Articles tagged Dudley Froy

Page 74 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1984

V-E-V Miscellany.

The AGM of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club takes place at Bristol on April 29th. The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, which has its 1984 opening run on April 8th, can now claim a total of over 600 members, as at December 31st. The discourse elsewhere on Arab valve-gear reminds us that this 1926 sports car was sold with a guaranteed speed of 80 mph for the sports two-seater and 90 mph for the super-...

Page 10 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1936

RUMBLINGS

Alfas up again There is always something new from Africa, and those two ferocious Grand Prix races, one in Tripoli and one in Tunisia, which took place last month, reveal a new and more healthy situation in big-car racing. After a period of complete, albeit well-deserved, domination by the two German marques, the 12cylinder Alfa-Romeo has at last arrived and the results of the two races show it...

Page 9 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1946

Monkhouse (Bugatti) Makes F.T.D. at Elstree

Huge entry for V.S.C.C. event. Some very good times. Abecassis's Alta is fastest sports car. The Vintage S.C.C. speed trials at Elstree on Easter Monday over a 1/4-mile of slightly uphill aerodrome runway produced a "Brooklands" entry and attendance. The start was very late, electrical timing had to be abandoned for stop-watch, and the second runs were conducted in a very haphazard manner - one...

Page 25 of August 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1933

The Empire Trophy won by Count Czaikowski(Bugatti)

The Empire Trophy won by Count Czaikowslii (Bugatti) PRELIMINARY RACES GO TO M. B. WATSON (M.G. MIDGET) AND FRANK HALLAM (ALVIS). R. T. HORTON (M.G. MAGNETTE) BREAKS THE 1,100 c.c. LAP RECORD AT 115.55 M.P.H. FOR, one reason or another the British Empire Trophy Meeting at Brooklands organised by the British Racing Drivers' Club failed to attract a really representative entry of track-cars....

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 5 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1938

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING FAST OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE. AUSTIN AND E R.A. WIN CAMPBELL TROPHY SCRATCH RACES. "BIRA" INVOLVED IN THREE-FOLD CRASH IT was a very happy thought of the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary by organising a great Jubilee Meeting at Brooklands. Entry fees of 3,1and 5/respectively pulled in 297 entries, which were...

Page 98 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 2004

Froy - a versatile and talented racer

Froy a versatile and talented racer Asked if I knew anything about race driver Dudley Froy, I recalled that when writing of Captain (later Sir) A G Miller, I had named him 'Mr Brooklands', which I know offended another driver who thought this accolade belonged to him. I based this assessment of Miller upon his many races and records in a wide variety of cars and motorcycles, from 1912 to 1939....

Page 80 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, April 1997

"A straightaway race for genuine racing cars"

That was the billing for the Brooklands 500, a bold experiment by a new club. Bill Boddy outlines the BRDC'S birth and its testing race The British racing drivers' club is one of the most influential organisations in the world of motor racing. It owns the Silverstone circuit, where it holds some of the most important British races, and looks after the interests of 833 racing driver members, Lord...

Page 33 of August 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1931

Some Wolseley "Hornet" Specials

Some Wolseley " Hornet " Specials SPORTS VERSIONS OF THE FAMOUS SMALL SIX WHEN the now ubiquitous Wolseley "Hornet" was introduced to the public, it was a sober touring vehicle with a closed body, and it seems that little thought of a sports performance entered the minds of its makers. However, performance tells, whatever the guise of the vehicle, and it soon becarn.e evident that the new model...

Page 28 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 1932

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AT BROOKLANDS

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AT BROOKLANDS A DAY OF CLOSE FINISHES. : MOUNTAIN RACE THRILLS. FOTHERINGHAM-PARKER GOES OVER THE TOP OF THE BANKING. GREAT MATCH RACE BETWEEN SIR H. BIRKIN AND J. R. COBB. IN spite of the terrific storm which swept over the South West of London on August Bank Holiday, not a single race had to be omitted from the Brooklands programme for that day, although the order in which...

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