Articles tagged Dudley Watt

Page 14 of February 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1968

The Career of the Isotta-Maybach

So much interest has been created by last month's account of the aero-engined Wolseley Viper that I feel it permissible to write about another of these monster racing cars of the nineteen-twenties. The problem of which one to deal with is solved by what has gone before. Already, in writing of the racing cars in the Montagu Motor Museum and in other articles for Lord Montagu's magazine I have...

Page 45 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, December 1931

MOTOR SPORT

STRE-AMS " Shilling-a-week " Clubs. IHEAR that the membership of the L.G.O.C. Flying Club is now round about 1,300, and that things are going well with them. Whoever is responsible for the organisation is certainly to be congratulated, for it can, be no easy task to run a club of such a size with only one machine available and yet keep individual members happy and satisfied. But the L.G.O.C....

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 86 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, November 1986

V to C: Odds & Ends

The Journal of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, now in its 40th year and with over 5,200 members, was full of pictures of machines competing in its varied events, including grass-track racing in the old style, and those of motorcycles at this year's Brooklands reunion including "Titch"Allen replica of the supercharged Triumph with which Wicksteed took the 500 cc lap-record. Lemeup's 1926 1,000 cc...

Page 53 of June 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, June 1930

A New Trainer.

A New Trainer. The D.W.2 with Cirrus Mark III. Engine. ADISTINCT breakaway from the conventional is represented in the D.W.2., a new light two seater biplane constructed by the D.W. Aircraft Co. of Wey'bridge, Surrey. Primarily evolved as a training machine it has been designed by Captain K. N. Pearson, M.C., A.F.R.Ae.S., to the ideas of Captain Neville Stack. The qualities which have been aimed...

Page 72 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 1994

Out of the past

Out of the past In the 1920s motor racing at Brooklands and private flying were flourishing, and addicts who found the Weybridge Motor Course too far away to visit would probably aim for the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb if they were living in the Midlands. If both these exciting venues were out of reach they might well spend a Bank Holiday watching aeroplane racing. Thus over the Easter holiday of...

Page 53 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 1976

The racing cars of W.B. Scott

Described to the Editor in a recent interview W. B. Scott (Bummer to his friends) was a regular competitor at Brooklands and elsewhere before the war and very well known at the old Track, so recently I went to ask him how it all came about and to talk of the racing cars he has owned. His interest in things motoring, he told me, began when he went from his prep. school at Winchester to Fettes (the...

Page 38 of May 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 1930

SLIPSTREAMS

Gliding Instruction. IT is apparent from the results so far obtained by gliding clubs in connection with the instruction of members, that elementary training is not altogether the simple business which many formerly imagined., Encouraging reports from. Germany have given the impression that one has only to put a pupil on a" Zogling " and launch him gently off a mild gradient for him to progress...

Page 58 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, February 1992

Out of the Past

Reading the unpublished mss of a book written just after the last war by the late Ronnie Malcolm, I was reminded of what fun people had, not only in cars, but in the then carefree pursuit of private flying, in the days before Hitler changed most of that. A keen frequenter of Brooklands, Malcolm acquired the old racing ABC car which EC Gordon England had driven there, including in three JCC 200...

Page 36 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1978

More about Parry Thomas with some appropriate asides

John Godfrey Parry Thomas, idol of the Brooklands crowds and talented Welsh racing-driver/designer, was my schooldays' hero. Which is why I wrote "A Parry Thomas Day" last May, after another Journey to North Wales to look at the 27-litre Liberty aero-engined Thomas Special "Babs" in which he was killed at Pendine in 1927. After a lapse of over half-a-century since Thomas' tragic death and one...

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