Articles tagged Freddie Dixon

Page 20 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1965

Vintage postbag

Eagle-eyed! Sir, Your December issue, p. 1027: is not "1920" a misprint for "1924"—see p. 163 of "The Vintage Motor Car," by Clutton and Stanford? Surely the front-wheel brakes and 24/70 = 1924? Kenneth C. McGuffie – Amersham. [Yes, it would seem so—we quoted from The Lord Mayor's Show—Ed.] * * * *The beauty of vintage cars Sir, If Wolverhampton-built Sunbeams were in...

Page 9 of January 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 1942

ONE OF THE FASTEST

ONE OF THE FASTEST Cecil [Clutton reports on the Road-performance of Robert Arbuthnot's 2.9-litre Supercharged Alfa-Romeo Is not often these days that one has the opportunity of testing anything so exciting as a blown Alfa, so that when Robert Arbuthnot invited me to accompany him on a short business run in his " 2.9 " all other considerations and arrangements were hurriedly swept aside. High...

Page 19 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Many interesting articles have appeared from time to time on home-built specials and conversions, but I have yet to see some authoritative dope on "blowers" and the manufacture of amateur productions. Perhaps trade secrets enter into the matter, but surely someone at some time or other has made, say, a Cozette-pattern supercharger which, from the meagre details available, looks simple enough...

Page 26 of June 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1935

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF IN THE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY

HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF IN THE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY A MAGNIFICENT WIN FOR LUIS FONTES WITH THE ALFA-ROMEO PILOTED BY BRIAN LEWIS TWO YEARS AGO. THE DIXON STABLE TAKES SECOND AND FOURTH PLACES, WITH E. R. HALL (M.G. MAGNETTE) THIRD. MANY RETIREMENTS. THE Third International Trophy will be remembered for two things : the victory of a driver, Luis Fontes, who has only made occasional appearances in...

Page 67 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 2010

Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

Page 53 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 1976

The racing cars of W.B. Scott

Described to the Editor in a recent interview W. B. Scott (Bummer to his friends) was a regular competitor at Brooklands and elsewhere before the war and very well known at the old Track, so recently I went to ask him how it all came about and to talk of the racing cars he has owned. His interest in things motoring, he told me, began when he went from his prep. school at Winchester to Fettes (the...

Page 26 of October 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1927

RACING NEWS.

RACING NEWS. CLOSE OF THE B.A.R.C. SEASON. AUTUMN BROOKLANDS MEETING. ON Saturday, September 17th, the Brooklands Auto Racing Club brought their season to a close with a fine day's racing in brilliant weather. The handicapping was excellent, and the finishes close. 100 M.P.H. SHORT HANDICAP. In this race, Malcolm Campbell, on his Bugatti, showed terrific speed, but was overtaken by Eyston's...

Page 36 of October 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1936

CATALOGUE MODELS ON PARADE

CATALOGUE MODELS ON PARADE THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE REVIEWED To every ordinary driver of cars of spotting type there has undoubtedly come, at some time or other, a desire to see a long-distance race confined to absolutely standard motor-cars. I would, myself, journey far to see such a contest, especially if the regulations specified that wellknown racing drivers would not be allowed to...

Page 6 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, September 1932

THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE

THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE A DAY OF RECORDS. C. R. WHITCROFT & G. E. T. EYSTON ON R1LEYS, FIRST & SECOND, M.G. THIRD. Qt5ARRY Corner—a sharp, dangerous bend, and scene of many a narrow escape. A Talbot, practising for the T.T. race, comes tearing along the straight from the Stands. The driver cuts out, brakes heavily—and the offside back wheel snaps off, flying into the air in a great...

Page 54 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- forgotten makes

The Douglas Light Car Douglas motorcycles were known and esteemed the world over in pre-war days. The famous belt-drive flat-twins were ridden by numerous Dispatch Riders during the First World War. Afterwards Douglases were raced by more riders than I have space to list, but who included Freddie Dixon in the TT and Cyril Pullin at Brooklands, the former the first to exceed 100 mph on a 500cc...

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