Articles tagged Brighton Runs

Page 100 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, July 1984

Motoring as it was

A Look Back to the roads of the 1920s(Continued from the June issue) Continuing the saga of Owen John, the Crossley-owning motor-noter of 1923, we find him, after enthusing over the new Gwynne Eight, going, for his annual Easter tour, to glorious Devon, in splendid weather and a new Bean. This had a four-speed gearbox and O.J. waxed enthusiastic about that, saying he had never realised the value...

Page 59 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, April 1982

Veteran edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old car matters Motoring as it was - A look-back at the roads of long ago THINGS motoring, like women, motoring journals, the cars themselves and the roads we drive on have changed so much, that looking back to what driving was like in the days when even prominent owners of today's vintage cars had not been born, seems a worthwhile exercise. So I propose to look at those...

Page 68 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, March 1996

The Arnold Motor Carriage

This is an appropriate subject for this series, with the centenary of the British Motor Industry now being celebrated; moreover, according to the Guinness Book Of Records, the Arnold's forerunner, a Benz, enjoyed the dubious distinction of being the first car whose driver was convicted of speeding in this country. This involved Mr Walter Arnold, who was accused of driving a locomotive propelled...

Page 61 of December 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, December 2008

My friend Jenks

By Bill Boddy I knew nothing of Denis Jenkinson until I published a letter from him in Motor Sport, but when we met at the RAE during the war, he as an engineer and me as a writer of instructional Air Publications for the RAF (while still editing Motor Sport), we became closely associated. I recognised what a profound knowledge he had of GP history and told him he must become Motor Sport’s...

Page 94 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, September 1999

The Priest and the Panhard

The first replay of the 1896 emancipation run from London to Brighton for horseless carriages organised by the Daily Sketch and Sunday Graphic in November 1927, was seen as a stunt involving what were then just Old Crocks', with a comic element prevailing. Yet had this not happened it could be that the Veteran Car Run, the greatest event of its kind, might never have been conceived. The 1927...

Page 58 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1973

Celebrating a Gordon Bennett – Part 2

It is not surprising that the 60s had been forgotten by then, for 27 long years and a devastating World War had passed since their inception. But Kent Karslake remembered, and his article in Motor Sport of September 1930 was responsible not only for the subsequent interest in the big Edwardians and historic racing cars but perhaps for the entire vintage and veteran movement as we now know it. For...

Page 46 of December 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1954


In every walk of life and in connection with every sport one encounters spoilsports. Such is Simon Ward of the Daily Sketch, who saw fit to write an article about the Veteran Car Run to Brighton condemning the traffic congestion it caused and criticising the police. A journalist can easily produce sensational copy at such times, but Ward's article, called "Inside Information,” does not appeal to...

Page 65 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1993

Mercedes memories

An Editorial in a contemporary about Denis Jenkinson's one-time Giro di Hampshire, in the carefree 1950s, using my road-test cars in the dead of night, recalls some memories. The gullwing 300SL Mercedes-Benz he upended we had taken on test down to Land's End, averaging better than 56 mph over roads covered in places with snow and with many lorries to pass, and including a stop for petrol. From...

Page 37 of December 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1956

Brighton browsing

Looking around the veterans at the finish, we noticed the de Dion engine in Fotheringlaam-Parker's 1903 Renault, the snug landaulette body on Watters-Westbrook's 1903 Renault, the side radiators on Collinson's 1902 Renault, authentic Daimler lamps on Smith's 1903 Daimler and solid tyres on several cars, including Bartlett's 1901 Napier. Some veterans carry pet names, Timmis' Gladiator being...

Page 32 of February 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1969

The Cars of Colonel Rixon Bucknall

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Colonel Rixon Bucknall is a great motoring enthusiast, as well as being an authority on ships and railways of the steam era. He presumably inherited his interest in cars from his uncles, Ernest and Leslie Bucknall, who were pioneers of the horseless carriage movement. Indeed, Leslie Bucknall took part in the 1,000-Mile Trial of 1900 and three years...



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