Articles tagged Bill Cummings

Page 77 of August 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, August 1985

Brands Hatch Mystery

Sir, My friend, his wife, my wife and I are frequent visitors to Brands Hatch. At least once a month during the season we take four seats in the Grandstand. On June 3rd the Grand Prix of Europe was announced. At 0940 on the 4th, I telephoned Brands to book four tickets etc. The answer was "No", the forms had not yet been received from the printers, however one would be sent to me. On June 9th the...

Page 22 of October 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1933


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH. The Elgin and Weidenhoff Races. " p"RED " SHAFER and Fred Frame shared the victory honours at the revival of the famed Elgin Trophy Road Races in Elgin, Illinois, on August 26th, the first strictly road racing event held in the United States in 13 years. An enthusiastic crowd of 29,000 cheered the return of this popular form...

Page 62 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2004

The man who would be Rex

He beat a works Auto Union and was offered a factory drive by Alfa. But Rex Mays preferred the intense buzz of American speedway.Joe Scalzo describes the short life of An Indy addict Tazio Nuvolari couldn't believe his eyes. Because he was Figlio del Diavolo — 'The Devil's Son'— Nuvolari knew a thing or two about getting moody with a grand prix car and sending one into impossible four-wheel...

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Cummings Shatters Diesel Records.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH Cummings Shatters Diesel Records. Bill Cummings, winner of the Indianapolis race last year and national AAA -champion, set a new record for oil burning machines at Daytona Beach, March 1st, at an average speed of 137.195 -miles per hour. Earlier in the week Cummings had raced 133.023 miles per hour to break the mark set up by...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. K.ELLY PETILLO, the tiny California Italian crack, drove his 4-cylinder Miller Special to victory in the 200-mile National Championship race at Los Angeles on December 30th, defeating a fine field of big-time drivers, in one of the most thrilling title races in years. The race was slashed to 196 miles, due to heavy fog that drifted over the two-mile course in the closing laps...

Page 80 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1984

Shockers at Indianapolis

The other day a net dropped on my desk telling me that the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race has been won for the 20th time since 1959 by a car equipped web Monroe shock-absorbers. This year, when the race was won at a record average speed by Rick Mears driving a Roger Penske March 84C Cosworth, this 20th suceess was secured for Monroe, the March being equipped with their gas-filled dampers, as were...

Page 38 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1934


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. LOUIE MEYER WINS ASCOT ROAD RACE AND OAKLAND 250-MILES CLASSIC WITHIN A WEEK— INDIANAPOLIS HUMS WITH PRE-RACE ACTIVITY. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIVVETHER-SMITH THE 1928-29-33 National Racing Champion, Louie Meyer, has inaugurated his 1934 season with two brilliant victories in long, gruelling stock car races in California. Meyer was fourth in his first start of the...

Page 47 of April 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1934


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. Stubblefield Wins Gilmore Gold Cup Road Race. R10 0A racing in California, absent for over 17 years, returned to Los Angeles on February 18th and was accorded an enthusiastic welcome by an attendance estimated at above 80,000 at the first annual Gilmore Gold Cup Classic. This race was run over a 250-mile distance, 131 laps of an intricate, winding, exceedingly_ rough course....

Page 33 of July 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1937


A RECORD INDIANAPOLIS SOME DETAILS OF AMERICA'S CLASSIC " 500 " There is something unusually attractive about a ,race which carries on, year after year, with the same track and distance. The Indianapolis 590-mile race, for example, has an almost legendary character, and it must now have the longest unaltered history of any of the present big races. Actually, the surface of the track was greatly...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. Miller Building Cars. HARRY MILLER, famous builder of race cars in the States, is busy constructing five machines in Detroit, Michigan, according to reports in a California motor magazine. These machines, the periodical states, will be raced in European events during the summer, and will probably be handled by picked American cracks. Ernie Weil, once associated with Miller on...



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