Articles tagged Earl Howe

Page 99 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, May 2004

I came, I saw, I bought a Bug

On the cars in books theme, Peter Blair-Richley has drawn my attention to Norman Lewis's autobiography I Came, I Saw (Picador, 1994). Lewis tells of buying from Arthur Baron a straight-eight Bugatti of which he says a previous owner had altered its appearance in many ways, with a boat-shaped Parisian body and the radiator badge being replaced with that from a Sunbeam. Lewis's entry into motor...

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Whitney Straight - Racing Driver

I find it astonishing that, whereas books have been written about so many racing drivers, from those of the pioneer days, through the interim periods, to the present day, nothing has appeared, so far as I can recollect, about Whitney Straight, or Earl Howe' for that matter. So, although it is scarcely possible to do full justice to any driver in a magazine article, the young American driver was...

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Top Italian Cars in Britain

Motor Sport interviews some owners It occurred to us that there are many owners in Britain of those exclusive Italian cars, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris. We were interested to know why these people bought their cars, now that traffic restrictions have mushroomed and the roads are so overcrowded. Had they got a good service? Were there any draw-backs? Three views are given below. We hope...

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GREAT RACE

GREAT RAC] BE (Continue7i (rot KG MAR MET QUES Novemther issue) Before many weeks were past, however, the 44-litre Bentley took its first honours in a French 24-hour race. A contest of this nature was held on the road circuit at Montlhery on 15th August. The "44 " appeared as the single representative of the marque. Competition was not very keen, and driven by Clement and Duller it scored an easy...

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Book reviews

"The Lea-Francis Story" By Barrie Price. 144 pp 10 in. x 7 1/2 in. B.T. Batsford Ltd., 4. Fitzhardinge Street. London. W1H 0AH £5.50. There have now been so many one-make books that few gaps remain to be filled. The story of Lea-Francis was one of them and the manner in which this has now been done is a model of how such books should be written. In the past I may have said of certain one-make...

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PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND

PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND AN ARTICLE WHICH WILL INTEREST OTHER OBSERVERS AND PERHAPS AMUSE THE "VICTIMS" THE first race which I ever saw was the B.R.D.C. " 500 " run at Brooklands in the autumn of 1999. From that time until I became closely associated with the sport, I saw quite a lot of racing., yet I was a distant spectator, and never at any time came into close contact with ziny of the drivers...

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GETTING READY THIRTY THERE FOR R.A.C.EVENT.

GETTING READY FOR THE T.T. RACE THIRTY THREE FOR R.A.C. EVENT. NUVOLARI TO DRIVE AN M.G. MAGNETTE. ENTRIES for the Tourist Trophy Race to be run by the R.A.C. over the Ards circuit, Belfast, on September 2nd have closed with a total of thirtythree. A last minute event of outstanding iMportance has been the nomination of the famous Italian driver, Tazio Nuvolari, to pilot the M.G. Magnette entered...

Page 26 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1932

ALMOST A HILL-CLIMB.

ALMOST A HILL-CLIMB. ANOTHER INTER-VARSITY AFFAIR. Ti-rE annual hill-climb held by the Oxford and Cambridge clubs is always an occasion to be welcomed, held as it is at the beginning of a new season, and characterised by a pleasant lack of formality. It has taken place now for several years at Ewelme near Henley, but this year the organisers were unable to get the use of the old course. The O.U....

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VSCC Oulton Park Race Meeting

The Vintage SCC held its first meeting at the shortened 1.65-mile Oulton Park circuit on June 14th, when many competitors expressed their dislike of the new sharp righthand corner after the Cascades. The concrete kerb on the outside of this corner was also criticised, and it was responsible for Freddie Giles tearing the sump-plug out of the Cognac Special and Peter Morley pulling the n/s rear...

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LOOKING BACK ON 1934

LOOKING BACK ON 1934 A MAGNIFICENT RACING SEASON—GREAT INCREASE IN SPEEDS AND ROAD HOLDING—GERMAN CARS PROVE ALL-CONQUERING IN THE CLOSING G.P. RACES —RECORDS AT BROOKLANDS, DONINGTON AND SHELSLEY. GRAND PRIX RACING. N0 matter how severe may be the attitude towards motor racing in official British quarters, there is no doubt that on the Continent the sport has had , a triumphant season during...

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