Articles tagged Ivy Cummings

Page 31 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 1957

Interview With Basil Davenport

The Story of the "Spider" and other G.N. Matters After the Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park, I met Basil Davenport, creator of the immortal "Spider" which held the Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb record in 1926, 1927 and 1928, and spent the rest of the weekend with him at his charming house in Macclesfield, to glean the true story of his remarkable G.N. Basil Davenport took to motoring at art early age...

Page 69 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, January 1995

Vintage Postbag

Brighton Run 1994 Sir, I know that you like to mention the early arrivals at Brighton, and as I will no doubt be listed as a nonfinisher (You were – WB) I thought you might like the following information: I was driving my 1901 single-cylinder, 7½ hp Type-E Renault again this year. After coming in first and second and being disqualified on my last two runs, I had decided that if I was early, then...

Page 47 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1981

Three GNs

An interview with Stafford East One of the articles which excited me very much when I was a small boy, reading avidly all the motoring papers I could lay my hands on, was that headed "The Fastest Cyclecar in The World!" which appeared, with nine enticing illustrations, in The Light Car & Cyclecar on June 16th, 1920. It was a description of Captain A.G. Frazer-Nash's famous GN "Kim", which the...

Page 66 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1990

That Edwardian Race

The VSCC Edwardian race at the two-day Oulton Park Meeting last July aroused so much enthusiasm and favourable comment that I am encouraged to take another look at it. The entry was varied and excellent but could have been even more enjoyable. Of the big Edwardians which made such an impression when the VSCC first introduced them to spectators in 1936 some were missing. For instance, the 200hp...

Page 34 of September 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC at Prescott, August 11th: The Vintage SCC was lucky with the weather for its once-a-year hill-climb at the Bugatti OC course at Prescott, the meeting being run off without incident before a slightly smaller "gate" than last year. Once again Alan Cottam's A-type fue-injection, de Dion-axled Connaught made FTD, although it did not better its own VSCC...

Page 35 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1937

RUMBLINGS

If Winter Comes . . . ALTHOUGH we should really be shaking the moth from our leather waistcoats and getting down to Monte Carlo Rally schedules, that great Grand Prix at Donington is difficult to forget and enthusiasts this autumn seem to weakly disregard the coming winter and to talk happily of the next racing season. Racing under the new Formula will be extremely interesting. New cars are...

Page 56 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1977

A Rare Bugatti

Sir, Much as I dislike letters from people who get all stuffy about the correct description of their cars, I thought that I ought to write to correct the description of the 1912 Bugatti given in your VSCC Silverstone report in the May issue of Motor Sport. The 1912 5-litre was Bugatti's own racing car, with which he competed at the Mont Ventoux hill-climb and probably elsewhere, though I have...

Page 35 of November 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1936

RUMBLINGS

If Winter Comes . . . ALTHOUGH we should really be shaking the moth from our leather waistcoats and getting down to Monte Carlo Rally schedules, that great Grand Prix at Donington is difficult to forget and enthusiasts this autumn seem to weakly disregard the coming winter and to talk happily of the next racing season. Racing under the new Formula will be extremely interesting. New cars are...

Page 78 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, December 1994

VETERAN TO CLASSIC - CHOOSING A SPORTS CAR

Had you been able to buy a sports car back in the 1920s, which one would you have chosen, I wonder? The choice was pretty open; there were 40 different makes available on the British market, in a number of various models. It seems possible that, before making your purchase, you might have gone to Brooklands in 1926, where the ever-ambitious Junior Car Club put on a race for such cars, the result...

Page 21 of April 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1955

The Sprint Events of the 1920s

Both before and after the 1914-18 war speed trials and speed hill-climbs were a popular form of competition motoring in England. Racing over public roads has never been permitted in this country, and up to 1925 was thus confined to Brooklands Motor Course at Weybridge and the T.T. course over the sinuous roads of the Isle of Man. But, although illegal, sprint contests were held nearly every...

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