Articles tagged J. D. Benjafield

Page 19 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1933


RACING MARQUES GREAT BENTLEY The first car. THE name of Bentley was by no means unknown in the racing world before the first car bearing it ever made its appearance. All followers of the sport in pre-War days remembered " W.O. on his little D.F.P. in the 1914 T.T., and the plucky performance which he put up. When, therefore, directly after the war it became known that he was going to produce a...

Page 6 of April 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1935


ENTHUSIASM UNDAMPED BY STEADY DOWNPOUR. OLIVER BERTRAM (DELAGE) MAKES FASTEST TIME. GOOD PERFORMANCES BY .EVANS AND DAVIES ON Q-TYPE M.G. MIDGETS AND H. W. COOK (E.R.A.) Ti IF;downpour w hich attended the inter-Varsity Speed Trials was all the more unfortunate in that it was the one Not on a prolonged spell of good weather. The day before and the day after were both really fine, so the fact that...

Page 26 of December 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1933


GREAT RAC] BE (Continue7i (rot KG MAR MET QUES Novemther issue) Before many weeks were past, however, the 44-litre Bentley took its first honours in a French 24-hour race. A contest of this nature was held on the road circuit at Montlhery on 15th August. The "44 " appeared as the single representative of the marque. Competition was not very keen, and driven by Clement and Duller it scored an easy...

Page 21 of September 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1941


PERSONALITIES IN ENGLAND AN ARTICLE WHICH WILL INTEREST OTHER OBSERVERS AND PERHAPS AMUSE THE "VICTIMS" THE first race which I ever saw was the B.R.D.C. " 500 " run at Brooklands in the autumn of 1999. From that time until I became closely associated with the sport, I saw quite a lot of racing., yet I was a distant spectator, and never at any time came into close contact with ziny of the drivers...

Page 58 of July 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1924

Motor Racing at Brooklands

The Whitsuntide Meeting. Naturally the disaster which befell Captain Toop during the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club's Meeting at Brooklands on Whit Monday, cast a gloom over everybody, not only at the classic racing centre, but amongst the wide circle of the driver's friends. The story of how Captain Toop, on Mr. C. G. Brocklebank's Peugeot, unaccountably swerved over the Byfleet banking when...

Page 7 of December 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1945

BRDC Bulletin

Some time ago we stated that the secretary of the B.R.D.C. had left no address to which communications could be forwarded, but now that a meeting has been held under the chairmanship of Lord Howe, and H. J. Morgan has agreed to be acting secretary, letters can be sent on. However, to avoid unnecessary work, we feel it advisable to remind new readers that B.R.D.C. membership was, before the war,...

Page 58 of August 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1924


BROOKLANDS AT ITS BEST. A Great August Meeting. TimAugust Bank Holiday meeting at Brooklands was certainly one of the best yet held, and we regret that its date prevents our commenting upon it at length. The races were fast and they were also very close, wherefore the large concourse of spectators was presented with the two main ingredients for exciting contests. J. G. P. Thomas was asked to do...

Page 5 of July 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1933


THE LATE SIR HENRY BIRKIN. IN the passing of Sir Henry Birkin on June 22nd the sport of motor-racing suffered a loss which will be mourned throughout the length and breadth of Europe. Not only in his native Britain, but also in France, Germany and Italy his participation in a continental race was received by the crowd with friendly enthusiasm, and his appearance was heralded on each lap by cries...

Page 44 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1931


ITEMS OF INTER1-4,ST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Diesel Car at Daytona. a private cable to Messrs. C. C. Wakefield & Co. Ltd., Mr. C. L. Cummins, the well-known American engineers announces that in the course of a trial officially observed by the Contest Board of the American Automobile Association his Diesel-engined car established a record for this type of vehicle of 100.75 m.p.h. This remarkable...

Page 24 of December 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, December 1952

F.I.A. News/British Motor-Racing Relief Fund/M.C.C. Lynmouth Relief Fund

Great Britain becomes the first country officially to establish a speed record for gas turbine-engined cars. At their meeting in Paris early this month, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile decided to establish classes for turbine-engined cars and to recognise the performance of the Rover car, which was timed at a mean speed of 151.965 m.p.h. over the flying kilometre in Belgium in June...



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