Articles tagged Freddie Dixon

Page 23 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1967

Brooklands Society News

A meeting was held in London on August 15th at which the Brooklands Society was formed, on the lines and with the aims and objects outlined on page 796 of the September issue of Motor Sport. By mid-November 55 Members and 124 Associates had joined, subscription-revenue totalling £72. This is a most encouraging start especially as an intense membership drive has not been instituted, the present...

Page 69 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, May 2004

X-ray spec: Ferguson - Novi

Despite scoring Formula One's only win for four-wheel drive, this British company's system appeared better suited to Indianapolis. By Keith Howard. Funded by Harry Ferguson, but inspired by Freddie Dixon and Tony Rolt, Ferguson Research Ltd. spent a fruitless 15 years after WWII trying to promote its four-wheel drive vision to an apathetic motor industry. Then in 1960 it decided on the not...

Page 82 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 2014

A world of its own

The first-ever permanent race track was built in Surrey – but did Brooklands rest too long on its laurels?Writer Gordon Cruickshank The Brooklands Gazette. That’s how our life started out, at a time when the world’s first purpose-built race track was still, 17 years on from its construction, the only motor racing track in mainland Britain. After the sun set on the Surrey speedway at the outbreak...

Page 22 of January 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1927

SPORTING MACHINES ON TEST: The 350 c.c Harley-Davidson.

SPORTING MACHINES ON TEST: The 350 cc. Harley-Davidson. "THE RABBIT." RFADERS may look askance at the photographs of this machine and wonder if the author has taken leave of his senses, for whoever saw a sporting machine with such handlebars and footboards ? Think again, dear reader, and recollect how those super-speedmen, the U.S. motorcycle police invariably "sit-up," even at 80 m.p.h., and how...

Page 7 of August 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1940

1 ½-litre racing from 1935

A survey of recent international small car races. British E.R.A. achievements in perspective TO the British enthusiast 1½-litre racing has a special significance, because, while this country has never made any attempt to compete in full Grand Prix racing, she has sought, and attained not a little success in events confined to cars the engine size of which does not exceed 1,500 c.c. There is,...

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 13 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1947

The Reminiscences of Reggie Tongue

A most absorbing account, by the well-known racing driver, of the cars which have served him both in races and on the road. My first real, interest in motor cars began at a time when my father used to recount stories to me of the Bentley Boys at Le Mans. A time when British motor racing was supreme. How I admired, as a boy, the stories of Birkin, Sammy Davis, Woolf Barnato, Benjafield, Duller,...

Page 5 of October 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1924


Rain Compels Postponement of Solo Events. ADRIZZLING morning, coining at the end of almost a full week of rain, looked like causing postponement of the British Motor Cycle Racing Club's Championship Meeting, on Saturday the irth inst. A temporary cessation of the rain, at about noon, raised hopes, however, and, notwithstanding the fact that water was standing on certain parts of the track,...

Page 60 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1989

Veteran to classic

Airedale tale Arising from our analysis of Dorman and Riley valvegear (Motor Sport, November 1987), we have received a very interesting note from John Garden of Inverurie, whose first car had a Dorman engine with inclined overhead valves operated, as on later Rileys, by high-set push-rods from two camshafts on either sides of the base-chamber. The car itself, an Airedale, was a rare make even in...

Page 65 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1996

That Great Little Man Freddie Dixon

Having recalled recently the careers of some well-known British racing drivers, the time is overdue to include Freddie Dixon. Born in 1892, Frederick William Dixon had already deservedly achieved fame in the motorcycle racing field, before he turned to car racing. Starting in 1909, he had won two 7 races, established records innumerable, ridden with great distinction at Brooklands, where he was...



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