Articles tagged Hans von Stuck

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

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Auto-Unions for Goodwood Festival - plus Schumacher?

The sight and sound of Auto-Union grand Prix cars, experienced by so few since they were built in the '30s, is to provide an extraordinary centrepiece to the fifth Goodwood Festival of Speed on June 20-22. Only the boldest drivers, such as the incomparably brave Bernd Rosemeyer and Hans von Stuck, could tame the 200mph monsters, and it is possible that von Stuck's son Hans ex-Audi racer, former...

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Whitney Straight - Racing Driver

I find it astonishing that, whereas books have been written about so many racing drivers, from those of the pioneer days, through the interim periods, to the present day, nothing has appeared, so far as I can recollect, about Whitney Straight, or Earl Howe' for that matter. So, although it is scarcely possible to do full justice to any driver in a magazine article, the young American driver was...

Page 41 of October 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, October 1934

VON STUCK TAKES THE MONT VENTOUX RECORD

THE Mont Ventoux lull Climb is one of the longest in the world, being 21 kilometres 600 metres in length. It starts at the pretty little village of Bedoin, at which point the road is 206 metres above sea level. The finish is at the Observatory, at a height of 1,689 metres. For six kilometres the road is fairly level and straight, but at St. Esteve the first bad corner is met, and the gradient...

Page 86 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, November 1986

V to C: Odds & Ends

The Journal of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club, now in its 40th year and with over 5,200 members, was full of pictures of machines competing in its varied events, including grass-track racing in the old style, and those of motorcycles at this year's Brooklands reunion including "Titch"Allen replica of the supercharged Triumph with which Wicksteed took the 500 cc lap-record. Lemeup's 1926 1,000 cc...

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

Some Eyston Papers

A Glimpse Behind the Pre-War Record-Breaking Scene I have always had the greatest admiration for the late Capt. G. E. T. Eyston, OBE who although he achieved considerable success as a racing driver, made record-breaking his main activity (see Motor Sport for October, 1974). Some fascinating glimpses behind the scenes have come to light in the form of letters and papers left by Ernest Eldridge,...

Page 43 of April 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1934

A CHEAPER M.G. MAGNETTE

A CHEAPER M.G. MAGNETTE THE `!1•1". TYPE WITH 1250 cc. ENGINE LAST year the M.G. range of small sixes included the 1,100 c.c. Magnette with a full four-stater body, and the Magna range with a similar engine in a small chassis. For 1934 the Magna range except for the Continental coupe has been discontinued and in its place is found the " N" Magnette series. A 1,250 c.c. engine is used and the...

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35 Seconds

A provocative article, in which Gerald F. Hooke, basing his argument on the Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb record, suggests that there must be a point at which sprint records must level out and become unbeatable.—Ed. After reading the reports and results of the last Shelsley Walsh meeting, my thoughts turned to Shelsleys of the past. The Davenport era, with "Spider" knocking a second off the record at...

Page 46 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1934

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. Preparations for the Swiss G.P. ALTHOUGH hill climbs have been very popular throughout Switzerland for many years, road races over a fixed circuit have seldom been held. This year, however, the Swiss A.C. has decided to hold the first Grand Prix of Switzerland, and has entrusted to the Bernese Section the task of organising the race, which will take...

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"THE TERROR" FAILS BY 2/5ths

" THE TERROR " FAILS BY 2/5ths OF A SECOND VON STUCK'S RECORD AT SHELSEY REMAINS UNBEATEN. OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES BY R. G. J. NASH, NOEL CARR, R. T. HORTON and R. MAYS. THE Amateur Shelsley is so notorious for pouring, drenching rain that Londoners were not a bit surprised on September 3rd to awake to the sound of rain beating against their windows. The sky looked hopeless, an endless...

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