Articles tagged Davis

Page 22 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1964

The 24 Hours of Le Mans

Ferrari Fight Through To Win Again For a change it looked as though Ferrari might receive some severe opposition in the 24-hour race at Le Mans, for in the Prototype category there was the team of three 4.2-litre Lola-Ford V8 coupés, entered by the Ford Motor Company, with the drivers Phil Hill/McLaren, Ginther/Masten Gregory and Schlesser/Attwood, and in the GT category the 4.7-litre A.C. Cobra-...

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


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 90 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, March 2002


I read something interesting about the 1.5-litre Invicta. What was not mentioned was that, after S C H Davis, The Autocar's sports editor, had crashed a 4.5-litre low-chassis while leading a wet Mountain Handicap at Brooklands, Invicta gave him just such a 1.5-litre saloon. The bigger car was said to slide easily, in spite of a low CoG, and the experienced Davis could hardly be blamed for the...

Page 35 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, July 1952

BRDC British Empire Trophy Race.

For their IoM meeting this year the BRDC concentrated on a single event, a 200-mile race for sports cars. Griffith (Lester-MG) led the race from start to finish, ably supported by his team-mate Gerry Haddock, a newcomer to the Island. Hawthorn (Frazer-Nash), driving fast and consistently, nearly overcame his 3-lap handicap and finished less than a minute behind the winner.  High spots of the...

Page 10 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1935


NEW SINGERS SCORE AN EASY WIN IN THE L.C.C. RELAY RACE THE RACE WON AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 85.13 M.P.H. POWELL'S TEAM ON THE LIMIT MARK SECURE SECOND PLACE AT 77.9. "RELAY RACE" WEATHER AS USUAL CAUSES ANXIETY fAN the morning of the Relay Race thene were few places more "morne," not to say "triste," than the paddock at Brooklands, for apparently none of the regular spectators at the track had...

Page 34 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1971


A section devoted to old-car matters The RAC London-Brighton Veteran Car Run (November 7th) I have tried the Brighton Run most ways—by tram and bus to Croydon to watch the veterans climb up past the Airport before the war, riding on veterans since 1936, driving some of Lord Montagu's in more recent runs. This year I did it in comfort—staying in Brighton on the Saturday night and reporting from...

Page 51 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1964

A.D.A.C. 1000 Kilometers, Nurburgring

Ferrari Win but Lola-Ford Fast Adenau, May 31st. The annual 1,000-kilometre race held on the Nurburgring this year celebrated its 10th anniversary, and did so with the largest entry imaginable, ranging from works Prototype Ferraris down to a 700-c.c. B.M.W. Special. While the race itself is of vast proportions, starting at 9 a.m, and going on until well after 4 p.m., during which time the leader...

Page 62 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, June 1997

Works Experience

Far from being just another vintage Bentley, this works 3-litre is the only intact survivor of the infamous 1927 Le Mans White House crash. Andrew Frankel jumps in and steps back The evidence is all over the car: The oil filler outside the bonnet, the monstrous rear fuel tank, the twin rear shock absorbers, the short bench where you'd expect a rear seat, the brake adjustment control in the...

Page 132 of April 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, April 2011

Bill Boddy

Charge of the light brigadeIt wasn't all about Outer Circuit monsters: one endurance event proved that small cars could stay the course too Long-distance races at Brooklands were a popular feature as well-established events in the 1920s and '30s, although before the war in 1908 a 100-mile race had been a notable contest, even if it was unfortunately marred by a fatal accident. While avoiding a...

Page 27 of August 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1932


SHELSLEY AGAIN Earl Howe fails to lower Von Stuck's Shelsley Record by 1 secs. after a Magnificent Climb. RAIN MARS PROCEEDINGS. GREAT excitement had been predicted for the 1932 Shelsley Walsh Open Hill-Climb, To begin with, next year the length of the hillwill be increased, so that this year's event was the last chance available of breaking Stuck von Villiez's wonderful record of 42 2/5th sees....



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