Articles tagged Chris Staniland

Page 58 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1991

Veteran to classic -- Jameson

Mystery special When a driver of the calibre of Sir Malcolm Campbell elects to drive it, interest is increased in an otherwise obscure car, about which enquiries crop up from time to time, although its racing achievements were virtually nil. That car was the Jameson Special, built by J Jameson of the Jameson Engine Company (UK) Ltd, at West Ewell in Surrey. (He should not be confused with Murray...

Page 56 of February 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1997

The Man in White

Chris Staniland Test Pilot, Racing Driver and Racing Motorcyclist You surely remember C S Staniland? He made a very considerable impact on the motor racing scene in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as being Fairey Aviation's top test-pilot. In these varied fields Christopher Stainbank Staniland operated with quiet reliable efficiency, knowing how to complete each task effectively, racing and flying...

Page 56 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- a classic protest

Protests over the results of races or rallies are nasty things! Necessary perhaps but nasty nevertheless. They can cause ill-feeling and friction, delay the publication of results, and cast doubts as to the validity of the outcome. There have been some classic protests, like the one relating to yellow headlamps on the Monte Carlo Minis, the refusal of the Le Mans scrutineers to accept Colin...

Page 47 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, December 1974

The Cars of the Duke of Richmond and Gordon

His Grace, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, has played a notable part in many aspects of the sporting motoring and aviation scene. His early enthusiasm for fast cars led him to Bentley Motors Ltd. in the time of the great W. O. Bentley. He won important motor-races at Brooklands, entered the Motor Trade in which capacity his company, Kevill-Davies and March Ltd., built some interesting special-...

Page 36 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1980

Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing

Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing ALTHOUGH the Austin 7 is not raced as much as it was before the war, when it represented almost everyone's first-car and an excellent beginner's competition proposition (apart from which, the factory ran very professional side-valve andtwin-cam racing Austins), there is still much interest in them, and this account of the pre-war competition...

Page 6 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, September 1932


THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE A DAY OF RECORDS. C. R. WHITCROFT & G. E. T. EYSTON ON R1LEYS, FIRST & SECOND, M.G. THIRD. Qt5ARRY Corner—a sharp, dangerous bend, and scene of many a narrow escape. A Talbot, practising for the T.T. race, comes tearing along the straight from the Stands. The driver cuts out, brakes heavily—and the offside back wheel snaps off, flying into the air in a great...

Page 62 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1992

Bi-motore burblings

I reckon that Rodney Felton did well to finish fifth in the Alfa Romeo Race in Tom Wheatcroft's rebuilt and rebodied Alfa Romeo Bi-motore at VSCC Donington, remembering how other drivers, up to the calibre of Nuvolari, the Senna of his day, disliked the handling characteristics of these twin-engined Alfas. It was a tribute to Rodney's enthusiasm for the marque that he was lent the car — mark you...

Page 34 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1964

Vintage postbag

"Grasshoppers” Sir, Mr. Widdowson's letter on Austin Seven Grasshoppers is gradually confusing the complete scene! Because of the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of the 11 Grasshoppers, the 750 Motor Club's Austin Seven Register instigated a search. The following are their findings:— AOX 4 First registered April 4th, 1935. Still in existence in Hertfordshire, but fitted with 100E engine...

Page 166 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 166, April 1999

Parry Thomas, track idol

In more recent years the stars of Brooklands were Sir Henry Birkin in the blower 4 1/2 Bentley, Oliver Bertram in the Barnato-Hassan, John Cobb in the lap-record Napier-Railton and Chris Staniland with the Multi-Union. But in the formative years of MOTOR SPORT it was the Welsh wizard, John Godfrey Parry Thomas, who was the idol of the Weybridge Track. This vicar's son, engineer, tuner,...

Page 15 of October 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1988

Letter to readers

Vandalism? In recent months there have been letters in the columns of Motor Sport decrying the dismantling of a famous racing car from the British motor racing scene, in order to recreate a car that was last seen in one piece in 1937. I refer to Multi-Union II. One of the letters we received (Motor Sport, July 1988) was from Jack Emmott who was one of the group of people who conceived the Multi-...



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