Articles tagged American Automobile Association

Page 15 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1968

American Comment

The challenge has been put back into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup series. Although the works McLaren team of Bruce McLaren and Denis Hulme remains the strongest, its stranglehold has been broken and the series has become far more competitive and interesting. In the three Can-Am races following the opener at Road America, the McLaren team finished first and second in one, was eliminated...

Page 44 of September 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1933

Bugatti Club One-Day Trial. A New Mid-Surrey Club Trial.

Bugatti Club One-Day Trial. REGULATIONS are now available for the One-Day Trial to be organised by the Bugatti Owners' Club on September 10th. The course will be approximately 200 miles in length, starting from the Beach Arms Hotel, Oakley, near Basingstoke, at 10 a.m. and finishing at the Cricketers' Arms, Bagshot, Surrey, where the first competitor will arrive at about 6.30 p.m. The observed...

Page 28 of May 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1933

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. HARRY HARTZ DOES 152 M.P.H. AT MUROC.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. HARRY HARTZ DOES 152 M.P.H. AT MUROC. AT the wheel of a 4-cylinder, 225-cubic inch displacement Miller Special, Harry Hartz smashed the world's one-mile Class " C " record, and other records up to 50-kilos in a brilliant run on the sands of Dry Lake Muroc, California, on March 23, subject, of course, to official confirmation. Hartz covered the mile at 152.01 m.p.h. to shatter...

Page 34 of February 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1973

A lifetime with the Offenhauser

"MY GOING to work for Harry Miller was an act of God!" With these words, Leo Goossen described the beginning of a remarkable career as America's foremost designer of racing engines. Goossen had left a promising position as protégé to Walter L. Mart, Chief Designer of Buick Motor Company, to go west to New Mexico. A tuberculosis spot had been found and the only answer was a change of climate....

Page 44 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1931

ITEMS OF INTEREST

ITEMS OF INTER1-4,ST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Diesel Car at Daytona. a private cable to Messrs. C. C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., Mr. C. L. Cummins, the well-known American engineers announces that in the course of a trial officially observed by the Contest Board of the American Automobile Association his Diesel-engined car established a record for this type of vehicle of 100.75 m.p.h. This remarkable...

Page 9 of March 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 1940

Indianapolis news

A PIONEER of the swaddling days of automobile racing has come back to the scene of his early sporting activities as an official of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. T. E. "Pop" Myers, executive vice-president and general manager of the famous 500 mile auto race, announced the appointment of Charles Merz, well-known Indianapolis engineer and former race driver, as assistant to the general manager....

Page 31 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1981

Matters of Moment

A Happy New Year? If 1981 is as enjoyable as last year, we mustn't grumble too vehemently! But with the increase in Atomic weapons, the Russian steam-roller raising pressure, and in our world the current unrest in F1 circles and the threatened changes in Car Taxation, implying a wealth-tax on vehicle ownership, one wonders. . . . On the F1 front we note that one weekly motor paper sees the fuss...

Page 53 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 2001

All guts, no glory

Ray Harroun won the first ever Indy 500, right? Well, yes and no. In fact it was a man by the name of Ciaus Patschke who proved the sting in the tale of the Marmon Wasp. Spencer Riggs salutes a modest hero, 90 years on Ninety years ago, on the eve of the inaugural 1911 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Howard C Marmon faced a dilemma. As president of the Indianapolis based Nordyke & Marmon Company...

Page 78 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2006

Timber land

Cheap to build, hard to maintain and risky to drive, USA board tracks had a brief but glorious existence Words: Gary Doyle The rapid development of the world-wide automobile industry in the first three decades of the Twentieth Century brought with it a new and enormously popular spectator sport – motor racing. Auto manufacturers seeking competitive advantage through promotion of their products...

Page 7 of January 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, January 1927

MOTOR RACING PROSPECTS FOR 1927.

MOTOR RACING PROSPECTS FOR 1927. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. THIS year there will be five races which count for the Championship of the World, all of which, as last year, will be for cars up to 1,500 c.c. capacity. These are the Indianapolis "500," and the French, Spanish, Italian and British Grands Prix. As will be seen from the calendar, the British Grand Prix is the last of the series, which is a...

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