Articles tagged Gordon Bennett

Page 72 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 2003

Track tests: Athy

England passed up the chance to host to the world's most famous race. Ireland stepped willingly into the breach and set a new standard, explains Paul Fearnley Stand level with what you consider to be the braking point for a comer, and you cannot be anything other than impressed when today's F1 car banshees past, still hard on its 18,000rpm gas. In contrast, Camille Jenatzy's Mercedes 60 revved to...

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Stop Press

The Hartlepool Speed Trials, for cars and motor-cycles, start at 2 p.m. on August 2nd. Entries for the Ulster Trophy Scratch Race on August 9th include Gerard, Harrison, Abecassis, Brooke and Bolster (E.R.A.s), "Bira" and Whitehead (E.R.A. or Maserati), Mortimer (Maserati), Woodall (Delage), Baring (Riley), and Williams (Alta). Spectators should be at the course well before 10.30 a.m. Entries are...

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Lyon

For two years, either side of World War I, France’s second city hosted the prestigious GP. But first Mercedes and then Alfa Romeo dashed all hopes of a home win By Chris Willows It was the race every manufacturer wanted to win. Having created the Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France in 1906, France hosted the single most important automobile contest in the world. Although the ACF...

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At the Wheel Ashore and Afloat

At the Wheel Ashore and Afloat THIS newly published autobiography by A Commander Montague Grahame-White covers a perk-ad of forty years from 18e5 to the present day. The author's range of interests is unusually wide, from extending beyond motoring to cover yachting, big-game hunting and the stage, and a bewildering number of celebrities appear within the compass of its aoo pages. " One cannot...

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Continental Notes and News

ConEnentall Notez and Newz By AUSLANDER The Latest Monoposto Having emerged from the ordeal of the Mille Miglia with full marks for reliability, the new type 308 Alfa-Romeo engine will not be altered very much for Grand Prix racing. It is a modified version of the famous 2.9-litre engine of which there are several specimens in England, with a bore of 68 mm. and a stroke of 69 mm., giving a cubic...

Page 56 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1963

Book reviews

"The Gordon Bennett Races," by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 251 pp., 8 3/4 in.x 5 3/5 in. (Cassell and Company Ltd., 35, 144 Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 30s.) Lord Montagu instituted the "Montagu Motor Book New Series" with the idea of producing, through the Cassell organisation, worthwhile histories of various aspects of motoring—books going into considerable detail and copiously illustrating a...

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Veteran to classic: Napier L48 reconstruction

Restoration ethics With the VSCC quite rightly opposed to newly-built "old" cars and the rules governing historic vehicles due for revision, it is interesting to look at how an accomplished engineer tackled the task of recreating a very significant 1904 car whose chassis had been scrapped as long ago as 1908. I refer to the 15-litre Napier L48 "Samson" which Bob Chamberlain has revived in...

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Book Reviews

Post War Studebaker Cars by Floyd Clymer (Floyd Clymer, Los Angeles, $1.50). You just can't stop Clymer! Following on his book about Kaiser and Frazer cars comes one on the modern Studebakers  --  those cars that, to us, appear to be going in both directions at once. Clymer has adopted the same  tactics, purchasing a 1947 Studebaker Champion privately, running it in for 5,827 miles, then testing...

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SIDESLIPS by "BALADEUR"

SIDESLIPS " BALADEUR " cW-) ONE of the chief claims to fame of Albert Guyot., it will be remembered by the connoisseur of motorracing history—although, indeed, his claims are many—is that he lost the 1913 Grand Prix at Amiens through running over his own mechanic. As a matter of fact, this unfortunate accident was entirely due to excess of zeal on the part of the mechanic who decanted himself...

Page 43 of May 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, May 1936

TWENTY-TWO YEARS AGO

TWENTY-TWO YEARS AGO THE FIRST RACING CARS IN THE ISLE OF MAN. GORDON BENNETT TRIALS AND A T.T. WON AT 33.9 M.P.H. In .a few weeks' time twenty odd racing cars, fitted with engines not exceeding 1,500 c.c. in capacity yet capable of speeds approaching 140 m.p.h., will be seen screaming their way round a four-mile course on the outskirts of Douglas, Isle of Man. What a contrast to the days of the...

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