Articles tagged Brooklands Aero Club

Page 60 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1981

"The Ghost Car"

Some Notes on a Brooklands Calthorpe The subject of this discourse was dubbed "The Ghost Car" by the Daily Express, when that newspaper published a photograph of it, I assume on account of its thin, wraith-like outline, because there was otherwise nothing unusual about the car, in the context of the Brooklands racing light-cars of the period, although as you will see from the photograph, this was...

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 15 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1932

RUMBLINGS

k.umblings /3 OAUERGES The Alpine Trial. FjVERYONE was unanimously agreed that the Alpine Trial was quite the most enjoyable affair it is possible to imagine. To begin with, people were so extremely courteous and helpful to the competitors. The Italian customs officials and police treated the whole trial as a race, and villages and towns could be taken at what would have been a disgraceful speed...

Page 47 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, December 1974

The Cars of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon

His Grace, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, has played a notable part in many aspects of the sporting motoring and aviation scene. His early enthusiasm for fast cars led him to Bentley Motors Ltd. in the time of the great W. O. Bentley. He won important motor-races at Brooklands, entered the Motor Trade in which capacity his company, Kevill-Davies and March Ltd., built some interesting special-...

Page 42 of June 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1931

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N .F.S. PageantProgramme. NATIONAL Flying Services are now repeating their arrangements, which proved so successful last year, when they staged numerous pageants and meetings at the several aerodromes which they control in various parts of the country. The next one is due to take place on Sunday, 7th, at Hedon Aerodrome, Hull, and more than fifty machines are expected to attend. The pageant will...

Page 40 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section devoted to old-car mattersThe Itala TrophySilverstone, April 21st Since this event was run off at Silverstone the VSCC Donington Meeting has happened (see elsewhere), so only a brief report is called for. The entry was down by 14 on 1978, totalling 152, and spectators did not seem quite so numerous. Morley's 24-litre Bentley-Napier was the largest car racing. It has been lightened by...

Page 91 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, October 2001

Man among princes

Fora pre-war privateer, buying an E.R.A. was the fastest way to success. But as Eric Dymock shows with the aid of Reggie Tongue's diaries, owning one did not necessarily put you in the Bourne in-crowd The winter of 1935-1936 was a busy time for ERA. Privateer successes had made the foursquare voiturette the car to have, and the Bourne firm took on extra staff and extended its workshop to cope...

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

BROOKLANDS ACTIVITIES

BROOK LANDS ACTIVITIES THE aerodrome has been afflicted with fog and cold weather, but in spite of this, work has proceeded steadily whenever possible. Improvements to the Aerodrome. The new snack bar is proving very popular, and is more or less besieged during the " rush-hours "when food is a popular item. It is a great convenience to those who do not wish to spare the time for a full meal, for...

Page 26 of October 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1932

THE LAST B.A.R.C. MEETING OF THE YEAR

THE LAST B.A.R.C. MEETING OF THE YEAR DISAPPOINTING MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP RACE WON EASILY BY SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL : OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY MRS. T. H. WISDOM (LEYLAND THOMAS) AND R. T. HORTON (M.G.) : FOUR RECORDS GO BY THE BOARD. IN spite of the lack of really fast cars (with the exception of John Cobb's pelage) in the short and long handicap events, and a completely dull Mountain...

Page 44 of May 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1932

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ROOKLAN IS AS A FLYING CENTRE WHERE KINDRED SPIRITS MEET. NE does not have to delve very deeply into history to discover that in years gone by aviation and the sport of motor racing were closely linked together. Men who had devoted their energies to improving the efficiency of the automobile, and who had achieved, prominence by their accomplishments in design and racing were, when the time...

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