Articles tagged Chris Staniland

Page 14 of October 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1935

Sir Malcolm Campbell sets land speed record of 301.13 mph

Sir Malcolm Campbell the first man in the world to exceed 300mph; Captain Eyston sets record of 159.30mph over one hour Undoubtedly the most outstanding records of the year are those made at Bonneville Salt Flats, by Sir Malcolm Campbell on September 3 and by Capt. Eyston on September 6-18. Bluebird in 1935, away from Bonneville Photo: Motorsport Images Sir Malcolm drove "Bluebird" over the...

Page 13 of April 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1939


Personal Ideal WHEN we were very young we often used to occupy ourselves by planning either the ideal car, or the ideal stable of a given number of existing makes. Either way, a final decision was very seldom reached, and as such considerations, pondered over by a group of enthusiasts, always meant late hours and a heavy consumption of that commodity referred to by even quite unromantic souls as...

Page 41 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, April 1973

Wolseley and other memories—a reader remembers

The letter from N. R. Solley of Kenya brought on such a bout of nostalgia that a rare putting of "pen to paper" seemed to he the only palliative! I think it must have been his reference to early Wolseleys and SU carburetters that brought the pains on, because as a very young man I worked for Wolseley Motors (proprietors Vickers Ltd.) from some time in 1924 until well after the acquisition by Mr....

Page 116 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, November 1981

Of this and that

Sir, Motor Sport continues to bring joy and interest monthly to this Spanish hillside and your October edition was no exception. "Chasing Ghosts" chased up a memory for me—an a boy of 141 was at the last Clipstone Drive speed trials, it was a bike meeting and "Everyone" was there, Freddy Dixon, George Dance. Chris Staniland, Bert Lc Vack etc. etc. It was the latter who made f.t.d. on a Brough,...

Page 24 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1971


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Driving Tests (Dec. 5th) Miraculously the weather was dry, but cold, for the traditional December frolics of the VSCC and the tests were run at comparatively high speed, involving driving skill and being a test of a car's better qualities. But the entry was comparatively small, only eight in the Touring class and 49 all told. The tests are difficult to...

Page 72 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, December 1995

Peer of many parts

As a Mr he was a mechanic; as an Earl he was a racer; as a Duke he created a circuit. ML considers a talented man. The inspiration for the Goodwood Festival of Speed sprang from a meeting in the grounds of Goodwood House in 1935. It was a private affair, for members of the Lancia Owners' Club, and consisted of driving tests and a hill climb. The latter was won by Frederick Lennox-Gordon, ninth...



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