Articles tagged Douglas Hawkes

Page 61 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, February 1990

The Iris

The Iris THE Iris, forgotten by most, was remembered by one of the work's apprentices who later owned and raced one, as a conventional British car with its good easy starting and slow running characteristics but poor acceleration, the legacy of its heavy flywheel, which made swinging the engine into life with the starting handle less onorous than with many other makes. Such qualities were...

Page 48 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1973

That Racing Essex

Sir, Some years ago a "racing" Essex was mentioned in your columns and I enclose a photograph of this car in action at Shelsley Walsh, in 1922. In those days C. A. Glentworth was Concessionaire for Hudson-Essex and the Company I was with, who were the Birmingham distributors, were asked by him to produce a good used model which could be modified and made competitive. The car was one of the...

Page 6 of February 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, February 1945

SCRAP-BOOK

SCRAP-BOOK FROM time to time readers' scrapbooks are loaned to the Editor and have the effect of making him wish that lie had been more industrious in his youth and had commenced one. The latest to come to hand is one compiled in his schooldays by I. M. Clark, who, incidentally, was at school with Whitehead, Gerald Sumner and Watson, the Talbot driver. The cover bears a coloured picture of...

Page 79 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1995

Gwenda Hawkes

While researching Gwenda Hawkes, by coincidence I came face-to-face in the local library with Glubb Pasha by Trevor Royal, about the career of Sir John Bagot Glubb, MC, DSO, OBE, CMG, Commander of the Arab Legion. Apart from this book being a full account of the long and exciting life of this great military character, most interestingly described in its 525 pages, the gentleman was the brother of...

Page 27 of August 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1927

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. VI.—SALMSON. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE LA Societe des Moteurs Salmson was a well-known concern before the car bearing its name ever came into existence. Their original business was the manufacture of aeroplane engines, which acquitted themselves with great credit in the service of the French Air Force, and it was not until after the war that M. Armand Bovier, who realised the...

Page 9 of June 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, June 1940

Cars I have owned

The first article on this subject, by Donald Munro in the April issue, proved so popular that we hope to include others by well-known personalities from time to time. The second of what we hope will be a series is presented herewith, the author being W. G. S. Wike, a very well-known member of the Northern Section of the Vintage S.C.C. "The owner knows most" is a very true saying, so these...

Page 8 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1937

THE B.A.R.C EASTER MEETING

THE B.A.R.C. EASTER MEETING THE 23-LITRE NAP1ER-RAILTON RETURNS TO BROOKLANDS TO WIN BROADCAST TROPHY AND SET UP NEW RACE RECORD—BIMOTORE ALFA TAKES NEW MOUNTAIN LAP RECORD—SOME CLOSE STRUGGLES FOR SECOND PLACE. Sure sign that the winter months are over—Brooklands has re-opened, with all that that means to enthusiasts who feel the need of a taste of motor-sport at least once a week—for even on "...

Page 10 of May 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 1928

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. XIII.—ASTON-MARTIN. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. THE small sports car which to-day is so universally popular is a comparatively recent phenomenon in the history of the motor car. In the early days, if one wanted a fast car, one selected the highestpowered machine which was made by the firm which one favoured. If a millionaire, one probably succeeded in obtaining something of even...

Page 16 of May 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1943

Rumblings

Expert Opinions The Second Motor-Racing Brains Trust is reported elsewhere in this issue, but it is interesting to consider in greater detail some of the points raised. Let us take the vexed topic of under- and over-steering. Roesch thought that neither mattered much if the effects were negligible, but that, if excessive, either characteristic resulted in a bad feeling of instability. Berthon...

Page 50 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 1971

Pat Driscoll looks back

The well-known pre-war Austin works driver interviewed by the Editor L. P. Driscoll, "Pat" Driscoll of the Brooklands days, was 70 last year. A bit of a party was arranged for him by his Hayling Island Sailing Club friends; the menu for the occasion was bedecked with a picture of a racing car and the journalists were reminded that Driscoll is very active and a man well worth seeking out. I had...

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