Articles tagged Harvey Noble

Page 10 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1936


Alfas up again There is always something new from Africa, and those two ferocious Grand Prix races, one in Tripoli and one in Tunisia, which took place last month, reveal a new and more healthy situation in big-car racing. After a period of complete, albeit well-deserved, domination by the two German marques, the 12cylinder Alfa-Romeo has at last arrived and the results of the two races show it...

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 70 of February 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, February 1995


George Harvey Noble It is with extreme sadness that I have to report the death, in a nursing home after a series of setbacks borne as bravely as when he raced at Brooklands, of George Harvey Noble. George was the personification of the true Brooklands dedicated enthusiast. He gave up a flourishing business to live near the Track and was there almost every day it was open. He tested racing cars of...

Page 35 of February 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, February 1970

My year's motoring

The editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1969 THE IDEA behind this annual survey, which I find I instituted 17 years ago, is not to underline the variety of cars which the fortunate motoring writer is able to extract every year from manufacturers, nor to emphasise what an enthralling and exciting life such a person leads. It is much more simple than that. The intention is to discuss...

Page 68 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, February 2001

Face to face

Bill Boddy remembers some of the racing drivers and motoring personalities he has met One of the first personalities I went to see was Felix Scriven, because during the war I was posted to Harrogate and he lived in Bradford. He had successfully raced his 95mph Austin 20 'Sergeant Murphy' and the Scriven Special 'No No Nanette' or 'Mother Goose', the latter because it was stuffed with sage (a Sage...

Page 37 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, October 1937


HANDICAPPING B. W. H. Dobson (1,100 ex. Riley), 16 laps start. To lap at 108.74 m.p.h.. Paul, A. C. Dobson, Daybell, Machin! (1,500 c.c. Rileys), 12 lapsstart, (113.32 m.p.h.). The Attstins and Wilson and Harvey Noble 0.1.0. Midgets), 11 laps start (114.49 m.p.h,). Cotton (M.0. Magnette), 10 laps start (11.5.55 m.p.h.). Hanson(1,500 c.c. Maserati, S.),.and Dodson (2-litre Riley tris), 5 laps...

Page 50 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1988

Veteran to classic: RAC road rallies

A serious business Modern rallies are usually fast thrashes through forests in specialised cars, or something similarly tough on Continental roads. But it was not always like that, and the younger generation may well have little idea of how pre-war rallies, contested mainly over long mileages on public roads, were run. In 1982 the RAC remembered the kind of cars which competed in such contests...

Page 8 of September 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, September 1938


FUTURE FIXTURES September 17th. Brooklands Races. Eighteen lap outer-circuit race for 100 m.p.h. cars, and 60 laps (192 miles) road-circuit race over Campbell road course, run under a group handicap based on credit laps. Entries closed August 31st. Blown 1,100 c.c. and tinblown 1,500 c.c. cars handicapped at 78.26 m.p.h., blown 1,500 c.c. and unblown 3,750 c.c. cars 83.9 m.p.h., and the over 1,...

Page 31 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Second Devoted To Old-Car Matters Vintage Mumm THE firmly established link between Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne and vintage cars was further cemented last year when Robin Wodehouse of Cock Russell Vintners, led a team of five vintage Lagondas to the cellars of G. H. Mumm in Reims to see the end of a great 1973 vintage. The five vintage and near-vintage Lagondas were quickly recognised as they...

Page 29 of October 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, October 1935


ALL RECORDS FALL AT BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS FASTEST CAR TIME MADE BY R. L. SHUTTLEWORTH (MONOPOSTO ALFA-ROMEO), ECCLES (31-LITRE BUGATTI) AND JOHN COBB ON HIS RECORD-BREAKING NAPIER-RAILTON, THE RUNNERS-UP For the past four years Brighton has shown its -appreciation of the thrill of racing motor-cycles and cars by allowing the enterprising Brighton and Hove Motor Club to hold speed-trials on the...



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