Articles tagged E.R.A. Club

Page 20 of September 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Herewith the answer to the great Lory crankpin mystery. Referring to the original text of Lory's paper I see that he suggests rollers 6.5 mm. diameter by 12.7 mm. He then goes on to say that he likes a "bielle" of 18 mm. "largeur," and having tested this word out on a French technical acquaintance, he says that Lory meant this to refer to the width of the crankpin. I think there can be...

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Obituarr It was with real and heartfelt regret that we learned of the death of " Babe " Barnato, following an operation at a London nursing home, at the age of 53. To all enthusiasts Woolf Barnato, son of " Barney " Barnato, the diamond millionaire, is associated with the Bentley in the hey-day of "the wearing of the green." He made fastest time at Le Mans in 1928 in a 44-litre, partnered by...

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The R.A.C. In some quarters when anything has seemed amiss with the Sport the "old gentlemen" of the R.A.C. Competitions Committee have been advanced as the scapegoat. We of Motor Sport have always kept faith with Capt. A. W. Phillips and the Competitions Committee. Recently, when Raymond Mays, anxious to ensure a square deal for British Motor Racing, asked the R.A.C. to state its policy, we...

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Vintage bits and pieces

This year's M.C.C. 40th Exeter Trial was a good occasion for pre-war cars, a Wolseley Hornet Special taking a 2nd Class Award, a J2 M.G. Midget a 1st Class Award, while a 1927 Austin 7 and one of the vintage Trojans took 3rd Class Awards. A special display of Standard cars from 1907 to 1963 will be staged at the Herbert Museum, Coventry, from March 19th to April 15th, at which 17 vehicles,...

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Veteran- Edwardian- Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting—April 23rd. The first Vintage Sports Car Club Race Meeting of 1966 takes place at Silverstone on Saturday, April 23rd, starting at 12.15 p.m. It is open to the public and there is usually a very good attendance to watch this varied and entirely amateur racing over the 1.6-mile Club circuit, Organisation being notably efficient...

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Club news

Ottdllawd A COMBINED CLUB GATHERING The Vintage S.( Bugatti Owners' Club and E.R.A. Club were due to stage their long-awaited and ambitious combined gathering at Chessington Zoo on July 13th—just too late for a report to be included in this issue, so that a full account will appear next month. The programme included tea, dinner, an exhibition of veteran and racing bolides and Monkhouse's...

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Club News

0(414 ......?0?11111111, BUGATTI O.C. Prescott seems very much destined to become a very big development. A dub meeting has been wheduled for May 15th, with open dates on Sunday, July 3rd, and Sunday September 251:h. Another issue cf " Bug-antics" is due this month and will contain a report of the Night Trial, and an article on 1110 m.p.h. cars, genuine and otherwise, by W. Boady. The Nighi Trial...

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Politics THIS country has never really done very much about a National team of road-racing cars. In the very early days Napier carried our prestige in G.P. races. Then Sunbeam did rather well in voiturette racing and won the only International G.P. a British car has ever won, when Segrave's 2-litre unblown six-cylinder Sunbeam was victorious at Tours in 1928. Before the War the "Silver Ghost "...

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The unveiling ceremony at the Montagu Motor Museum for the E.R.A. " Romulus " on April 25th was a very pleasant party primarily because Lord Montagu of Beaulieu stages these occasions so ably. Briefly, this E.R.A. was bought by the late Prince Chula Chakrabongse for his cousin " Bira," also a Thailand Prince, to drive, and after its active racing career was over and the two Princes had pursued...

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Letters from Readers

ofecto,i THE E.R.A. CLUB Sir, I enclose a copy of the outline of the new scheme which is designed to appeal to those who would like to assist in keeping E.R.A. cars in the field, but cannot afford 25/at one swoop, That there is a rapidly awakening support for the Club, is proved that since the beginning of the year over seventy new members have joined, and I am sure In my own mind, that we could...



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