Articles tagged Royal Aeronautical Society

Page 40 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1973

Tuning topics

Firenza made good Blydenstein exploits Vauxhall potential VAUXHALL have always retained a sedate image since the last 30/98 rolled sadly away from the craftsmen's hands. The Luton firm has scorned the temptation to produce sporting motor cars and, not surprisingly with a range of stout-hearted but mediocre family saloons, has shied away from the shop window of competition. Until recently, that is...

Page 42 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1966

Which came first, the Eagle or the Merc ?

Through the thoughtfulness of that great enthusiast and historian, Hugh Conway, we were able to read an article entitled "Reminiscences of 50 Years in the Field of Aircraft Propulsion," written by Sir Roy Fedden, Honorary Fellow, for the journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In the course of this long and interesting article Sir Roy writes about the 1914 G.P. Mercedes racing car, which,...

Page 52 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1982

A matter of identity

An attempt to solve a classic motor racing problem "A maze of legend has grown up about the destiny of those five Mercedes cars, at least three of which are known to survive . . a whole chapter could easily be filled with them, which does nothing but bear out Mark Twain's old aphorism about the fragments of the True Cross" — William Court, in "Power and Glory". THE 1914 French Grand Prix at Lyons...

Page 41 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1931

Gliding Gossip and News

Gliding Gossip and. News THE London Gliding Club announces that arrangements have now been made to ensure that gliding instruction will be available to members every Sunday from 11 a.m. till dusk, until further notice. In view of the large number of members who now hold Royal Aero Club glider pilot's certificates, an effort is to be made to form a special advanced group, which will be able to...

Page 48 of July 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, July 1930


II MONOPLANE OR BIPLAX1-4: ? The Pros and Cons of Each Technically Reviewed. By Clifford W. Tinson, FR.Ae.S. THE question of monoplane or biplane has always been one of interest, and one upon which a general agreement has never been reached. Contending parties rarely see from the same angle in making comparisons, and the difficulty is to assess fairly the value of a variety of features in...

Page 23 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 1961


Sir, I have noticed in your columns, what appears to me to be some unjustified and rather foolish criticisms of Mr. Granville Bradshaw's A.B.C. designs, by the "critics." It is the great period of " critics" in Britain today, with young men who have never controlled a battle telling those who have won a whole series of vital and historic battles how to win wars, people criticising painting, music...

Page 48 of August 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, August 1930

Gliding Gossip

Gliding Gossip and News AIDED by the favourable weather conditions, the London Gliding Club has made a great deal of progress during the past month, and besides maintaining a steady series of week-end instructional sessions, the club has been going ahead in regard to membership, the figures of which are now well past the one hundred mark. Prospective members should note that the address of the...

Page 58 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 1979

Cars in books

FROM "Gilbert Harding" by Wallace Reyburn (Angus & Robertson, 1978) one learns that the famous broadcaster and TV personality, who wielded so much power and viewer-esteem in his time, was no motorist. In the days of his alcoholic fame Harding had a chauffeur-driven car, although he preferred the term "driver", finding "chauffeur" too pretentious. The only car he ever owned, apparently, was an...

Page 61 of May 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, May 1980

More about the Watkins monoplane

I was somewhat surprised, but delighted, to see the article on the Watkins Robin Goch ("Red Robin") monoplane in the February Motor Sport. Whilst serving at RAF St. Athan in 1975 this little aeroplane intrigued me, standing in the company of some very well-known aircraft, many of which are now in the Hendon Battle-of-Britain Museum. I found that the RAF had very little information on it and much...

Page 51 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, June 1966

Cars in Books

"The Wandering Years," by Cecil Beaton, the photographer (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1961), based on his diaries of 1922-1939, contain some unusual references to cars, although unfortunately makes are mostly omitted. However, the author does tell us that Eddie Gathorne-Hardy hired an Overland in Oxford in 1922, which he drove in "a pea-soup coloured cap" when taking a party of undergraduates for...



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