Articles tagged Benjafield

Page 90 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

For the sake of history, in my review of Rene Dreyfus' excellent book "My Two Lives", in the April issue, I wrongly referred to him racing for Harry Schell when what I intended was Laurie Schell, and Le Bergue should, of course, have been Le Begue; both were correct in the book. Incidentally, D.S.J. reminds me that Harry was Laurie Schell's elder son and his younger son, Philippe, still lives in...

Page 22 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1947

Club News

We Hear R. W. Pollack knows of ten keen Frazer-Nash owners in the Birmingham area. His own Black burn-engined "Shelsley" Frazer-Nash is being fitted with a Clyde supercharger by Chris. Shorrock. Leslie Seyd has very thoroughly rebuilt the ex-Shakespeare 1913 "12/14" Mors and also has the 1912 14-h.p. Gregoire. L. W. Thomas is building a 2-seater "special", using 3 in. by 16-g. tubular chassis...

Page 93 of January 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, January 2000

Miscellany

The famous ex-Joyce/Aked racing AC, so well known in the 1920s, was due to appear at the AC works near the Track in December, as its owner, R Smith, after much toil, has got it running again, and it keeps his HE company. The previous owner was Robbie Hewitt, who found it long after Aked had ceased to use it for sand racing, and it put up historic speeds when driven by J A Joyce. The VSCC of...

Page 44 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, April 1936

INTER-VARSITY SPEED TRIALS AT SYSTON

CAMBRIDGE WIN BY EIGHT EVENTS TO TWO FASTEST CAR TIME BY R. E. TONGUE (0) ON R-TYPE MIDGET Fine weather, a large and varied entry and the usual pleasant spirit of informality made the Inter-Varsity Speed Trials, held once again at Syston, near Grantham, a great success. Oliver Bertram's time of 28.3 secs. set up last year on the big Delage was eclipsed by R. E. Tongue (27.2 secs.) and also by the...

Page 96 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, November 2003

A conflict of philosophies

The 3-litre twin-ohc Super Sports Sunbeam was among the most interesting of vintage cars, distinguished by its racing-type engine when not many others were so endowed. News that Louis Coatalen of the Sunbeam Motor Car Company in Wolverhampton had this new car in mind began to circulate early in 1924, but production did not commence until '25. Its six-cylinder engine had twin overhead camshafts...

Page 17 of June 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1946

Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 6 — Col. Goldie Gardener Goldie Gardener commenced his racing career with a "Gordon England" Austin Seven in 1929, later graduating to one of those very fast 750-c.c. M.G.s which were first raced unsupercharged. In one of these remarkable little cars he achieved third place in the under 1 1/2-litre class in the...

Page 76 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, October 1994

Kay Petre - a tribute

The advertisement for my History of Brooklands says it is about "the days when men were men, which reflected their will to win". Maybe: but it is also about many women drivers, most of whom also did pretty well. I loved 'em all, metaphorically speaking, none more so than Mrs Kay Petre, who died recently. This petite, very attractive, dark-haired girl had her first taste of racing at Brooklands in...

Page 12 of May 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1943

How were the "mighty" fallen...!

Peter Clark ponders upon "How were the 'mighty' fallen...!" In this unusual article Peter Clark, as a successful trials competitor and for his exploits at Le Mans, is modest enough to admit early mistakes, which should be useful to beginners to ponder.—Ed. Those of you who were at the "Rembrandt" party last September may remember my remarks about "spurious experts". This is not a hit at Pomeroy,...

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 91 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, January 2001

Success for ingenious JCC

The caption relating to the lead picture with my discourse on small French sportscars last month was of the 1925 JCC High Speed Trial, not the 1926 Production Car Race, which prompts me to recall this happy event, when amateurs could compete against works cars, another idea of the Junior CC. The cars were allowed to run stripped and the tuning rules were lenient, but otherwise they were...

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