Articles tagged Charlie Dodson

Page 36 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1937


ODD SPOTS R. A. Waddy is carefully going over Fuzzi 9, replacing the wire and nails with light alloy parts. Dunlop racing wheels are now fitted, with H.R.G. brake assemblies, the Ferodo linings for which differ front and rear and have been most carefully chosen. Watch Waddy at Lewes this season ! J. A. Grant, whose Bentley service depot on new premises at Balham Hill is well known, was formerly...

Page 57 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, August 1961

Where are they now?

The editor ponders on the whereabouts of the pre-war racing drivers and racing mechanics The excellent idea on the part of Kenneth Neve, President of the Vintage Sports Car Club, of inviting pre-war racing drivers to take part, at the wheels of appropriate cars, in a parade and mock race at Oulton Park last June (how successful it was is recounted on pages 674 and 675) has caused me to wonder...

Page 71 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1975

Rob Walker's 3 1/2 - litre Delahaye

Rob Walker's 314-litre Delahaye THE DISTINCTIVE blue and white colours of R. R. C. Walker have been connected with motor racing since the early 1950s when Tony Rolt raced ERA/Delage and 2-litre Connaught for his team. Stirling Moss won both the 1960 and '61 Monaco Grand Prix races in an out-dated Lotus 18 and Siffert won the 1968 British Grand Prix in a very up-to-date Lotus-Cosworth 49. Walker...

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

VSCC / MAC Shelsley Pre-View

The Midland AC, founded in 1901, put on an ambitious Press Day at its historic Shelsley Walsh hill on May 2nd, to introduce Presspersons to this famous venue. Helped by the VSCC, timed climbs were demonstrated by representative pre-war cars, after which rides were available, at intended lower speeds. MOTOR SPORT staff, who know all about Shelsley, were present in some force and I much enjoyed my...

Page 26 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1953

Club News

WE HEAR - Betty Haig, noticing an M.G. Magnette referred to in a MOTOR SPORT advertisement as a "special, similar to Betty Haig's." hastens to assure us that her NE Magnette, one of a team of six run in the Ulster T.T. and the actual car which won in 1934 in the hands of Charlie Dodson, is not a special but is carefully maintained in original condition, except that the engine has been bored out...

Page 26 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Racing Austins return to Donington On the last day of January Tom Wheatcroft added two more racing cars to his now-famous Donington Collection. They were a Twin-Cam and a side-valve racing Austin, which British Leyland, largely through the efforts of Ivor Greening, have lent to Wheatcroft, who offered to rebuild them. Typically, Tom made this the occasion for...

Page 50 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1996

TT Memories

Sir, I found your article on Freddie Dixon most interesting and it jogged my memory in several ways. Unfortunately you missed a couple of points regarding the TT races. In 1934 it was won by Charlie Dodson in an MG Magnette; in 1935 it was won as you stated by Freddie Dixon in a Riley (I can find no reference to Wal Handley in connection with Dixon). Finally, in 1936 Dixon and Dodson shared Dixon...

Page 23 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, April 1936


THE DOUBLE-CAMSHAFT AUSTIN SEVEN ARRIVES A PERFECT LITTLE ROAD-RACING CAR WHICH ACHIEVED 121 m.p.h. ON ITS FIRST OUTING. ENGINE GIVES 116 h.p. AND DESIGNED FOR 12,000 r.p.m. COMPLETE CAR WEIGHS 91 CWT. After a long period of waiting the new 750 c.c. Austin racing car has at last been pronounced completed, and this new aspirant for small-car honours, which was shown to members of the Press last...

Page 40 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1938


MOTOR SPORT AND DONINGTON SINCE the first motor race at Donington in 1933, original illustrations and reports of every race meeting held there have been published in MOTOR SPORT. The illustrations were the work of the MOTOR SPORT staff photographers, and were therefore exclusive to this journal. That they were appreciated is proved by the fact that hundreds of enlargements have been bought by...

Page 29 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1977

Donington Park sequel

A number of readers wrote to us in response to the article last month about the 1939 British Empire Trophy race at Donington Park, answering queries or adding information. Of particular interest was a long letter from Geoffrey Richardson about the fate of the Percy Maclure Riley that I suggested became the basis for his Richardson Racing Automobile (RRA) and I can do no better than quote his...



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