Articles tagged Eric Platford

Page 72 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1993

R-R in GP

Has a Rolls-Royce ever won a Grand Prix race? The answer appears to be yes, because I know and you know that Carlos de Salamanca won the 1913 Spanish GP in a 40/50 Royce. It was a four-seater, so this could have been a touring-car Grand Prix. But not necessarily, remembering that John Duff drove his 3-litre Bentley with tourer body in the 1923 GP of Guipuscon and Sir Henry Birkin was second in...

Page 44 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1983

"I worked at Rolls-Royce"

We have received the following from Mr. A. F. Atterbury: I started working for Rolls-Royce at Derby as an errand boy at the age of 14 in February 1935 for Mr. E. W. Hives. My starting wage was 9s 6d (47½p). "H.S.", as he was known was then the head of the Experimental Department, and his assistant, who was in thy same office, was Mr. W. A. Robotham. H.S. generally looked after the aero-engine...

Page 90 of November 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, November 2006

Recognising a British hero

Charles Rolls' influence on motoring is legendary, but he was also an aviation pioneer As this issue of Motor Sport comes out, the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club is celebrating the centenary of the Hon Charles Spencer Rolls' victory in the 1906 Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man, with a run of pre-war Rolls-Royces following the original route around the island amongst other events. The solid gold...

Page 67 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, September 1992

Ghostly Sport

It is fair, I think, to say that most people would not regard the Rolls-Royce as a sports car, although the initiated can quote the Alpine Eagles and the post-war Phantom II Continental. That being so, it can nevertheless be said that Rolls-Royce motor cars have had their sporting moments. There was, you remember, the Hon CS Rolls' victory in the 1906 loM Tourist Trophy race. Rolls' gearbox had...

Page 102 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, September 2006

Bill Boddy

The day Rolls-Royce won a GP The Spanish Grand Prix of 1913 was suggested by King Alfonso of Spain, and ran in baking heat It cannot be disputed that when Henry Royce (later Sir) introduced the 40/50hp Silver Ghost Rolls-Royce to the world in 1906 those motorists who appreciated quality, style, and the uncanny ability, in those days, to function in almost complete quietness it justified the...

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