Articles tagged Eric Fernihough

Page 93 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 2014

A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

Page 5 of February 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1942

THE 2- (AND OFTEN 3-) WHEELER REMINISCENCES OF H.L. BIGGS

THE 2(AND OFTEN 3-) WHEELER REMINISCENCES OF H. L. BIGGS PART I I-1925-1928 [In November H. L. Biggs suggested that we should devote more space to sporting motor-cycling. In spite of being convalescent after a long illness he backed his suggestion with an account of his own efforts in the early post-1918 days. Part I appeared in January and the concluding portion appears below.—Ed.] EARLY in 1925...

Page 80 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, July 2002

Students of speed

The intense sporting rivalry between Cambridge and Oxford stretches beyond the Thames, Lor'ds and Twickenham. Bill Boddy remembers their car and bike battles - a veritable breeding ground for future British Motorsporting talent It is rather pleasing to thing of the sight and sound of racing cars invading usually quiet private drives in country estates, as the Dark and Light Blues compared their...

Page 37 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, September 1937

BRIGHTON SPEED TRIAL PROSPECTS

BRIGHTON SPEED TRIAL PROSPECTS Once again, on September 25th, the speed trials over the famous Madeira Drive at Brighton will be staged, in morning and altertionn SeSF ions. The course, which was used for sprint meetings in the very early days Of the sport, measures half a mile in length. has an excellent surtace and ample pull-up .spaee. Add to that the fact that it is wide enough to permit two...

Page 20 of February 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, February 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, I have just received my July copy of Motor Sport and would like to thank you for sending it so regularly and also for maintaining your high standard. The book might not be so large as in pre-war days, but I am positive I've learned more from the various articles contributed by vintage experts. Can anybody give any information on the Harker special, which performed at the Track some years ago...

Page 90 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, September 1984

The Ford V8

Sir, Your "Ford at Brooklands" article, and especially the reference to V8 coupés being used for trials and rallies, reminded me of the car which my brother and I bought on January 3rd, 1939 from Dennis Poore, then a salesman at Atalanta Cars at Staines but ten years later British Hill Climb Champion, for £20 10s. Our car was a 1933 Ford V8 drophead coupe complete with dickey seat where the...

Page 51 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, August 1965

The vintage years of the Morgan 3-wheeler

(Continued from the July issue) 1926.—Enthusiasm for Morgan was unabated, in spite of one unkind cartoon which depleted a Grand Prix Morgan and two kids in a pram, the caption reading "The Two-Seater They Talk About Before Marriage—And The One They Get!" One Aero owner made a replica of his car to a scale of 3/4 in. = 1 ft. and set it up on the Morgans radiator cap; and in the serious sphere of...

Page 59 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, September 1996

The Trikes Return

The heading is not a parody on The Rover's Return in what is said to be TV's most popular "soap" but which to me seems pretty puerile: it refers to a scrap of motor-racing's past which I hope may be of interest, The "Trikes" are in fact the three-wheeled racing cyclecars which had been part of the Brooklands scene from pre-1915 times. They came under the jurisdiction of the Auto-Cycle Union, not...

Page 19 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1958

Interview with R. G. J. Nash

The Story of "The Terror," "The Spook" and the Frazer-Nash-Union-Special In the late nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties Richard G. J. Nash was extremely successful as an amateur speed trial and speed hill climb driver, using a variety of Frazer-Nash-base Special cars. Indeed, he followed on virtually where Basil Davenport (see Motor Sport, December, 1957) left off, except that Davenport is...

Page 61 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, December 1982

Windscreen Wipers

Sir 1 have been much enjoying your articles on "Motoring as it was". My motoring started in the mid 1920s and my parents' 1923 Standard 14 had no headlamp dipping or even dimming device, and no windscreen-wiper, (until my father fitted a hand operated one). What is more strange is that the 1924 Lanchester 21 which I bought at 1929 still had no dimmer then. I remember fitting a very ineffective...

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