Articles tagged Dan Higgin

Page 39 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 1983

Sorting out the TT Vauxhalls

When I wrote up Alistair Templeton's recreating of No. 1 TT Vauxhall last year I remarked that I would have liked to have sorted out which one of the three team cars was which, in the subsequent career of these 1922 racing Vauxhalls, but considered the task too fraught with problems, at all events to obtain a reasonably-accurate result. However, the matter niggled me, until I thought to ask Mr....

Page 67 of February 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 2002

Sand Blasts

Pre-WWII British Motorsport was forced to the fringes of the country to find venues. Bill Boddy takes us on a trip to the seaside More motor racing on sand courses has occurred than may be generally realised. The inaugural use of such a venue appears to have been in 1904 by the Irish AC on The Velvet Strand', near Dublin, where MacDonald's big Napier beat the Hon. Charles Rolls, on his 100hp Mors...

Page 64 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 2002

Atlantic crossing

When the USA was a long way away, American cars were a rare sight in European competition. Bill Boddy recalls two which made it to Brooklands and brought a flavour of Indianapolis to Surrey — but which didn't quite live up to the hype Between the wars, interest in motor racing increased as more people had cars. Brooklands, and later, Donington and other venues, were popular, but only a few...

Page 74 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1978

Sunbeam identity

Sir, As one who lived in Southport in the 1920s, I regularly watch the race meetings on Birkdale beach and was very interested in the photo of the Sunbeam referred to in Mr. Mumphrie's letter in your February issue. Surely this was the Sunbeam that then belonged to Dan Higgin of Liverpool — the "HMS" standing for Higgin Motor Services. Keswick ERIC C. WILSON

Page 20 of July 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1942

Letters from readers

Sir, Having recently read the article which appeared in Motor Sport some months ago by a New Zealand enthusiast, I am prompted to make my small contribution to this worthy journal, which was, until a few months ago, entirely unknown to me. More's the pity. If I make rather heavy weather of it, I ask you to make allowances and try to remember that I find the "spanner mightier than the pen."...

Page 45 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1990

The Racing Cars of Jack Field

The Racing Cars of Jack Field THE other day I had the pleasure of talking to Jack Field about his motor racing days at Southport, Brooklands and Phoenix Park, etc. It started when he had a garage business in Southport and in 1928 decided to try his hand at motor racing on the famous Ainsdale beach, where sand-racing dated back to 1920 (as distinct from promenade speed trials in 1903) and was by...

Page 12 of September 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, September 1946

The 3-litre T.T. Vauxhalls

George Sanders, the Vauxhall enthusiast, tells of the history of those elusive 1922 Vauxhall racing cars. In these notes I am purposely not giving technical details of the above cars, as I believe their design is well known, and in view of the fact that they were fully described in a recent issue of one of the well-known weekly motoring journals, any remarks of mine would be superfluous. Three...

Page 44 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, January 1979

Racing Driver -Racing Motorist

"He can be regarded as the leader of the latest type of racing-motorist created in the atmosphere of the track" - The Autocar writing about Percy Lambery in 1913. "Because road-racing is so entirely different from track-racing in any of its forms it is rare to find that anyone whose whole enthusiasm is centred about the very fast run of the Track can take quite the same interest in other branches...

Page 23 of November 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1931

THE B.R.D.C. "500"

THE B.R.D.C. \500/ [Motor Sport Photograph Widengren's O.M. leaving a tra:1 of smoke after breaking a piston. He is seen following two Rileys and a Talbot. IN three short years the 500 miles race has become one of the world's classics, and those who went down to the track on October 3rd were privileged to witness a British victory at the highest speed ever attained in a long distance race. The...

Page 26 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1931

THE IRISH GRAND PRIX

THE IRISH GRAND PRIX ONCE more we have to congratulate the M.G. Car Company for the fine performance put up by their cars. Following on the speeds achieved by the latest 750 c.c. model in the DoubleTwelve, a victory in the first day's race was by no means unexpected, but their winning of the Irish Grand Prix, for the best performance on handicap throughout the two days, was rather more of a...

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