Articles tagged Trinity College

Page 138 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, July 2014

One giant leap

The space race wasn’t limited to matters extra-terrestrial. Some of the technology was having a significant impact on race tracks around the worldWriter Paul Fearnley Jackie Stewart, his luxuriant hair and sideburns bang on-trend, won a thrilling 1969 British Grand Prix in a car devised by rocket scientists.  The next day, buzz-cut Neil Armstrong – keeper of a Chevy Corvette leased from 1960 Indy...

Page 108 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, June 2007

Spottiswoode: a wild one

Memories of a fast, successful, but frequently over-enthusiastic regular at the Brooklands Track, and his red Type 35 Bugatti ​ With the proximity of the Brooklands Centenary celebrations in June it seems appropriate to remember a driver who was well known and successful there and at other speed venues. I have in mind Alexander Ninian Spottiswoode whom I used to see racing at the Track.  I am...

Page 66 of August 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 2000

Ableseman

Bill Boddy recalls how Dick Seaman was persuaded to buy a 10-year-old Delage and how he used it to defeat the E.R.A.s and Maseratis three times in just three weeks. The late Dick Beattie Seaman, born in February 1912, was undoubtedly one of the greatest British racing drivers until his untimely death after the accident at Spa in a Mercedes-Benz in June 1939. He was dedicated to becoming a...

Page 18 of December 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1926

MOTORING SPORTSMEN:

WV-M,-"*V.A"Voned`Ar."'\1-"I'Vo•Nr."1,-"V-M.r."0114%°V."Nowl MOTORING SPORTSMEN: Mr. G. E. T. Eyston. 13‘ THE EDITOR. A•v"...r"ArA"r0'1.4•AA•A•v"ArArwMr.N.#410‘41.kr"Ar".."%eh...4 MR. GEORGE EDWARD THOMAS EYSTON, who during the last few years has figured as a prominent and successful competitor in British and Continental racing events, commenced his practical experience in motoring at the tender...

Page 72 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, October 1995

Whitney Straight - Racing Driver

I find it astonishing that, whereas books have been written about so many racing drivers, from those of the pioneer days, through the interim periods, to the present day, nothing has appeared, so far as I can recollect, about Whitney Straight, or Earl Howe' for that matter. So, although it is scarcely possible to do full justice to any driver in a magazine article, the young American driver was...

Page 28 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1983

Obituary

S. H. Grylls, CBE It was a great shock to learn that Harry Grylls had died at his Pershore home late in October, aged 74. He is well remembered as the Rolls-Royce Motors engineer who left Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, to join that Company in Derby in 1930, the last R-R engineer to have known and worked with Sir Henry Royce. Grylls became personal assistant to the Works Director at Derby...

Page 44 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1997

The Motor Racing of Capt. G.E.T. Eyston, O.B.E., M.C.

He is remembered as the man who pushed back boundaries of speed, but behind the record-breaker was a racer of distinction. Bill Boddy recalls a versatile and respected driver Back in 1974 i had the pleasure of interviwing Capt GET Eyston for Motor Sport. He was the best known and most successful of all the recordbreakers, to the extent of three times taking the World Land Speed Record, to 375....

Page 101 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 1998

John Cobb - the other cars

This ‘gentle giant’ was famous for driving giant cars, and was killed in a 250mph jet boat. But he also squeezed into smaller racing cars... John Cobb is remembered for his many successes at Brooklands with a 10-litre Fiat, the 10.5-litre V12 Delage and the enormous 24-litre Napier RaiIton, his cluster of important records with the last-named car at Montlhéry and Utah, and for thrice holding the...

Page 33 of August 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1979

1979 British Grand Prix race report - Williams all the way

  It was all sunshine and peace at Silverstone over the period of the Grand Prix, the sun was shining, everyone was affable and there were all the ingredients for the best possible British motor racing garden party. Clay Regazzoni crosses the line to win the 1979 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images There was everything on four wheels, from long, long ago to the very instant when...

Page 35 of February 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, February 1932

LETTERS FROM READERS

LETTERS FROM READERS British and Foreign Cars. yOUR contributor" H.F.L.N. " in his article "The Vicious Circle" implies that an ordinary sports car, as sold to the general public, stands no chance against such cars as the AlfaRomeo, IVIaserati, etc. In contradiction of this, may I point out the magnificent successes of the M.G. Midget last year. This wonderful " baby " beat all-comers in the...

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