Articles tagged Ards TT

Page 128 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, December 2007

Bill Boddy

The American Rolls-Royces R-R’s early Stateside history is intriguing and its reputation disputed I have no compunction about discussing Rolls-Royces, those ‘Best Cars in the World’, in Motor Sport, because those who regard them as non-sports cars have overlooked the Derby Bentleys, which, for example, gave Eddie Hall very impressive results in the Ards TT races, etc. Those same people may have...

Page 65 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 1993

V-to-C Miscellany

Two more fixtures: The Lea-Francis OC will be holding its annual rally at Stanford Hall again this year, on June 6, while the Riley Register has changed its annual rally venue to Town Thorns, Easenhall, Near Coventry (June 26/27) and has its Scottish National Rally at Troon, Ayrshire on May 21/23. The respective secretaries are: D R B Sayers, French's, Long Wittenham, Oxon OX 14 4QQ, and J F B...

Page 73 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, August 2003

Star performers

Today, racing drivers chase after points in title battles. When the BRDC was young it flirted with a championship series, but soon devised a more flexible award for merit Racing is built on awards, and no drivers club could live without its own set of gongs. When the infant BRDC sat down to plan its trophy list, it took a bold line: instead of counting points it would hand out a merit award — the...

Page 58 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1992

Rivals of the famous baby

The famous baby is, of course, the Austin 7, and to suggest that it had rivals in racing in the 750 cc class is something of an exaggeration. Because such rivals were not very conspicuous, although it has to be agreed that the MG Midget had the legs of the Austin 7 in the 1930s. There was some excuse for this, because when it first appeared in competition, such as in the 1930 JCC 'DoubleTwelve'...

Page 26 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1986

Enthusiasts!

Motor Racing on Film Anyone who works in motor racing journalism becomes a little jaded from time to time. Love for the sport brings you into the game in the first place but when it becomes a job, it can become just that, a job. The great thing though is that the feeling is always transitory because there are so many enthusiasts around. You meet them among dealers, among marshals, collectors,...

Page 85 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, December 1994

REVIEWS

Across Africa and Beyond, by James Wheildon and Paul Davies. Navigator Books, £12.50 If you like reading about motoring adventure you can obtain from Brickwood Enterprises, 76 Victoria Road, Surbiton, Surrey, this 171-page story of how James Wheildon and Paul Davies completed the 1988 London-Sydney Marathon in a 1930 Talbot 75, a challenge arising from an advertisement in MOTOR SPORT in 1985. The...

Page 136 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, February 2009

Not just a record-breaker

GET Eyston OBE, MC, was known as ‘The Record Man’, but deserves to be remembered also for his track racing George Edward Thomas Eyston was born in 1897 at the Manor House in Brampton, Oxfordshire, the family dating back through the centuries to the East Hendred estate in Berkshire. Around 1910 the young Eyston had associations with an early aeroplane, with which he experimented with air-to-ground...

Page 45 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, October 1978

"The Ulster Vintage Car Book of The Ards TT"

“The Ulster Vintage Car Book of The Ards TT" by John S. Moore and Members of the Ulster VCC. 96 pp. 71" x 81". (Blackstaff Press Ltd., 2550, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast BT4 3JF. £2.95.) This soft-cover book about the Ulster TT sportscar races is very good indeed, so it is a pity it was not ready in time for the TT Celebrations in Ulster. It is packed with good pictures of all these races...

Page 67 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1999

Road rage

Even recent anti-race protests in Australia pale beside the hysteria after the 1903 Paris-Madrid, which ended road-racing for many years. Bill Boddy redresses the balance I do not wish to harp on about the remarkable race which nearly brought motor racing to an end all those long years back. But the Paris to Madrid contest of 1903, over unclosed highways across Europe is sufficiently remarkable,...

Page 44 of November 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1972

Book reviews

"The Story of the MG Sports Car", by F. Wilson McComb. 206 pp. 8¾ in. x 5¼ in. (J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., Aldine House, 10-13 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HG, £3.25). One-make history is filling up apace but this book by Wilson McComb about the MG is one of the essential gaps closed, and very effectively too. The importance of the MG to British motor racing and record-breaking prestige and as a...

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