Articles tagged Arthur Dobson

Page 25 of September 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 1936

TRAGEDY AT LIMERICK

TRAGEDY AT LIMERICK UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENT MARS RACE—M.G. THE WINNING MARQUE The round-the-streets race at Limerick on August Bank Holiday, another of those "excellent Irish road-races," was marred byan unfortunate accident in which the Duke of Grafton, age twenty-two, was so severely injured that he died a few hours after being admitted to hospital. Although the race was run without rain, heavy...

Page 15 of August 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, August 1939

EUROPE'S FASTEST ROAD RACE

EUROPE'S FASTEST ROAD RACE MULLER (AUTO-UNION) WINS FRENCH GRAND PRIX, BRITISH DEBACLE IN 1,500 c.c. RACE. TERRIFIC speeds in the French Grand Prix thrilled a huge crowd at Rheims, where the triangular road circuit is now the fastest in Europe. Indeed, the speeds reached this year at Rheims almost vied with those in the Tripoli Grand Prix, in spite of three sharp corners on the French circuit....

Page 21 of September 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1941

PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND

PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND AN ARTICLE WHICH WILL INTEREST OTHER OBSERVERS AND PERHAPS AMUSE THE "VICTIMS" THE first race which I ever saw was the B.R.D.C. " 500 " run at Brooklands in the autumn of 1999. From that time until I became closely associated with the sport, I saw quite a lot of racing., yet I was a distant spectator, and never at any time came into close contact with ziny of the drivers...

Page 13 of May 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1940

A book about Indianapolis

JOE COPPS, of Indianapolis Speedway, has forwarded to us an interesting book entitled "Why I Became a Race Driver." The author is Wilbur Shaw, who won the Indianapolis "500" in 1937 with a Gilmore-Special, at 113.58 m.p.h. and in 1939 with Mike Boyle's 2.9-litre Maserati, at 115.035 m.p.h. He was second in 1938 with a Shaw Special at 115.58 m.p.h., and has finished second on two other occasions,...

Page 11 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1937

"BIRA" MAKES HIS BOW

" BIRA " MAKES HIS BOW VICTORY IN IMPERIAL TROPHY RACE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE WITH HIS E.R.A. THE LAP RECORD SET TO 58.63 M.P.H. BY ARTHUR DOBSON (E.R.A.). EXTREMELY CLOSE FINISH. THE last meeting of the season at the Crystal Palace had a hang-over, as it were, of the glamour of Donington the previous Saturday, because Dick Seaman was to do an exhibition run with a Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz and the...

Page 52 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1977

Maserati 4CM

No.1128 In the January issue of Motor Sport, in an article about the 1939 British Empire Trophy race held at Donington Park, I mentioned an 1100 c.c. Maserati that was driven by Charlie Dodson and was running in second place until it retired. I said that as far as I knew this car had disappeared completely, but it is not so, for a most interesting letter came from Count "Johnny" Lurani to say...

Page 5 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1938

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING FAST OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE. AUSTIN AND E R.A. WIN CAMPBELL TROPHY SCRATCH RACES. "BIRA" INVOLVED IN THREE-FOLD CRASH IT was a very happy thought of the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary by organising a great Jubilee Meeting at Brooklands. Entry fees of 3,1and 5/respectively pulled in 297 entries, which were...

Page 30 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1938

TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION

TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION IMMENSE CROWDS SPECTATE AT A THRILLING RACE. LANG (MERCEDES-BENZ) AND SEAMAN (MERCEDES-BENZ) SECOND AND THIRD. WELL, the Crisis blew nicely away and the German teams returned to Donington for the postponed Formula Grand Prix, run on October 22nd instead of on October 1st. It was easily the greatest British race ever held. It was started by...

Page 33 of July 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1938

BRITAIN ECLIPSED AT LE MANS

BRITAIN ECLIPSED AT LE MANS ONLY SIXTEEN FINISHERS OUT OF FORTY-TWO STARTERS. TWO DEL AHAYES FINISH IN THE LEAD. MORGAN AND H.R.G. WIN THEIR SPURS. A RACE TO DESTRUCTION. THE 1938 Le Mans Race will be remembered as a rather curious affair. It started like a lion, -with a terrific Alfa-Delahaye-Darracq battle, and went out like a lamb, as all the leaders fell out and two backmarkers came up into...

Page 38 of March 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, March 1938

STABLE INFORMATION

STABLE INFORMATION During his commentary on some slides, shown before his film "Motoring with Mercedes," at the Harrow C.C. Film Show on February 17th, George Monkhouse gave some hitherto unpublished information about the Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz cars of last season. The tubular side-members of the .chassis, he said, are of oval-section only mm. thick, and before the crossmembers are in place it...

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