Articles tagged Freddie Dixon

Page 27 of May 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1927


OTHER RACING NEWS. GRAND PRIX DE PROVENCE. THE riot which put a stop to the racing at Miramas on 26th March, must be regarded as extremely regrettable from every point of view. In the first place several manufacturers who suffered from it are so annoyed that the track authorities were unable to keep the crowd in order, that they have announced their intention of not taking part in any more races...

Page 70 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, November 1999

Service Interval

Before the war he was an up-and-coming racer but hostilities drew Tony Rolt from Donington to Colditz. He returned a war hero on the verge of stardom. Phil Llewellin profiles his remarkable career May 1940 was a month of immense drama as General Heinz Guderian's tanks crossed the River Meuse near Sedan and brought blitzkrieg to northern France, thrusting a spearhead between the French army and...

Page 21 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, August 1935


WELL DONE, FREDDIE ! POPULAR VICTORY FOR DIXON IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE TROPHY. RILEY'S FILL FIRST THREE PLACES. SUCCESSFUL NEW CIRCUIT, BUT POOR ATTENDANCE. WINNING B.R.D.C. races is becoming a habit with Freddie Dixon. Following up his triumph in the soo Miles Race last autumn he scored his second successive victory by winning the British Empire Trophy Race on July 6th. But for gearbox trouble...

Page 57 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, December 1974

Brut(e) Force

The Assistant Editor is let loose with Stuart Graham's all-conquering Camaro The needle kisses the red sector on the rev. counter in top gear at Knicker Brook approaches at the best part of 140 m.p.h. Off the throttle, on to the brakes and at least some of the 400 brake horsepower is stilled temporarily before the Holley carburetter's four chokes open with a thump to power the big Camaro across...

Page 35 of November 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1936


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 6 of July 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 1927


The International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy Races 1927 A WEEK OF THRILLS IN THE ISLE OF MAN. THE JUNIOR T.T. RACE. THE first race of T.T. week has an air of feverish excitement all its own ; practise very often fails to reveal the true form of man and Machine so that the Junior Race is regarded as a sort of pointer, indicating what may be expected later in the week. That it really does give us an...

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


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 56 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, April 1980

Racing car development

In 1935 the Scuderia Ferrari, who carried the fortunes of Alfa Romeo in Grand Prix racing, were being thoroughly trounced by the German teams from Mercedes-Benz and Auto-Union. To try and save National pride, Enzo Ferrari and his chief engineer Cav. Luigi Bazzi, schemed up a real monster to try and combat the Germans. Grand Epreuves were being run to the 750 kilogramme Formula, but there were...

Page 9 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1937


E.R.A. WINS THE CORONATION TROPHY RACE PAT FAIRFIELD'S SUCCESS AT OPENING CRYSTAL PALACE MEETING. SLOW SPEEDS. On April 24t1i the first meeting was held at the new Crystal Palace Road circuit, watched by some 80,000 people, probably a record crowd at 'a long car race in this country. E.R.A. cars were .outstandingly successful. The first heat for the Coronation Trophy, limited to 1 -litre cars,...

Page 1 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 1, August 1947

A Highly Successful Gransden Meeting

R. D. Poore wins the Gransden Trophy Race in the 3.8-litre AlfaRomeo from Abecassis at 86.3 m.p.h. Habershon's 1 1/2-litre Delage Victorious in Vintage Scratch Race. Alan May's "30198" Vauxhall Placed Twice. The thanks of all enthusiasts who gathered at Gransden Lodge airfield on July 13th are due to the C.U.A.C. and V.S.C.C. for the splendid circuit racing witnessed there. In general, the...



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