Articles tagged Francis Beart

Page 25 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1947

Club News

We Hear Bernard Coulter informs us that the French motor paper L'Actualite Automobile, edited by Camille Lacome, has been revived. Coulter has a Type 40 Bugatti sans engine, into which he has fitted an Alvis "Speed Twenty" gearbox, the power unit still constituting a problem. Incidentally, Coulter broadcast reminiscences of "L'Ecusie du Lapin Blanc" at Le Mans, over the B.B.C. Free French Service...

Page 28 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1956

Aston Martin versus Eurie Ecosses at Goodwood

Tony Brooks Wins the Goodwood Trophy at 88.19 m.p.h. THE last big B.A.R.C. Goodwood Meeting of the year was held on one of the few fine days, September 8th. Unfortunately, the fare provided did not live up to that of previous years, for only a handful of out-dated racing cars competed - with one exception, Salvadori's works prototype F. II Cooper - and otherwise this was sports-car racing, with...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 10 of June 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1946

500-c.c. Hints and Tips

A talk by Francis Beart before the Hants and Berks M.C. At a recent meeting of the Hants and Berks Motor Club, Francis Beart gave a talk on 500-c.c. racing engines, based on his experience as a success ful motor-cycle tuner. In view of the great interest which has been shown in Class I racing since it was first suggested in Motor Sport in 1941, permission has been obtained for much of this...

Page 31 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, June 1966

Rex Judd's Brooklands Re-Union

The annual re-union of Brooklands motorcyclists was held at the "Hand & Spear," Weybridge, on the evening of April 30th, organised by Rex Judd, who, in spite of a recent stroke, contrived to welcome fellow "competitors" and ex-rivals, in company with his son. The gathering was held in a room labelled "Brooklands Corner" in the appropriate colours of black and yellow, and this historic hotel,...

Page 10 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, April 1951


CHAIN CHATTER by "CAR ROZZINO" IT is very pleasing to realise that the international motor-cycling world is so well looked after by the F.I.M. That august body, while meeting at its various Congresses throughout the year to look after the many sides of the sport, also serves international motor-cycling in many other ways. Secretary T. W. Loughborough does a very good job in producing various...

Page 13 of April 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1944

Detroit Magic

Detroit Magic H. L. Biggs describes a run in K. N. Hutchison's Light Trials Allard-Special F the many basic Ford V8 sports cars which were built in this country up to the outbreak of war, undoubtedly the best known, and by far the most. successful, was the Allard: Originally intended as a trials car pure and simile, the Allard had developed into a spori s car Of unequalled performance in speed...

Page 59 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, May 1997

Park Life

Oulton park has had a chequered history since it was built by enthusiasts in 1953. For Bill Boddy, it holds many memories Although by the 1950s Britain was endowed with a number of very good motor racing circuits to compensate for the criminal loss of Brooklands, — for example, Silverstone, Donington Park, Goodwood, and the tight little Crystal Palace course —the keen members of the Mid-Cheshire...

Page 87 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, August 1986


Sir, I was most interested to read ML's article in the April issue of Motor Sport on the growth of 500 cc Racing. Following the successful and enjoyable "Mutton Grand Prix" held by the Frazer Nash owners it was suggested that a similar gathering for the 500 cc movement be laid on for a Saturday later in the year. This was done on the proviso that nobody arrived till alter lunch when the caretaker...

Page 37 of June 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, June 1954

"Silverstone Sidelongs"

Gonzalez in the F.1 Ferrari used Shell fuel and oil, Weber carburetters, Marchal plugs, Pirelli tyres, Marelli ignition, Houdaille shock-absorbers and Borani wheels. In the 4.9 sports Ferrari he was aided by the same sound components. The Jaguar which won the touring-car race relied on Shell fuel and oil, S. U. carburetters, Champion plugs, Dunlop tyres, Lucas ignition, Girling shock absorbers,...



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