Articles tagged Jean Bugatti

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

Page 34 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1934

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News Racing in "the Bois." In the French sporting calendar for 1935 there appears an entry, "Circuit des Lacs," on June 9th. Enquiry as to the locality of this race has produced the statement that the lakes referred to are the lakes of the Bois de Boulogne, in Paris. The idea is to run a road race in the Bois, and the organization will be under the control of the A.C. de l'...

Page 81 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1995

Shelsley Walsh's 90th

In the old-fashioned English summer we have been experiencing this year, the 90th birthday of the oldest speed venue in this country, Shelsley Walsh in the peaceful Teme Valley, was celebrated on August 13. It was also the occasion of the 13th round of the RAC Hillclimb Championship — the 12th, at Craigantlet, another long-lived venue, had been abandoned after the fatal accident to Mark Colton in...

Page 9 of April 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1943

Cars I have owned

C. W. P. Hampton, well-known member of the Bugatti Owners' Club and Vintage S.C.C., and now a lieutenant in the Guards, continues the story of his 22 cars in 12 years' ownership, and expresses a decided preference for Continental productions. The Editor and proprietor of this paper do not necessarily endorse his views.—Ed. In 1937 I decided to have a crack at winning the Bugatti Owners Club's...

Page 64 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, October 1981

Vintage Postbag

Sunbeam Sidelines Sir, I found the article on the 3-litre Sunbeam in last month's issue most interesting and informative. The speculation as to why this advanced design was only taken to Le Mans once will, I suspect, continue for a long time. Starting with 1924, could one of the factors influencing the decision to withdraw the Le Mans entry have been the Coatalen/Bentley duel in Autocar? The...

Page 7 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, September 1939

MONTHLY BULLETIN

MONTHLY BULLETIN SEAMAN MEMORIAL FUND TYPICAL of the many tributes that have accompanied donations to the Seaman Memorial Fund is the following from Mr. F. H. Seymour of Alvaston, Derby. He writes : "I have seen that a Fund has been opened in order to erect a Memorial to the undying memory of the late Dick Seaman. I enclose a small donation as a tribute to the finest driver this country has ever...

Page 10 of March 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1943

Cars I have owned

C. W. P. Hampton, well known member of the Bugatti Owners' Club and Vintage S.C.C., and now a lieutenant in the Guards, tells of his 22 cars over 12 years' ownership, explains how he graduated to an appreciation of real motor-cars, and expresses a decided preference for Continental productions. The Editor and proprietor of this paper do not necessarily endorse his views.—Ed. Like a good many...

Page 50 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1979

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition, thought up by Hugh Conway, CBE, and put on very tastefully indeed at the Royal College of Arts in London, is now over. But its impact will be felt for a long time to come. Never before, even when they were in production, can Bugatti cars have achieved greater publicity. The Bugatti OC had its Reception and Viewing of this remarkable Exhibition on October 20th,...

Page 66 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1979

Miniatures News

Grand Prix Models of Radlett have released two more of their well-known die-cast miniatures. One of these is a kit or made-up miniature of the Type 57C Bugatti that won Le Mans in 1939, which is to be followed by a model of the Type 59 Grand Prix Bugatti. The Type 57C, the streamlined car for Le Mans and the type in which Jean Bugatti was killed when training for the La Beaule GP, was...

Page 19 of August 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, When, in my recent article "Cars I have Owned," I expressed my own views on the always-controversial subject of British versus Continental cars, I half expected that someone would quickly write a spirited reply in defence of British productions. It would, I suppose, be a bad thing if this was not so; but it was never my intention or wish to embark on any sort of lengthy discussion through...

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