Articles tagged Charles Mortimer

Page 39 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1963

GO 52

On the occasion of the S.T.D. Register Wolverhampton Rally I had the privilege of being invited to drive there and back, from Kingston Blount, in Talbot 105 Team Car No. 2, the celebrated "GO 52." This splendid 1931 sports/racing car has been painstakingly restored by A. Blight. Indeed, he also owns GO 53, having bought both cars from Charles Mortimer who, having acquired them, quickly passed...

Page 59 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 1963

Rex Judd's Brooklands' re-union

On the evening of April 27th another of Rex Judd's re-unions of Brooklands' motorcycle riders took place, appropriately, at the "Hand and Spear," Weybridge, close to the Track that is now out-of-bounds to those who wrote its history. It was at this hotel that Robert Louis Stevenson stayed while writing "Treasure Island," inspiration coming to him as he walked on Weybridge Heath and over the Locke...

Page 18 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1946

Rumblings

"500 Progress" The suggested rules for 500-c.c. class contests laid down by the B.A.C. Motor Sports Clubs are by now well known and seem generally acceptable. We rather liked the idea of not permitting more than two cylinders, but whether or not real economy would have resulted from insisting on pump fuel is debatable, John Bolster, of course, believing that reliability can only be courted by...

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 4 of March 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, March 1947

Around the London Factories

In spite of shortage of materials, power cuts, labour difficulties, building restrictions, and the effects of continued petrol rationing, high taxation and purchase tax, impositions which the Government tells us are the penalty for winning the war, the British Motor Industry is getting into its stride and contributing a very fair share to the Export Drive. Naturally we of Motor Sport are...

Page 9 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1946

Monkhouse (Bugatti) Makes F.T.D. at Elstree

Huge entry for V.S.C.C. event. Some very good times. Abecassis's Alta is fastest sports car. The Vintage S.C.C. speed trials at Elstree on Easter Monday over a 1/4-mile of slightly uphill aerodrome runway produced a "Brooklands" entry and attendance. The start was very late, electrical timing had to be abandoned for stop-watch, and the second runs were conducted in a very haphazard manner - one...

Page 34 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1969

Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Re-union on July 6th was almost washed-out by continual heavy rain, but it takes more than this to quench motoring nostalgia, and a large number of Members and Associates turned out for the tour of the old Track, by kind permission of the British Aircraft Corporation. As is traditional, pre-war cars headed the cavalcade which wound through the grounds, in at the old Fork entrance...

Page 25 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1950

Racing At Whitsun

THE Whit-Saturday Goodwood Meeting of the B.A.R.C. attracted a relatively small crowd, perhaps on account of memories of the Silverstone congestion of a week earlier, possibly because of the Derby. The atmosphere of pre-war Brooklands was most enjoyable and the Sussex constabulary were ready and willing to exercise skill in coping with traffic congestion, should it have arisen. The main...

Page 67 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1987

Veteran to classic

Brooklands reunion Following the VSCC meeting at Silverstone, we drove to Weybridge for the Brooklands Society Annual Reunion. Staying at the famous Hand & Spear, we found Mr and Mrs Owen Wyn Owen, who had brought "Babs" on its trailer behind a Range Rover. The 27-litre Liberty-engined Parry Thomas LSR car ran on the banking once or twice, but it was not in a very good mood, a broken gearbox...

Page 64 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1987

Chevell Alvis

I was so pleased to read that Dr Pinkerton corrected the error over the Chevell Alvis (KLR 573). It was first advertised with photo in a half-page advert in MOTOR SPORT in early 1954 or 1955. I feel that I know more about the car than any of the owners, apart from Mr Chevell. I have crawled all over and under it at various times. When originally built it had a modified Speed 20 (21/2 litre) Alvis...

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