Articles tagged Chris Staniland

Page 142 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, May 2014

More than a fairey tale

How ingenuity turned an elderly Alfa Romeo into an unlikely, high-speed star of the 1930s Chris Staniland raced both motorcycles and cars while working as chief test pilot for Fairey Aviation. He drove an elderly 2.9 Alfa Romeo Tipo B Monoposto cared for by Chertsey motor engineer J S Worters. Staniland knew High Duty Alloys and Col Devereux (see left) through both flying and racing, and in 1936...

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...

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Road Test -- BMW 325i

World Class Leader When BMW were faced with replacing the two boxy generations of 3-series that had served from 1975 to 1990, with over 3.5 million sales, they knew their largest volume seller demanded a brand new body. Gone are the upright lines and air of quality that was the envy of the non-Mercedes manufacturing World: in came the aero generation 3-series, plastics to the fore. The result was...

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THE 2(AND OFTEN 3-) WHEELER REMINISCENCES OF H. L. BIGGS PART I I-1925-1928 [In November H. L. Biggs suggested that we should devote more space to sporting motor-cycling. In spite of being convalescent after a long illness he backed his suggestion with an account of his own efforts in the early post-1918 days. Part I appeared in January and the concluding portion appears below.—Ed.] EARLY in 1925...

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...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters The VSCC at Cadwell Park The vintage SCC held its now-customary last-race-meeting-of-the-season at the pleasant Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire (where you can see motorcycle racing until the middle of October) on August 26th. Entries were this time confined to pre-war cars, and 109 were obtained. Fine weather, the friendly atmosphere, and the social...

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GOOD OLD DAYS AT BROOKLANDS CONTINUING SOME RAMBLING REMINISCENCES OF A REGULAR BROOKLANDS HABITUE BEFORE reverting to the old photograph album which has inspired these memories, I must record that I have been taken to task by a reader for two inaccuracies in my first article. The first was that I included the Wolseley Viper among the number of "chaindriven aero-engined monsters," whereas in...

Page 55 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, May 2000

Off the Record

The name of Campbell is firmly linked with record-breaking on land and water but as Bill Boddy reminds us, Sir Malcolm Campbell was also a prolific and successful driver on the track, in a wide range of cars Sir Malcolm Campbell is remembered as Britain's quintessential record-breaker. Did he not go for the fastest-ever blast, the Land Speed Record, from 1924, taking it to 357.5mph by 1938 in a...

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STABLE INFORMATION During his commentary on some slides, shown before his film "Motoring with Mercedes," at the Harrow C.C. Film Show on February 17th, George Monkhouse gave some hitherto unpublished information about the Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz cars of last season. The tubular side-members of the .chassis, he said, are of oval-section only mm. thick, and before the crossmembers are in place it...

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An Important New Book The famous Motor Course at Weybridge will attain its fiftieth anniversary next month. Although it is no longer used for motor racing the old Track will be remembered with affection by all manner of persons who raced, spectated, organised or officiated there between the years 1907 and 1939 when the place was one of the most active motor-racing centres in the world. It is...



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