Articles tagged Cliff Bergere

Page 17 of September 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1940

Rumblings

Patience I DEEPLY sympathise with those youthful enthusiasts who were on the threshold of their motoring career when war broke out a year ago, and are now waiting to resume, with but few personal reminiscences to lighten the period of waiting. Our correspondence columns used to bear witness to the fun obtained by impecunious enthusiasts who ran very cheap cars to Donington, Shelsley-Walsh,...

Page 94 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, June 2005

WB miscellany

Salt Lake record breaker  --  Bill Boddy remembers Ab Jenkins, America's Mormon long-distance recordman David Abbot (Ab) Jenkins was highly respected in the USA as a long-distance record-breaker, both pre- and post-war, who set challenges for British drivers. A staunch Mormon, he was made Mayor of Salt Lake City. From bicycles the young carpenter, who was to develop his own building company, went...

Page 38 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1934

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. LOUIE MEYER WINS ASCOT ROAD RACE AND OAKLAND 250-MILES CLASSIC WITHIN A WEEK— INDIANAPOLIS HUMS WITH PRE-RACE ACTIVITY. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIVVETHER-SMITH THE 1928-29-33 National Racing Champion, Louie Meyer, has inaugurated his 1934 season with two brilliant victories in long, gruelling stock car races in California. Meyer was fourth in his first start of the...

Page 47 of April 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1934

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. Stubblefield Wins Gilmore Gold Cup Road Race. R10 0A racing in California, absent for over 17 years, returned to Los Angeles on February 18th and was accorded an enthusiastic welcome by an attendance estimated at above 80,000 at the first annual Gilmore Gold Cup Classic. This race was run over a 250-mile distance, 131 laps of an intricate, winding, exceedingly_ rough course....

Page 33 of July 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1937

A RECORD INDIANAPOLIS

A RECORD INDIANAPOLIS SOME DETAILS OF AMERICA'S CLASSIC " 500 " There is something unusually attractive about a ,race which carries on, year after year, with the same track and distance. The Indianapolis 590-mile race, for example, has an almost legendary character, and it must now have the longest unaltered history of any of the present big races. Actually, the surface of the track was greatly...

Page 48 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 1984

Pre-War American race tracks - How many remain?

The major race tracks used to be Brooklands in Britain, Montlhéry in France, Monza in Italy, and Indianapolis in America, thinking in terms of pure speedways, not road-orientated circuits. A lesser track was the Avus in Germany, while for a time Spain had Sitges. Now Brooklands is derelict, Montlhéry little used, the Monza banked track likewise, but in the USA the Indianapolis Speedway, that...

Page 37 of July 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1936

INDIANPOLIS "500"

THE INDIANAPOLIS "500" LOUIS MEYER (RING-FREE SPECIAL) WINS CLASSIC FOR THIRD TIME. PETROL RESTRICTIONS SLOW DOWN RACING AND GIVE TAME FINISHES With the lifting of the ban on superchargers and the spending of some $100,000 on improvements to the track, it was generally expected that this year's "Five-century Gasoline Derby" would be won at a record speed. However, what was not generally expected...

Page 31 of July 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, July 1932

The Indianapolis "500"

The Indianapolis "500" FRAME ON A HARTZ MILLER 8-cyl. SPECIAL, WINNER OF AMERICAN CLASSIC AT 1o4.144 THE LEADERS' SPEEDS m.p.h. 1st Fred Frame 104.144 (Hartz Miller 8-cyl. Special) 2nd Howard Wilcox 103.8 (Lions Head Special Miller) 3rd Cliff Bergere 102.6 (Studebaker Special) 4th Bob Carey 101.36 (Meyer Special) AFTER an interval of seven years, the record speed of 101.13 m.p.h. for the apnual...

Page 14 of July 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 1941

INDIANAPOLIS

INDIANAPOLIS N0 very full account has come from U.S.A. of the only race of 1941— the 500 Mile Classic at Indianapolis. But we know that a terrible fire burnt out the pits and timekeepers' huts and delayed the start of the race. Curiously, the heading to one of Joe Copps's famous race-news sheets from Indiana was: "Look out for Sparks this Year 1 " These newssheets illustrate very nicely the...

Page 83 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, November 1983

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

The Ford V8 as a Racing Car A Remarkable Facet of Between-Wars Indianapolis History The Ford Motor Company has won so many races and other competition events that it is permissible to look back on an ambitious racing effort that did not come off. In this context, although it is sometimes thought that Ford had to turn to motor racing and rallying in order to live down the reputation of a utility-...

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