Articles tagged Duncan Davis

Page 144 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, September 2008

Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

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About Amilcars

The Editor talks to Vernon Balls In the nineteen-twenties the names Vernon Balls and Amilcar were synonymous. Mr. Balls sold these popular French sports cars from his well-known premises at 95, High Holborn, WC1, and also gained some very notable successes driving Amilcars at Brooklands and elsewhere. Motor Sport interviewed Mr. Balls in 1925 (January 1926 issue); that I was able to conduct...

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A POPULAR AIRPORT IN KENT

AIR. A POPULAR AIRPORT IN KEAT SOME DETAILS OF THE WELL ARRANGED CLUB AND FLYING SCHOOL.. AT MAIDSTONE Cij REAT Britain is notoriously slow in providing facilities for new activities, and the provision of well-equipped aerodromes is one of the cases in point. The progress achieved at Hanworth, Heston, and Brooklands has at last opened the eyes of the public and the business men to the demand, and...

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"In full flight"

"In Full Flight," by Captain A. Spooner, D.S.O., D.F.C. 272 pp. (Macdonald & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., Gulf House, 2, Portman Street, London, W.1. 35s.) There have been plenty of books by pilots about their experiences in World War II but this is more than just another on the same subject. It is written by someone dedicated to flying and commences with the Brooklands days, when young Spooner...

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Air

Aviation for Everyone — then and now The so-called Great War of 1914/18 removed some of the remoteness, if not the mystique, from the aeroplane. So after it was all over, that bloody conflict to end all future wars(!) certain misguided people thought it desirable to try to get "everyone" into the air and the Government became concerned about training as many pilots as possible, against the need...

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Aero sport: Brooklands as an aerodrome

[D. Bradley-Watson, who learned to fly at Brooklands, recalls some history and recaptures the atmosphere of one of our most famous flying fields—which, incidentally, has outlived the track.—Ed.] It was my first visit to Brooklands and from the front cockpit of a DH Moth I viewed with dismay the scene below as we were gliding in on our approach to the aerodrome in the centre of the Track. What...

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Shuttleworth Trust Anniversary

I used to watch the late Richard (Dick) Shuttleworth race at Brooklands and Donington Park. I remember him rushing frenziedly about his shed at the Track, flinging spares into his 30/98, and how he used to take off in his Comper Swift from just outside the shed instead of from the aerodrome — to Duncan Davis' wrath! Before that, I used to see Shuttleworth driving his de Dietrich in Brighton Runs...

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