Articles tagged Motor Club

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Lunch with... Bill Boddy

It’s not usual for a magazine to interview its own staff – but Motor Sport has always been different. Simon Taylor talks to the man who made it so In August 1924 a car-mad 11-year-old schoolboy went to Marylebone railway station with his mother. He was already a dedicated reader of The Autocar, on which he spent his 4d a week pocket money, and whenever one of his mother’s friends gave him a tip...

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Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

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Club News

etia• lelawd ........?••1111111111119/ N.W. LONDON MOTOR CLUB At a recent Committee Meeting it was decided to make certain changes in the arrangements for the Fourth Annual Inter-Club Team Trial for the Sporting Life Team Trophy to be held on Saturday, the 9th October. It is felt that these changes will make the Trial more attractive and interesting to the competitors. The start of the Trial will...

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Simon Taylor's Notebook

It's not hard to choose between Schumacher on TV and vintage cars in the metal at Shelsley Sociologists studying the evolution of the human race reckon that, in our well-fed Western world, we are mutating from participants into spectators. Few of us now have to strive very hard for the basic needs of life: everything is laid on, everything is available. The nanny state not only shields its voters...

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Matters of moment

The modern Bentley  As the road-test report by A.H. in the colour-section of this issue of Motor Sport is on the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, it is appropriate to reflect on the Bentleys made by Rolls-Royce Motor Car Division of Crewe. When it was time to return the test car we went to the Rolls-Royce factory and talked about them with Jack Read ("J.M.R." by R-R identification), the present Future...

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Matters of moment

The rape of Brooklands That line of historic sheds on the west side of Brooklands, from the Parry Thomas "Hermitage" to the premises occupied right up to the war by racing driver W. B. Scott, have been bull-dozed out of existence to provide a Distribution Centre for Bass-Charrington, the brewers. These old sheds were but a small part of our National Heritage represented by the defunct Brooklands...

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Books for the New Year

"A History of the London Taxicab" by G. N. Georgano. 180 pp., 8.1/2 in. x 5.1/4 in. (David & Charles Ltd.. South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £2.95.) A history of the Unique taxis which ply for hire in London, describing. their -dimensions and other peculiarities prescribed by Scotland Yard regulations, was overdue and it is excellent that the industrious and accurate Mr. .Georgano has...

Page 31 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 2004

Changing Boulogne

Sir, I found your article in the November issue on the Boulogne circuit most interesting. The first L'Amble d'Automne, a weekend in France organised by the 750 Motor Club mainly for Austin Sevens, was held in 1987 and featured a lap of the Boulogne motor course. At that time we were able to drive the complete course unimpeded. This was repeated 10 years later, but by then La Capelle had been ...

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Club news

The Morgan Sports Car Club's "MOO 87" meeting is being held at Beamish Open Air Museum in Durham over the weekend of June 26-28. The organiser is the MSCC Durham and North-East centre, whose secretary is Tony Oliver, East Moor, Trimdon Station, Co Durham TS29 6DU. To cope with the expected demand for places and relieve worsening speed differential problems, the 750 Motor Club is planning to hold...

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Lotus plans for 1959

At a small Press gathering on January 12th, Colin Chapman announced that Team Lotus would be concentrating on Formula racing in 1959, with World Championship events having priority. The factory would not be entering any sports-car races, though they would partake in certain Gran Turismo events with "works" Elite coupés. The aim would be to enter the factory Grand Prix cars, of the type seen at...

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