Articles tagged Ian Connell

Page 18 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1946

Rumblings

"500 Progress" The suggested rules for 500-c.c. class contests laid down by the B.A.C. Motor Sports Clubs are by now well known and seem generally acceptable. We rather liked the idea of not permitting more than two cylinders, but whether or not real economy would have resulted from insisting on pump fuel is debatable, John Bolster, of course, believing that reliability can only be courted by...

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 11 of August 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1939

rumblings

The Fastest Road Car IBELIEVE that a writer of motor notes for one of the daily newspapers wrote of the Invitation Road-Car Race which took place at Brooklands on Whit-Monday that about all it proved was that the fastest road-equipped car was Arthur Dobson's. The majority of students of form with whom I have discussed the matter seem to share the view that this race, or to be more accurate, these...

Page 11 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1937

E.R.A. WINS THE EMPIRE TROPHY RACE

E.R.A. WINS THE EMPIRE TROPHY RACE VICTORY FOR RAYMOND MAYS WITH THE 1,100 CM. CAR AT 62.96 M.P.H. The B.R.D.C. opened the British racing season with the Empire Trophy Race at Donington on April 10th, when the race was attended by a crowd variously estimated at from 12,000 to 15,000, a larger attendance than Donington has ever had before, and a very fine augury for the 1937 season. A very fine...

Page 3 of October 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, October 1940

Cars I have owned

[Here is another article of this popular series, this time by peter clark, a truly versatile amateur, well known for his le mans successes with the h.r.g., his trials exploits and his interest in edwardians.—ed.] My first velocipede was a B.S.A. three-wheeler sports, chiefly notable in that it was bought (secondhand) from H. M. Bentley and Partners. It was not very fast, about 65 flat out, but...

Page 8 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1937

THE B.A.R.C EASTER MEETING

THE B.A.R.C. EASTER MEETING THE 23-LITRE NAP1ER-RAILTON RETURNS TO BROOKLANDS TO WIN BROADCAST TROPHY AND SET UP NEW RACE RECORD—BIMOTORE ALFA TAKES NEW MOUNTAIN LAP RECORD—SOME CLOSE STRUGGLES FOR SECOND PLACE. Sure sign that the winter months are over—Brooklands has re-opened, with all that that means to enthusiasts who feel the need of a taste of motor-sport at least once a week—for even on "...

Page 11 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1937

"BIRA" MAKES HIS BOW

" BIRA " MAKES HIS BOW VICTORY IN IMPERIAL TROPHY RACE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE WITH HIS E.R.A. THE LAP RECORD SET TO 58.63 M.P.H. BY ARTHUR DOBSON (E.R.A.). EXTREMELY CLOSE FINISH. THE last meeting of the season at the Crystal Palace had a hang-over, as it were, of the glamour of Donington the previous Saturday, because Dick Seaman was to do an exhibition run with a Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz and the...

Page 29 of April 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1964

The E.R.A Club Dinner

The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec., Barry Eastick, himself an ex-E.R.A. owner, A. F. Rivers-Fletcher took the chair and Raymond Mays and Humphrey Cook were guests of honour. Mays delivered a moving speech, recalling how he had initiated...

Page 5 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1938

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING

VERY SUCCESSFUL DUNLOP CELEBRATION BROOKLANDS MEETING FAST OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE. AUSTIN AND E R.A. WIN CAMPBELL TROPHY SCRATCH RACES. "BIRA" INVOLVED IN THREE-FOLD CRASH IT was a very happy thought of the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary by organising a great Jubilee Meeting at Brooklands. Entry fees of 3,1and 5/respectively pulled in 297 entries, which were...

Page 30 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1938

TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION

TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION IMMENSE CROWDS SPECTATE AT A THRILLING RACE. LANG (MERCEDES-BENZ) AND SEAMAN (MERCEDES-BENZ) SECOND AND THIRD. WELL, the Crisis blew nicely away and the German teams returned to Donington for the postponed Formula Grand Prix, run on October 22nd instead of on October 1st. It was easily the greatest British race ever held. It was started by...

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