Articles tagged Charlie Dodson

Page 55 of June 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, June 2006

The Count's Maserati

It's been out of sight for 30 years – hanging on a wall. Now one of only four examples of Maserati's exquisite little 4CM voiturette has reappeared. Its story is intertwined with one of motor racing's aristocrats, Count 'Johnny' Lurani CernuschiWords: Gordon Cruickshank. Photography: James Mann Breeding. It's in this car's genes, as it was in its first owner. Giovanni Lurani di Cernuschi was not...

Page 19 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Many interesting articles have appeared from time to time on home-built specials and conversions, but I have yet to see some authoritative dope on "blowers" and the manufacture of amateur productions. Perhaps trade secrets enter into the matter, but surely someone at some time or other has made, say, a Cozette-pattern supercharger which, from the meagre details available, looks simple enough...

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 35 of October 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1934

UNSUPERCHARGED CARS PROVIDE SPLENDID SPECTACLE IN ULSTER T.T. RACE

OPINIONS may differ as to whether banning superchargers is or is not a retrograde step, but there could be no doubt of the success of the seventh Tourist Trophy race, held over 35 laps of the famous Ards circuit and totalling 478 mils. At last, it seemed a " formula " had been evolved which encouraged manufacturers of cars of all capacities to take part, and the spectacle of the Bentley and the...

Page 36 of October 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1936

CATALOGUE MODELS ON PARADE

CATALOGUE MODELS ON PARADE THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE REVIEWED To every ordinary driver of cars of spotting type there has undoubtedly come, at some time or other, a desire to see a long-distance race confined to absolutely standard motor-cars. I would, myself, journey far to see such a contest, especially if the regulations specified that wellknown racing drivers would not be allowed to...

Page 46 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1935

COBB AND HIS COMRADES TAKE 21 WORLDS RECORDS ON THE NAPIER RAILTON

Cobb and his Comrades take 21 World's Records on the Napier Railton A MAGNIFICENT PERFORMANCE WHICH MAKES A CLEAN SWEEP FROM 50km. TO 24 HOURS THE official confirmation of the series of records set up by John Cobb and his co-drivers T. E. Rose-Richards and C. P. Dodson on the Bonneville Salt Beds, Utah, U.S.A., brings to a fitting close this magnificent effort of British drivers of an all-B.-...

Page 28 of November 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1930

HIGH SPEEDS ON THE SANDS

HIGH SPEEDS ON THE SANDS. SOUTHPORT CLUB'S LAST MEETING. TN spite of the rather wet surface of the sand and the showery weather, the championship meeting held at Southport on the 4th of last month was one of high speeds, and altogether provided a very successful day's sport. J. Field's Talbot, which has already distinguished itself this season in numerous events, was again in very good form and...

Page 47 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, July 1931

THE SENIOR RACE

THE SENIOR RACE Another Norton 147111 Island Lapped at SO THF, most arnazin.g performan,ce of the 1931 Tourist Trophy Races was undoubtedly J. H. Simpson's wonderful third lap in 28m. Is. at the alino.-t incredible average of 80.82 m.p.h. Time and again this wond..Tful rider has broken the lap record only to retire, and his luck was still out for at Ballaugh on his fourth lap he braked heavily...

Page 81 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, November 1975

Graduates from Two Wheels

Graduates from Two Wheels Sir, The days when a top racing motorcyclist could switch to four wheels and slot straight into the front ranks of a Grand Prix grid belong to the past. Mike Hailwood, who is the subject of an article in your September issue, might well have progressed further on four wheels had he sacrificed the years spent on two. It was not always so, right up to the second World War...

Page 51 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1978

Fiftieth anniversaries

The RAC Tourist Trophy Exactly why the figure of 100 should mean so much to British people is difficult to understand, especially as we have only recently accepted the decimal system of counting in multiples of ten. It could be our long association with cricket and the fact that every Englishman starts life orientated to cricket, even if he doesn't follow it through in later years. Though why 100...

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