Articles tagged Bugatti

Page 47 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, June 1987

Cars in Books

From Somerset and All the Maughams by Robin Maugham (Heineman, 1965), we learn that Somerset and his wife Beldy acquired a Gardner-Serpollet steam car, which they both drove. There is a rather muddled reference to the Paris-Madrid race, which is confused with the Paris-Marseilles road over which they "raced" in their steamer. Apparently Leon Serpollet had employed Charles Maugham as his solicitor...

Page 20 of October 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1946

Club News

We Hear It is good to learn that E.K.H.K. has returned to a practical interest in veterans, having acquired a 1914 Bebe Peugeot from T. A. S. O. Mathieson. Burnham Motors, Burnham, Bucks, have three veteran cars which they wish to dispose of, preferably collectively. These comprise a 1905 single-cylinder De Dion-engined Cupelle with automatic inlet valve, double coil ignition, cooling by water...

Page 7 of October 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, October 1940

Club news

DUBLIN UNIVERSITY M.C. The Sport isn't entirely dead in the British Isles—indeed, as we write this the boys of the R.A.F. are having quite a bit of sport overhead. And apart from that, the Dublin University Club held a hill-climb at Kitternan not long ago. W. A. McQuillan, driving a special Ford V8, former record holder, made fastest time in 44.04 secs. S. Martin's 2-litre Bugatti was runner-up...

Page 50 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1982

THE MATHIS

Fragments on Forgotten Makes No. 63: THE MATHIS ETTORE Bugatti and Emile Mathis have two things in common— they were both from Alsace. The beer personality has gone down in history as a man of massive build and furious temper, dark, well-dressed but in fact a shy man, who like W.O. Bentley, shunned speech-making. There was a pomposity about his cold, authoritative character; he would address his...

Page 20 of November 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, November 1946

Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 10 — Charles Follett With the facilities that Charles Follett has at his disposal for sampling the latest sports cars, selecting for himself whichever shows the greatest promise and having such cars expertly tuned, it is only right and proper that he should take advantage of such a happy position, as he has in...

Page 66 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, December 1995

New Garden variety

Returning to the States in September, I revisited a wonderful place which is not in any guide books — the Du Pont Museum. I was taken there by Allan Carter, who a couple of years ago told me all about his part in the Du Pont Le Mans adventure of 1929 (Motor Sport, February 1994). This is no glossy tourist attraction, but a personal collection of all things motoring assembled by Lex Du Pont, racer...

Page 20 of August 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1946

Club News

We Hear Clifford Banks has acquired a 1930-31 2-litre O.M. and would like to hear of a source for spares. Actually, apart from a cracked head, since welded, his car is in excellent fettle and he has cut the four-seater body away at the rear to accommodate a petrol tank from a 2-litre Lagonda, set slab-fashion. At Cubitt's Basin some amusing old marine engines have come to light. There is a most...

Page 77 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, September 1997

Commander Glen Kidston, R.N.

He won Bentley's last Le Mans, survived a shipwreck, a submarine that sank, a plane crash and was killed aged 31. Bill Boddy tells his story Commander Glen Kidston is best remembered as one of the legendary 'Bentley Boys' of pre-war days. Those wealthy, glamorous drivers of the big green cars that upheld British prestige abroad, particularly at Le Mans, where they won five times and got front-...

Page 20 of September 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1938

ON THE FINISH OF THE "500"

ON THE FINISH OF THE " 500 " THE title of this article does not refer to a thrilling finish of a 500-mile race, but to the fact that this B.R.D.C. classic will no longer be held. The B.R.D.C. has announced that this year, on September 17th at Brooklands, the " 500" is to be replaced by a 204Mile Handicap Race over the International Trophy road circuit and an outer-circuit handicap race of 50...

Page 14 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1954

The B.A.R.C. Opens The Season

Renault, R.W.G., Jaguar, Connaught, Lotus, Morgan, R.G.S.-Atalanta, Frazer-Nash and Cooper-Bristol Win Races At March Members' Sports-Car Goodwood Meeting In delightful weather the B.A.R.C. held the first of its Members' Meetings at Goodwood on March 27th. The excellent entry necessitated ten races, and many exciting incidents were witnessed, resulting in a number of dented motor cars, but...

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