Articles tagged Brian Lecomber

Page 101 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, March 2006

Simon Taylor's Notebook

The Segrave Trophy is not as well-known now as it used to be, but it still recognises human courage and endeavour Henry O'Neal De Hane Segrave was one of those Boys' Own heroes who occur from time to time in motorsporting history. Aged 17 he was in the trenches of World War I and was badly wounded. Invalided home, he wangled a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and was twice shot down. When the...

Page 64 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1991

Veteran to classic miscellany

A long-standing reader who worked at Rolls-Royce testing such aero-engines as the R-type used in LSR cars, Merlin, Gryphon, gas turbines etc, tells us that the cars he has owned included a two-cylinder Unic which had been driven into a hedge and was offered to him and his brother for £5 — they had only £2 17/6d with them, which was accepted, so they drove it home, and to improve the gearchange...

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