Articles tagged James Radley

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 25 of March 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1958

A New Monte Carlo Record Run

At the time of the Monte Carlo Holly Gordon Bedson and J. Saunders set out to drive as quickly as possible from the R.A.C. in London to Monte Carlo in a Meadows Friskysport. They took 22 hr. 6 min. for the 831-mile journey, not counting the time taken to fly the car across the Channel from Lydd to Le Touquet. After 1911 it became taboo to attempt this "record" but as the Shell Company is...

Page 19 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 1970


IT'S ALL HAPPENING . . . . There are compensations about being a heavily-taxed, Police-hounded motoring enthusiast. For instance, there is so much to do, so many diverse events to attend, that boredom is kept effectively at bay. Races of all kinds happen every summer week-end, with the March F1 car upholding its promise, although harried by Jack Brabham, with Rindt's old Lotus snatching a last-...

Page 70 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 1987

Veteran to classic: Body Problems

No, not mine, although I do have them! I am referring to car bodywork in the context of the now much-discussed originality. One wonders whether it is the mechanical aspects of a car or its coachwork that is the more likely to undergo change, along the years? There are good reasons for the former departing from the original, due to wear and breakages, but less so for the body to be altered, unless...

Page 63 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1979

They Believed In Ghosts

Some years ago I enjoyed myself in these columns comparing the top-cars that were available to wealthy purchasers after the Kaiser war ended in 1918. It was apparent that on paper the short-lived Leyland of Parry Thomas, the first British production car to have a straight-eight engine, was the most desirable car, that the new "aeroplane-type" cars with their overhead-camshaft engines, offered by...

Page 91 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, May 2001

Motoring to Monte

Bill Boddy In the adventurous pioneering days, there was a satisfying challenge, not quite so demanding as competing in the great town-to-town races or the Grands Prix, but more strenuous than the excellent MCC long-distance trials — trying to beat the London-Monte Carlo record. It offered good publicity for the cars used and was a decent feather in the caps of successful drivers. On the roads as...

Page 13 of September 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, September 1925


MOTORING SPORTSMEN. Mr. E. C. Gordon England. WITHIN 14 days of the Boulogne Meeting we found Mr. Gordon England busy on the first stages of rebuilding the two Austin Seven racers which will participate in the next 200 miles race and his Sports Austin Seven for the Georges Boillot Cup at Boulogne, but whereas most persons in such a position would consider themselves almost too busy to breathe, Mr...

Page 48 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1990

Fast Runs

Fast Runs Against that, in 1906 Rolls on his fourcylinder (not six-cylinder as Hough has it in his TT book) open Rolls-Royce had a top speed of only about 60 mph and he cruised at a much lower pace, averaging around 20 mph for much of his run, and although he had no speed limits to contend with until England (20 mph) was reached, whereas Allport observed the 56 mph and 81 mph (autoroute) French...

Page 36 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section dedicated to old-car matters Some Lucas History Last year the great Lucas electrical organisation, on which so many vintage and older cars relied for lighting and starting sets, celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. From this auspicious occasion it is possible to extract some interesting items of history. For instance, the famous company dates back to 1834, when Joseph Lucas was...

Page 60 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 2002

Summit meeting

Driving over 1000 miles through the Alps isn't a task to be undertaken lightly in 2002. Bill Boddy describes the brave men and women who did just that against the clock 70 or more years ago, in the early Alpine trials The Monte Carlo Rally has always been respected as a 'toughy', with likely snow and ice to contend with from farflung starting places; and the Safari Rally is the opposite, with...



January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.



Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.



The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.


Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It