Articles tagged Alexandra

Page 47 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1984

A Veteran Car Enthusiast

The Editor Visits Edgar Pilkington -- The other day I had the pleasure of talking to Edgar Pilkington, whose special motoring interest has been veteran and Edwardian cars. He explained that his grandfather, having founded a company making weldless tubing at the time of the cycling boom in the 1880s, at Aston in Birmingham, which with others became Tubes Ltd and later the great TI organisation,...

Page 144 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, September 2008

Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

Page 25 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1947

Club News

We Hear Bernard Coulter informs us that the French motor paper L'Actualite Automobile, edited by Camille Lacome, has been revived. Coulter has a Type 40 Bugatti sans engine, into which he has fitted an Alvis "Speed Twenty" gearbox, the power unit still constituting a problem. Incidentally, Coulter broadcast reminiscences of "L'Ecusie du Lapin Blanc" at Le Mans, over the B.B.C. Free French Service...

Page 80 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 2001

Chariots of a flyer

Richar Shuttleworth enjoyed a background gew can dream of. And he made the most of it, as Bill Boddy reveals p>Richard Ormonde (after Lord Ormonde, a godfather) Shuttleworth was born on July 16,1909, at the 7500-acre Old Warden estate at Biggleswade in rural Bedfordshire. His father, Colonel Frank Shuttleworth, had married his mother when he was 57 and she was 23. She was the daughter of the...

Page 29 of March 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1975

Random Renault Recollections

The Editor talks with "Tug" Wilson, who has been with Renault in England for 55 years Those who have had occasion to take their Renaults to the fine modern headquarters of Renault Limited, on London's Western Avenue, for servicing will very likely have encountered "Tug" Wilson. He knows a great deal about Renaults of all ages, having started with the British Company in 1920. That was at the...

Page 166 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 166, July 2004

Bill Boddy

The Brighton Run pioneers With the regulations for this year's London-Brighton Veteran Run now available, it seems appropriate to recall how this now world-famous event started. In 1927, the DailySketch/ Sunday Graphic newspapers decided that the 1896 Emancipation Run which had freed autocars from speed restrictions might be remembered by having a run over much the same route, for the older cars...

Page 44 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1981

Miniatures News

News of a remarkable model aeroplane engine appeared last year in The Chartered Mechanical Engineer, whose Editor has given us permission to publish details. The model in question was made in 1919 and entered for a competition organised by Thos. Parsons and Sons, covering any model of a 1914/18 war-weapon. Mr. F. J. Williams entered his model of a 70 h.p. V8 Wolseley-Renault aero-engine but...

Page 48 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 2006

Wonder wood

The depth and variety of machinery and action at the Goodwood Festival of Speed astonished yet again Words: Robert Stride. Photography: LAT, James Mann, Steve Havelock At Indianapolis they get the proceedings underway with “Gentlemen, start your engines.” Early on Friday morning at Goodwood a French engineer plugged his laptop into an R25, fired up the engine and let loose a 10-cylinder rendition...

Page 36 of August 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1955

Silver Jubilee Rally of the V.C.C

The International Rally which marked the Silver Jubilee of the Veteran Car Club took place from July 6th.-10th. It consisted of rallying in pre-1917 cars from starting points at London, Cambridge, York, Chester and Bristol to Stratford-upon-Avon on the first two days, converging by two routes to Cheltenham on July 8th, from whence the competitors rallied to Longbridge for driving tests on the...

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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