Articles tagged Fred Dixon

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 55 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, February 1980

Formula One Trend of Design

Radiators Since the first racing car was designed the radiator has been a tiresome necessity, and Gottlieb Daimler set us all on the wrong path by water-cooling his first V-twin engine. If water-cooling of the cylinder heads and barrels of the first internal combustion engines had not been invented, who knows where we would be now. At first the radiator was hung anywhere that was convenient and...

Page 7 of December 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1937

R U M B L I N G S

6,4,,,^ • • 11,.. ::•.:1614"," • A Promising Hill-Climb Venue IT seems that next season the shortage of speed hillclimb venues may be augmented by the advent of Prescott, which estate is now the property of the Bugatti Owners' Club. It will be recalled that about two years ago the Club planned to make Dancer's End a first-class hill-climb venue, and obtained approval from the landowner, Alan P....

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 10 of November 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 1934

THE BROOKLANDS SEASON CLOSES

FINE RACING AT THE LAST B.A.R.C. MEETING OF THE YEAR. MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP AGAIN WON BY WHITNEY STRAIGHT. MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT LAP-RECORDS RAISED BY STRAIGHT, RAYMOND, MAYS AND L. P. DRISCOLL. THE closing meeting of the year at Brooklands can always be de pended upon to produce some really fine racing. It may be that drivers are not afraid of bursting their engines, with all the winter before them...

Page 36 of May 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1934

HIGH SPEEDS AND GOOD RACING AT BROOKLANDS

HIGH SPEEDS AND GOOD RACING AT BROOKLANDS AFEW years ago the season always opened at Brooklands with the Easter Meeting, held on the Bank Holiday. In recent times, however, an earlier start has been made, but judging by the comparitive attendances, the Easter Meeting is still the real beginning of motor-racing at Weybridge. Of course, the announcement that Join Cobb was to make an attempt on the...

Page 16 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1937

G. E. T. EYSTON'S NEW RECORD BREAKER

G. E. T. EYSTON'S NEW RECORD BREAKER 4,800 M.P. FOR 350 M.P.H. BID Great Britain has produced yet another car with which to attack world's flying start short distance records, or, in the eyes of all the non-technical world, to attempt to further raise the " motor-car speed record," held by Sir Malcolm Campbell's Rolls-Royce-engined car, for this country, at 301 m.p.h. The new car is the work of...

Page 26 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1936

1936 IN RETROSPECT

1936 IN RETROSPECT SUPREMACY OF THE AUTO-UNION. ROSEMEYER THE EUROPEAN CHAMPION. FRANCE IN THE DOLDRUMS The year 1936 will go down in . motorracing history as a season of triumph for Auto-Union, the car, and for Rosemeyer, the driver. In the results of the big International Grand Prix their names occur in first place with almost monotonous regularity—in much the same way as did Mercedes-Benz and...

Page 54 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 1973

Bob Gerard looks back

The history of the ERA in pre-war "voiturette" races has been well chronicled and widely acknowledged as one of the first tentative steps which led towards the development of Britain's post-war dominance in international motor racing. But with the immediate years following the war, the ERA was campaigned with vigour by many private entrants against the measurably more powerful and up-to-date...

Page 20 of September 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1934

MOTOR SPORT

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AT BROOKLANDS JOHN COBB RAISES THE LAP RECORD TO 140.91 M.P.H. AND BECOMES BROOKLANDS 1934 CHAMPION —NEW MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT RECORDS BY RAYMOND MAYS AND H. W. COOK ON E.R.A.'S AND BY PAT DRISCOLL (AUSTIN.) ALTHOUGH the skies were overcast and there was more than a hint of rain in the air, the regular Brooklands spectators who turned up on August Bank Holiday were rewarded by...

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