Articles tagged Glen Kidston

Page 76 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1984

Vintage Postbag

VSCC will help Sir, Prompted by DSJ's excellent and timely piece on replicas and fakes in your February issue, I am moved to point out that the phrase "VSCC accepted" is one to of which to beware when it appears in advertisers' blurb. The VSCC can have no control over what advertisers put in their copy. Nor does the Club often issue certificates of anything in connection with old cars, knowing...

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Modern times

Simon Taylor If you're one of those who believes that Formula One is about politics, rather than racing, you've had a good month. In Montreal, a war of words erupted between Minardi's chief minnow Paul Stoddard and F1 grandees Ron Dennis and Sir Frank Williams, with Stoddard threatening to protest any team retaining traction control from the British Grand Prix onwards. Next day came the rare...

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Cars in Books

A reader drew my attention to "You Are Not Sparrows" by Wing/Comdr. J. C. Carr, DFC. It was published by Ian Allen in 1975 but for some reason they did not send me a review copy, which is surprising, because this light-hearted book, describing the author's very extensive flying experiences from the time he joined the RAF in 1929, learning on Avro 5045, to the war, would interest many of our...

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GOOD OLD DAYS AT BROOKLANDS CONTINUING SOME RAMBLING REMINISCENCES OF A REGULAR BROOKLANDS HABITUE BEFORE reverting to the old photograph album which has inspired these memories, I must record that I have been taken to task by a reader for two inaccuracies in my first article. The first was that I included the Wolseley Viper among the number of "chaindriven aero-engined monsters," whereas in...

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Lt.-Cmdr. Glen Kidston's air crashes—

Sir, It seems that aviation history as well as motoring history can become clouded by the passage of time. The airliner accident involving Glen Kidston was on November 6th, 1929, when a Lufthansa flight from Croydon to Amsterdam and Berlin crashed in thick mist on White Hill, near Marden Park between Bletchingly and Caterham in Surrey, but descriptions of the actual crash location are rather...

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THE GRAND PRIX d'ENDURANCE OVERWHELMING BRITISH VICTORY IN THE CLASSIC 24-HOUR RACE. Barnato's Bentley at full speed on the long straight down to Mulsanne. When on the afternoon of Sunday, 22nd June, Woolf Barnato drew up after his run of 24 hours at le Mans, Bentley had scored its fourth successive win in the Grand Prix d'Endurance. During the two rounds of the clock Barnato and Kidston had...

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Cars in Books

This feature has been reinstated by the kind loan, from a reader who runs a modern Alfa Romeo and who is rebuilding a 1750 Alfa Romeo Zagato found in a very dismantled state (he needs a supercharger for it) of two books I had not previously encountered. The first of these is a travel book, or a motoring book, if you like, in its own right, so that this is more a belated book-review than a car in...

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MOTORING SPORTSMEN. Lieut. Glen Kidston, RN. By THE EDITOR. LIKE so many other of the famous racing men who are known to our readers by reason of their exploits on the road and track, Lieut. Glen Kidston, R.N., appears on the track, disappears for a while, then returns again to thrill the spectators with his speedy Bugattil In the following notes we shall attempt to show Lieut. Glen Kidston in...

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CONTENTS. PAGE Editorial ... • • • . . . . . . Some Experiences with th2 World's Fastest Car. By Capt. Malcolm Campbell... Early Motor Cycling. By F. W. Barnes, A Visit to an Experimental Engineering Works ... Motoring Sportsmen : Lieut. Glen Kidston, By the Editor ... . • . Sporting Cars on Road and Track. The 16/55 Daimler Sports ... 194, Recent Events in the Sporting World. (Illustrations) The...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

To Trail or not to Trail . . . A contemporary magazine has commented editorially on the VSCC's decision to penalise in future those competitors who bring cars to its trials on trailers by a matter of 10 points. It argues that the VCC does not so penalise pre-1918 cars going on trailers to its events (although on the Brighton Run, quite rightly, there is disqualification for those whose veterans...



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