Articles tagged Beaulieu

Page 37 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1981

Club news

The Citroen Car Club The Citroen Car Club continues to be a very well-run organisation, with a professional-looking monthly magazine, t he Citroenian, which is devoted to Citroens of all kinds, with a "Light-15 Corner", "Two & Three Horse Topics", news of the D-Series Register and niche Club's regional sections, etc. The Club holds many social and rally-type meetings. Its Patron is Lord...

Page 63 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, December 1981

To Brighton in style

The Editor takes the National Motor Museum Trust's 1903 4 1/2-litre Daimler on the RAC Commemoration Run to Brighton At a time when the future of British Leyland looked likely to be at stake, it seemed appropriate in a way to take on this year's Renault UK-sponsored Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton in the 1903 Daimler from the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, because it has definite...

Page 36 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1959

Motoring Books for Summer Reading

"The Vintage Motor Car Pocketbook." Compiled by Cecil Clutton, Paul Bird and Anthony Harding. 256 pp. 5⅝ in. by 41/8 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 8s. 6d.) There is no end, it seems, to the books that pour from the presses about vintage cars, but this little reference work is the greatest fun. Indeed, it is more likely to be used for pleasant browsing than for...

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 30 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1961

H.C.V.C. Annual Dinner

The annual dinner of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club was eaten on March 4th at the Carlton Rooms, Maida Vale, in the lofty hall where Victor Silvester's dancing contests and the Daily Mail £5,000 initiative-prize panels are televised. At the A.G.M. preceding the dinner Lord Montagu of Beaulieu was elected President of the H.C.V.C., Sir Henry Spurrier becoming the Club's Patron, while J. H....

Page 64 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 2003

Women racers at Brooklands

From the very opening meeting in 1907, women competed at the surrey track. While some races were ladies-only, often they raced on equal terms with the men. Bill Boddy recalls some very skilful drivers If no female driver has ever made it to fame in F1 championship racing, it has to be accepted that almost from the beginning of motor-racing in 1895, those who used to be termed the weaker sex have...

Page 51 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, June 1965

OUT OF THE PAST

The photograph above was sent to us by the grandson of the owner of the historic car it depicts. Originally built by Messrs. G. & J. Weir Ltd. of Glasgow to provide M. Darracq with extra entries for the 1904 Gordon Bennett race in Germany, Darracq also entered cars built at Suresnes and at the Opel factory in Russelsheim, thereby obtaining entries of French, German and British nationality in...

Page 68 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1985

Motoring as it was

To set the period we have arrived at in following the motoring of Owen John, as we have been doing in this look-back to the 1920s, we are at the point in his diary where he was praising Mr Lionel Rapson for having won the Dewar Trophy in 1923 with his puncture-proof tyres and Gordon England's A7 for having done so well in that year's 200 Mile Race at Brooklands. I have heard this O.J. described...

Page 33 of February 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, February 1963

Book reviews

"The Automobile Book" by Ralph Stein. 322 pp. 11¾ in. x 8¼ in. (Paul Hamlyn, Ltd., Westbrook House, 583, Fulham Road, London, S.W.6. 50s.) The American author Ralph Stein specialises in these comprehensive and lavishly-produced and illustrated annuals. This one will keep most people occupied for hours and for 50s. enables you to acquire a highly impressive addition to the motoring bookshelf. But...

Page 101 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, November 1997

Miscellany

Bill Mason is working on a new film on the motoring-racing of Mercedes Benz, with hitherto unseen footage. Some of this will be shown, with his other great films of this period to the Friends of the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu on December 6. * * * The museum's newsletter tells me the winner of the Michael Sedgwick Run was Maurice Rowles, in a 1936 Rover. The runners-up were Paul Adams (1926...

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