Articles tagged Alastair Miller

Page 36 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1977

The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

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

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters ⁂ Sir, In reference to Harry Hawker's Mercedes-Sunbeam aero engined special — you say that after Hawker's death in 1921 the car disappeared. Well, not according to an article in the Riley Record of July 1934. I quote: "a representative of the Riley Record recently discovered what must be one of the biggest cars in everyday use, the car which is the property of...

Page 75 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, January 1986

Cars I Have Owned And Raced

This article, by R. King-Clark, was the opening chapter in his as yet unpublished book about his extensive flying in his aero-planes, a Miles Gypsy Ill Hawk G-ACT D and a Miles IIA Whitney Straight G-AERS, and his military career but it is so interesting I decided MOTOR SPORT should publish it. Lt Col King-Clark's young brother "Cuffy" was also an enthusiast, running an Ulster A7, a 1928 20/25 hp...

Page 82 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2006

Mrs JoJo's new clothes

A reader has asked me if I remember H C ‘Nobby' Spero. Yes, I certainly do: I saw him racing at Brooklands. He was a regular competitor with his Austin 7, and he used some rather unusual streamlining in the search for extra speed. He appeared first in 1928, in his Boyd Carpenter car named 'Mrs Jo Jo', at the Whitsun Meeting. In his second race he finished third, with the respectable best lap of...

Page 46 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1999

First Sightings

Before the television age, the first chance British enthusiasts had to see the Grand Prix cars was at Brooklands, often long after their GP career was over. Bill Boddy recalls them In the days before TV coverage of motor racing, the first opportunity for enthusiasts to actually see Grand Prix cars in action was usually at Brooklands, except for the very few who went abroad. Anyway, GP racing...

Page 62 of September 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, September 1966

The current profile

Still they come—these two-bob car "Profiles," edited by Anthony Harding. No. 17 covers the 40/50 Napier, by Ronald Barker. Although so little is known about the origins of this interesting British luxury car of the 'twenties that there is rather a lot of conjecture about some aspects, with words like "it seems probable," "according to," "I suspect" and " I would think" instead of facts in this "...

Page 95 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, November 2000

Wolseley's still-born record car

Although the well-established Wolseley tool and Motor Car Company had not raced since the days of Herbert Austin's Wolseley 'Beetles', it could not ignore the publicity value of record-breaking on Brooklands Track. So around 1911 it built a car to attack the World's One-Hour record, a useful goal in the prestige stakes. Wolseley's had been making a wide range of cars for some time and selected...

Page 58 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1991

Veteran to classic -- Jameson

Mystery special When a driver of the calibre of Sir Malcolm Campbell elects to drive it, interest is increased in an otherwise obscure car, about which enquiries crop up from time to time, although its racing achievements were virtually nil. That car was the Jameson Special, built by J Jameson of the Jameson Engine Company (UK) Ltd, at West Ewell in Surrey. (He should not be confused with Murray...

Page 26 of June 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1961

Book reviews

"Sir Henry Segrave," by Cyril Posthumus. 227 pp. 81/2 in x 5 in. (BT Batsford Ltd., 4 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1. 21s.) This it a scholarly biography of the late Sir Henry Segrave, who was Sunbeam's leading driver in vintage times and at Tours in 1923 with the non-supercharged 2-litre 6-cylinder, the first British driver to win the classic French Grand Prix. Posthumus writes an absorbing and...

Page 15 of December 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, December 1940

RUMBLINGS

Another Veteran Type AMONGST the most popular articles appearing in MOTOR SPORT have been those in the "Veteran Types " series, perpetrated by Kent Karslake ten years ago. Actually, the title chosen was not entirely logical, for " E.K.H.K.," as the author was known when he did not sign his name as " Baladeur," dealt with each old car on which be went out as an individual study, and I have no...

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