Articles tagged Charlie Dodson

Page 90 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

For the sake of history, in my review of Rene Dreyfus' excellent book "My Two Lives", in the April issue, I wrongly referred to him racing for Harry Schell when what I intended was Laurie Schell, and Le Bergue should, of course, have been Le Begue; both were correct in the book. Incidentally, D.S.J. reminds me that Harry was Laurie Schell's elder son and his younger son, Philippe, still lives in...

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That Great Little Man Freddie Dixon

Having recalled recently the careers of some well-known British racing drivers, the time is overdue to include Freddie Dixon. Born in 1892, Frederick William Dixon had already deservedly achieved fame in the motorcycle racing field, before he turned to car racing. Starting in 1909, he had won two 7 races, established records innumerable, ridden with great distinction at Brooklands, where he was...

Page 30 of August 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1936

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...

Page 68 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1981

Number plates AXN 373

After Rolls-Royce Ltd. took over the old Bentley company in 1931 there was a slight pause before anyone knew quite what was going to happen. Then in 1933 the Derby firrn announced its new Bentley 3 1/2-litre, "The Silent Sports Car" in complete contrast to Bentleys from the old Cricklewood firm. The new Bentley was in effect a sports car designed around Rolls-Royce components with a cleverly...

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Maserati 4CM

No.1128 In the January issue of Motor Sport, in an article about the 1939 British Empire Trophy race held at Donington Park, I mentioned an 1100 c.c. Maserati that was driven by Charlie Dodson and was running in second place until it retired. I said that as far as I knew this car had disappeared completely, but it is not so, for a most interesting letter came from Count "Johnny" Lurani to say...

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The Seven wonders

Lord Austin spent a lot of money building racing versions of his cars, especially the exotic twin-cam. Did he get a good return on his investment, asks Bill Boddy? Great Britain did not rank very highly in the construction of racing cars for international events before the First World War, the exceptions being Sunbeam and Napier, with Weigel having a short-term try. However, we must not overlook...

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VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING FAST OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE. AUSTIN AND E R.A. WIN CAMPBELL TROPHY SCRATCH RACES. "BIRA" INVOLVED IN THREE-FOLD CRASH IT was a very happy thought of the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary by organising a great Jubilee Meeting at Brooklands. Entry fees of 3,1and 5/respectively pulled in 297 entries, which were...

Page 9 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1947

The Development of the Racing Austin Seven

Part II [Last month we dealt with the Austin Seven racing history from 1928 to 1930. This concluding instalment covers the period 1931-1939 and embraces the famous twin o.h.c. cars. — Ed.] Early in 1931 Sir Malcolm Campbell took with him to Daytona, when he went out to attack the land speed record, a 4-speed Austin Seven with fairly normal racing bodywork. Daytona Beach did not prove very...

Page 28 of July 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1934

THE MANNIN MORA

THE MANNIN MOAR HIGH SPEEDS TAKE TOLL OF GRAND PRIX CARS DIXON AGAIN FIGURES PROMINENTLY HON. BRIAN LEWIS (MONOPOSTO ALFA-ROMEO) HAS A COMFORTABLE WIN. WEDN ESDAY 'S racing had demonstrated the success of the new course, and with the added attraction of the larger cars, the Mannin Nloar promised to be equally well contested. There were ten starters, and in several cases there had been a last-...

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RUMBLINGS

Heartiest Congratulations IT'S great news that Charlie Dodson is being given a trial by Auto-Union, with a view to a place being made for him in the Grand Prix team. Of course, everyone would like to see a driver of Dodson's calibre at the wheel of a car produced by his own country, but an artist's style should never be cramped, and one rather expects an Auto-Union to be more rapid than anything...

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