Articles tagged Charlie Dodson

Page 8 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, June 1947

The Appeal of the Vintage Motor-cycle

[In March, 1940, we asked Cecil Glutton to outline the appeal of the vintage sports car, realising that war would inflate car prices and that many of our readers would have to turn to the older types. Now that peace has further sent up the cost of living, the only way in which many enthusiasts can enjoy any degree of motoring performance is to acquire a vintage sports motor-cycle. Accordingly, we...

Page 15 of July 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1936


The Evergreen Delage It is always very comforting when a car you fancy does well, and Seaman's win on the Grand Prix Delage in the Isle of Man more than bore out my contention that here was a potential winner. I understand that the weight has now been brought down to just over 14 cwt. or only 56 lb. heavier than the E.R.A.s. The chassis Seaman tells me is more whippy than that of the English cars...

Page 48 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, December 1934


MAP-READING MADE EASY A SELF-LUMINOUS MAGNIFYING GLASS FOR THE CAR ANYONE who does much night travelling in the passenger's seat of a car, entrusted with the task of following the route with a pocket torch, will recall the difficulty of doing this without dazzling the driver, and this is made increasingly hard when the map is a small scale one or badly printed. We have recently received for trial...

Page 7 of August 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1937


THE J.C.C. FIFTH INTERNATIONAL TROPHY RACE RAYMOND MAYS, WITH THE 2-LITRE E.R.A.. WINS AT 82.3 M.P.H. " BIRA " (MASERATI) RETIRES AFTER A GREAT DUEL. ONLY FOUR FINISH WITHIN TIME LIMIT AVERY classic contest is the Junior Car Club's International Trophy Race, this year the third big race to be held at Brooklands. Ever original, the J.C.C. this time arranged a rolling start, the first ever used in...

Page 35 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1937


The Noise Nuisance Local inhabitants are wont to complain of unusual noises that they do not like and which they think ought to be stopped. Sometimes they have reason, and sometimes not. I believe that the Crystal Palace road-circuit would gain increased revenue if it were to be opened every week-day for testing and practice, as is the case at Brooklands. But as soon as racing commenced at the...

Page 134 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, July 2011

Doug Nye

Driven in very different ways'Iron man' EddIe Hall loved a drIvIng challenge, so goodness knows what he'd have made of autonomous cars... America's fabled Pikes Peak mountain climb — 12.4 miles of historically loose-surfaced roadway, soaring nearly 5000 feet from start to finish — has — graced the competition calendar since 1916. It's rather different today, of course, after extensive 'black top...

Page 6 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1938


" BIRA" WINS THE FIRST BIG RACE OF 1938 E.R.A. VICTORIOUS IN THE CRYSTAL PALACE CORONATION TROPHY AT 57.83 m.p.h. ARTHUR DOBSON (E.R.A.) WINS HIS HEAT. WAKEFIELD'S MASERATI SIX AND THE AUSTINS WELL IN THE PICTURE. ON April 2nd the Crystal Palace roadcircuit commenced its second season, graced with fine weather and a brisk breeze blowing down the Terrace Straight. Considering that the Boat Race...

Page 42 of September 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 2012

Graham gnash

Sir, On receipt of the 'Green `Un' each month, I always turn first to Simon Taylor's Lunch With... feature. I enjoyed reading the interview with the estimable Stuart Graham — fascinating stuff, as always, and great to read chapter and verse about Stuart's motorcycle exploits and successes. I must take Simon to task, however, for repeating the oft-quoted canard that Stuart is the only man to have...

Page 70 of September 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, September 2003

Three-legged races

The Isle of Man is world famous for its motorbike TT, but it has hosted several car events too, as Bill Boddy explains The RAC, as the governing body in control of motor competition events in this country, as well as a premier organisation whose purpose was to look after the interests of ordinary road-going car-users, had held a sufficient number of important race fixtures to justify its full...

Page 29 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, October 1938


SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT SHELSLEY RAYMOND MAYS BREAKS THE RECORD AGAIN IN 57.87 SECS. MAGNIFICENT BY BERT HADLEY WHEN You come to think of it the most remarkable thing about Shelsley Walsh last month was the veritable monotony with which times of 45 seconds and under were recorded. The fact is, of course, that most of the She'sley competitors are " regulars " who, in the passing of years, have...



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