Articles tagged Arthur Dobson

Page 78 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 1997

The versatile Wisdoms

Their daughter was the famous one, but Tommy and Elsie Wisdom made their own mark in 25 years of racing together Bill Boddy chronicles the varied career of one of the sport's most enduring partnerships When the name Wisdom comes up in motoring conversation one thinks instantly of Ann Wisdom, who did so well in the top rallies with cars as hairy as the Austin Healey 100s, etc, often partnered by...

Page 58 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1964

1964 British Grand Prix race report - A hard time for Clark

  The British Grand Prix has never had any particular home, and this year it was to hold the title of European Grand Prix so the R.A.C. not only decided to run it themselves, instead of delegating it to the BRDC or the B.A.R.C., but also chose Brands Hatch Stadium as the venue and enlisted the help of almost everyone in the British sporting world. Jim Clark leads off the line while Frank Gardner...

Page 71 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1975

Rob Walker's 3 1/2 - litre Delahaye

Rob Walker's 314-litre Delahaye THE DISTINCTIVE blue and white colours of R. R. C. Walker have been connected with motor racing since the early 1950s when Tony Rolt raced ERA/Delage and 2-litre Connaught for his team. Stirling Moss won both the 1960 and '61 Monaco Grand Prix races in an out-dated Lotus 18 and Siffert won the 1968 British Grand Prix in a very up-to-date Lotus-Cosworth 49. Walker...

Page 60 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, May 1996

Ex-Pat Import

Though fated not to become a household name, Pat Fairfield was much admired by his peers; Andrew Embleton recalls a genial and popular driver Although Patrick Greenway Fairfield was born in England, on November 26th 1907, he emigrated to South Africa at the age of 15, with his sister Molly and their mother. The family had a large citrus estate at White River, a small town in the Transvaal Lowveld...

Page 39 of August 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1937


200 MILE RACE PROSPECTS The J.C.C. 200-Mile Race at Donington on August 28th should be an extremely well fought and instructive race, easy for spectators to follow. The entry list, originally to have closed on July 31st, was extended until August 8th. As we close for press we have heard of the following entries :—Charlie Martin, Arthur Dobson, Ian Connell, Reggie Tongue and Peter Whitehead (11-...

Page 74 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, November 2000

Crystal Palace

One London Suburb reverberated to the sound of racing engines until 1972. Paul Fearnley takes a leisurely drive through a park that boasts a fast past Whit Monday, 1964. Top deck of a Routemaster, the windows rattling in sympathy with its faithful Gardiner's lumpy idle. Down those curving stain two at a time, one more bound and out the back. The bus hasn't come to a dead stop and the conductor...

Page 29 of August 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, August 1938


BROOKLANDS IN A HEAT WAVE A VERY SUCCESSFUL AUGUST MEETING. LARGE CROWDS. G. ABECASSIS WINS THE BIG RACE FOR ALTA. SENSATIONAL OUTER CIRCUIT RACING BROOKLANDS sweltered in a real heat-wave on August Bank Holiday. In consequence, large crowds assembled on the Hill, and the Paddock was the scene of some sartorial sensations. Wilson's E.R.A. had a neat blue overcoat over its bonnet. In the Paddock...

Page 17 of July 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1937


THE J.C.C. MONOPOLISES BROOKLANDS A VERY SUCCESSFUL MEMBERS' DAY ON JULY 3rd The J.C.C. Members' Day at Brooklands, with its two " One Hour" HighSpeed Trials to a stiff series of schedules over the "International Trophy" circuit, its one and two lap outer-circuit races, its driving-skill contest and its Test Hill Sweepstake, is a very excellent institution indeed. Amateur sportsmen gain a chance...

Page 9 of January 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 1939


ON SOME FACTORS AFFECTING THE FUTURE MOTOR-RACING is not exactly in a bad way, but the future is not without its precarious tinge. Formula Grand Prix racing may well go down at any time, like a pricked blister, on account of political or other situations, while our own racing is, even now, not attracting as good attendances as it is desirable it should. The Junior Car Club, in spite of its title...

Page 13 of September 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, September 1938

Club News

SUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The next, and much looked-forward-to, Open Hill Climb at Prescott takes place on September 25th, a Sunday. Entries close on September 15th, a £2 per entry for sports and veteran cars, and £3 for racing cars. The sports-car classes are la-litre, lir to 3-litre, and over 3-litre, and the racing car classes 750 c.c., 11-litre, 2-litre, and over 2-litre. The pre-1915 -class will...



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