Articles tagged Forrest Lycett

Page 142 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, December 2010

Flintstone effect

In 1946, through the generosity of Mr Forrest Lycett and the added support of Cecil Clutton I was able to acquire a 1913-14 long-wheelbase Hispano-Suiza, if I went and collected it from a distant aerodrome at which it was available. Lycett had, I believe, found it at the Phoenix Green Garage, and Hartley Wintney and Mr McKenzie rebuilt it for him with a three-seater body, bringing the weight up...

Page 98 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, September 2014

Where the grassroots are greener

The 750 Motor Club, founded by our own Bill Boddy, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It continues to thrive thanks to low-cost rules, diversity and – as we found out – good, clean fun Writer Ed Foster, photographer Mitch Pashavair Variety is, according to the dictionary, “the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony”. There should really be a...

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The British Motor Industry's Jubilee

Althoug fifty years of motor-car construction have seen the industry rise to occupy the position of the third largest industry in this country, petty restrictions have not diminished in anything like the proportion they should since the days of the red flag. So publicity of any sort on behalf of motoring is vitally essential, and the Jubilee of the British Motor Industry afforded a much needed...

Page 68 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1992

A Bit Of A Record!

When I received the handout relating to the preview at Brooklands of the new £91,000 Bentley, the Brooklands (see New Cars, page 966), four days before the press embargo was lifted, I read it with interest... until I came to the bits about what Bentleys had done at the old racetrack from which this new model takes its name. Then I was surprised to find that errors had crept in. Writers will...

Page 44 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, April 1936

INTER-VARSITY SPEED TRIALS AT SYSTON

CAMBRIDGE WIN BY EIGHT EVENTS TO TWO FASTEST CAR TIME BY R. E. TONGUE (0) ON R-TYPE MIDGET Fine weather, a large and varied entry and the usual pleasant spirit of informality made the Inter-Varsity Speed Trials, held once again at Syston, near Grantham, a great success. Oliver Bertram's time of 28.3 secs. set up last year on the big Delage was eclipsed by R. E. Tongue (27.2 secs.) and also by the...

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Miscellany

At one of the greatest wedding ceremonies of the year, Ben Collings was married to Lady Louisa Gordon Lennox on November 1 at Boxwood Priory, followed by a reception for the 360 guests at Goodwood House, home of the March family for 300 years. The magnificent village church was lit by hundreds of candles, to which the Duke and his daughter were driven by Sally Collings in the 1913 Zust, used...

Page 6 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 1937

E.R.A.AND THE SUNSHINE AT SHELSLEY

E.R.A. AND THE SUNSHINE AT SHELSLEY RAYMOND MAYS'S NEW RECORD. A SPLENDIDLY ORGANISED MEETING. Perhaps Leslie Wilson's luck has changed, for with the commencement of the new timing methods at ShelsleyWalsh Hill Climb cante really good weather conditions, a thing very necessary but, alas, all too rare at our premier speedhill climb. This year eliminating runs were held in the morning, the...

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ON PERFORMANCE FOR SALE

ON PERFORMANCE FOR SALE AT which period in motoring history reliability or, if you prefer it, dependability, could be taken for granted so far as the general run of cars was concerned, is a puzzle which quite often obsesses us. Not, perhaps, in prewar times. And yet, even before the European dispute of 1914-18 there were a lot of extremely reliable touring cars, some of them quite inexpensive....

Page 35 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1937

RUMBLINGS

If Winter Comes . . . ALTHOUGH we should really be shaking the moth from our leather waistcoats and getting down to Monte Carlo Rally schedules, that great Grand Prix at Donington is difficult to forget and enthusiasts this autumn seem to weakly disregard the coming winter and to talk happily of the next racing season. Racing under the new Formula will be extremely interesting. New cars are...

Page 93 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1986

Book reviews

The Bentley Drivers' Club has included in its Jubilee celebrations the publication of its "Golden Jubilee Book — 1936-1986", which is one of those excellent ideas which has definitely come off. By which we mean that it provides a wealth of interesting reading matter for Club members and sports-car enthusiasts who do not belong to the BDC. being one of those unusual books unfortunately all too...

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