Articles tagged Christopher Jennings

Page 98 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 1998

Margaret Jennings

Another link gone with pre-war Brooklands: as Margaret Allen, Mrs Jennings was one of the outstanding lady drivers there. Born in Scotland, the fearless young girl began using the family Lagonda in the Womens' Automobile and Sports Association's tough trials, then graduated to racing at Brooklands, notably in MGs, and at Le Mans in the successful 'All Girls' MG Midget team in 1935. She also drove...

Page 64 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1988

Veteran to classic

"Les Girls" at Le Mans Although motor racing back in 1935 was L-Ihardly linked with sponsorship in the way it is today, opportunities for publicity were scarcely ignored. So it was that for that year's Le Mans 24-Hour Race an ingenious idea was applied to the MG entry: the 847cc ohc PA MG Midget, introduced a year earlier, was the basis of the three-car team, and to attract attention the drivers...

Page 37 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, September 1982


Christopher Jennings, MBE Lt.-Col. Christopher Jennings died recently at the age of 71. He was the Editor of The Motor from 1946 to 1960, and came to that journal with long experience of the Motor Industry, having been with Riley (Coventry) Ltd. from 1931, before becoming Midlands Editor of The Motor by 1937. The war interfered with Jennings' journalistic career, and he served instead with REME...

Page 4 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 1949

The Austin A90's Stock-Car Records

The Stock-Car Records established by an Austin A90 at Indianapolis rather take one's breath away! In sober fact the car, driven for three-hour spells by Charles Goodacre, Dennis Buckley and Alan Hess, established or broke 68 A.A.A.-recognised standard-car records, 53 in the 3-litre class and ten in the unlimited class. These range from the s.s. five miles at 83.03 m.p.h. and fs. five miles at 89....

Page 43 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters "Babs" returns to Pendine In conjunction with the opening of their new Community Hall, Pendine Community Council persuaded Owen Wyn-Owen to bring the 27-litre Liberty-engined Thomas Special "Babs" back to Pendine, so that it could make a memorial run along the famous sands, fifty years to the day on which J.G. Parry Thomas was killed there. When the car...

Page 64 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 2003

Women racers at Brooklands

From the very opening meeting in 1907, women competed at the surrey track. While some races were ladies-only, often they raced on equal terms with the men. Bill Boddy recalls some very skilful drivers If no female driver has ever made it to fame in F1 championship racing, it has to be accepted that almost from the beginning of motor-racing in 1895, those who used to be termed the weaker sex have...

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Obituary - Rodney L. de Burgh Walkerley

Another link with motoring journalism has been lost, so soon after the death of Christopher Jennings, with the passing away of Rodney Walkerley, at the age of 77, last December. Rodney worked for Motor Sport from 1927 to 1928, starting with those tests of motorcycles to which we referred recently. He graduated to more important reporting before joining the staff of The Light Car in 1930, as that...

Page 6 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 1943

The fair sex should race – a defence

At the Second Brains Trust most of the assembled brains thought that women should either not race at all or should do so on their own. In this outspoken article a girl enthusiast, who has spectated frequently at British and Continental races, and who wants to see more women competing after the war, defends her sex. – Ed. There was so much nonsense talked on the subject of women in motor-racing at...

Page 47 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, September 1986

The Roads of the 1920s

We left Owen John, the motoring diarist whose recollections we have been recalling, enthusing over a 1925 20/60 hp Sunbeam and pondering on the new road numbering that was then beginning to make an appearance on the sign-posts. Another matter that was being aired by O.J. in 1925 was the comparatively small number of accidents considering the density of the traffic (even more than sixty years ago...

Page 35 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1973

Engines at Bishop's Castle

Regular readers will know that occasionally I like to visit an air-display and a traction-engine rally, to keep a sense of proportion. For anyone with these sentiments living near the Midlands, the August Bank Holiday rally of the County of Salop Steam Engine Society at Bishop's Castle is an excellent means of fulfilling one of these aims. Nowadays such a rally has not only the tractions but such...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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