Many drivers have the talent, but only a few get the breaks. Andrea Gilardi’s junior CV is a thing of wonder, a tale of titles won and future heroes conquered – Michael Schumacher among them. Sometimes, though, that simply isn’t enough
Writer Rob Widdows
It is July 1985, a roasting hot day in Northern France, and the stage is set for the climax of the Junior Kart World Championship on the Maison...
A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)
We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...
THE J.C.C. MEETING AT BROOKLANDS.
HIGH SPEED TRIAL HELD IN HEAVY RAIN. A. SEBAG-MONTEFIORE (FRAZER NASH) MAKES BEST PERFORMANCE IN THE HIGH SPEED TRIAL.
CLUB meetings at Brooklands have a different and less formal atmosphere than the big events which take on Bank Holidays, and the J.C.C. members day is always one of the best.
The principal event of the day was of course the High Speed Trial,...
LA COUPE IN IhRNATIONALE DES ALPES. TEAM PRIZES WON BY M. G. ADLER, HOTCHICISS AND FORD. BEST INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES BY M.G., RILEY, ALFA ROMEO, BUGATTI AND FORD.
THE Fifth International Alpine Trial attracted a . starting entry of 121 cars, of which number 42 were made up of teams who were competing for Alpine Cups, the rest being individuals for whom Glacier Cups were the prize.
THE COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES OF THE MONTE CARLO RALLY. GREAT BRITAIN 46; FRANCE 42; U.S.A. 26; GERMANY 8; ITALY 4; AUSTRIA 2, & CZECHO-SLOVAKIA One Entry.
10. J. Bignan (Peugeot).
13. Fran L. Bahr (Adler-Trumpf).
26. R. St. G. Riley (Riley).
42. P. G. Cristea (Dodge).
53. Gas and Trevoux (Hotchkiss).
56. C. Lahaye (Renault).
70. L. de Fribinyi (Citroen).
78. E. Voigt (Adler).
I am astounded to see that your "Vintage Postbagers" are considering the old Rover Nine as a motor car. Perhaps, if you will permit me (for professional reasons) to be anonymous, my personal experiences of this beast may be of interest.
In 1926 my unfortunate father bought a nice new Rover Nine (also called 9/20) four-seater tourer, mid blue, registration number PF 2240, for the list price...
ALL IS NOT GOLD " "
DRY WEATHER MAKES THE " GLOUCESTER " HILLS EASY, BUT THE BISMORE ACCELERATION TEST CAUSES MANY FAILURES. AFEW years ago the London to Gloucester .Trial had a reputation of the most fearsome character, its route meandering up and down the muddy Cotswolds to such an extent that the gaining of a premier award was a real test of both car and driver. Note the word "muddy," for it...
The age-old question of whether women drive as well as men is too puerile to warrant discussion, especially in the age of universal motoring. But it came up in the 1920s, when fewer of the female sex were to be seen behind the steering wheel and, although there had been notably skilled lady racing drivers around from the very early days, the Brooklands' authorities, with a distant exception, were...
ENGLISH CARS SCORE A " DOUBLE " AT LE MANS Hindmarsh and Fontes (Lagonda Rapid) winners of Grand Prix d'Endurance in keenly contested duel with Heide's Alfa-Romeo. Martin and Brackenbury (Aston Martin) secure Rudge Whitworth Cup.
NOT since the Bentley era at Le Mans has there been such a decisive display of British sports cars as was seen in this year's race on the famous Sarthe circuit. Two 4i-...
INTER-CLUB MEETING MORE POPULAR THAN EVER J.C.C. WIN THE STANLEY CUP
THE annual Brooklands Inter Club Meeting is one of those jolly events which are run, not so much as a spec-. tacle for the public, but as a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon's sport for owners of fast touring cars at the track. In spite of a perfect sunny afternoon there was only a very small crowd of spectators, but this...