Articles tagged Arthur Baron

Page 34 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1937

VINTAGE S.C.C. SPEED TRIALS AT CROYDON

VINTAGE &C.C. SPEED TRIALS AT CROYDON The Vintage S.C.C. had a very excellent entry for their speed trials at the Autodrome Driving School at Croydon, so that the rather " eircus-like " nature of the course was all the more regrettable. The finish was marked by an apparently genuine Belisha beacon and the short straight, tackled twice as the cars had to negotiate a roundabout at one end, was...

Page 19 of October 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 1951

CARS I HAVE OWNED

CARS I HAVE OWNED AFTER agreeing to the request to write this article, I suddenly realised that I had quite a formidable task on hand. Firstly, because it is generally thought amongst my friends that I cannot even read, let alone write, and secondly because of the quantity and variety of the subject, which ranges over a total of 34 or 33 ears, depending on what date I manage to finish this...

Page 30 of August 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1937

CLUB NEWS

ettao letawd ...??•?11?10PIP MIDLAND A.C. The 3..ladrestield Speed Trials had to be cancelled due to lack of entries— another reflection on the unfixedness of the fixtures. But that will not happen in the case of the next Shelsley-Walsh Hill-climb on September 11th. J.C.C. In connection with the Brooklands Members' Day of July 3rd, F. N. Crane (M.G.) gains a standard award, and Miss P. McOstrich...

Page 99 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, May 2004

I came, I saw, I bought a Bug

On the cars in books theme, Peter Blair-Richley has drawn my attention to Norman Lewis's autobiography I Came, I Saw (Picador, 1994). Lewis tells of buying from Arthur Baron a straight-eight Bugatti of which he says a previous owner had altered its appearance in many ways, with a boat-shaped Parisian body and the radiator badge being replaced with that from a Sunbeam. Lewis's entry into motor...

Page 50 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1979

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition, thought up by Hugh Conway, CBE, and put on very tastefully indeed at the Royal College of Arts in London, is now over. But its impact will be felt for a long time to come. Never before, even when they were in production, can Bugatti cars have achieved greater publicity. The Bugatti OC had its Reception and Viewing of this remarkable Exhibition on October 20th,...

Page 66 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1976

The Bugatti 3.3 litre Type 59

For many people the Type 59 is the best-looking of all the racing cars built by Ettore Bugatti, the whole car exuding a slender elegance, set off by the finely spoked wire wheels. Like so many racing cars, the Type 59 Bugatti was late in being completed and suffered by being technically obsolete by the time it appeared. The project was started in 1932 to try to combat the "monoposto" Alfa Romeo...

Page 27 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, September 1939

BARON (BUGATTI) FASTEST AT LEWES

(13UGATTI) PASTMST AT LEWES BARON ,THE last Lewes speed trials of the 1930 season were held in glorious weather on August 19th. Arthur Baron, driving his 3.3-litre G.P. Bugatti, made best time, in 18.75 secs., or only decimal points under course-record Baron was faster on single than on twin rear wheels. Lycett did an excellent run of his 8-litre Bentley in. 21.03 secs., and so consistently is...

Page 31 of February 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 1938

RUMBLINGS

Heartiest Congratulations IT'S great news that Charlie Dodson is being given a trial by Auto-Union, with a view to a place being made for him in the Grand Prix team. Of course, everyone would like to see a driver of Dodson's calibre at the wheel of a car produced by his own country, but an artist's style should never be cramped, and one rather expects an Auto-Union to be more rapid than anything...

Page 11 of November 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1944

More Molsheim magic - with a moral

In the April. 1941 issue of  Motor Sport  AC Whincop wrote of his Bugatti experiences. In this informative article Capt CL Clark RA, does likewise, and with a moral, for he considers developing one make of car for club competitions by far the best approach to inexpensive racing, and gives many useful pieces of advice.—Ed. These notes may be of interest as they outline, what seems to me to be the...

Page 15 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1942

Rumblings

Unsolved problems One of the problems to which enthusiasts are wont to devote quite a deal of attention is what becomes of classic racing cars when their racing days are finished. Anthony Heal has made that puzzle rather easier for us than it used to be. But there are still many gaps, and the "Chittys" are worrying the knowledgeable quite a bit just now. I believe that someone bought a spare...

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