Articles tagged Algernon Lee Guinness

Page 37 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, March 1973

Sorting out the Sunbeams

—A sequel— LAST MONTH'S attempt to sort out the history of the 1924 Grand Prix Sunbeams resulted in the loan of a very interesting album compiled by J. V. Ridley, grandfather of the VSCC member who kindly brought it to my attention, Mr. Ridley having worked in the Sunbeam Experimental Department in Wolverhampton with Fred Barnes, Bill Timmins, Bill Murrey, Alf Stokes and others, supervised, of...

Page 42 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1985

Long-Life Racing Drivers

The best age for a racing driver is presumably somewhere between 18 and 30. I looked for some confirmation of this in Denis Jenkinson's erudite book "The Racing Driver" (Batsford, 1958) but all I found was the attitude to some drivers and riders to retirement. We know that there were people like C. Le Strange Metcalfe and Sir Francis Samuelson, Bt. drove racing cars when they were 70 and more...

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Darracq on the way back

I have seen some big racing cars, but when Gerald Firkins let me look at the legendary 1905 200hp Darracq, I was rendered almost speechless, the more so when I realised the incredible, and commendable, attention to original detail which has gone into its rebuild. To see a very famous racing car of this power with no bodywork, just two bucket seats, no bulkhead to isolate the occupants from the...

Page 75 of August 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, August 1985

Was it true?

Sir, May I wholeheartedly endorse your view that the story related by Sir Henry Segrave about the incompetence of "a driver of the old school" was completely apocryphal? Unfortunately, his willingness to perpetuate such nonsense does not rebound very greatly to his credit. I suspect that the background to the whole alleged incident may relate to the fact that Nazzaro, when interviewed after...

Page 22 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1938


VINTAGE CARS Sir, Here are a few notes on Talbot-Darracq racing-cars. Most old-time motorists remember the racing successes of Darracq cars and readers Of MOTOR SPORT will recollect the references to them in issue May 1936. But it was not until 1921, when the firm was associated with the English Sunbeam and Talbot Cos., that under the control of an Englishman—Mr. Owen Clegg— it turned its...

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Great racing marques

The Darracq—continued. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. This conclusion of the article in our last issue deals with the post-war activities of the Darracq when it merged with the Talbot, and in racing became known as such. When the war came to an end, it was some time since Darracqs had figured in the great races ; soon after the close of hostilities, however, a fusion was made between the Sunbeam, Talbot...

Page 21 of February 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 2007

Silver dream racer

This month's lots... Nuvolari's GP winning V12 titan expected to reach mega money in February 1 Auto Union D-Type Attracting much excitement, the Auto Union D-Type that Tazio Nuvolari steered to victory in the '39 Belgrade GP is to go on the block at Christie's International Motor Cars sale in Paris on February 17. In the same sale is the Talbot-Lago T26GS which Pierre Levegh famously drove solo...

Page 43 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, May 1983

Guinness is good for you!

Sir Algernon Lee Guinness used to tell the tale of how he got fed up with Pierre de Vizcaya in his Bugatti passing his rivals on every lap of a race in full view of the spectators in the grandstands and decided to surprise the French driver, by keeping his own car going flat-out past the stands and then instead of slowing for the corner at the end of the straight, going up the escape road. Doing...

Page 4 of February 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, February 1926


MOTORING SPORTSMEN. Mr. Kenelm Lee Guinness. By THE EDITOR. EVERYONE, who takes the slightest interest in the sporting side of motoring is more or less acquainted with some of the many incidents in the remarkable career of Mr. K. L. Guinness, and it is, therefore, interesting to place a short review of his brilliant additions to the history of motor racing before our readers. Kenelm Guinness was...

Page 44 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1977

Cars in Books

Sir, As an Ulsterman I had forgotten that the Marquess of Dufferip and Ava who lived at Clandebove, Co. Down, had been killed in living accident. While Harry Ferguson and Miss Lillian Bland are acknowledged to have been the pioneers of flight in Ireland, the Marquess' neighbour, Leslie Porter, was the first person to give a flying display above the streets of Belfast. This was in August 1916 when...



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Brawn Supremacy



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