Articles tagged Billy Arnold

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

letters from readers

Appreciation. SIR,—I am writing to say how much I appreciate MOTOR SPORT. In the February issue I found Mr. T. G. Moore's account of their adventures In the Monte Carlo Rally especially interesting, and of the regular features, the Continental Notes and Rumblings by " Boanerges." Wishing you every success. G. DENNE-BOLTON. 42, Dartmouth Square, Dublin, S.W.8. American Views. SIR,—In the January...

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Iron man made in Indy

His dominant win in a heat-stricken Indianapolis 500 confirmed Bill Vukovich as one of US racing’s greatest stars – and helped usher in the roadster era When the flag waved to start the 1953 Indianapolis 500 it was already an infernally hot and humid day with the temperature in the mid-30s centigrade. At the time part of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was still paved in the original bricks,...

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Club news

We hear Ronny Burnett has had the good fortune to acquire one of the last 11/2-litre sport Altas to be produced, a 1940 unblown car. What is more, he has also had the luck to get Geoffrey Taylor to service it, and it is now at Tolworth for overhaul ; this is not to suggest that this busy little factory can do such work for everyone. EV Busk, who competed with some success in Vintage SCC events...

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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...

Page 13 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1932

MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN.

MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN. FROM the very earliest days of the Cinema the automobile—especially the racing car—has had an obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for " thrill-making " material speed was an easy first choice, and the hero was forced to make hair-raising pursuits of the villain sometimes on horseback, at other times in an aeroplane, occasionally on an...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. THREE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE ENGLAND'S SPEED SUPREMACY AFTER having been absent from competition for the world's one mile speed record for five years, it now appears that the United States will make a determined effort to wrest the record from Great Britain in 1934. Three famed figures in the American motor-racing world intend constructing machines for this purpose. They are...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

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...

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Louis Meyer wins Indianapolis at record speed

Meyer joins Tommy Milton in winning race for second time. Four killed in many accidents. Stock Studebakers 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. By our American correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH DRIVING with brilliant skill and consistency, Louis Meyer, 29-year old Californian, swept down the finishing straight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway late in the afternoon of May 30th, winner of the 21st...

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Pre-War American race tracks - How many remain?

The major race tracks used to be Brooklands in Britain, Montlhéry in France, Monza in Italy, and Indianapolis in America, thinking in terms of pure speedways, not road-orientated circuits. A lesser track was the Avus in Germany, while for a time Spain had Sitges. Now Brooklands is derelict, Montlhéry little used, the Monza banked track likewise, but in the USA the Indianapolis Speedway, that...

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