Articles tagged Grey

Page 13 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1963

The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

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Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

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On The Road

30/98s at Luton • A Ford Cortina GT Estate Car • Sunbeams at Sandhurst The third Vauxhall Motors' "At Home" to members of the 30/98 Register took place on September 21st and, having been invited. I decided that the right motor car to go in would be a 30/98. So I invited myself and my wife into the spartan tonneau of the well-known 1923 model belonging to Tony Jones, a car which serves him for...

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The Development of the Racing Austin Seven

Right from its inception the Austin Motor Company, Ltd. raced their amazing "Seven" and by the outbreak of war it had been so far developed that, in "twin-cam'' form, it was one of the most advanced British racing cars, second, in many people's opinion, only to the E.R.A. This article outlines the development of the racing Austin Seven from 1923 to 1930, and the concluding instalment will deal...

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Air: London/Australia - a long race in 1934

Sixty years ago the aviation world was stirred by the presentation of a £500 gold cup and £15,000 in other prizes put up by the Australian chocolate millionaire, Sir MacPherson Robertson, for a race from England to Australia. The race having been authorised, the problem was from where to start it. The Royal Aero Club decided on Mildenhall aerodrome in remote Suffolk, then little-known; when I...

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Saga of the Siddeley Special

Armstrong Siddeleys, advertised as being 'of Aircraft Quality', were wellmade cars of dignified appearance. C G Grey, editor of The Aeroplane, had several and asked of his first how far he should go to run it in, to be told, "as far as the factory gates, sir". Yet these cars were regarded as pedestrian, from the 1919 advent of the massive 30hp until the appearance of a Sports Twenty in the 1930s...

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Letters from Readers

As Bristol Constabulary Sees It Sir, One thing that I like so much about both Motor Sport and its readers letters are their frequently prejudiced views. I think this is a good thing because it means that in an increasingly "grey" and undistinguished society there are people who are committed. Mr. Grey however is not only prejudiced he is so myopic that I doubt if he can read a number plate at the...

Page 76 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, October 1995

AIR: The race to Africa

Last year we published a look-back to the great Sir MacPherson Robertson England-Australia race of 1934, and so it seems reasonable to recall the England-Johannesbury race that followed it. In his leader about the latter event of 1936 C G Grey, the outspoken editor in those days of the The Aeroplane (to whom I introduced Motor Sport readers in April), opened with the words: "Poor rich Mr...

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Letters from readers

Sir, As a California motor-sport enthusiast, I resent the spirit of your article on American specials. It has the same tone as the article by Mr. Grey, of "The Aeroplane", attacking the quality of American aircraft on the occasion of your Air Ministry's order for 200-odd bombers from Lockheed. I consider it hardly in the tradition of British sportsmanship, at least as we understand that term on...

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From the little Shuttleworth magazine Prop-Swing I learn that a TA MG is being added to the Trust's vehicle exhibits at Old Warden, as it was a present to Dick Shuttleworth, racing driver and pilot of vintage aeroplanes, by Barbara Wheeler. the wife of Dick's friend Richard. The ancient Panhard and Mors are being rebuilt, as are an ex-RAF BSA M20 and Norton Big-Four motorcycles. On the aviation...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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