Articles tagged Bert Hadley

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Books and films

Hard Luck LloydJohn Lingle Lloyd Ruby’s Indycar career didn’t boast the results his talent and determination warranted, with only seven wins to his name. Much of that was down to luck and circumstance (his sports car record boasted two Daytona victories and one at Sebring and he was one of Carroll Shelby’s go-to guys) and this book aims to set the record straight about ‘the greatest driver never...

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Veteran to classic

War year All this interest in the papers and on TV about Britain's entry into the war fifty years ago gives us an excuse for recalling a little of what motoring was like in 1939. What we were doing then cannot be more boring than pictures of people filling sandbags, trying on gas-masks or sprinting towards air raid shelters. There had been a hint of impending disaster when the German drivers...

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The next major VSCC event will be the Loton Park hillclimb, on September 2. The 750MC has race meetings at Cadwell Park on September 1/2 and at Mallory Park on September 30. The remaining Bert Hadley A7 Championship dates are Harewood (August 26), Thoresby Park (September 16), North Weald (September 23) and Curborough (October 6). The pre-war A7 Owner's Magazine has been recalling the Austin "...

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Alpine Rally The rather innocent title "Alpine Rally" in fact implies one of the most strenuous tests there is of the modern motor-car. The Alpine Rally is, to the summer, what the Monte Carlo Rally is to the winter, in this respect. Only the necessity to close last month's issue for press before results could be obtained has reduced the amount of coverage Motor Sport would otherwise give to this...

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Veteran to classic: LCC relay races

Battle royal Back in 1931 the Light Car Club decided to join others in organising a real long-distance race at Brooklands. But with a difference. The length of the race was to be 90 laps of the Outer Circuit — a formidable 250 miles — but, as LCC members were mainly amateurs with non-professional cars, the event was to be a Relay Handicap, for teams (mixed or one-make) of three cars not exceeding...

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Pat Driscoll looks back

The well-known pre-war Austin works driver interviewed by the Editor L. P. Driscoll, "Pat" Driscoll of the Brooklands days, was 70 last year. A bit of a party was arranged for him by his Hayling Island Sailing Club friends; the menu for the occasion was bedecked with a picture of a racing car and the journalists were reminded that Driscoll is very active and a man well worth seeking out. I had...

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The Power Of Petroleum

The telephone rang in Shell-Mex House, London, at 4 o'clock on a Tuesday afternoon. A voice from the Montlhery track, nearly 400 miles away, near Paris, announced that the bronze XK120 Jaguar coupe had completed its seven-day and seven-night run at an average speed of 100.31 m.p.h. During this run, in which 16,851.73 miles were covered, the Jaguar and its team of drivers, headed by Leslie Johnson...

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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...

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Looking back with Dick Jacobs

Earlier this year another era ended in the history of MG when a compulsory purchase order forced the closure of W. Jacobs and Son Ltd., Mill Garage, the most famous of all MG dealerships, run by that famous MG racing driver and entrant Dick Jacobs in Chigwell Road, South Woodford, Essex. Jacobs and Mill Garage possibly gave the MG marque more publicity in the '50s than the entire Nuffield or BMC...

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Bert Hadley Bert Hadley died in July after a short illness, but a long and happy life. He started work at "The Austin" at Longbridge in 1926 where his interest in motors wangled him into the Experimental and Racing Dept. He was assigned to Murray Jamieson and the A7 racing team, and 50 years later, during the rebuild of the works racing Austins at Donington for Tom Wheatcroft, it was Bert who...



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