Articles tagged Gordon Bennett

Page 104 of December 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, December 2008

Historic Naiper in London-brighton run

Former racing machinery will feature prominently in the annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday November 2, including the 1902 Napier – the first British car to score an international victory. Selwyn Francis Edge won the 1902 Gordon Bennett race in the Napier, now owned by Daniel Sielecki. Another Gordon Bennett winner is the 1903 Mercedes of Tim Scott, used by Camille Jenatzy to win...

Page 24 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, September 1932


"SIDESLIPS" By " BALADEUR " Wanted—A chain-driven Monster. THE other day an enthusiastic reader of MOTOR SPORT wrote to ask me if I could put him in the way of a chain-driven racing car, not of the modern Shelsley Walsh G.N. x what the B.P. advertisements say type, but a real monster of the past. I do not know quite what he intends to do with his monster as I presume that it would be banned from...

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GRAND PRIX By BALADEUR In 1936, the Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France is to be a race for touring cars. It can only be a rather minor feature of anything but a very mediocre season of motor racing; and yet this was once not just a motor race, but the motor race. It is not just the oldest race; it is the lineal descendant 'of the first motor race of all, when forty years ago, Levassor...

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Vintage Postbag

Targa Florio Sir, While recently enjoying David Owen's book "Targa Florio" (Foulis/Haynes Publishing Group, 1979). I was surprised to learn that a British driver, one Cyril Snipe, had actually won outright the 1912 Targa Florio, driving a 4-cylinder, L-head SCAT. Although a dabbler in motoring history, I am no expert on the pre-World War 1 period, yet it does seem astonishing that this...

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The Napier "Samson"

It is rather astonishing how many racing Napiers have survived, considering how long ago it was that they were unleashed. The 1903 Gordon Bennett car and a 1904 GB Napier survive in America, Barker's well-known 1908 11 1/2-litre 60 hp. Napier was raced at Brooklands, and there exists a replica of Edge's 24-hour record car of 1907. Now comes news that the 212 b.h.p. engine out of Napier L48, the...

Page 10 of December 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, December 1930

Veteran Types

Veteran Types 111.-A 60 H.P. 4 -CYLINDER MERCEDES OF 1903 A noble ancestor of the "38-250 --the early "Mere," with its owner, Mr. Martin at the wheel. IN 1902, as all the world knows, S. F. Edge won the Gordon Bennett Cup on a Napier, and for the first time in its history, France lost possession of the Trophy. Thus it was that in 1903 the R.A.C. was entrusted with the organization of the event,...

Page 66 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1978

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The 1914 Grand Prix Opels We have received the following letter from Mr. N. Mavrogordato bearing on the recent article and subsequent correspondence on these cars. Sir, Since many people have shown much interest in the 1914 Grand Prix Opel story, I venture once again to write to you about them. I enclose a most interesting letter, which I have received front T...

Page 3 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, October 2000


Motor racing in Europe, motor racing in America; two sports separated by a common language. The US, the world's largest single market, can survive quite well on its own, thank you, and like all isolated eco-systems has developed several highly specialised forms that thrive within their own environment: NASCAR, the super-speedways, the incredible board tracks of the 1920s. But these rarely...

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The International rules of our sport are written in French. There is an English translation in the FIA's Yearbook, but when the inevitable loophole leads to the inevitable bout of semantics, it is the Gallic interpretation that 'settles' the argument. Why? The French were first off the mark, that's why. They hosted the first recognised motor race (the 1894 Paris-Rouen), the first three Gordon...

Page 61 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, February 1989

Book reviews

Green Dust — Ireland's Unique Motor Racing History 1900-1939 by Brendan Lynch. 160pp. 91/2" x 7". (Published by Portobello Publishing, distributed in UK by Menoshire Limited, 49 Churchfield Road, Acton, London W3 6AY . £13.95). Brendan Lynch is a journalist well acquainted with motor sport, having written for many Irish and British magazines, and his depth of knowledge is immense. What is quite...



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