Articles tagged George Stead

Page 144 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, September 2008

Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

Page 80 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 2001

Chariots of a flyer

Richar Shuttleworth enjoyed a background gew can dream of. And he made the most of it, as Bill Boddy reveals p>Richard Ormonde (after Lord Ormonde, a godfather) Shuttleworth was born on July 16,1909, at the 7500-acre Old Warden estate at Biggleswade in rural Bedfordshire. His father, Colonel Frank Shuttleworth, had married his mother when he was 57 and she was 23. She was the daughter of the...

Page 98 of March 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, March 2007

A plane choice

During the 1930s keen drivers began to think of private aircraft as aerial sports cars. WB considers what might have tempted him If I had been amongst the lucky people who owned a Bentley, 30/98 Vauxhall, Alvis, Lagonda or other lively sports car in the 1930s and also possessed a pilot’s licence, what aeroplane would I buy? Before WW2 there was a desire among some affluent owners of pedigree fast...

Page 9 of November 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, November 1927

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. IX.-LORRAINE-DIETRICH. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. LA Societe Lorraine des amiens etallissements de Dietrich et Cie de Limeville a Argenteuil, is the full name of the manufacturer of the LorraineDietrich car, and in it is contained some fact of history. De Dietrich et Cie of Limeville in Lorraine were a wellknown engineering firm long before the era of motor cars, and when they...

Page 34 of June 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1930

THE DOUBLE TWELVE

to be re-metalled, and later in the afternoon reassembled the engine and got going again just before the end of the first day. Very smart work on the part of all concerned ! Capt. Frazer Nash had early trouble with the blower on his Austin, but set to work to change same with great rapidity, and after some delay eventually got going again and went remarkably well thereafter. The new M.G., in the...

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