Articles tagged Bt

Page 36 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1977

The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

Page 112 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, May 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends

A reader living in Weybridge owns a special bodied 1½-litre Singer Le Mans with the registration number ALV 53, which was one of the two, the other being ALV 52, that were used by the Liverpool City Police with much enthusiasm, equipped with two-way radio, fire-extinguishers, etc, from 1935 up to and during the war. What our reader hopes to discover is what became of ALV 52. Another reader...

Page 144 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, September 2008

Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

Page 81 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, April 2006


The VSCC opened its 2006 season with driving tests at Brooklands. David Marsh in his 1925 Brescia Bugatti was the best performer, but six other drivers took First Class awards, five gained Second Class, and seven Thirds. A notable performer was Charles Mill, whose 1913 Humber, the only car in its class, beat nine other cars. Old Brooklands was not too hard on those taking the tests, some on the...

Page 22 of March 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1934


THE COMPLETE LIST OF COMPETITORS FROM ALL CONTROLS. LONDON Class 1 (over 16 h.p.) M. 21 Vauxhall. Lady M. Oldham, 21 h.p. Vauxhall. A. W. F. Smith, 20 h.p. Alvis. L. Baynes, 21 h.p. Wolseley. J. R. Edwards, 20 h.p. Armstrong Siddeley. M. V. Lambert, 24 h.p. Humber. T D. Wynn-Weston, 22 h.p. Rover. L. J. Hollingsworth, 30 h.p. Ford. Miss M. G., 28 h.p. Delage. Miss B. J. Streather, 19.82...

Page 64 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, October 1981

Vintage Postbag

Sunbeam Sidelines Sir, I found the article on the 3-litre Sunbeam in last month's issue most interesting and informative. The speculation as to why this advanced design was only taken to Le Mans once will, I suspect, continue for a long time. Starting with 1924, could one of the factors influencing the decision to withdraw the Le Mans entry have been the Coatalen/Bentley duel in Autocar? The...

Page 23 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1973

Matters of moment

Don't get depressed It is a time for being depressed, with violence rife throughout the World and financial gloom apparent in so many spheres of Industry. It all stems from the fact that the human race has never got to grips with itself and perhaps because the monetary system, which Mr. Heath is endeavouring to prop up, has become top-heavy. Wars have never improved things. Money is only worth...

Page 10 of September 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, September 1933


GETTING READY FOR THE T.T. RACE THIRTY THREE FOR R.A.C. EVENT. NUVOLARI TO DRIVE AN M.G. MAGNETTE. ENTRIES for the Tourist Trophy Race to be run by the R.A.C. over the Ards circuit, Belfast, on September 2nd have closed with a total of thirtythree. A last minute event of outstanding iMportance has been the nomination of the famous Italian driver, Tazio Nuvolari, to pilot the M.G. Magnette entered...

Page 38 of January 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1968

The Cars of Sir Ralph Millais, Bt.

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Sir Ralph Millais, Bt., whose V12 4-litre Sunbeam "Tiger" and Type 59 3.3-litre G.P. Bugatti are a warmly appreciated feature of present-day V.S.C.C. race meetings, inherits his love of good motor cars from his father, who, before the 1914/18 war used to indulge in long runs in a 25 h.p. Clement Talbot tourer, driving himself and frequently camping...

Page 46 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1999

First Sightings

Before the television age, the first chance British enthusiasts had to see the Grand Prix cars was at Brooklands, often long after their GP career was over. Bill Boddy recalls them In the days before TV coverage of motor racing, the first opportunity for enthusiasts to actually see Grand Prix cars in action was usually at Brooklands, except for the very few who went abroad. Anyway, GP racing...



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