Articles tagged Dudley Gahagan

Page 92 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, August 1981

Brooklands Society Reunion

The annnual pilgrimage of devotees of the pre-war racing scene to Brooklands always produces some colourful personalities and exotic historic machinery. Although there were no "Babs" or Napier Railton, this year was no exception and the list of racing personalities from the thirties (and earlier) attending seems endless. Of the cars Willoughby's immaculate AC (above left) provided true flavour to...

Page 59 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, June 1963

Rex Judd's Brooklands' re-union

On the evening of April 27th another of Rex Judd's re-unions of Brooklands' motorcycle riders took place, appropriately, at the "Hand and Spear," Weybridge, close to the Track that is now out-of-bounds to those who wrote its history. It was at this hotel that Robert Louis Stevenson stayed while writing "Treasure Island," inspiration coming to him as he walked on Weybridge Heath and over the Locke...

Page 57 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1963

Brands Hatch (April 15th)

The B.R. & S.C.C.'s Easter Monday Closed Meeting provided Southern fans with an entertaining 13-race programme, covering sports cars, G.T., Formula Junior, and Historic Racing Cars. Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining races was the first of three Slip Molyslip races in which the 1,650-c.c. Anglias of Chris Craft and Alan Peer scrapped for second place behind Chris Airey's noisy A40,...

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The Brooklands reunion

Nostalgia for Brooklands Track is as strong as ever and last month the motor-cycle riders had their annual reunion at the "Hand & Spear," Weybridge. It has long been an ambition, shared by the Editor and Dudley Gahagan, to have a similar gathering for those who competed at, or attended, the car meetings. The same venue is in mind, perhaps one summer evening in June. If the idea is proceeded...

Page 13 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1963

The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

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Re-Union With A Minerva

It came about like this. Graham Rankin, who lives just round the corner from me, last year acquired an impressive vintage open-bodied Minerva. He asked me if I knew anyone who used to own cars of this make, so, my mind never being very far away from Brooklands, I said that the late G. L. Baker raced one of these cars for several years at the Track. From there it was but a short step to arranging...

Page 21 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, August 1984

Brooklands Society Reunion

With the continuing uncertainty over the future of Brooklands, the words "Prohibited Area" hung heavily over the 17th Annual Reunion in July. Most of the activity centred on the post-war runway in the middle of the complex, with access being denied, during building operations at least, to any of the Members Banking, Clubhouse area, or Finishing Straight. Some of the Byfleet Banking was however...

Page 26 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1966

V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

Page 37 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1963

For old-car fanatics

Those brave people who disregarded the alleged danger to their lungs from smoking and those cowardly persons who do nothing to stop their friends from smoking though afraid to inhale tobacco smoke themselves, may as well enjoy the moment of lighting up their own or others "killers." If they are old-car minded they can go a long way towards this by using a Goodware lighter, in the crystal-clear...

Page 34 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1969

Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Re-union on July 6th was almost washed-out by continual heavy rain, but it takes more than this to quench motoring nostalgia, and a large number of Members and Associates turned out for the tour of the old Track, by kind permission of the British Aircraft Corporation. As is traditional, pre-war cars headed the cavalcade which wound through the grounds, in at the old Fork entrance...



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