Articles tagged Charlie Martin

Page 78 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 2006

I Remember: Bentleys and Balls

I remember, before I was due to interview the Duke of Richmond & Gordon about his cars and aeroplanes, asking where I could park. I was told that his private parking space was near his London house. Two cars were there but I backed mine in and locked it. When the Duke heard this he was delighted, saying the other cars had no right there and I had trapped them. I had visions of a smashed...

Page 65 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1996

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 23 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 1938


THE EASTER B.A.R.C. MEETING GREAT DUEL BETWEEN DOBSON AND "BIRA." OLIVER BERTRAM WINS AN OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE AT 117.26 M.P.H. BABY FIATS EN MASSE. H. T. H. CLAYTON HAS A CLOSE CALL. BROOKLANDS, Easter Monday, 1938, will be remembered by Tucker Clayton and A. P. Hamilton as long as they live. Clayton, driving Plerning's narrow single-seater M.G. Midget, was struck in the tail by Hamilton's 2-seater...

Page 105 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, May 1997

Motor-racing Etonians

It was announced a short time back that Eton College is to close its museum of animals, birds and other specimens shot and brought back to England by ex-pupils, because now very few of the boys visit this corner of memories of how some builders of Empire relaxed in their spare moments. The curator was, we heard, open to suggestions for something of wider appeal reflecting recent activities. I...

Page 68 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1992

V to C Miscellany

Those keen folk who intend to take a look at this year's MCC Land's End Trial over Easter may care to know that among the hills which the car and motorcycle entry (limited to 350) will be asked to tackle are Sug Lane, Beggars Roost, Sutcombe, Darracott, Crackington, New Mill and Bluehills Mine, between the hours of 22.00 on April 17th and 12.00 hours on April 18th, there being 19 observed-...

Page 49 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, May 1975

The Monoposto Alfa Romeo

The Monoposto Alfa Romeo Sir, Your article on the Monoposto Alfa Romeo (MOTOR SPORT, March issue was most interesting, perhaps the following facts may help to complete the picture. I owned the .exGeorges Raph car and sold it to Mrs. Thomas, my profit being a pair of de Ram shock-ahsilrbers, which were subsequently fitted to the ex-Charlie Martin car. I bought from C. E. Martin his monoposto Alfa...

Page 15 of March 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 1942


Grand Marques CECIL CLUTTON'S comprehensive article on the evolution of the racing car from 1895 to 1908. which appears in this issue, will be digested with interest by those who study the history of racing, and will be found a compact source of reference in connection with the early development of the racing car. As a sequel to his painstaking compilation, Clutton has drawn up an analysis of...

Page 8 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1937


THE B.A.R.C. EASTER MEETING THE 23-LITRE NAP1ER-RAILTON RETURNS TO BROOKLANDS TO WIN BROADCAST TROPHY AND SET UP NEW RACE RECORD—BIMOTORE ALFA TAKES NEW MOUNTAIN LAP RECORD—SOME CLOSE STRUGGLES FOR SECOND PLACE. Sure sign that the winter months are over—Brooklands has re-opened, with all that that means to enthusiasts who feel the need of a taste of motor-sport at least once a week—for even on "...

Page 21 of September 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1941


PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND AN ARTICLE WHICH WILL INTEREST OTHER OBSERVERS AND PERHAPS AMUSE THE "VICTIMS" THE first race which I ever saw was the B.R.D.C. " 500 " run at Brooklands in the autumn of 1999. From that time until I became closely associated with the sport, I saw quite a lot of racing., yet I was a distant spectator, and never at any time came into close contact with ziny of the drivers...

Page 11 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1937


" BIRA " MAKES HIS BOW VICTORY IN IMPERIAL TROPHY RACE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE WITH HIS E.R.A. THE LAP RECORD SET TO 58.63 M.P.H. BY ARTHUR DOBSON (E.R.A.). EXTREMELY CLOSE FINISH. THE last meeting of the season at the Crystal Palace had a hang-over, as it were, of the glamour of Donington the previous Saturday, because Dick Seaman was to do an exhibition run with a Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz and the...



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