Articles tagged Douglas Briault

Page 70 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, February 2006

Track Visit Vila Real

There were bridges, level-crossings, sheer drops and punch-ups in parc ferme. Yet everyone who raced at this Portuguese road circuit came away enamoured. Richard Heseltine recounts its story Period photography courtesy of Adelino Dinis Recreation photos by Ian Dawson What's best, regards or thanks? Obrigado, Ricardo Heseltino. That ought to do it. Oh, and another one. No shoving please. Form an...

Page 44 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1984

English Racing Automobiles

Fifty Years Fifty years ago Motor sport published an article in the June issue (1934), entitled "First ERA Racing Car Completed.' which detailed the formation of the concern with the name English Racing Automobiles Ltd, financed by Humphrey Cook, a city businessman and racing enthusiast, in conjunction with racing driver Raymond Mays and his engineer, designer friend Peter Berthon. In July 1984,...

Page 12 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 1938

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE E.R.A.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE E.R.A. AND SOME NOTES ON CHRONOLOGICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE BOURNE MARQUE UNDENIABLY, the British E.R.A. is supreme in the 14-litre racing category. Now that the AlfaRomeo concern is seeking to challenge the Bourne marque with the introduction of the straight-eight twin o.h. camshaft 14-litre Alfas, and now that the new Grand Prix 2.2-litre E.R.A. is due to make its bow, it...

Page 57 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, October 1976

English Racing Automobiles-E.R.A.

While thinking about the E.R.A. "Romulus" and looking through the Motor Sport archives I came across some rare photographs and some rare occasions. I was trying to find evidence of someone other than B. Bira racing "Romulus" but I could not, though the accompanying photographs are interesting to E.R.A. enthusiasts. The very first car was built in 1934 in the workshops behind Eastgate House in...

Page 32 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1936

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HARROW C.C. The Chilterns Trial of the Harrow C.C. resulted in a win for Mrs. A. E. Moss, driving her new and very exciting, short-chassis Marendaz Special. On Easy Hill only this car and W. E. C. Greenleaf's Ford Ten made successful ascents. In the timed tests S. G. E. Tett's Balilla Fiat was fastest in the reverse up Maiden's Grove, and on the roundabout and acceleration test on Lewknor,...

Page 57 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, August 1992

Happy Days

Singapore-born of an Australian mother and Scottish father in 1913, Ian F Connell competed in a considerable number of races and other competition events in an interesting variety of racing cars, both before and after the war. A short time ago I paid him a visit to chat about those days. Connell's father died when Ian was four and his mother and stepfather did not become regular motorists until...

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