Articles tagged Gordon Bennett

Page 3 of November 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, November 1944

"Those were the days"

Lionel Martin looks back Soon the war will be over and we must look forward. Meanwhile it is pleasant to look back, and in this interesting contribution Lionel Martin describes some of his experiences in the very early days, and throws yet more light on the origin and development of the Bamford and Martin Aston-Martin.--Ed. The Editor has paid me the very high compliment of asking me to write...

Page 45 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, August 1935

AN ENTHUSIAST'S IDEAL

AN ENTHUSIAST'S IDEAL THE F.M., A HAND-MADE MOTOR-OAR DESIGNED TO BE SUITABLE FOR A VARIETY OF SPORTING EVENTS MOST of us at one time or other have d-signed a " car of dreams," a superfast tour..r, an unstoppable car for reliability trials, or a racing car on which no item making for speed and stamina should be lacking, but few of us have the time or the means to translate their conception into...

Page 15 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, December 1949

Sideslips

by "Baladeur" "'The Eternal Second.' I wonder in how many races Giradot finished second! He certainly won Paris-Boulogne and the Gordon-Bennett race in 1899, but he finished second in so many more races that he was dubbed 'The Eternal Second.' Giradot always interested me by reason of this particular peculiarity in his career. . . In the great Paris-Berlin race he was Fournier's terror. Only a...

Page 19 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1949

Sunbeams Between the Wars

by John R. Coombes and John Wyer  The heading above refers, not as might be thought to the happy times we enjoyed between World War 1 and World War II, but to the cars manufactured during that period by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company Ltd., of Wolverhampton. It is particularly opportune that we are able to publish this article in this issue, because this is the Jubilee year of Sunbeam, whose first...

Page 46 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, May 2004

Flat chat with Sammy Davis

Le Mans winner, editor and raconteur, 93-year-old Sammy Davis had plenty of tales to tell. Brendan Lynch was his audience Sammy Davis saw Queens Victoria and Elizabeth II, The Titanic and Concorde, Charles Jarrott and James Hunt and survived two World Wars (that claimed his brothers and father). Yet at the age of 93 he had the energy of a teenager, the recall of a computer and an opinion on...

Page 70 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, August 1996

The Clement-Bayard

Who can fail to wish to know more about this great pioneer French marque after this evocative description of the passage of one of these cars in the 1908 French Grand Prix at Dieppe, from the pen of Gerald Rose, the earliest of accurate motor racing historians, who was there at the time — The man who never saw — and heard — the tremendous rush and roar of one of the Clement-Bayards coming down...

Page 42 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1931

I.O.M - Cradle of British Road Racing

I.O.M. Cradle of British Road Racin BY " MANNIN." IN the clays of Elizabeth, England was sufficiently gay to merit the title of " merry," but since that time there has been a great decline of this agreeable feature, and the arrival and precept of Albert the Good completed the cycle and filled the land with overpowering gloom, but happily there have always been men willing to fight against the...

Page 65 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, July 1981

V-E-V Odds & Ends.

It seems that the ridiculously high prices charged for the older vehicles may be on the wane. At a recent specialist auction-sale, of 93 lots on offer, 49 were reported as unsold, including those withdrawn or passed by. From a works power-curve for a 1930 Model-XL Trojan that has come into our possession it can be seen that a maximum of 12 b.h.p. was developed at just over 850 r.p.m. This year's...

Page 70 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1993

Vintage postbag

How green is my Napier? Sir, I was very interested to read last December's article on the Brighton Napier. There is a part which I would query at the bottom of page 1160. It is stated that the Napier was the first racer to wear the green for England. I have always understood that the 1903 Gordon Bennett race was the first truly international event to be run on closed roads and the first tirne...

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Book reviews

Kieft Racing Cars — The Brigend Story By Peter Tutthill No ISBN Published by Peter Tutthill (Tel: 01208 812358) At Goodwood on Whit Monday 1951, a Kieft rocketed around the outside of the predominant Coopers at the first corner and simply disappeared. It helped that its driver was a young Stirling Moss, but even he, a racer in constant search of a technological edge, has stated that this car...

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