Articles tagged Gordon Chapman

Page 29 of April 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1964

The E.R.A Club Dinner

The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec., Barry Eastick, himself an ex-E.R.A. owner, A. F. Rivers-Fletcher took the chair and Raymond Mays and Humphrey Cook were guests of honour. Mays delivered a moving speech, recalling how he had initiated...

Page 5 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 2004

More E-Type tales

Sir, I read with interest Terry Harrison's letter in the April issue concerning the ERA-Jaguar. I am able to confirm his story that the car was built from E-Type chassis GP1, not that of the spare GP3. I have seen photographs of GP1 's accident in the Isle of Man and the subsequent fire, but in no way can one see that the rear of the car was damaged so badly as to need a new chassis. In addition...

Page 39 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 2003


Abandoned at birth and forgotten for decades, Kieft's grand prix contender has finally hit the track. Gordon Cruikshank describes a 48 - year build-up What has a gestation period of 50 years? Cyril Kieft's grand prix car. Conceived in 1953, part-built in '54, abandoned by '55, the incomplete car was forgotten by the racing world. Until September last year, when it finally made its race debut,...

Page 23 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1962

Shelsley Walsh (August 26th)

Those who braved the elements to witness the last Shelsley Walsh Championship Hill-Climb of the 1962 season were rewarded by one of the best entries to grace the Championship series so far. Tony Marsh made a welcome return after his Rest-and-BeThankful crash, reverting back to his 2½-litre B.R.M. David Good (the current Champion) should have had a 1½-litre, twin-cam Climax engine in his Formula...

Page 34 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1975

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car maters Having amassed a fine collection of vintage motor-cars since he gave up rallying, Bill Meredith Owens needed somewhere to house them, so he decided to start a Motor Museum, which was declared open last year by Raymond Baxter of the BBC. It is situated in Shakespeare Street, Stratford-on-Avon, and is thus very well-placed to attract the world's tourists. The...

Page 50 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, March 1980


Ted Lloyd-Jones  It is very sad to learn that Ted Lloyd-Jones has died, at the age of 71. He was one of the splendidly flamboyant characters of the Sport, and will be remembered especially for his 21-litre rear-engined sprint creation, powered by a Rolls-Royce Kestrel aero-engine. His friend Austen May hoo sent us the following appreciation:— With the death of "Triangle" Ted Lloyd-Jones,...

Page 43 of July 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 1962

Small-car topics

Road-test impressions of the Fiat 600D — Notes on the new Renault R8 and Simca 1000 The Fiat 600D Until the other day it had been a considerable time since I had driven one of the jolly little 4-cylinder Fiat baby cars, and I had no experience .of the 600D, in which the former rear-placed 633 c.c engine has been replaced by one with 2 mm. greater bore and 7.5 mm. longer stroke, to give a swept-...

Page 51 of February 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, February 1981

Book Reviews

"The History of English Racing Automobiles Limited" by David Weguelin. 288 pp. 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". (White Mouse Editions Ltd., 50 Porchester Terrace, London W2 3TP. £35.00). This quite splendid book to commemorate the history of the ERA voiturettes that upheld British prestige in pre-war International motor racing must rank as the best of all one-make racing-car productions. It is dedicated to the...

Page 91 of October 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, October 1984

The Sunbeam "Tiger" — a Progress Report

The Sunbeam "Tiger" — a Progress Report FOR SOME TIME the famous 4-litre V12 Sunbeam Tiger has been an important exhibit at The Midland Motor Museum at Bridgnorth but after a gearbox failure at a Brooklands Reunion had been repaired and subsequently tested at Silverstone, its proud owner Bob Roberts decided the time had come to have the car completely overhauled, a decision prompted mainly by the...


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