Articles tagged Andre

Page 98 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 2003

Oh brother, which art thou?

Journalists are told not to reveal their news sources, which in politics has led to tragic results. I wonder who in motor racing got it wrong in 1921. Before WWI, Georges Boillot was one of the greatest drivers, with the revolutionary Henry-designed twin-cam 16-valve Peugeots. He won the 1913 and '14 French GPs and the 1913 Coupe de L'Auto race. He then joined the French Air Force and earned top...

Page 64 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1992

'Mother Gun' hits target

Back in 1924, at Brooklands, JG Parry Thomas — whose living depended largely upon such exploits — joined jockey-cum-racer George Duller and inventor Lionel Rapson to break the world's long-distance records up to 15 hours at the helm of Rapson's 6178 cc Lanchester. Their speed after 12 hours bettered that of previous, longer records. A lap speed in excess of 100 mph was maintained, but there were...

Page 68 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 1997

The Irving Napier Golden Arrow

The chance find of three Napier engines in the caribbean has brought hope of making a famous record-holder run again. Bill Boddy relates how Segrave's car differed from the machines it beat to take the LSRs As announced last month the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu plans to raise funding to restore to running order the Irving Napier LSR car 'Golden Arrow'. The LSR is very much in the news now...

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