Articles tagged Bert Denly

Page 59 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 1963

Rex Judd's Brooklands' re-union

On the evening of April 27th another of Rex Judd's re-unions of Brooklands' motorcycle riders took place, appropriately, at the "Hand and Spear," Weybridge, close to the Track that is now out-of-bounds to those who wrote its history. It was at this hotel that Robert Louis Stevenson stayed while writing "Treasure Island," inspiration coming to him as he walked on Weybridge Heath and over the Locke...

Page 13 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1963

The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

Page 3 of April 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, April 1941

The layman looks in at Bonneville

[The "layman" being Douglas Tubbs, to whom we are indebted for this most informative account of Eyston's British long-distance and sprint records.—ed.] The Bonneville Salt Flats aren't at Bonneville at all, because Bonneville itself hasn't been there for years. The settlement started up on the Salt Flats to produce nitrates from the salt during the last war was killed by the ensuing post war...

Page 33 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1979

Life at Thomson & Taylor's - 1927 to1939

Mr. R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, continues his account of life at T & T's of Brooklands under the great Reid Railton In the December issue of Motor Sport, R. H. Beauchamp concluded his article with a description of John Cobb's Railton Land Speed Record Car of 1938 and his journey to Bonneville Salt Flats prior to Cobb's successful record attempt. In the accompanying article Mr. Beauchamp takes up...

Page 86 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, November 1986

V to C: Odds & Ends

The Journal of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, now in its 40th year and with over 5,200 members, was full of pictures of machines competing in its varied events, including grass-track racing in the old style, and those of motorcycles at this year's Brooklands reunion including "Titch"Allen replica of the supercharged Triumph with which Wicksteed took the 500 cc lap-record. Lemeup's 1926 1,000 cc...

Page 24 of June 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1962

Records

Once upon a time the RAC published an annual book of all the World and International Class records standing at the end of each year and it was possible to subscribe for periodical supplements giving details of fresh records as these were ratified by the FIA. As record-breaking became less frequent this useful service faded away, since when it has been difficult to assess the latest position. Now...

Page 67 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1987

Veteran to classic

Brooklands reunion Following the VSCC meeting at Silverstone, we drove to Weybridge for the Brooklands Society Annual Reunion. Staying at the famous Hand & Spear, we found Mr and Mrs Owen Wyn Owen, who had brought "Babs" on its trailer behind a Range Rover. The 27-litre Liberty-engined Parry Thomas LSR car ran on the banking once or twice, but it was not in a very good mood, a broken gearbox...

Page 94 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, June 2005

WB miscellany

Salt Lake record breaker  --  Bill Boddy remembers Ab Jenkins, America's Mormon long-distance recordman David Abbot (Ab) Jenkins was highly respected in the USA as a long-distance record-breaker, both pre- and post-war, who set challenges for British drivers. A staunch Mormon, he was made Mayor of Salt Lake City. From bicycles the young carpenter, who was to develop his own building company, went...

Page 36 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1974

The diesel background

The Editor looks at some of the Early Developments of a Type of Engine which may soon find a New Lease of Life in the Private-Car Field. THE panic is on over the oil-situation, and no mistake! Even when the RAC Rally had but a few hours to run, my friend Robin Richards, who was reporting it for the BBC and whose news-flashes from the circuit have often kept me in touch with events I have not...

Page 28 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1976

Archive agony

I have dropped a lot of dangers in my time, but the one in the October Motor Sport was one of the best yet. I refer to the feature "From the Archives — 12" in which an MG Midget of 1932 was featured. Some dangers that I have dropped have drifted quietly away unnoticed, while others have evoked a mild rebuke or a straightening of the facts, but the MG one produced a veritable torrent of letters...

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