Articles tagged Clement

Page 78 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 2014

Go with the Blow

In 1930 Sir Henry ‘Tim’ Birkin defied Bentley by supercharging its beloved 4½. Eighty-four years on, we take an unforgettable ride as the Blower blasts back to the track where its legend was written Writer Rob Widdows We thunder through the night; I cannot feel the top of my head, so fierce is the wind buffeting from the bonnet. I try to snuggle down into the warm footwell but to no avail. On we...

Page 58 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 2014

Bentley 3-litre

Classic carsOur very first road test, taken from Motor Sport, July 1924 | by 'FULL THROTTLE'* The sporting car, as a class, has characteristically more distinction than that possessed by touring types. Being out of the ordinary, and intended to emphasise particular motoring qualities, the sporting car usually has quite an individuality. Some sporting cars, of course, seem to stand quite apart...

Page 19 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1933

GREAT RACING MARQUES

RACING MARQUES GREAT BENTLEY The first car. THE name of Bentley was by no means unknown in the racing world before the first car bearing it ever made its appearance. All followers of the sport in pre-War days remembered " W.O. on his little D.F.P. in the 1914 T.T., and the plucky performance which he put up. When, therefore, directly after the war it became known that he was going to produce a...

Page 10 of July 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1924

Sporting Cars on Road & Track By "Open Throttle"

No1. The Three Litre Bentley The sporting car, as a class, has characteristically more distinction than that possessed by touring types. Being essentially out of the ordinary, and representing the result of concentration upon a design intended to emphasise particular motoring qualities, the sporting car usually has quite an individuality of its own. Some sporting cars, of course, are much more...

Page 138 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, July 2010

Taking up the reins in racing

When George Duller looked around for alternative challenges to a life in the saddle he quickly lit on the four-wheeled arena The steeplechase jockey and trainer George Duller, who had been Champion Jockey in 1918, took up motor racing in 1921, mainly at Brooklands, and on his fourth attempt that year had a win in Captain Noel Macklin’s Silver Hawk with a fastest lap of 72.18mph. In 1922 his wife...

Page 61 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, July 1998

Forrest Lycett and his amazing 8-litre Bentley

Forrest Lycett’s 8-litre Bentley was probably the ultimate road-racing car of its era. Bill Boddy recalls its achievements and those of its remarkable owner The 8-litre Bentley campaigned by the late Forrest Lycett was a very impressive sportscar a long time befpre highly-tuned 8-litre Bentleys and later Bentley Specials appeared on the vintage scene. Certainly, in its day this car had not only...

Page 34 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1978

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Welsh Week-End The Vintage SCC's Welsh Week-End, dating back to 1939 and based on Presteigne, was as popular as ever this year, but with a bias towards the sporting trial and away from the driving-tests and Concours d'Elegance, in the ratio of 71 entries to 17, a healthy sign. This year both events involved a preliminary 200-mile road section, whereas...

Page 17 of February 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1948

The 4 1/2-Litre Bentley

Exactly a year ago we published an authoritative and much-appreciated article on the famous 3-litre Bentley car, which was compiled at our request by the Bentley Drivers Club. So popular did it prove that it was even translated into Norwegian for publication in the official motor paper of Norway. Consequently we have much pleasure in presenting similar data on the 3-litre's immediate successor,...

Page 42 of April 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1931

FRENCH GRAND PRIX ANNIVERSARY

FRENCH GRAND PRIX ANNIVERSARY. THE first Grand Prix of the Automobile Club de France was run on the 26th and. 27th June, 1906, and the present year is, therefore, the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first of the long series of this famous event. The first race was run at le Mans, and it was in connection with the organisation of the event that there was formed the Automobile Club de l'Onest,...

Page 7 of January 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, January 1944

GREAT BRITISH ACHIEVEMENTS

GREAT BRITISH ACHIEVEMENTS A. Rivers-Fletcher describes the Bentley successes at Le Mans. IT is proposed to recount the four successive Bentley victories at Le Mans in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. But it must be remembered that a private owner won at Le Mans in 1924, when Capt. J. F. Duff, partnered by F. C. Clement, brought their 8-litre to victory in the Grand Prix d'Enduranee, and even this was...

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