Articles tagged George Eyston

Page 37 of August 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, August 1979

Capt. George Eyston, O.B.E.

An Appreciation I find it very hard, and sad, to believe that Capt. G. E. T. Eyston has died. He was 82, and active to the last, as befitted this powerfully built, athletic engineer who made high-speed motoring his profession. Eyston was the record-breaker extraordinary, from long-duration runs in improbable cars such as Singer and Riley Nine saloons, to being the first driver to exceed 100 m.p.h...

Page 36 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1977

The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

Page 33 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1931

THE 100 M.P.H AUSTIN

THE 100 M.P.H. AUSTIN AND WHAT CAPTAIN WAITE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT THE rapid development of the " 750 " racer has been one of the most noticeable features of motor racing in the last few years, and this has certainly been stimulated by the friendly competition between the M.G. and Austin in setting up new figures. George Eyston put up some fine performances at Monthlery on the M.G., and it was then...

Page 39 of November 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, November 1935

DEATH OF E. A. ELDRIDGE

DEATH OF E. A. ELDRIDGE We regret to announce the death of Ernest A. Eldridge, at one time holder of the Land Speed Record on the famous old Fiat Mephistopheles. Mr. Eldridge had several spectacular accidents in the course of his racing career, notably when his Miller car overturned at Montlhery some years ago. Except for taking part in occasional long-distance attempts on records in conjunction...

Page 39 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1935

Continental Notes and News

Confinentall Notes and. New By HAROLD NOCKOLDS Who Decides? ONE of the most difficult things in the world is to run a team of three racing cars with a trace of friction between the drivers. The classic example of what can occur, of course, was provided several years ago by Nuvolari and Varzi, who have never raced in the same team since. A similar sort of thing seems to be happening in the...

Page 68 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1992

A Bit Of A Record!

When I received the handout relating to the preview at Brooklands of the new £91,000 Bentley, the Brooklands (see New Cars, page 966), four days before the press embargo was lifted, I read it with interest... until I came to the bits about what Bentleys had done at the old racetrack from which this new model takes its name. Then I was surprised to find that errors had crept in. Writers will...

Page 11 of June 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1932

The BRITISH EMPIRE TROPHY

The BRITISH EMPIRE TROPHY IN Staging a 100 mile scratch race for ears of unlimited capacity on Brook, lands, the British Racing DriversWlub showed great enterprise but perhaps not sufficient foresight. As a thrilling spectacle the event was a great success. As a race in which the leading cars were called to give their utmost speed, and as an event intended to provide a decisive result, it was a...

Page 33 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1979

Life at Thomson & Taylor's - 1927 to1939

Mr. R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, continues his account of life at T & T's of Brooklands under the great Reid Railton In the December issue of Motor Sport, R. H. Beauchamp concluded his article with a description of John Cobb's Railton Land Speed Record Car of 1938 and his journey to Bonneville Salt Flats prior to Cobb's successful record attempt. In the accompanying article Mr. Beauchamp takes up...

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 76 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1996

The Battle of Small Cars - 60 minutes Flat Out

A decent debate could be centred around which of the records, in the days when racing drivers and record breaking were largely synonymous, was the most difficult to achieve. To run for 24 hours involved the night spell. To keep going at a successful speed-pitch even for one round of the clock called for a high degree of mechanical reliability, although with time in hand repairs were permissible...

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