Articles tagged British Automobile Racing Club

Page 30 of November 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1970

F3 review

The final four rounds of the Motor Sport/Shell Formula Three Championship built up into an amazingly exciting climax which was finally decided at Brands Hatch on October 18th. An earlier Brands Hatch qualifying event, on August 31st, had been won by Gerry Birrell, who was not previously very well placed in the Championship and had shot into the ratings with the help of some new Dunlop tyres. At...

Page 34 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1990

Obituary

John Morgan, known to his friends as 'Johnny', died last October, at the age of 84. This quiet, almost uncommunicative, man had more of great importance to do with motor racing than is generally realised, perhaps. He became associated with it early in 1925 and for many years ran the ambitious and innovative Junior Car Club as its Secretary, before taking on the same exacting task for the British...

Page 31 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1952

Club news

We hear Geoff Duke was voted Sportsman of 1951 in a national ballot organised by the Sporting Record. Out of over 223,000 votes Duke polled 61,939, a fine indication of the present popularity of motor sport. Runner-up was Randolph Turpin, with 52,219 votes, Reg Harris, winner in 1949 and 1950, dropping to 30,202 votes. Duke will be presented with the Sportsman of the Year Trophy at the Savoy...

Page 23 of August 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 1949

Sports Car Owners Meet the B.A.R.C.

On July 8th the Events Committee of the British Automobile Racing Club invited members to meet at the R.A.C. for the purpose of a discussion on sports car racing. The meeting was ill-timed. Had it taken place some months earlier the B.A.R.C. could have appeased those of its members who are incensed by its all-racing-car policy by announcing the Members' Meeting scheduled for August 18th, and...

Page 38 of December 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1952

Letters From Readers

B.A.R.C. Car Badges Sir, It has come to our notice that in some cases cars are being disposed of still carrying the B.A.R.C. badge. It would be much appreciated if you would point out in your columns that these badges are the property of the British Automobile Racing Club, and should be returned to the B.A.R.C., 55, Park Lane, London, W.1. The co-operation of garages would be of great assistance...

Page 50 of October 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1971

The instant motor racer

The Assistant Editor tries his hand in an Escort Mexico The flag dropped, the revs screamed and there I was fighting to get to the first corner ahead of the other chaps. After ten years of weekly motor racing spectating, reporting and team managing I was out there having a go myself and, by some strange quirk of nature, feeling a lot less nervous than I usually do when at the start of a race in...

Page 48 of March 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1958

The B.A.R.C Midnight Matinees

This year these popular nocturnal film-shows of the British Automobile Racing Club were shown not only at the Curzon Cinema, W.1, where there was an "overflow" meeting, but also in Winchester, Eastbourne and Leicester. Attendance, at a conservative estimate, exceeded 4,000. The programme included a short but sweet B.A.R.C. 1957 film, which included shots of the Annual Dinner and the River Cruise...

Page 5 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, January 1998

Lord March hails "new chapter" for Goodwood

Goodwood Circuit is gearing up to host its first race meeting in over 30 years on September 18-20, 1998, exactly half a century since the ninth Duke of Richmond – who, as Freddie March, won the 1931 Brooklands Double 12 race – opened it for racing. The newly-reborn Goodwood Road Racing Company's landmark event will be staged three weeks later than originally envisaged – its first day is the...

Page 88 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, June 2010

Riders in the storm

A drop in manufacturer support and the absence of last year’s champion might suggest all is not well with the British Touring Car Championship. But with an emphasis on entertainment, the fans are still flocking to racesBy Rob Widdows Motor racing has been swimming against the tide these past two years, defiantly riding out the recession, and responding robustly to increased activity by those who...

Page 24 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1949

Rumblings

"Brooklands" —Volume II The large number of readers who have been enquiring when the second volume of "The Story of Brooklands," W. Boddy's comprehensive history of racing at the famous track, is to be published, will be glad to learn that it will be published during next month. The demand for the first volume, which ran to over 100,000 words and 300 pages and contained 85 rare photographs, has...

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