Articles tagged Brooklands Society

Page 58 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White The days of the true motoring pioneers are now so far distant that it is important not to overlook them. All aspects of the game were so very different then from those applying even in what we, today, call the vintage years. While much has been recorded about pioneers such as Charles Jarrott (who wrote "Ten Years of...

Page 23 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1967

Brooklands Society News

A meeting was held in London on August 15th at which the Brooklands Society was formed, on the lines and with the aims and objects outlined on page 796 of the September issue of Motor Sport. By mid-November 55 Members and 124 Associates had joined, subscription-revenue totalling £72. This is a most encouraging start especially as an intense membership drive has not been instituted, the present...

Page 93 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1984

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car mattersTalbots in London At the instigation of Stephen Lally, the 80th Anniversary of the Talbot name, in particular the opening of the factory, Ladbroke Hall, in October 1904 for building the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot's cars, at Barlby Road in W. London, was duly celebrated, with a rally at that very factory (likely soon to be pulled down, alas). On May 26th,...

Page 46 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1984

The things they say...

"It now looks as though nothing can save the banking, and Gallahers, far from being the saviours they at first appeared to be, have turned out to be about as much use to the Brooklands Society as Charringtons. who demolished the flying village. One is tempted to say that if the banking does go, then there'll be no hope for Brooklands in the future." — The VCC Gazette commenting on the Brooklands...

Page 76 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1984

Brooklands

No further news has been received about the Brooklands track situation but rumour did suggest that the "Forty Acres" has been completely sealed off by Gallahers, to the extent that the Brooklands Society was unable to remove the tools and appliances it uses for refurbishing the banking. Meanwhile, on TV appears a remote stretch of railway in Scotrland, due for closure, which is being reprieved...

Page 133 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 133, June 2009

Three-pointed star at the track

The link between Mercedes and Brooklands goes a good deal further back than the firm’s acquisition of the circuit In view of the extent to which the Mercedes-Benz World has extended Brooklands since it was a racing track between 1907 and 1939, I thought that it might be interesting to see what successes Mercedes cars have achieved there during that period. The big race at the opening meeting in...

Page 59 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, April 1982

Veteran edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old car matters Motoring as it was - A look-back at the roads of long ago THINGS motoring, like women, motoring journals, the cars themselves and the roads we drive on have changed so much, that looking back to what driving was like in the days when even prominent owners of today's vintage cars had not been born, seems a worthwhile exercise. So I propose to look at those...

Page 13 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1963

The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

Page 81 of July 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 1985

Superior Experience

Superior Experience READING the Deputy Editor's article on Brough Superiors in last month's issue has reminded me of the time when I had a sixcylinder Brough Superior saloon to test for MOTOR SPORT. It was over a December week-end in 1936, the car being lent by Keville Davies & March of Berkeley Street, whom George Brough most have persuaded to become agents. I have cause to remember the...

Page 88 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, November 1983

Vintage postbag

A Brighton Run Topic Sir, "Oh that we could persuade the RAC to reject those who are not members of the VCC and who presumably do not support what the Brighton run stands for." This remarkable observation, sounding like a trade union official pleading for a closed shop, is, actually part of the Chairman's report in the last issue of the VCC Gazette — I trust that the RAC will treat it with the...

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