Articles tagged Humphrey Cook

Page 99 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, July 1984

Vintage Veerings

I can never resist talking to people who remember the old motoring days. So the other day the Alfa 6, its carburation out of sorts, was nevertheless headed along the beautiful Wye valley road, a fisherman's delight, from Builth Wells to Llswen, past the lake at Llangorse, and over the pack-horse bridge at Llangynidr, which the big car fitted snugly, to pick up the navigator for the day. Then,...

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948

Rumblings

The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 7 of August 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1940

1 ½-litre racing from 1935

A survey of recent international small car races. British E.R.A. achievements in perspective TO the British enthusiast 1½-litre racing has a special significance, because, while this country has never made any attempt to compete in full Grand Prix racing, she has sought, and attained not a little success in events confined to cars the engine size of which does not exceed 1,500 c.c. There is,...

Page 63 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, September 1992

Clearing Giveen

Making a sideslip last month in the date of the Kop Hill accident which resulted in a ban on all public-road speed events has caused me to look again at this minor, but unfortunate, happening. As the RAC ban was total, the accident does have considerable historic clout. It has persisted to this day, along with the ban on motor racing on the British mainland, even over closed puiblic thoroughfares...

Page 31 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1937

The Tenth International 200-Mile Race of the J.C.C. A Great E.R.A. Victory-Arthur Dobson Wins at 69.67 M.P.H.

THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL 200-MILE RACE OF THE J.C.C. A GREAT;;E.R.A. VICTORY—ARTHUR:DOBSOnWINS:AT 69.67 M.P.H. Once again the Junior Car Club's great classic has been won by a 11-litre car, in spite of it being run for the second time as a scratch contest open to all sizes or cars. Last year, when the " 200" was revived at Donington under this new ruling, Richard Seaman ran away from the big...

Page 12 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1937

MOTOR SPORT

E.R.A. CARS DOMINATE BRITAIN'S MOST IMPORTANT RACE "BIRA " WINS IN THE I.O.M. AT 70.69 m.p.h.—E.R.A.s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th In practice for the R.A.C. I.O.M. 11-litre race the fastest laps went to the credit of " Bira " and Raymond Mays, both of whom lapped in 2 min. 59 secs., equal to 78.45 m.p.h. " Bira " started a warm favourite. Inevitably, there were non-starters. " Bira's " Delage was...

Page 14 of February 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1968

The Career of the Isotta-Maybach

So much interest has been created by last month's account of the aero-engined Wolseley Viper that I feel it permissible to write about another of these monster racing cars of the nineteen-twenties. The problem of which one to deal with is solved by what has gone before. Already, in writing of the racing cars in the Montagu Motor Museum and in other articles for Lord Montagu's magazine I have...

Page 39 of September 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1968

Vintage Postbag

The Hodgson Sir, It was interesting to read Mr. John S. Hodgson's letter enquiring about the Hodgson, as I believe I was the first private owner to run one of these cars. They were originally built by Mr. Barry Hodgson at Moortown Garage, Leeds, and were assembled with proprietary components in conjunction with a 1,496 c.c. side-valve Anzani engine, the bodywork being hand-made to individual...

Page 44 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, April 1936

INTER-VARSITY SPEED TRIALS AT SYSTON

CAMBRIDGE WIN BY EIGHT EVENTS TO TWO FASTEST CAR TIME BY R. E. TONGUE (0) ON R-TYPE MIDGET Fine weather, a large and varied entry and the usual pleasant spirit of informality made the Inter-Varsity Speed Trials, held once again at Syston, near Grantham, a great success. Oliver Bertram's time of 28.3 secs. set up last year on the big Delage was eclipsed by R. E. Tongue (27.2 secs.) and also by the...

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