Articles tagged Dennis Poore

Page 18 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1951

THE BOREHAM AIRFIELD MEETING

THE BOREHAM AIRFIELD MEETING The wet Conditions at Boreliam Airfield on August 11th not only made the course dangerously slippery, but appeared to make rather a lot of " short circuits " in the organisation, whieli showed depressing signs Of lack of experience on OtellOons. The quality of the entry was first-class, even though some of time sports-car events were poorly supported in numbers,...

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Ken Wharton Lowers Prescott Course Record to 43.81 sec. with Blown Cooper 1,000

Ken Wharton Lowers Prescott Course Record to 43.81 sec. with Blown Cooper 1,000 EIGHT DRIVERS, THREE IN "500s," CLOCK UNDER 47 sec. THE Bugatti 0.C., at its so-called International Prescott Meeting on September 9th, made a determined bid to prove that a speed hill-climb can be as pOpIllar as circuit racing. Innovations included re-arrangement. of the racing-car classes, three in place of two runs...

Page 54 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1975

Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare (October 4th) LAST MONTH we commented on a pleasant day by the sea at Brighton, watching the annual Speed Trials along the Madeira Drive. A similar and equally pleasant event was the annual sprint over i-kilometre on the sea front at Weston-super-Mare, run by Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club with sponso ship by Cheltenham Cameras Ltd., a fi owned by a keen motor racing enthusiast. is...

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Report of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events SHELSLEY WALSH HiLL-CLIMB (Sept. 22nd) With a time of :3(1.02 sec., Ken Wharton lowered the car record for the hill and also bettered the absolute record held by a Vincent-If. R.D. motor-cycle. In practice Dennis Poore recorded 36.92 sec., the first time the 1,000 yards have ever been covered in under 37 sec. An unfortunate accident happened to A. J. Butterworth, when the...

Page 112 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, January 2012

Friends in high places

If nothing else, Triumph managed to attract a very cool fanbase… Triumph never had Norton’s racing success, so lacked some of its great rival’s glamour. In the end, the two were merged during the 1970s in a desperate and ultimately unsuccessful bid to save the British motorcycle industry. Despite government support, Triumph went under in 1983. That was until John Bloor, who made millions in the...

Page 39 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, December 1975

Books for Christmas

"Rolls-Royce in America" by John Webb de Campi. 256 pp. 10 in. x 7¼ in. (Dalton Watson Limited, 78, Wardour Street, London, W1V 4AN. £9.50) Never has one make of motor car been better or more beautifully documented than the Rolls-Royce. Following John Oldham's great reference work comes this specialised book about Rolls-Royce in America. It is as magnificently produced and illustrated as its...

Page 32 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 1950

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS That " Real " Motor Car Ian Niekols tutu an interesting article in the last issue of the B.A./?.C. Gazelle, in which he defined the " real " motor car. " " Nickols confessed that his idea of a " real " motor car is based on " speed for money," coupled with controllability that enables safe high-average speeds to be set up. He " makes it absolutely clear that he finds his " real "cars in...

Page 38 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 2012

Different strokes

This year MotoGP has some new Technical rules written to encourage smaller engineering outits to create cheaper machines. The idea of these CRT bikes (for claiming rule Team) is to help free MotoGP from the stranglehold of the major manufacturers. Cosworth already has engineers looking into the possibility of creating a CRT engine. If the renowned British firm does get back into bikes, let’s hope...

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1952 British Grand Prix race report - Ascari victorious Silverstone

  A Splendidly Organised "Daily Express"/ B.R.D.C. Silverstone Meeting. Ascari and Taruffi Win the Big Races, Moss (Kieft) the 500-c.c. Race. Both B.R.M.s Retire! The British Grand Prix Meeting at Silverstone on July 19th was one of the most interesting day's racing so far experienced at the famous circuit. As the big entry came out for the Formula 1 British Grand Prix a police band played the...

Page 49 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1955

Rumblings

Prestige Through Racing A leading article elsewhere in this issue discusses the relationship between the publicity which successful participation in motor-racing fosters and the type of car which sells most readily as a result. Not all manufacturers race directly to increase sales — the research and a third value of racing is well known, and a third reason for racing is the prestige, both...

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