Articles tagged Air Force

Page 56 of February 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1997

The Man in White

Chris Staniland Test Pilot, Racing Driver and Racing Motorcyclist You surely remember C S Staniland? He made a very considerable impact on the motor racing scene in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as being Fairey Aviation's top test-pilot. In these varied fields Christopher Stainbank Staniland operated with quiet reliable efficiency, knowing how to complete each task effectively, racing and flying...

Page 52 of November 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, November 1965

John Cobb's Three Successful Land Speed Record Attempts

An Interview with Jim Rands [The late John Cobb three times broke the World's Land Speed Record in his twin-Napier-engined four-wheel-drive Railton Special, the last piston-engined car to hold the " fastest-ever " title, at 394.196 m.p.h. That speed was recorded at Utah in 1947. It was beaten by nine m.p.h. in 1964 by Donald Campbell, O.B.E., whose Bristol-Siddeley Bluebird gas-turbine car was...

Page 33 of August 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1938

Motor Sport Classified Advertisement Section

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Page 14 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1993

Delirium tremens

Farewell to a straight shooterWhen it comes to telling things as they are, Fl can ill afford to lose men of the calibre of Goodyear's Lee Gaug "A lot of them are spoiled, overpaid kids who are not responsible. They're good, but as people they're not as good as they ought to be. They don't appreciate where their pay cheques come from." You could never accuse Lee Gaug of being bird-mouthed. He has...

Page 2 of August 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, August 1941

OBSERVATIONS

OBSERVATIONS IISERVATION in an area in which the military is more in evidence than is usual even in these times, indicates that the praiseworthy LIFTS FOR TROOPS movement has apparently died a youthful death. The present high cost of motoring and the growing worries and restrictions certainly are not likely to place the car-owner in the happiest of moods; but it should not be overlooked that the...

Page 32 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1938

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Page 96 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, November 2001

An aero-engined flyer

The Aero-Engined CC, of which I was once told I was president, seems to have died without trace. A pity! But VSCC racing continues to be enlivened by a goodly number of such cars. One of the worthy ones is the Hall-Scott Peugeot built by Richard Black, a Special made up of vintage components, and certainly not a replica. When I saw a picture of it in the VS CC Bulletin, I thought for a moment...

Page 21 of April 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1940

On some motoring aspects of the present war

I THINK we can fairly safely assume that war is a novel experience tor the great majority of present-day motoring enthusiasts. Although I was of this world during the 1914-18 affair, I was not much disturbed by the unrest until my father failed to return. I was told he died painlessly, which was probably true; he was blown to fragments. We have had other wars since that time, but somehow most of...

Page 28 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 1996

Breaking the Mould

He's been called "the most powerful man in racing". But Goodyear's Leo Mehl tells David Phillips the sport will manage fine without him It may be that nobody is irreplaceable, but Leo Mehl is certainly going to be one tough act to follow. As Goodyear's director of racing, Mehl served as auto racing's unofficial czar for more than two decades, the only man with the power of station and the...

Page 12 of December 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 1939

CONTINENTAL NOTES AND NEWS

Confinenta_ Notez arma News A fact to which we have got to resign ourselves with the best grace possible is that motor-racing is harder hit by war than most other sports. Football, horse-racing, boxing, golf—all these have been started up again in a more or less modified form, but the likelihood of our seeing any motor-racing in any of the belligerent countries either this winter or next season...

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