Articles tagged Harvey

Page 19 of February 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Interest in the Alvis "12/50" has never been greater than at present, and has prompted me to write regarding my own model, the performance of which, in its original form of "big-port" 2-seater and subsequently as a single-seater "special," may be of interest to Alvis fans. My car was a 1928 beetle-backed 2-seater (SD series), and when I got it in 1934 had been through a number of hands. It...

Page 27 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1990

Shoot for the Stars

I drove my heart out for 300 miles. I took no prisoners on the track, and then I got disqualified on a detail like that. I am totally overwhelmed". Martin Brundle was dejected and angry the day after the Donington round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship, his solo drive to third place in the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-11 expunged from the records by the FISA stewards. The offence was to...

Page 51 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, September 1977

Happy days at Brooklands

Sir, Though I have read your excellent magazine for many years, I cannot recall any mention ever being made of the special "Customers' days" organised at Brooklands by Henlys Ltd. and possibly by other big London dealers such as Car Mart and Warwick Wright, in the mid twenties. I recall such a day (by Henlys) very vividly because it was my first ever visit to Brooklands in the summer of 1926,...

Page 91 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, January 2001

Success for ingenious JCC

The caption relating to the lead picture with my discourse on small French sportscars last month was of the 1925 JCC High Speed Trial, not the 1926 Production Car Race, which prompts me to recall this happy event, when amateurs could compete against works cars, another idea of the Junior CC. The cars were allowed to run stripped and the tuning rules were lenient, but otherwise they were...

Page 44 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1993

Lean on me

The British Touring Car Championship's rough and tumble season continues. The thorny question of driving standards has risen again. Where does one draw the line? The cognoscenti are beginning to grumble. So are some of the drivers. "If it carries on like this something is going to have to be done about it," explained one of BTCC's newest recruits after the support race at the British Grand Prix....

Page 29 of June 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1925


MEETING OF THE ESSEX MOTOR CLUB AT BROOKLANDS. Excellent Racing in the 100 Miles Handicap, THE patient Brooklands habituees, who have recently become quite used to bad weather, were rewarded by a fine day's sport on Saturday the 9th May, when the Essex Motor Club provided a short but extremely interesting programme. Of the five races, three were devoted to motor cycles and sidecars, these being...

Page 30 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1937


KING'S CUP WON AT 233 M.P.H. EXCITING FINISH AT HATFIELD: CHARLES GARDNER'S SECOND VICTORY ALL eyes were strained towards the westward sky. It was late afternoon, and the lowering sun glared exactly from that direction. 'Suddenly a dark blob came into view, and grew larger with incredible rapidity. " Gardner I " said the coono.rPriti, when the layman could scarcely make out any details at all...

Page 72 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, February 1996

That 1928 TT

A number of further thoughts herewith on the article about the 1928 TT in the December 1995 MOTOR SPORT, about which some new information has been received. The question was whether Kaye Don's Lea-Francis had won this prestigious sports car race in Ulster or whether there is any truth in the rumour that an error had been made and that Leon Cushman's FWD Alvis, both cars in the 1 1/2-litre class,...

Page 43 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, February 1956


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Page 67 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, July 1994

V to C Miscellany

V to C Miscellany Arising out of the recent reference in MOTOR SPORT to the 1927 Ensbury Park air races, Barry Stapleton writes to say that his 1928 FWD Alvis was sold by Motor Macs who sponsored aeroplanes at that meeting. It is the first road-equipped four-cylinder FWD Alvis, WK 5485, which Major Harvey drove in practice for the 1928 Essex MC's Six Hour race at Brooklands. The engine gave...



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