Articles tagged Clark Gable

Page 121 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, August 2010

Around the houses

NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD Gooding and Company The auction firm has confirmed a few more interesting cars for its Pebble Beach sale on August 14/15. An ex-Moss/Behra/Taruffi 1956 Maserati 200 SI is expected to fetch in excess of £1.7 million. This particular racer, the works team and development car, was campaigned in many European and South American events in period. It...

Page 13 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1932

MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN.

MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN. FROM the very earliest days of the Cinema the automobile—especially the racing car—has had an obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for " thrill-making " material speed was an easy first choice, and the hero was forced to make hair-raising pursuits of the villain sometimes on horseback, at other times in an aeroplane, occasionally on an...

Page 23 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, April 1951

Club News

WE HEAR We hear that a well-preserved 1923 Gwynne Eight witli spare engine was for sale in Leeds recently and that a 1919 Royal Enfield combination with three new tyres, acetylene lamps, etc., Nvas looking for its next owner up in Forfar, the price being under £20. According to N. P. Waring, who has " covered " every Indianapolis 500 since 1927, the car Clark Gable drives in "To Please IL Lady "...

Page 67 of November 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 1989

Book reviews

Conquest of Formula 1 by Christopher Hilton. 154pp. 10" x 71/2".  Patrick Stephens Ltd., Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northants, NN8 2RQ. £16.95 This book, according to its subtitle, is the inside story of the men who took Honda to victory, told by the Daily Express sports feature writer who is Mansell's biographer. The coverage runs from the appointment of Ronnie Bucknum as test driver of...

Page 64 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 2004

Birkin's ghost

Sir Henry Birkin's book Full Throttle was a huge success on its publication in 1932. But he didn't write it. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to the man who did Michael Burn is 92, a former Times correspondent, poet and playwright. But when Henry Birkin met him he was a young student who had never written anything. A mere three weeks later, he had. Birkin did everything at 'full throttle'. "I met Sir...

Page 115 of May 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, May 2013

Big Cats and other animals

Jaguars are big business for the vast JD Classics concern. But pull back the workshop doors and you'll discover all sorts of other treasures, toowriter Gordon Cruickshank There are some businesses which boast a grand frontage concealing less than you expect, and some which reverse the deal. JD Classics does the latter: you must pass through an unassuming archway before seeing the wide glass...

Page 35 of December 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1950

Club News

Club News c-uut-) WE HEAR 1301) Spikins, George Hartwell, R. F. Peacock and Cooper-exponent Clarke have ordered " Le Mans Replica " FrazerNashes for next year's sports-car races. Dr. Waugh will drive a " Mile Might " Frazer-Nash in Scottish competitions and Hans Osterman, Swedish FrazerNash distributor, got the Earls Court " Le Mans Replica," lucky Man, carted it off for display at the Stockholm...

Page 78 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 1990

COMMENTS

The Jaguar Scrapbook by Philip Porter. 168pp. 1034" x 8". Haynes Publishing Group, Spark ford, Yeovil BA22 7JJ. £17.95 Not another Jaguar book? Haynes themselves have 17 others! But on examination I decided that this must be the best browsing book of 1990. What Philip Porter has done is to make up a truly browsable book from all manner of SS and Jaguar items, letters, tear-sheets, reproductions...

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