Articles tagged Guy Gale

Page 75 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 2002

Businesslike performer

He may not have looked like a racing driver, but Leslie Johnson's performances improved as he reached higher echelons, as Bill Boddy explains Leslie G Johnson (LGJ) had a garage business in North London and became well known for a notably successful competition career. He began serious participation, as so many did, in club trials of the pre-WWII period: he contested the 1934 MCC Land's End and...

Page 113 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, October 1978

Memories

Sir, I have just re-read my March 1978 issue of MOTOR SPORT and as always, particularly for a displaced Englishman living here in northern California, it is a great source of interest and pleasure. How shocking to read the report of the man who attacked the wife of a MOTOR SPORT advertiser. I thought only such shenanigans took place on this side of the pond, witness the poor owner of a 1932...

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Rumblings

Monaco A visit to the Monaco Motor & Engineering Co., Ltd. of Watford, is always an interesting experience and thither we went the other day, feeling Monaco that it would be pleasant to see some racing cars mid-week, and not far from London. We certainly came away well satisfied, and impressed with what Director Ian Connell and General Manager John Wyer had to show us. Incidentally, Monaco is...

Page 9 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 1950

Good Sport At B.A.R.C. Members Meeting

J. C. C. Mayers (Lester-M.G.) Retains His Lead for the "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy. Jason-Henry (Delahaye) Wins Fastest Race and Craig's Jaguar Sets Fastest Lap, at 79.3 m.p.h. B.A.R.C. held another of its truly enjoyable Members' Meetings at Goodwood, in the Brooklands tradition, on June 17th. The battle for the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy and £50 prize continued and,...

Page 33 of August 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1951

Club News

Club News WE HEAR The Editor, while using his 1926 10.8 Clyno, discovered one of the earliest Clyno Nine saloons in his Own village, and later met a 4 seater Clyno Nine On the Victoria Embankment, During the V.S.C.C. Light Car Trial last June a non-competing flat-twin, aircooled Rover Eight arrived at the lunchstop,to the surprise of the assembled competitors. Sam Clinton hopes to improve the...

Page 20 of October 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1951

SMART

was delighted to take them, but suggested that far better than him buying them, he could make a level swap with one of the Parry TItomas-engined specials that he had, and this surely would take the record for the drive. When I arrived 14-une after a 200.-tnile journey, with the Parry Thomas hooked on behind, my mother did not seem very pleased, for some unknown reason: About this time the "...

Page 27 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1951

PICTORIAL REVIEW

PICTORIAL REVIEW HALF-LITRE CLUB MEETING AT BRANDS HATCH WEST ESSEX C.C. SPEED TRIALS AT BOREHAM, ESSEX B.A.R.C. MEMBERS' MEETING AT GOODWOOD TOP.—LEADER IN THE "MOTOR SPORT " BROOKLANDS MEMORIAL TROPHY CONTEST, Guy Gale drove his 4-litre ex-Johnson Darracq with great skill at Goodwood, taking one first and one second place. BOTTOM.—THE FIELD nicely bunched in the I V3-litre Scratch Race at...

Page 13 of June 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1951

Emphasis On Sports Cars

TWO LAGO -SPECIAL DARRACQS AFTER the first B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting at Goodwood, Major Gale, by reason of winning a scratch race at 77.2 m.p.h. and finishing second in a handicap, was leading on points for the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy, so the time seemed opportune to discuss with him the Darracq which he drove on this occasion and which he raced pretty consistently in club events...

Page 43 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1951

CAR

CARS I HAVE OWNED AF. days before war broke out, I sent in lay papers to join the Fleet Air Aria, as I had already had a pilot's licence, although it had been taken away by this time for low flying, and since I was very keen on the Navy I felt I would be best suited for this Service. I was given an interview two weeks later, and told that if I was willing to join as a rating they woukl consider...

Page 96 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, April 2008

When Brands was hatched

Motor Sport couldn’t help but delve into a new book by Chas Parker on the history of the Kent circuit. Here we present an extract from the 1950s, when the grass track was paved over, Druids corner was added and the cars started racing clockwise 1950 * Victory in the first-ever car race at the circuit on April 16 went to Don Parker, driving a JAP-engined Parker Special. * Stirling Moss won all...

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