Articles tagged George Brown

Page 9 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1962

MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT MOTORISTS AND POLICE The need for -amicable relations between the Pace and the motorist is becoming generally recognised. The Metropolitan Commissioner of Police has instructed his men not to take action against normally law-abiding drivers who go slightly over the limit of speed in a desire to keep the traffic flowing. In Essex the constabulary have been told to look for...

Page 26 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1974

Matters of moment

50 years young This issue of Motor Sport marks the fiftieth anniversary of the journal's introduction, for it was started, as The Brooklands Gazette, in July 1924. We feel that we cannot let this pass without of congratulation and good wishes for the future our staunch readers. These letters are very much even though it is but possible to publish a small brief comment, in view of the very kind...

Page 27 of February 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1959

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1958 I always rather enjoy writing this annual feature, if only to refresh my memory of the cars tested during the past twelve-month before embarking on a further year's road-testing for Motor Sport. As I also enjoy reading similar accounts in other journals, I assumed that readers might not take unkindly to these simple summaries. Not so!  After...

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Shelsley Walsh (August 26th)

Those who braved the elements to witness the last Shelsley Walsh Championship Hill-Climb of the 1962 season were rewarded by one of the best entries to grace the Championship series so far. Tony Marsh made a welcome return after his Rest-and-BeThankful crash, reverting back to his 2½-litre B.R.M. David Good (the current Champion) should have had a 1½-litre, twin-cam Climax engine in his Formula...

Page 23 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1961

BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS

BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS Car E.T.D. by Parker's H. K.-Jaguar Special. Allard Dragster Beaten by Three Pre-1914 Motor Cars IT is traditional that in September the Brighton National Speed Trials take place over the historic Madeira Drive,and it would be most unfortunate if this fixture were to disappear from the calendar. This year weather conditions were perfect but the event rather dragged, for the...

Page 42 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, November 1964

Cars in books

From "Summoned By Bells," by John Betjemann (John Murray, 1960) we discover that Betjemann remembers a Delaunay-Belleville crawling up West Hill, Highgate in its noisy bottom gear, prior to World War One, that a school fellow of his at Marlborough read The Autocar, so that Fords, Lancias, a 6-ton Sentinel and a Frazer Nash (which Betjemann hyphenates, risking the wrath of Thirlbv!) were noted...

Page 69 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, December 1996

Sunbeam Superchargers

In 1922, in the pursuit of more power from Grand Prix and voiturette racing car engines restricted by prevailing race regulations to 2 or 1 1/2 litres, Fiat developed the supercharger, with satisfactory results, when their cars finished first and second in the 1923 Italian GP. After which the supercharger became the norm in GP racing. Sunbeam, having been the first British make to win the...

Page 103 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, March 2011

At home in a racing Arena

He’s focused on the BTCC these days, but Mike Earle’s varied motor sport career stretches back over half a century By day with Mike Earle begins with a fried egg sandwich, conjured up from the pristine workshops below his office at at Arena International in Littlehampton. "You won't get this at McLaren," he says. "It's the crumbs, you see, the crumbs on the carpet." This exchange sets the tone...

Page 24 of October 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, October 1954

The Brighton Speed Trials

New Course Record Established by R. Charlton (Vincent-H.R.D. Motor-cycle) in 23.57 sec. Ken Wharton (E.R.A.) Lowers Car Record to 23.63 sec. Although Ken Wharton broke Raymond Mays' course record and motor-cycle-rider R. Charlton set a new absolute record for the Brighton kilometre of 23.57 sec., the speed trials on September 4th, in effect, took us back in time, for the seaside sprint was a...

Page 7 of April 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, April 1944

Mostly Frazer-Nash

Mostly Fravr-Nash When R. P. Gordon Jones, who, incidentally, is a nephew of the late J. G. Parry-Thomas, offered to write this article, he apologetically said it would be mostly about Frazer-Nashes owned by himself and friends. I retorted that you can't have too much about Frazer-Nashes.--Ed. IHAD my first driving lesson on my mother's 1925 " Grand Sport " Amilear. This came to an abrupt end...

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