Articles tagged Royal Automobile Club

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Motor Racing Directory

"Motor Racing Directory” edited and produced by Mike Kettlewell. 544 pp. 800 illustrations. 8¼” x 5¾” , (Ketzleurell Trumpet Information Trade Services, The Mill House, Station Road, Eastville, Boston, Lincolnshire PE22 8LS. £7.95). This is a magnificent feat of compilation by freelance motor racing journalist, former editor of Autocourse and one-time Autosport staff man Mike Kettlewell, which...

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Magical history tour

During his time in F1 Alastair Caldwell used to pit his wits against Ferrari. Now he’s using an ex-Scuderia treasure in classic events… Writer: Rob Widdows This rally might appear to be a bunch of silly old farts bumbling through little English lanes, but some of it is regulated at 32mph which wouldn’t be possible in a modern car, let alone a pre-war car, so that’s fantastic. I’m in my 1938 Alfa...

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Reflections in an icy blast

There were several winds blowing across the Jarama Autodrome, some of them winds of change, some were winds of discontent and some were mingled with an air of apprehension. The all-pervading wind was the one coming from the snow-covered mountains to the north of the circuit. Situated as it is in a once arid plain, but now growing houses at an alarming rate, there is nothing to break the wind as...

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The racing historian, his fighter pilot son, and the Nazi…

One of the most cherished of all the volumes on my library shelves is a first-edition A Record of Motor Racing, published for the Royal Automobile Club by Reveirs Bros of Fetter Lane, London, in 1909. This was the first great British history of motor sport, and its young author, Gerald Rose, put his painstaking training as an engineer into researching and writing it. He addressed the earliest...

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Mat Oxley

A world champion of character Britain’s miserable lack of success in MotoGP has been well documented in these pages, our success in the second-division World Superbike series less so. We seem to be just as incapable of losing in World Superbike as we are of winning in MotoGP. Over the past 26 years 13 Britons have won 138 World Superbike races – more than any other nation – and four of them have...

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Matters of moment

A few days before the big sports car season-opener at Silverstone, newly retired Allan McNish was in London to accept the Segrave Trophy at the Royal Automobile Club. The citation read: ‘First Briton to win the Tourist Trophy, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship in the same season.’ Yes, 2013 – his last year as a full-time racing driver – was quite a campaign for the 44...

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The cost of motoring sport

2: Autocross Introducing this series last month we cited the many letters from young readers wanting to take up motor racing, and probably put them all off by estimating the cost of marque sports-car racing, with an E-type, at not less than £I,000 a year. Now we turn to a very new type of motoring sport, autocross, which could be undertaken by the most impoverished enthusiast in his Austin Ruby...

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STIFFER CONDITIONS IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY

STIFFER CONDITIONS IN THE MONTE CARLO RALLY 55. K.P.H. OVER LAST 1,000 KILOMETRES. ENGINE CHASSIS AND AXLES SEALED TO PREVENT SUBSTITUTION. NO RELIEF CARS, SUPERCHARGERS BANNED Hardly a point in the regulations for the 1936 Monte Carlo Rally, which were issued last month, has escaped alteration. A higher average speed and a strict timeschedule for the last stages of the road section will make it...

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THE INTERVER-'VARSITY HILL CLIMB

THE INTER-'VARSITY HILL CLIMB. Good Displays by Amateur Car and Motor Cycle Competitors at Henley Park. THE organisers of this event, which is perhaps the premier amateur motoring event held in this country, were doubly fortunate this year, first in obtaining the use of an excellent course on private ground at a time when such courses are practically unknown, and secondly, being favoured with...

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Fixtures For April

R. — Restricted Event. C. — Closed Event. C.I. — Closed Invitation Event. N. — National Event. I. —International event. 3rd. — Midlands M.E.C. Rally, Midlands. C.I. Armagh & Dist. M.C. & C.C. Trial, Armagh. C. Wirral 100 M.C. Sprint, Rhydrnwyn. C.I. Eastern Counties M.C. Race meeting, Snetterton. C. Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Race meeting, Castle Combe. C.I. S. Wales A.C. Hill-climb,...

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