Articles tagged Jack Dunfee

Page 36 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1977

The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

Page 30 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- match races

Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince 'Bira' and Arthur Dobson, both in ERAs. Doug remarked that most Match Race themes disappointed, this race between 'Bira's three-year old ERA Romulus and Dobson's two-year-old B-type ERA being no...

Page 11 of June 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1932

The BRITISH EMPIRE TROPHY

The BRITISH EMPIRE TROPHY IN Staging a 100 mile scratch race for ears of unlimited capacity on Brook, lands, the British Racing DriversWlub showed great enterprise but perhaps not sufficient foresight. As a thrilling spectacle the event was a great success. As a race in which the leading cars were called to give their utmost speed, and as an event intended to provide a decisive result, it was a...

Page 15 of June 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, June 1931

Rumblings

urrih..in9s 4., 74, 130fitlERGES NOW that the Double-Twelve is over, the J.C.C. will no doubt be considering what they are going to do in the matter next year. If the race is run again there will be various points to attend to, but there is plenty of time to think these over, and a better idea is often obtained when the event has receded somewhat into the past and its perspectives adjusted. There...

Page 33 of July 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1933

THE WHIT-MONDAY BROOKLANDS MEETING

THE WHIT-MONDAY BROOKLANDS MEETING GOLD STAR WON BY C. BRACKEN BURY (BUGATTI). LADY DRIVERS COMPETING IN "MIXED" RACES FOR THE FIRST TIME. SCRATCH CARS OUT OF THE PICTURE Trit B..A.R.C. Meetings at Brooklands show little signs of waning popularity among drivers, in spite of a certain amount of dissatisfaction, for so many entries were received for the racing on Whit-Monday that the programme had...

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

GREAT RACE

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 95 of January 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, January 2000

Cars in Court

I was interested to see Michael Hay's recent book about Bentley - `Old Number One', which describes, race by race, the Le Mans and Brooklands career of this famous Speed Six, in which Clive Dunfee lost his life. The car was the subject of a memorable court case in 1990 when Middlebridge Scimitar decided not to buy it from Mr Ed Hubbard for some £10 million. That case caused me anguish, because I...

Page 37 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, March 1973

Sorting out the Sunbeams

—A sequel— LAST MONTH'S attempt to sort out the history of the 1924 Grand Prix Sunbeams resulted in the loan of a very interesting album compiled by J. V. Ridley, grandfather of the VSCC member who kindly brought it to my attention, Mr. Ridley having worked in the Sunbeam Experimental Department in Wolverhampton with Fred Barnes, Bill Timmins, Bill Murrey, Alf Stokes and others, supervised, of...

Page 6 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1932

BROOKLANDS EASTER MEETING

BROOKLANDS EASTER MEETING FINE PERFORMANCES ACHIEVED UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS AUSTIN'S HIGH SPEED ALTHOUGH this was not the first event held this year at the track, one never feels that the season has really started till the B.A.R.C. have held their first meeting, which in this case had the added attraction of being the Easter event, and drew a very good atten dance. The weather over the whole...

Page 34 of January 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1952

New Class E record

Tony Crook re-attacked the Class E (2-litre) 200-mile record at Montlhery on November 26th last year and raised it to 120.13 mph, beating the previous record, held by Jack Dunfee's GP Sunbeam, by 2.46 mph, which exceeds the new increase-margin for records now required by the FCI. Crook drove a "Le Mans Replica" Fraser-Nash stripped of sports equipment and averaged 123.55 mph for the ss hour run....

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