Articles tagged Gordon Bennett

Page 32 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1968

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters B.A.R.C. Historic Car Race, Thruxton (June 3rd) 10 laps—Sunny and Dry Following tradition, the British A.R.C. held a Whitsun historic car race, as it used to do at Goodwood, at the new Thruxton circuit. A good entry of historic and pre-war cars came in, which included two Maserati 250Fs and four E.R.A.s. The Hon. Patrick Lindsay led all the way in his black...

Page 5 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 2002

Gordon Bennett centenary planned

The 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup will be commemorated by a special three-day event in Ireland next spring. The event on May 31-June 2 will include two sprints for a wide variety of famous cars from Ireland's motorsport past, and a run for Gordon Bennett cars over the original 75-mile route, albeit under a police escort. The 1903 Cup should have been held in Britain in the wake of SF Edge's victory in...

Page 34 of November 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1948

SIDESLIP by BALADEUR

SIDESLIPS by "BALADEUR" Q-W-3 THE tumult and the recent shouting on the subject having fortunately died away somewhat, I conceive that it is now my turn to weigh in on the perilous subject of international racing colours. And first of all, let me make it quite clear that it is not my intention to try to persuade anyone to paint their B.R.M. Bugatti blue instead of Sunbeam green (which,...

Page 65 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, April 1987

V to C miscellany

Late last year I just missed going out in a very smart, long-tailed sports Belgian FN (a 12/50 hp model I suspect), which had been here for professional restoration for its European owner. It was interesting to be told that it has a complicated system of compensation for its four-wheel braking system, like that on the 1925 FN saloon (reputed to have had the engine from the car which FH Hayward...

Page 79 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, June 1972

Book reviews

"Flying Between the Wars", by Allen Wheeler. 199 pp. 9 1/2" x 6" (G. T. Foulis & Co., 50a, Bell Street, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. £3.85) I have remarked before, in these Book Review columns, that books about flying between the wars, especially in the RAF, have been all too few. Now Air Commodore Wheeler, well known to those who support the excellent work of the Shuttleworth Trust or who...

Page 33 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, March 1957

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-car Matters It is getting near enough to the return match of our Vintage Sports Car Club against the Veteran Car Club of America to wish British participants the greatest possible success. There is no need to wish them an enjoyable vacation because this is assured. The V.S.C.C. team is due to sail from Liverpool on April 13th in the Parthia, disembarking on April 21st for...

Page 36 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1951

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 IN 1004 Napier's produced their first six-cylinder racing car, L48. It was unfortunately not completed in time to run in the Gordon Bennett race on the Taunus circuit but made its debut early in September at the Speed Trials on Porttuarnock Sands where it put up the fastest time. Nominally of 90 h.p. (15 litres), the car...

Page 38 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1980

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Star Story At the suggestion of Jeremy Collins, whose 1921 11.9 h.p. Star Scorpio two-seater is a well-known performer in VSCC Light Car Section and other events (it now belongs to his wife), I went with him to "talk-Star" with Mr. Wallace Marsh, who was a premium apprentice at the Star Motor Company in Wolverhampton from 1910 to 1914, and who keeps another...

Page 100 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, November 2003

Sorting countries by colours

A reader asks me when national colours were first introduced for racing, and in what colours for which nation. A difficult subject, to which I have no proper answer. It has been said that green for Britain may have originated when Count Eliot Zborowski suggested to Napier's that this would be a tribute to the Irish for holding the 1903 Gordon Bennett race there. Another view is that Charles...

Page 56 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1992

A Peerless Run to Brighton

In this year's Benson & Hedges RAC Veteran Car Run, which attracted 472 entries of pre-1905 cars from 16 different countries, I had the memorable experience of going with Don Meyer on his 1904 60hp Peerless, with his co-driver Edward Rowen and his wife, all of whom had flown in from America to do the inimitable Hyde Park to Brighton drive. This great car is well-known in VSCC circles, since...

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