Articles tagged Cyril Pullin

Page 20 of February 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, February 1927


an appointment which he celebrated by creating a record for the kilometre at 85 m.p.h. on a sidevalve Norton. Riding a 249 c.c. Velocette he attained 70 m.p.h., a speed which to this day has seldom been equalled on a small two stroke. During 1921 a cup was offered by Messrs. Godfrey's for the first 500 c.c. machine to attain 90 m.p.h. Ever ready to improve the shining hour, O'Donovan and Judd as...

Page 12 of September 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, September 1924


On one of those very wet days in which the month of August this year excelled, some excellent solo motor cycle records were put up on Brooklands track. Riding an 175 c.c. Cotton, C. W. Johnston covered five miles from a flying start in 5 mins. 1.94 secs., equalling a speed of 59.61 m.p.h. From a standing start he covered ten miles in ro mins. 18.85 secs., at a speed of 58.17 m.p.h. Fifty miles...

Page 42 of July 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1924

The Rival Big Noises at Weybridge

[Will the new silencing regulations restrict motor cycling sport or development ? The following article analyses the salient points of the "Six-to-One" order.] The few jaded inhabitants of Weybridge who are endeavouring to jeopardise the most exhilarating and useful of sports, have placed the Brooklands track authorities in an awkward predicament. Embarrassed by the "lightning strike" of...

Page 35 of August 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1924


A DAY AT ARPAJON. Where Many World's Records Were Made. By FRANK A. HARDY. pARIS, at shortly after 8 a.m., and the promise of a fine, bright day. The car which was promised had not shown up, so, as the Major and I were anxious to go to Arpajon, a taxi was requisitioned. There were several attractions in the vicinity of Paris on that day, July 6th, the Olympiad, the visit of the Prince of Wales,...

Page 3 of July 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, July 1930

The Way of Thinkings

gite (c _/1,42-we The Windermere Disaster. THE calamitous conclusion to Segrave's last effort is still fresh in the minds of all of us. And it will remain so for a long time to come. In the moment of triumph, disaster came and the luck of " H.O.D.," which had seen him through so many close calls, held no longer. There are many who decry this "craze for speed." But none of Segrave's exploits—...

Page 54 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- forgotten makes

The Douglas Light Car Douglas motorcycles were known and esteemed the world over in pre-war days. The famous belt-drive flat-twins were ridden by numerous Dispatch Riders during the First World War. Afterwards Douglases were raced by more riders than I have space to list, but who included Freddie Dixon in the TT and Cyril Pullin at Brooklands, the former the first to exceed 100 mph on a 500cc...

Page 32 of September 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1924


TWO hundred miles, equal to the distance from London to Liverpool, on a sidecar with a power unit of only 350 c.c., in just over three hours, is an achievement which provides unanswerable data as to the efficiency of the type for passenger work. It was accomplished by W. D. Marchant on a Blackburne engined Chater-Lea at the Ealing Club's triple-race meeting at Brooklands, when three events, each...

Page 43 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1980

Out of the past

From time to time Motor Sport's readers send me much interesting material, such as a photostat of a page from the one-time Douglas Company's house-magazine The Con-Road, of which I had not heard previously. This came to me from Mr. Geoff Lee of Ruislip and is dated 1927. It is about a racing car assembled by C. G. Pullin from parts he imported from America, for use at Brooklands in 1911. Now I...

Page 21 of November 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 1929


"BROOKLANDS REMINISCENCES" and other memories of the "good old days." By Prof A. M. LOW, A.C.G I., D.Sc. FEW things annoy me more than the open-air fiend who makes a point of his adherence to historical and barbaric methods of sport. He, or worse still she, will slap you on the back in the middle of a cold morning and talk brightly of football, tobogganing, and blood. It is easy to understand...

Page 5 of September 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, September 1924


P-r HE new motor course now under construction at Montlhery, is situated approximately seventeen miles south of Paris, and is approached by the main highway No. 20, leaving Paris at the Port d.'Orleans, and thence through Montra.uge, Bourg la Reine, la Croix de Berny, and Longjumeau. Unfortunately the condition of the approach road, which is of pave, is rather bad for at least twenty miles. The...


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