Articles tagged Henry Segrave

Page 56 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1981

The Inside Story of the Irving-Napier "Golden Arrow"

In April 1976 we published intimate information about the unsuccessful Sunbeam "Silver Bullet" Land Speed Record car and as we have also looked at the 200 m.p.h. twin-engined "1,000 h.p." Sunbeam of 1927, about which a contemporary has also published  much data, and some years ago Motor Sport gave a "mechanics' eye view" of the 400 m.p.h. Railton Special, it now seems opportune to consider the...

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Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

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A world of its own

The first-ever permanent race track was built in Surrey – but did Brooklands rest too long on its laurels?Writer Gordon Cruickshank The Brooklands Gazette. That’s how our life started out, at a time when the world’s first purpose-built race track was still, 17 years on from its construction, the only motor racing track in mainland Britain. After the sun set on the Surrey speedway at the outbreak...

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Matters of moment

A few days before the big sports car season-opener at Silverstone, newly retired Allan McNish was in London to accept the Segrave Trophy at the Royal Automobile Club. The citation read: ‘First Briton to win the Tourist Trophy, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship in the same season.’ Yes, 2013 – his last year as a full-time racing driver – was quite a campaign for the 44...

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Beach Boys nicely in tune

Rolex 24 at Daytona, January 23-26: a heritage stage for America’s brave new world Night has long since fallen when first I pass the scaffold tubes that sketch the Daytona International Speedway’s upper silhouette. The circuit might be silent, but still there’s a tingle of anticipation commensurate with a first visit to any venue. Happily, age and experience cannot dilute such things. And it adds...

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Letters

Memories of Henry Taylor It’s sad that Henry Taylor has died, but I have a good memory of him. In 1968, when the London-Sydney Marathon rally was announced, I was part of the Supersport rally team in Acton. We had an excellent relationship with the Ford Competition Department in Boreham, so I phoned Henry, then Ford’s competition manager, and said “Any chance of a car?” Henry said, “If you get a...

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The Editor looks at the legand of the invincible Talbot-Darracos

One of Louis Coatalen's great interests was motor racing and when he became Chief Engineer of the STD organisation he was able to indulge this whim to the full, perhaps at the expense of the share-holders. Naturally, he set his sights on winning the Grand Prix. In 1912 his small cars, based on the standard Sunbeams, had given the bigger cars a fright. In 1913 Coatalen's side-valve GP Sunbeam had...

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Golden Arrow set top run again by 1999

Golden Arrow, the stunningly beautiful car in which Major Henry Segrave raised the World Land Speed Record to 231.36mph at Daytona Beach, Florida, in March 1929, could run again following the discovery of three Napier Lion aero engines of the type which powered it past the White Triplex's 1928 mark of 20'7.55mph. The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu's dream of returning the Irving Special (...

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Modern Times

Today, if you're an F1 driver, that's what you do. There's no mom in your life for any other motorsport. As well as 17 races, there's all that testing: once the FIA's November ban is over, most teams move straight into a hectic programme. McLaren are hard at it in Spain from Monday 4 December. Plus jetting from country to country to remind the fans of the virtues of your sponsor's products....

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Sir Henry's Sunbeam

The answer to the query as to the type of Sunbeam given to Sir Henry Segrave after his victory in the 1923 French GP at Tours has been provided by Robert Gates, owner of a 1904 10/12 and a fine 1921 24/60 sports Sunbeam, who says that many years ago Frank Bill of the Sunbeam Experimental Department told him it had one of the rare single-ohc 16-valve Type OV 3-litre engines which the company...

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