Articles tagged Charles Jarrott

Page 58 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White The days of the true motoring pioneers are now so far distant that it is important not to overlook them. All aspects of the game were so very different then from those applying even in what we, today, call the vintage years. While much has been recorded about pioneers such as Charles Jarrott (who wrote "Ten Years of...

Page 59 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, July 1981


A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters A date with Tom Delaney The other day I had a most interesting conversation with Mr. C.T. Delaney, who raced Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands and who owns two rebuilt vintage specimens of this popular British 1 1/2-litre sports car, one of them the actual car with which Kaye Don won the first Ulster TT in 1928. Tom Delaney's father, the late Mr. L.T. Delaney,...

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Testing times at the Track

The Brooklands circuit very quickly proved highly satisfactory for some of the purposes it was built for, such as testing cars, tyre trials, duration runs or just for unfettered speed. S F Edge was the first person to use Brooklands as a test track, before the first race meeting in 1907, with his 24-hour non-stop run at 60mph in a Napier. Early in 1908 many important records were attempted,...

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From the archive with... Doug Nye

In Jarrot's slipstream Retracing the route of the Circuit des Ardennes, where British pioneers made their names London’s first Chinese restaurant, it appears, was opened in 1907. Now park that thought for a while. During the same year, Belgium’s last Circuit des Ardennes race took place on a 53½-mile-long public road course based upon the market town of Bastogne. The Circuit des Ardennes was the...

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Sideslips by "Baladeur"

I have happened upon an entry of a La Buire streamlined saloon in the 1924 Touring Grand Prix at Lyons," writes a correspondent, "to be driven by the veteran Szisz"; and he goes on to ask whether this is the great Szisz of 1906 Grand Prix fame. I have every reason to suppose that it was, and while I do not know whether M Szisz is yet with us, I heard of him some considerable time after 1924 when...

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Clubs news

Ulster A.C. The July issue of the Monthly Review contains a good report of the County Down Trophy Race from various aspects together with several very excellent photographs. Those who were at the race and have not seen a copy should write for one—we can find no price on the cover, but no doubt club funds are open to fortification! The story of the teddy-bear that never looked other than straight...

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Society for the protection of the motor industry

Society for the protection of the motor industry IN 1902 Frederick R. Simms, inventor of the joystick and founder of the RAC, was behind the formation of an organisation designed to represent the interests of car producers and vendors. That organisation was the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a title first registered on July 16, 1902, with'headquarters at Norfolk House in London's...

Page 12 of September 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, September 1947


by "Baladeur" A full and authentic biography of Ettore Bugatti still, I think it is generally admitted, remains to be written. Even less attempt, so far as I am aware, has been made to trace the career of that equally enigmatic Alsatian, sometime, I believe, Bugatti's partner, Monsieur E. E. C. Mathis. One day, perhaps, when his Minicar, which was one of the sensations of the last Paris show, has...

Page 11 of May 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1948


By "Baladeur" This month the inimitable" Baladeur " has struck a very topical subject in discussing racing possible only by the use of alcohol fuel! We have answered his request for additional information on alcohol fuel, in the light of modern practice, by enlisting the aid of that well-known expert, Mr. L. G. Callingham, who in his time has driven a wide variety of racing cars, and whose...

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by "Baladeur" Having started my motoring career with the cars of just before and just after the Kaiser war, some of which were, I suppose, among the fastest vehicles in relation to their braking capacity ever built, I rather naturally began by taking it as a law of nature that the gearbox was, among other things, a prime agent in achieving deceleration. Subsequent graduation to earlier, more or...



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