Articles tagged Edward VII

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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Chariots of a flyer

Richar Shuttleworth enjoyed a background gew can dream of. And he made the most of it, as Bill Boddy reveals p>Richard Ormonde (after Lord Ormonde, a godfather) Shuttleworth was born on July 16,1909, at the 7500-acre Old Warden estate at Biggleswade in rural Bedfordshire. His father, Colonel Frank Shuttleworth, had married his mother when he was 57 and she was 23. She was the daughter of the...

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Out of the Past

At the VSCC Goodwood DTs that great enthusiast Monica Whincop, arriving as a Passenger in an Aston Martin instead of driving her 1100 HRG as she usually does, gave me a huge magazine called The Throne and dating from 1906. It was a society weekly couched in terms which would never do these days, advice about how to control and run stately homes being given a definitely Edwardian style. On the...

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White Elephantitis-encounter with a silent knight

There is the crack about a Daimler that, unless they are Royalty, most people ride in one only twice in their lives, to their wedding and at their funeral, one the sequentiality of the other. In spite of this unkindness the Daimler was, and is, a grand marque, rivalling a Rolls in the affection of Dukes and Duchesses. In the early vintage days any great occasion had Daimlers as well as Rolls-...

Page 36 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1953

A Coronation Occasion

The Veteran Car Club's Hyde Park-to-Windsor Rally (June 7th) THE V.C.C. Coronation Rally was indeed a memorable occasion, An entry of 220 vehicles was secured, ranging from E. S. Berry's 1895 4-h.p. Lutzmann Victoria to five cars built, during the Great War, in 1915. This was the largest assembly of veteran motor cars ever gathered together and the setting in which this remarkable concourse was...

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The Roads of the 1920s

We left Owen John enthusing over the 9/20 Rover, which resided with his own 16/50 Rover saloon, and which recalled summer Sunday runs from London to the seaside, to Brighton and Eastbourne chiefly, which were a feature of motoring in vintage times. I still remember, long before I had a driving licence or a car, how jealous I felt of a friend taken only as far as Burnham Beeches, but in a twin-cam...

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To Brighton in style

The Editor takes the National Motor Museum Trust's 1903 4 1/2-litre Daimler on the RAC Commemoration Run to Brighton At a time when the future of British Leyland looked likely to be at stake, it seemed appropriate in a way to take on this year's Renault UK-sponsored Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton in the 1903 Daimler from the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, because it has definite...

Page 36 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1959

Motoring Books for Summer Reading

"The Vintage Motor Car Pocketbook." Compiled by Cecil Clutton, Paul Bird and Anthony Harding. 256 pp. 5⅝ in. by 41/8 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 8s. 6d.) There is no end, it seems, to the books that pour from the presses about vintage cars, but this little reference work is the greatest fun. Indeed, it is more likely to be used for pleasant browsing than for...

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Mercedes-Benz in Britain

The Editor Takes a Random Look at the Great German Manufacturer's Presence in This Country, at the Time of its 100th Anniversary Whereas the rest of the World celebrated the birth of the motorcar last year, in Germany the 100th anniversary of the automobile is being commemorated this year, the first Benz horseless-carnage having been a marketable proposition in the year 1886. How this came about...

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Smiths Of England

Smiths of England MILESTONES SERIES No Dashboard of Car of 1906 fitted with " Smith" Instruments From the day when, 40 years ago, Sir Allan GordonSmith sold his first speedometer to King Edward VII up to the present time, the progress of S. Smith & Son has been very closely geared to the development of the British motor-car industry. In the pioneer years prior to the War of 1914-18, this was...

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