Articles tagged Harry Hartz

Page 76 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1984

Vintage Postbag

VSCC will help Sir, Prompted by DSJ's excellent and timely piece on replicas and fakes in your February issue, I am moved to point out that the phrase "VSCC accepted" is one to of which to beware when it appears in advertisers' blurb. The VSCC can have no control over what advertisers put in their copy. Nor does the Club often issue certificates of anything in connection with old cars, knowing...

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Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.

ABJENKINS, after setting several nternational class records last year, • announced early in 1934 that he would attempt to better his 24-hour record during the summer months. The announcement created wide interest here and abroad, but few motor experts conceded Jenkins a chance of shattering his own mark of 117 miles per hour by the almost incredible margin of 10 miles per hour. Roaring over the...

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MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN.

MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN. FROM the very earliest days of the Cinema the automobile—especially the racing car—has had an obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for " thrill-making " material speed was an easy first choice, and the hero was forced to make hair-raising pursuits of the villain sometimes on horseback, at other times in an aeroplane, occasionally on an...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. HARRY HARTZ DOES 152 M.P.H. AT MUROC.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. HARRY HARTZ DOES 152 M.P.H. AT MUROC. AT the wheel of a 4-cylinder, 225-cubic inch displacement Miller Special, Harry Hartz smashed the world's one-mile Class " C " record, and other records up to 50-kilos in a brilliant run on the sands of Dry Lake Muroc, California, on March 23, subject, of course, to official confirmation. Hartz covered the mile at 152.01 m.p.h. to shatter...

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A lifetime with the Offenhauser

"MY GOING to work for Harry Miller was an act of God!" With these words, Leo Goossen described the beginning of a remarkable career as America's foremost designer of racing engines. Goossen had left a promising position as protégé to Walter L. Mart, Chief Designer of Buick Motor Company, to go west to New Mexico. A tuberculosis spot had been found and the only answer was a change of climate....

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Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. Mystery Man. DURINC; the winter months one can only write about the plans of drivers with extreme caution. After a spate of reports and counterreport's it is finally announced that So-and-So has signed a contract with Such-and-Such a Stable. Splendid ! we say, and a paragraph to that effect is immediately dispatched to the printer. The day after the...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. LOUIE MEYER WINS ASCOT ROAD RACE AND OAKLAND 250-MILES CLASSIC WITHIN A WEEK— INDIANAPOLIS HUMS WITH PRE-RACE ACTIVITY. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIVVETHER-SMITH THE 1928-29-33 National Racing Champion, Louie Meyer, has inaugurated his 1934 season with two brilliant victories in long, gruelling stock car races in California. Meyer was fourth in his first start of the...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. Miller Building Cars. HARRY MILLER, famous builder of race cars in the States, is busy constructing five machines in Detroit, Michigan, according to reports in a California motor magazine. These machines, the periodical states, will be raced in European events during the summer, and will probably be handled by picked American cracks. Ernie Weil, once associated with Miller on...

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Pre-War American race tracks - How many remain?

The major race tracks used to be Brooklands in Britain, Montlhéry in France, Monza in Italy, and Indianapolis in America, thinking in terms of pure speedways, not road-orientated circuits. A lesser track was the Avus in Germany, while for a time Spain had Sitges. Now Brooklands is derelict, Montlhéry little used, the Monza banked track likewise, but in the USA the Indianapolis Speedway, that...

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