Articles tagged Jack Barclay

Page 79 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 2007

Bentley 8-litre

Once the personal car of WO Bentley, this Mulliner saloon – a favourite for high-speed trips to France – has returned to its maker. Motor Sport is granted an audience before it is restored By Gordon Cruickshank. Photography: Marc Wright Tech spec Bentley 8-litre, chassis YF 5002 Chassis Steel side-members with tubular cross-members Front suspension: forged steel axle, semi-elliptic springs,...

Page 78 of July 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 2008

Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

Page 8 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, March 2001

An aside to Fangio

Sir, Just like Nigel Roebuck, I visited the wonderful Steering Wheel Club many times during the '60s, when I was selling cars for Jack Barclay in nearby Berkeley Square. And just like Nigel, I was also very privileged to have been introduced to the late maestro Juan Manuel Fangio, by my late good friend James Hunt. I drove my McLaren M1C Can-Am car in the GT race of the 1981 Dubai Grand Prix, and...

Page 19 of August 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1950

"BUNTY REMEMBERS"

" BUNTY REMEMBERS" Some Experiences with the Less Usual Cars by DAVID SCOTT-MONCRIEFF THE description of the Renault "45 " in an old copy of the Motor, lying in a waiting room, unloosed a flood of memories. The earlier model " 455 " possessed it feature not described in the catalogues. If you burst one of the great. big front tyres the front braking system gave a terrific snatch. We missed the...

Page 12 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, July 1968

Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Society held a social evening at the "Steering Wheel" on May 24th, which was combined with J. H. Morgan's Brooklands' Personalities gathering at this Club. Amongst those present were Mr. and Mrs. Alan Hess, Mr. and Mrs. King-Farlow, Mr. and Mrs. Boddy, John Morgan and family, Jack Barclay, Clive Windsor-Richards, Dudley Gahagan, "Wilkie" Wilkinson, Cyril Posthumus, N. W. Lewis, T....

Page 80 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, April 1997

"A straightaway race for genuine racing cars"

That was the billing for the Brooklands 500, a bold experiment by a new club. Bill Boddy outlines the BRDC'S birth and its testing race The British racing drivers' club is one of the most influential organisations in the world of motor racing. It owns the Silverstone circuit, where it holds some of the most important British races, and looks after the interests of 833 racing driver members, Lord...

Page 46 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1990

Rolls-Royce and the 8-litre Bentley

It is well known that in 1930 Rolls-Royce was alarmed at the performance and appeal of WO Bentley's fine 8-litre model, which was in direct competition with its Phantom II Rolls-Royce. This was overcome by buying the financially ailing Bentley Motors in a carefully disguised deal, and later on by refusing to let WO use his name on a Lagonda he had designed. The closure of the old Bentley Motors...

Page 9 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1937

E.R.A. WINS THE CORONATION TROPHY RACE

E.R.A. WINS THE CORONATION TROPHY RACE PAT FAIRFIELD'S SUCCESS AT OPENING CRYSTAL PALACE MEETING. SLOW SPEEDS. On April 24t1i the first meeting was held at the new Crystal Palace Road circuit, watched by some 80,000 people, probably a record crowd at 'a long car race in this country. E.R.A. cars were .outstandingly successful. The first heat for the Coronation Trophy, limited to 1 -litre cars,...

Page 100 of October 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, October 1983

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters A 1910 Humber THE other day, in connection with some filming relating to a TV production about the evolution of the motor-car, I was able to drive the 1910 12/20 hp Humber that normally lives in the Herbert Art Gallery and Motor Museum in Coventry, on some private roads in Coombe Park, close to the Motor City. It was easy to see why Humber had such a good...

Page 11 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1965

Shopping for a Rolls-Royce

(Continued from the April issue) LAST month I resumed my shopping spree for a used Rolls-Royce. This time I went up to Great Gidding, near Huntingdon, a town which must surely possess the longest-dwell traffic-lights ever, to drive a car from the stock of Adams & Oliver over the flat, canal-girt countryside that abounds in this part of England. Mr. Adams turned his back on teaching and got...

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