Articles tagged Charles Goodacre

Page 26 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1972

The Austin Seven Book

"The Austin Seven". Edited by W. Boddy. 95 pp. 8 3/5 in. x 5¾ in. (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill street, London, EC2A 4DA. 75p.) Reprinting past articles from a monthly magazine into a 95-page, soft cover book, may seem at first sight the epitome of jumping aboard a vintage band wagon; however. in the case of Motor Sport's "Book of The Austin Seven", published to neatly...

Page 6 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 1937


E.R.A. AND THE SUNSHINE AT SHELSLEY RAYMOND MAYS'S NEW RECORD. A SPLENDIDLY ORGANISED MEETING. Perhaps Leslie Wilson's luck has changed, for with the commencement of the new timing methods at ShelsleyWalsh Hill Climb cante really good weather conditions, a thing very necessary but, alas, all too rare at our premier speedhill climb. This year eliminating runs were held in the morning, the...

Page 69 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, October 1989

Veteran to classic: LCC relay races

Battle royal Back in 1931 the Light Car Club decided to join others in organising a real long-distance race at Brooklands. But with a difference. The length of the race was to be 90 laps of the Outer Circuit — a formidable 250 miles — but, as LCC members were mainly amateurs with non-professional cars, the event was to be a Relay Handicap, for teams (mixed or one-make) of three cars not exceeding...

Page 11 of February 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, February 1949

Charles Goodacre on Austin Racing Cars

A very interesting lecture, illustrated by lantern slides, was given by Charles Goodacre, ex-Austin racing driver, to the 750 Club on January 5th. Goodacre had a great deal to do with the development of the "works" Austin racing cars and, although he apologised for any errors consequent on having to think back a great many years, his talk was not only extremely interesting, but his replies to...

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Lotus plans for 1959

At a small Press gathering on January 12th, Colin Chapman announced that Team Lotus would be concentrating on Formula racing in 1959, with World Championship events having priority. The factory would not be entering any sports-car races, though they would partake in certain Gran Turismo events with "works" Elite coupés. The aim would be to enter the factory Grand Prix cars, of the type seen at...

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The Cars of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon

His Grace, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, has played a notable part in many aspects of the sporting motoring and aviation scene. His early enthusiasm for fast cars led him to Bentley Motors Ltd. in the time of the great W. O. Bentley. He won important motor-races at Brooklands, entered the Motor Trade in which capacity his company, Kevill-Davies and March Ltd., built some interesting special-...

Page 84 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, November 1986

V to C Miscellany

The article in the September issue about Ulster A7s aroused much interest and J. P. Ashenden of Romsey who owned car Reg. No. G06302, referred to specifically in the article, from 1932 to 1934, would like to know whether it still exists and whether it would be possible to track it down. *** Julian Collins of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register would be grateful to anyone who can...

Page 4 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 1949

The Austin A90's Stock-Car Records

The Stock-Car Records established by an Austin A90 at Indianapolis rather take one's breath away! In sober fact the car, driven for three-hour spells by Charles Goodacre, Dennis Buckley and Alan Hess, established or broke 68 A.A.A.-recognised standard-car records, 53 in the 3-litre class and ten in the unlimited class. These range from the s.s. five miles at 83.03 m.p.h. and fs. five miles at 89....

Page 25 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, May 1977

Matters of moment

That vicious budget We have been used to anti-motoring Budgets in the past, when a Government has required some ready finance. But the Denis Healey Budget in a time of liberal Socialism, was unexpectedly vicious. We have been accustomed to petrol-tax rises of a new penny or so, but 5p extra a gallon, and £10 on the so-called "road tax" in addition, is a hard rap at all road-users. To increase the...

Page 32 of May 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1949

Club News

We Hear R. S. Strachan is restoring a 1928 "20.9" Sunbeam chassis and craves a suitable body and wings for it. R. L. Walker has rebuilt a Singer "Le Mans" with modern two-seater bodywork, even to a modern frontal aspect and his own spray-painting, working in a shed and using the minimum of equipment. The police are taking an increasingly active interest in competition motoring, in the desirable...



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