Articles tagged Dick Shuttleworth

Page 91 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, March 2004

Miscellany

The RAC/IMS has ended its joint stewardship of the London-Brighton Veteran Car Run. This popular historic event, dating from 1927, will now be organised by Motion Works on a five-year basis, if the plan is accepted. The chief executive of Motor Works is Roger Etcell, a former sales manager for Silverstone Circuits Ltd. * * * Lord Montagu of Beaulieu is as active as ever in vintage and historic...

Page 136 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, May 2010

Alarms and Excursions

Grand Prix reporting today always involves flying, but when Bill Boddy was doing it pre-war that was rare – and risky When I was Editor of Motor Sport we used charter aeroplanes to cover post-war events, especially continental Grands Prix. It cost less than going by car, which could involve several days away, whereas flying involved only one or two days. I would write my race reports on the...

Page 144 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, September 2008

Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

Page 11 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1945

VETERAN SPECIALIST

VETERAN SPECIALIST (Continued from the February issue) AFTER the Kent Messenger run in September. 1934, there was nothing until the "Brighton" in November. The 1903 Lanchester had been running solely on the low-tension magneto ignition, although a trembler coil and wipe H.T. ignition was fitted. Upton said that coil ignition was often fitted as an extra and was original, and that if we ran on...

Page 56 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1982

Air Mail (1)

Air Mail (1) In your otherwise excellent review, in the September issue, of the Dick Shuttleworth biography you refer to a Cornper Swift with Pobjoy) as an "improbable aeroplane" in which to fly to India. 'rot, tut. Sir, certainly not improbable! Maybe a bit cramped, and completely lacking in modern navigational marvels, just enough room to stow a couple of clean shirts, even a little lightweight...

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

Page 66 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1976

The Bugatti 3.3 litre Type 59

For many people the Type 59 is the best-looking of all the racing cars built by Ettore Bugatti, the whole car exuding a slender elegance, set off by the finely spoked wire wheels. Like so many racing cars, the Type 59 Bugatti was late in being completed and suffered by being technically obsolete by the time it appeared. The project was started in 1932 to try to combat the "monoposto" Alfa Romeo...

Page 76 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, October 1994

Kay Petre - a tribute

The advertisement for my History of Brooklands says it is about "the days when men were men, which reflected their will to win". Maybe: but it is also about many women drivers, most of whom also did pretty well. I loved 'em all, metaphorically speaking, none more so than Mrs Kay Petre, who died recently. This petite, very attractive, dark-haired girl had her first taste of racing at Brooklands in...

Page 66 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, January 1993

Congratulations

As one who went to many race meetings at the pre-war Donington Park course, from VSCC events to those two great Donington Park Grands Prix of 1937 and 1938 which attracted really large numbers of spectators to a British motor race for the first time ever, when Rosemeyer won the first, Nuvolari the second, both in Auto-Unions, may I add my congratulations to Tom Wheatcroft on at last getting an F1...

Page 5 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 1990

Alfa Romeo's 1990 World motorsport plans

Confident enough to emphasise its return to one of the major leagues of motor racing, Alfa Romeo recently held a press conference in Milan to announce its activities. Whilst the Indycar project was at the heart of the matter, the occasion was also used to publicise its other activities, some of which were otherwise unbeknown to British enthusiasts. In the British Formula 3 championship, for...

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