Articles tagged George Newman

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 2 of October 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, October 1939

MULTUM IN PARVO

MULTUM IN PARVO SOME NOTES ON ONE OF THE 1931 AUSTIN SEVEN TEAM T.T. CARS THE majority of our readers will probably best remember the Austin under review when it was George Chaplin's proud possession and did extremely well in the L.C.C. Relay Races and High Speed Trials. Some time ago S. T. Lush, of Westminster, acquired the little orange Austin and we requested an opportunity to conduct a long...

Page 49 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the November issue) WE HAVE reached the Diary entries of "X", the RFC Officer who became a well-known racing motorist after the war, for December 1917. He was met on December 14th by Bush and his Crossley, in which they went to the War Office and later net off for Wyton, arriving by lunchtime. Lady X was staying near Ely so her son visited her...

Page 12 of January 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, January 1955

The R.A.C. Championship Trial

22 Entries Contest 1954 Championship over New Course in Kent. George Newman Proves the Winner This year's R.A.C. Trials Championship was contested over a new course near Maidstone by 22 selected exponents of the art of modern slime-storming, as follows: — The "sections" used were of excellent variety and were neither chassis breakers nor deep in mire; mostly they relied on gradient and leaf mould...

Page 128 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, December 2007

Bill Boddy

The American Rolls-Royces R-R’s early Stateside history is intriguing and its reputation disputed I have no compunction about discussing Rolls-Royces, those ‘Best Cars in the World’, in Motor Sport, because those who regard them as non-sports cars have overlooked the Derby Bentleys, which, for example, gave Eddie Hall very impressive results in the Ards TT races, etc. Those same people may have...

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

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. VI.—SALMSON. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE LA Societe des Moteurs Salmson was a well-known concern before the car bearing its name ever came into existence. Their original business was the manufacture of aeroplane engines, which acquitted themselves with great credit in the service of the French Air Force, and it was not until after the war that M. Armand Bovier, who realised the...

Page 91 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, January 2001

Success for ingenious JCC

The caption relating to the lead picture with my discourse on small French sportscars last month was of the 1925 JCC High Speed Trial, not the 1926 Production Car Race, which prompts me to recall this happy event, when amateurs could compete against works cars, another idea of the Junior CC. The cars were allowed to run stripped and the tuning rules were lenient, but otherwise they were...

Page 69 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, December 2000

Blue belles

For low-cost performance between the wars, it paid to look to France. Bill Boddy recalls the impact of French blue on road and track Sportscars need not be expensive and exotic. In the 1920s, many under-1100cc cars were reasonably affordable, while giving much fun and often surprisingly good performance. Most of the desirable ones were made in France, and of these the outstanding pair were...

Page 78 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, December 1994

VETERAN TO CLASSIC - CHOOSING A SPORTS CAR

Had you been able to buy a sports car back in the 1920s, which one would you have chosen, I wonder? The choice was pretty open; there were 40 different makes available on the British market, in a number of various models. It seems possible that, before making your purchase, you might have gone to Brooklands in 1926, where the ever-ambitious Junior Car Club put on a race for such cars, the result...

Page 99 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, October 2003

The other 'eternal second'

Not Leonce Girardot who, in the heroic age of motor racing, earned this title by the number of times he finished second (he won some races too!), but a crimson Austro-Daimler which, in my teens, I would very much have liked to own. It had been raced hard at Brooklands by George Newman, who also drove a Salmson. He had a well-known motor business in London's Euston Road, and incidentally went on...

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