Articles tagged American Air Force

Page 46 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1967

Vintage postbag

High speeds in Belgium Sir, The paragraph under the above caption on page 494 of June Motor Sport suggests some uncertainty as to what speed which of my cars did. I took my ex-works unblown team car (YW5758), which, by coincidence, is depicted on page 556 of the same issue in the advert, for your "Brooklands Bible." This car covered the flying kilo at 103ish m.p.h. It was Torn Rose's ex-works...

Page 17 of February 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1954


A New Sports Car The Swallow Coachbuilding Co., Ltd., has announced a new 100-m.p.h. sports two-seater called the Doretti, which sounds like a Continental but is actually built at Walsall. Many Triumph TR2 components feature in the Doretti design, which is that of R. G. Rainbow. Thus the engine is a 2-litre, two-carburetter version of the Standard Vanguard, as evolved for the sports Triumph, and...

Page 42 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1956


Flying "through the sound-barrier" has caught the public imagination, and, naturally, books are beginning to appear about trans-sonic and supersonic pioneering. There is "Across the High Frontier," by W.R. Lundgren (Victor Gollanez, 240 pp., 8 3/4 in. by 5 1/2 in., 16s. 6d.), which is the story of Charles E. Yeager, the American Air Force pilot who first dived through the so-called "sound barrier...

Page 73 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, April 1994

Maverick choice?

Maverick choice? Sir, I wonder why McLaren has chosen the Tornado engine for its Maverick LSR challenger? Four years ago I talked with an Australian pilot at an east coast fighter station who had recent returned from a stint with the American Air Force. He is description of the Tornado, nice aircraft that it was, suggested that he knew of much more powerful engines. I should add that I did not...

Page 87 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, August 2005

WB miscellany

John Cobb's three LSRs at Utah Recently I wrote of how British record breakers with ultra-fast cars took them to the Utah salt flats in America after Daytona beach had ceased to provide a safe course, not only for the LSR monsters but for long-distance record bidders like George Eyston's 'Speed of the Wind' and diesel-engined 'Flying Spray' and John Cobb's Napier-Railton.  Apart from all the...

Page 16 of May 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1944


THE VETERAN CAR CLUB'S SOCIAL Another of the Veteran Car Club's " lunchwith-films " meetings was held on April 22nd at the Waldorf and was very well attended, over 100 members and friends being present. The first speech, after an excellent austerity lunch, came from Lt.-Comdr. Montague Grahame-White, R.N.V.R., the Club's President. He welcomed to the meeting several old-timers, mentioning among...

Page 11 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, July 1953

Les 24 Heures du Mans, 1953

Magnificent Victory by Jaguar – All Records Broken Le Mans (Sarthe), June 14th. The Le Mans 24-hour race carries with it more tradition and history than any other event in the minds of most people and the occasion of the XXIst Grand Prix d’Endurance, on June 13th/14th, not only continued this position, but celebrated the 21st birthday by being the first occasion when over 100 m.p.h. has been...

Page 34 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1961

XXIII German Grand Prix

Moss The "Ring-Meister" ADENAU, GERMANY, August 5th AFTER wandering about for two years in 1959 to the Avus and 1960 to the South Circuit of the Nurburgring, the German Grand Prix this year returned to its traditional home on the 22.8 kilometre North Circuit of the Nurburgring and a vast entry was accepted in an attempt to put on the largest field of starters on the longest circuit. The A.V.D....


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