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Page 106 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

Page 169 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 169, December 2013

All roads lead to roam

Time spent as a long-distance rally organiser breeds a rich seam of anecdotes. Meet Jim Gavin... It’s hard to finish a conversation with Jim Gavin. Not because he won’t stop talking but because you hear yourself saying ‘hang on, you didn’t finish the story about the elephants…’ A big, bluff Irishman with breezy white hair and a ready laugh, Jim planned and ran some of the great endurance rallies...

Page 34 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1969

Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Re-union on July 6th was almost washed-out by continual heavy rain, but it takes more than this to quench motoring nostalgia, and a large number of Members and Associates turned out for the tour of the old Track, by kind permission of the British Aircraft Corporation. As is traditional, pre-war cars headed the cavalcade which wound through the grounds, in at the old Fork entrance...

Page 50 of May 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 1980

V-E-V odds & ends

The BuIlnose Morris Club is very much alive, with more than 370 members, of whom 44 live overseas. Its February magazine lists five new flatnose Morris owners who have joined recently, their vehicles including a nearly-fully-restored 1928 Morris-Oxford ¾-coupé, a 1930 Ambulance needing total restoration, a 1932 Morris-Cowley van in need of new woodwork, and a rare 1930 Morris Major saloon with...

Page 14 of January 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1925

THE OVERHEAD VALVE DOUGLAS.

THE OVERHEAD VALVE DOUGLAS. Some of the Outstanding Constructional Features of a Machine which has done so well in Races and Trials. GOOD wine, it is said, needs no bush, and it is surely equally true that a good motor-cycle needs no praise. At any rate, there is a certain amount of satisfaction for the pressman who sits down to write a few notes about the Douglas machine, in that its fame...

Page 13 of February 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1944

RUMBLINGS

Lt. C. W.-P. Hampton has'accepted, with certain reservations, the series of challenges put to him by Lt. P. F. Whalley. which arose from Challenge, the Continental rersus British dis Acceptedj eussion in these pages. We published the letter front Peter Whalley in December, and here is Peter Hampton's full reply : December 25th, 1943. Sir,--I was very interested to read the letter from Lt. P. F....

Page 7 of February 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, February 1931

The Wash Speedway.

The Wash Speedway. Progress being made with A.R.A. Scheme. IN discussing any undertaking of real magnitude, it is always advisable to remember the quoted period of time in which Rome was not built. This particularly applies to the proposed racing and testing track on the shores of the Wash, which is being undertaken under the auspices of the Automobile Racing Association, who are the proprietary...

Page 55 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White (Continued from the September issue) Following his unsuccessful debut as a racing driver in the 1902 Paris-Vienna race due to troubles experienced with the Wolseley Beetle which he was allocated, Lt Comdr (as he later became) Grahame-White (afterwards referred to as G-W) was asked to conduct some stunts in Richmond...

Page 66 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1966

Book Reviews

"Great Mysteries of the Air," by Ralph Barker. 211 pp. 8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (Chatto & Windus, 40 William IV Street, London, W.C.2. 25s.) Having criticised books like Robert Daly's "The Cruel Sport" because they harp on motor racing's dangers and fatal accidents, I should condemn this book about record-breaking, Civil and Service, aeroplanes which failed to return. But the author writes...

Page 63 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1970

Book Reviews

"The Big Drive", by Richard Hudson-Evans and Graham Robson. 68 pp. 8 in. x 6 in. Soft covers. (Speed Sport Motobooks. 10s.) There were at least three books about the London-Sydney Marathon and it remains to be seen what the final score will be in respect of the 16,000-mile World Cup London-Mexico Rally. But this paperback, advertising-accepted account seems to get most of the story of the...

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