Articles tagged Gordon Bennett

Page 58 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1992

"Brighton" Napier

If a tricycle was first home in this year's Veteran Car Run (see Brighton Breezes) Johnny Thomas also arrived early in his Napier. This was no mean feat, especially as it was his first competitive outing in a car he has been working on for the past four years and which had its first test-run just over a week before being loaded into his Ford Transit and taken from Wales to London, together with...

Page 63 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, December 1986

Brighton Backfires

De Dion Bouton was the most popular entry, with 65, and it was fitting that, in this year of the Mercedes-Benz centenary, there were 15 Benz and nine Mercedes. Daimler-Benz AG had the oldest entry, No 1 being their 1886 Daimler, although this was last seen being pushed, very late, up to the front of the cavalcade. This being the case, it seemed rather unnecessary to impede the start with a non-...

Page 33 of February 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, February 1974

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1973 Ideal Pair.—A year ago Motor Sport teas in the thick of its popular discussion about ideal pairs of cars, in which our readers avidly joined. The Editor lair year found himself making effective and satisfactory use of this "ideal pair"— Ford Consul 3000 GT and BMW 520i. Last year was not quite so prolific from the driving-variety angle as...

Page 34 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1998

Britain's First Grand Prix Car

Grand Prix Racing began in 1906 in France, but it was 1907 before the first British entry. Bill Boddy describes the earliest UK Contenders In 1906 the Automobile Cub De France turned its back on the Gordon Bennett races which required competing cars to use entirely national products, and instead instituted its first French Grand Prix, a notable motor-racing landmark if ever there were one. It was...

Page 36 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1976

Racing Round the Island

"Racing Round the Island" by Bob Holiday 212 pp. 8 3/4 in. 5 1/2 in. (David & Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon. £3.95.) At first sight this book about racing round the loM seems to be rather unnecessary, as repeating information found in other books, such as Lord Montagu's Gordon Bennett history, the various books on the TT car and motorcycle races, etc. Yet it is good to have all this intense...

Page 44 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 2001

Opel's hidden gems

There is, and always has been, drama in all sporting events, and especially in motor-racing, both in the old days and since commercialism began to challenge the purely sporting aspect. But this is about a drama not involving a driver, or car, before, during, or after a race — but of a driver and cars that did not race. The make of racing car concerned is Opel, built by Adam Opel of Russelsheim,...

Page 21 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, May 1951

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 by A. S. HEAL This year we all hope that the B.R.M. team will establish British prestige in International motor racing. Here is an article to give them heart, from the skilled pen of Anthony Heal.—Ed. THE welcome advent Of the B.R.M. reminds us that it is more than twenty-seven years since a British firm last set out to build a...

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