, encouraged by the success of the 1969 Booker Show, a much more...

Page 10 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1936

RUMBLINGS

Alfas up again There is always something new from Africa, and those two ferocious Grand Prix races, one in Tripoli and one in Tunisia, which took place last month, reveal a new and more healthy situation in big-car racing. After a period of complete, albeit well-deserved, domination by the two German marques, the 12cylinder Alfa-Romeo has at last arrived and the results of the two races show it...

Page 43 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 1931

HISTORY OF THE RACE

HISTORY OF THE RACE What Has Happened in 18 Years. THE history of the race for the trophy given by the late Jacques Schneider goes back eighteen years. The first contest was held in 1913 at Monaco over a course measuring 150 miles. The winner proved to be Prevost, one of the French entries with a Deperdussin monoplane, powered with a Gnome rotary engine of 160 h.p., and his speed was 45.75 m.p.h...

Page 44 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1997

The Motor Racing of Capt. G.E.T. Eyston, O.B.E., M.C.

He is remembered as the man who pushed back boundaries of speed, but behind the record-breaker was a racer of distinction. Bill Boddy recalls a versatile and respected driver Back in 1974 i had the pleasure of interviwing Capt GET Eyston for Motor Sport. He was the best known and most successful of all the recordbreakers, to the extent of three times taking the World Land Speed Record, to 375....

Page 49 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1956

Two Speed Hill-Cclimbs

Herts County A & A Club Westbrook Hay (July 210) Good hill-climb venues are few and far between but those that do exist receive considerable support from competitors and public alike. Westbrook Hay is to the Herts County Automobile and Aero Club what Prescott is to the Bugatti Owners' Club, it is situated near Kings Langley and the event this year received National status for the first time,...

Page 60 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 1966

In the air at Elstree

As regular readers will know, I contrive to see one Air Display a year, for old times' sake, and as the V.S.C.C. were putting on a demonstration of historic racing cars on the runway at Elstree on June 4th, where they had held their first post-war speed event, this seemed the one to go to. So we got out the Ford GT (Cortina, not 40!) and got there by an uncongested back route, considering how...

Page 46 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1934

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. Preparations for the Swiss G.P. ALTHOUGH hill climbs have been very popular throughout Switzerland for many years, road races over a fixed circuit have seldom been held. This year, however, the Swiss A.C. has decided to hold the first Grand Prix of Switzerland, and has entrusted to the Bernese Section the task of organising the race, which will take...

Page 11 of April 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 1928

MOTORING SPORTSMEN:

MOTORING SPORTSMEN: LIEUT.-COLONEL CHARLES JARROTTI O.B.E. By RODNEY L. WALKERLEY. The name, Charles Jarrott, conjures up visions of the past, and there rises before us the long poplar-lined French road, blinding clouds of white dust hanging in a thick pall mile after mile, through which thunder the shadowy shapes of bygone racers, rocking and roaring along, bygone heroes of half-forgotten epics...

Page 46 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 1976

The motor racing of Antony Powys-Lybbe

Recalled in a recent interview with the Editor I had long regarded Antony Powys-Lybbe as the personification of the amateur racing driver who was notable for many successes with those distinguished Monza and monoposto Alfa Romeos. The other day he kindly entertained me at his house in Hertfordshire so that we could recall the days when he was an active participant in the sport. Asked what turned...

Page 82 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, February 1994

Motoring collectors items

Motoring art has captured the imagination of collectors since the first automobile took to the road. It is a fascinating subject covering many areas of collecting including literature, printed ephemera such as sales brochures, magazines, postcards, race programmes, photographs, mascots and badges, bronzes and trophies, pictures, posters and prints, brass acetylene and electric lamps, other...

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