Articles tagged George Harvey-Noble

Page 58 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, February 1979

Were they really built?

Looking at the photograph of the Bimotore Alfa Romeo that we published in the December issue of Motor Sport, I could not help wondering if it really happened. The idea of building a car with a straight-8 engine in front of the driver and another behind, both driving to the rear wheels, seems almost too bizarre to be true. I can vouch for the fact that it did happen, as can many other people, for...

Page 67 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, August 1987

Veteran to classic

Brooklands reunion Following the VSCC meeting at Silverstone, we drove to Weybridge for the Brooklands Society Annual Reunion. Staying at the famous Hand & Spear, we found Mr and Mrs Owen Wyn Owen, who had brought "Babs" on its trailer behind a Range Rover. The 27-litre Liberty-engined Parry Thomas LSR car ran on the banking once or twice, but it was not in a very good mood, a broken gearbox...

Page 66 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 1992

Brooklands Reunion

This year's Brooklands Reunion on June 28 was another great occasion for the Brooklands Society. Lots of notable cars, ascents of the test hill, timed runs on the runway, with the VMCC having its own motorcycle class and old-timers out and about. Dudley Gahagan opened proceedings as usual, with a lap of the hill and banking with Stanley Sedgwick and Ken Day, in his T57 Bugatti. Later the guest of...

Page 62 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1992

Bi-motore burblings

I reckon that Rodney Felton did well to finish fifth in the Alfa Romeo Race in Tom Wheatcroft's rebuilt and rebodied Alfa Romeo Bi-motore at VSCC Donington, remembering how other drivers, up to the calibre of Nuvolari, the Senna of his day, disliked the handling characteristics of these twin-engined Alfas. It was a tribute to Rodney's enthusiasm for the marque that he was lent the car — mark you...

Page 15 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1938

"BIRA" WINS AGAIN

" BIRA " WINS AGAIN E.R.A. s DOMINATE THE B.R.D.C. ROAD-CIRCUIT RACE. POOR RAYMOND MAYS! TALBOT WINS OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE AT 111.17 M.P.H. ON September 17th we had two entirely new races at Brooklands, staged by the B.R.D.C. to replace the 500-Mile outer-circuit handicap. The first was a 50-mile outer-circuit, handicap, handicapped B.A.R.C. fashion by " Ebby," and, although we have had such fifty-...

Page 88 of October 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, October 2010

Mother's day out

From La Sarthe to Stanmore – this unique Bentley has raced a few miles since it won Le Mans A fine day in England is difficult to beat; spent behind the wheel of a vintage Bentley it’s impossible to top. But when that Bentley is ‘Mother Gun’ – one of the most historically significant Bentleys in existence – it simply doesn’t get any better. Normally I would test a racing car on a track, but...

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