Articles tagged Air Force

Page 62 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1984

Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

Page 116 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, July 2014

Three colours red

Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari flew the flag for Italy with elegant style – and success. How they did it, so rapidly after the ravages of war, is a remarkable tale grounded in politics and passionWriter Richard Williams Alfa Romeo’s team of cherry-red Tipo 158s took the first three places in the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship at Silverstone on May 13, 1950, with Nino Farina...

Page 2 of October 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, October 1939

MULTUM IN PARVO

MULTUM IN PARVO SOME NOTES ON ONE OF THE 1931 AUSTIN SEVEN TEAM T.T. CARS THE majority of our readers will probably best remember the Austin under review when it was George Chaplin's proud possession and did extremely well in the L.C.C. Relay Races and High Speed Trials. Some time ago S. T. Lush, of Westminster, acquired the little orange Austin and we requested an opportunity to conduct a long...

Page 19 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, March 1957

Book Reviews

"Fly For Your Life," by Larry Forrester. 367 pp. 8 in. by 5¼ in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., Ludgate House, 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 18s.) "Fly For Your Life" is Larry Forrester's biography of Wing-Comdr. Robert Stanford Tuck, D.S.O., D.F.C. and two bars, one of the great fighter pilots of World War Two. It follows the pattern of many similar biographies and autobiographies of R.A.F. fighter...

Page 26 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1994

Outrunning

Outrunning sound Why land speed record holder Noble is building Thrust SSC to challenge Mdaren in a race to the Sound Barrier on land and why he won't be at the himself this time Richard Noble has some new bedtime reading. Not for him something by Salman Rushdie, Gilly Cooper or Alan Clark. Just before he turns in each night, he prefers a line or two from the Lockheed SR-7l flight manual. Yes,...

Page 82 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, April 1996

Air A Mild Mystery

Having got over a phobia I had as a boy, that if I took too great an interest in aeroplanes this might detract from my enthusiasm for cars (earlier I had dreaded becoming a teenager, in the belief that then all I would require from life would be playing football, which proved far from the case), I pursued both interests without anxiety and contributed to motoring and aviation Journals. Thus,...

Page 42 of March 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, March 1938

A.B.C.

A.B.C. 1928 rebored, self-starter, enclosed valve gear, palntv;ork and whole excellent, many spares. Oilers. Box No. 5.44. ALFA-ROMEO ALFA-ROMEO, 1-litre, 14.3, single cant, Carlton saloon, mechanically perfect., any trial, £85: or exchange offer, London. Box No. 594, c/o MOTOR Swim BUGATTI BUG AM, 2 litre, overhaulel, twin carburetter. Specially suitable for hill climbs. Full road equipment. Box...

Page 22 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1970

Le Mans 1970 - A Dead Loss

Le Mans, France, June 13th/14th For me the 1970 Le Mans race fell flat on its face at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, when Dr. Ferry Porsche dropped the starting flag. In spite of the heroic efforts of the drivers and teams to revive it during the ensuing 24 hours, and lift it back on to its feet, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 14th, it just fell over and died. At some time last year someone in the...

Page 10 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1935

NEW SINGERS SCORE AN EASY WIN IN THE L.C.C. RELAY RACE

NEW SINGERS SCORE AN EASY WIN IN THE L.C.C. RELAY RACE THE RACE WON AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 85.13 M.P.H. POWELL'S TEAM ON THE LIMIT MARK SECURE SECOND PLACE AT 77.9. "RELAY RACE" WEATHER AS USUAL CAUSES ANXIETY fAN the morning of the Relay Race thene were few places more "morne," not to say "triste," than the paddock at Brooklands, for apparently none of the regular spectators at the track had...

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Art and his designs

When it came to setting Land Speed Records, no one did it quite like the late Art Arfons By Richard Heseltine He’d faced down danger before but this was different: not only Plan A but Plans B, C, and D had been exhausted. The right rear rubber had detonated just past the final Bonneville speed trap. Art Arfons was scorching the salt at over 500mph, strapped into a home-built car in which his...

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