The advertisement for my History of Brooklands says it is about "the days when men were men, which reflected their will to win". Maybe: but it is also about many women drivers, most of whom also did pretty well. I loved 'em all, metaphorically speaking, none more so than Mrs Kay Petre, who died recently.
This petite, very attractive, dark-haired girl had her first taste of racing at Brooklands in...
Light Car Class
Abbreviations : A started from Athens ; T, Tallinn;
8, Stavanger ; B, Bucharest' Unie,a ; P, Palermo; V, Valenea ; 3.0., John o' Groats; 0, Glasgow ; Ab., Aberdeen ; Am., Amsterdam ; N. Naples.
International Sporting Club Cup and 50,000 francs.L. Zan rescou (Ford).
Riviera Cup and 12,000 Irs (best 1,500 c.c.)E. Kozma (Fiat...
Having heard that Ralph Stokes accompanied Bill Bengry on the recent Pirelli Classic Marathon at the age of 81, in Bill's Ford Cortina which was second in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon Rally, I called at Ralph's house in Malvern (where the great locomotive engineer Stephen Ballard was bom in 1805) to talk about his life in rallying. It would fill a book!
Space decrees that we concentrate mainly...
VINTAGE SPORTS CAR CLUB
The committee of the Club has been reshuffled, with the result that the following officers of the Club have been appointed: Captain, Tim Carson ; Treasurer, B. H. Nicholson ; Secretary, C. T. Lewis ; Assistant Secretary, A. S. Whiddington ; Press Secretary, Cecil Clutton.
A small field in the recent Buxton Trial had a thoroughly good time, especially as the field was...