Articles tagged Earl Howe

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The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

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The Other Cars of Brian Lister

"In the fifties," says Brian Lister, "you still had two distinct types of successful racing car designers. There were the designer / artists, such as John Cooper and myself, people with an engineering background who designed intuitively, and the designer / scientists such as Colin Chapman. I happen to have been involved in racing at the right time and when we had to make the decision to quit, in...

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Around the Houses

Gooding and Company Very often 'star lots' fail to sell. There's sometimes too much hype surrounding the car in question and potential buyers are scared off with high estimates. Gooding didn't suffer any such problems in Amelia Island on March 9. The 1973 Porsche 917 Can-Am Spyder, which we featured in last month's magazine, set a new world record for a 917, an in fact for a Porsche, when it sold...

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Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

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Books and films

Hard Luck LloydJohn Lingle Lloyd Ruby’s Indycar career didn’t boast the results his talent and determination warranted, with only seven wins to his name. Much of that was down to luck and circumstance (his sports car record boasted two Daytona victories and one at Sebring and he was one of Carroll Shelby’s go-to guys) and this book aims to set the record straight about ‘the greatest driver never...

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An island gathering

Most of us have a ‘fantasy garage’ in our minds, but some people are able to fill that garage for real Motor museums are of great importance for a number of reasons and this country is fortunate in the high quality of the many we have, from Lord Montagu’s National Motor Museum onwards. But in a very different category are the private collections maintained by discerning enthusiasts. One of these...

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Anniversary waltz

The Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy will be a feature of the Donington Historic Festival in May. As the event approaches, we gathered a select group of eligible, inter-war carsWriter: Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer: Mitch Pashavair We had a flag to wave and had to decide where to wave it. This magazine has been reporting on cars and racing for nine decades, during which progress in...

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1932 IN RETROSPECT

1932 IN RETROSPECT. A SUMMARY OF THE YEAR'S ACTIVITIES AND TENDENCIES By HAROLD NOCKOLDS IN spite of conditions of world economic depression motor racing in 1932 has enjoyed a more widespread popularity than in any year since the Great War. Prom the public point of view this can be accounted for to a certain extent by the apparent paradox that the less money people are earning, and the larger the...

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Miscellany

Matthew Freddenberg’s Negative Gravity is the story of Miss Beatrice Shilling, who raced her Norton to Gold Star speeds at Brooklands, did valuable research on wartime aero engines at the RAE, and with her husband raced a very special Lagonda Rapier after the war. A most attractive book, its appealing front cover showing the lady in leathers, Norton mounted; I recommend it strongly. (£13.99,...

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The Tenth International 200-Mile Race of the J.C.C. A Great E.R.A. Victory-Arthur Dobson Wins at 69.67 M.P.H.

THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL 200-MILE RACE OF THE J.C.C. A GREAT;;E.R.A. VICTORY—ARTHUR:DOBSOnWINS:AT 69.67 M.P.H. Once again the Junior Car Club's great classic has been won by a 11-litre car, in spite of it being run for the second time as a scratch contest open to all sizes or cars. Last year, when the " 200" was revived at Donington under this new ruling, Richard Seaman ran away from the big...

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