Articles tagged Eldridge

Page 14 of June 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 1926

Limitations of the Two-stroke.

SUPERCHARGING AND ,( ITS POSSIBILITIES. By H. HAGENS. SUPERCHARGING is opening up possibilities in engine design which hitherto have remained dormant to a more or less degree. It must be remembered that supercharging in itself is:not new, but has been made use of on various occasions to achieve some object or overcome some difficulty which may have arisen. One marked instance of this was the...

Page 35 of July 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, July 1924

The Fascination of Motor Racing By Ivy Cummings

[The well-known lady race driver gives he impressions of competition motoring for women, and records some interesting reminiscences of her outstanding successes] In my estimation motor racing is at once the most fascinating, exhilarating, and absorbingly interesting sport in the whole world. Beside motor racing all other sports—even flying, I think—pale into insignificance. In flying, one misses...

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An Off Day at the Track By "Ignoramus"

Oh we had a glorious time ! That place, Brook— something, is awfully interesting, you know. Of course, I don't pretend to be frightfully well up in it, mind you, but m:y friend who took me down is on the Motor Press and he said : "We'll have a look at the Grand Prix Sunbeam's supercharger." Well, you know, I hate to appear ignorant or anything like that, and of course I realise now why he smiled...

Page 48 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1973

The Parry Thomas "Flat-Irons"

How effective were they? OWEN WYN-OWEN, who dug the 27-litre Thomas Special "Babs" from her grave above the Pendine Sands where she crashed and killed her brilliant designer-driver J. G. Parry Thomas in 1927, has been doing some creditable restoration work and the old racing car should soon be ready to run once more. If it does, perhaps at Pendine, where Mr. Owen will be expected to drive it...

Page 14 of July 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 1925

Three famous bp users

Three Famous "BP" Users During the 1924 racing season, Mr. Eldridge on his Fiat, Major Harvey with the Alvis and Mr. Gordon England of Austin Seven fame all used " BP," the British Petrol, exclusively. At Arpajon, last July, Mr. Eldridge set up the World's Fastest Mile -147.69 miles per hour, and later at Montlhery captured several world's records, all on " BP." Major Harvey was the first driver...

Page 24 of April 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1925

ELDRIDGE & MEPHISTOPHOLES ON A PRACTICE RUN.

July, 1921, and gained five firsts and one second prize, as well as a record for the course, from a large field comprising many well-known racing cars, Germany being very well represented. " Mephistopholes' " success was doomed to be shortlived, however, for in a subsequent race at Brooklands some of the pistons cracked, causing the car to retire, and almost wrecking the entire engine. The engine...

Page 39 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1979

Vintage Postbag

Howey's Accident Sir, I read as always with interest your comment on Dr. Brian Hamilton's letter reference Dick (R. B.) Howey's tragic death in 1926 in the Ballot. It is not often one is able to correct the Editor! So it is with a little malicious pleasure I am able to write to say that the accident occurred not during the speed trial, but during the hill-climb which was also part of the Boulogne...

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