Articles tagged Basil Davenport

Page 25 of November 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, November 1946

Rumblings

Spider One of the most interesting happenings at this season's sprint events was the return of Basil Davenport's famous Spider, which climbed Shelsley Spider Walsh in 45.65 sec. to win the 1 1/2-litre class and make fastest time by an unsupercharged car at the first post-war climb. This ascent was the fastest of all those great runs in this car which Davenport has made at Shelsley Walsh, with the...

Page 19 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 1997

Akela affairs

Sir, I very much enjoyed Counting the Akelas (March) and here are one or two points I would like to make. The cylinder heads were held by four studs, not eight. On the ioe Vitesse and KIM engines they were equally spaced around the barrels; on Akelas they were more widely spaced front to back. Forked rods with roller bearings were used on Akelas, bronze bushes on ioe. Basil Davenport used single...

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

Veteran and Vintage Registers

Following many reader's requests for details of Veteran and Vintage Registers, we list below the first batch of marque and specialist registers. Others will be published as an when space permits. A.C. Owners Club.—E. C. Martin, 8, The Paddock, The Droveway, Hove, 4, Sussex. Alfa Romeo Section of V.S.C.C.—H. Roy Slater, 2, Ulleswater Villas, Ulleswater Road, Southgate, London, N.14. Alvis O.C.—K....

Page 50 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1998

Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

Page 23 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1962

Shelsley Walsh (August 26th)

Those who braved the elements to witness the last Shelsley Walsh Championship Hill-Climb of the 1962 season were rewarded by one of the best entries to grace the Championship series so far. Tony Marsh made a welcome return after his Rest-and-BeThankful crash, reverting back to his 2½-litre B.R.M. David Good (the current Champion) should have had a 1½-litre, twin-cam Climax engine in his Formula...

Page 10 of June 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1961

Motoring sports events for June

Naples Grand Prix (May 14th) After holding their Grand Prix for sports cars in previous years it was good to see a return to Formula One by the Naples Club, using the traditional, but now shortened, winding Posillippo circuit. It was unfortunate that it was run on the same day as the Monaco Grand Prix but nevertheless it gave a chance for private owners to get into a Continental race. Driving the...

Page 30 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1964

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Old Vauxhalls at Luton (Sept. 5th) It used to be Vauxhalls at Old Luton, car manufacture comparatively new and the town noted for straw hats. On September 5th it was old Vauxhalls at Luton, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. acting as hosts to members of the 30/98 Register of the V.S.C.C. In sunshine' on Vauxhall's spacious sports field, the ancient cars assembled, for...

Page 66 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, December 1989

Veteran to vintage

Links with the past Writing about what motoring was like when war broke out in 1939 reminds me that at this time HL Bean was a reader, his interests being an A7 Special (CA 6698) formed from a 1924 Chummy, and a Bugatti. He ran the A7 at Prescott, as Austin enthusiasts continue to do. The car was kept at Benn's Motors in Mold, N.Wales, and just as war broke out another person of my acquaintance,...

Page 74 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 2002

SOFTLY SPOKEN,

SOFTLY SPOKEN, WILD AT HEART DICK NASH WAS BRAVE, DETERMINED AND HUGELY SKILLED. BILL BODDY PAYS TRIBUTE TO A MAN WITH THE SKILLS TO BECOME A STAR RICHARD G J NASH WAS A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL SPRINT COMPETITOR IN his single-seater Specials which had a direct affmity with Frazer Nash cars. But he was more than that: a collector of early aeroplanes, the driver of the exciting 15-litre 1912 Grand Prix...

Page 68 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, January 1996

Shelsley Walsh oddballs

Part of the fascination of racing at Brooklands, for me at any rate, was the variety of the cars taking part. While some spectators had eyes only for the fastest and latest of racing cars competing, it seemed to me that there was interest also in the lesser entries, even sometimes in those which seldom, if ever, achieved any real fame. I used to try to obtain information about these less well-...

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