Articles tagged Joan Richmond

Page 43 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1949

New Zealand's First Road Race

Successful Event at Christchurch won by M. Proctor (1,100-c.c. "Brooklands" Riley) By T. G. Moore Hill-Climbs, sand races and speed events have been held in New Zealand for many years, but the Canterbury Car Club aided by members of the newly-formed Vintage Car Club broke new ground this year in organising a full-scale road race. Originally it had been intended to use a road circuit on the...

Page 58 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 1963

Let-down for the ladies

William Hickey, in his column in the Daily Express for March 25th, in an illustrated feature about 29-year-old Isobel Robinson who had finished 13th in a field of 14 at Brands Hatch the previous day, wrote: "She is the only girl in British motor racing history to have driven a single-seater against men in an official event. There have been other women racing drivers, of course, but they have all...

Page 14 of August 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, August 1936


VALUE FOR MONEY AT BROOKLANDS The J .C.C. Members' day at Brooklands is a really excellent day's sport in every way from the viewpoint of the competitor, and we have no excuse to offer for reporting the happenings of June 27th from that angle. It so happened that J. Eason-Gibson had shortly beforehand been deprived of his licence, and he accordingly suggested that a representative of MOTOR SPORT...

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


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 30 of August 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1936

Clubs news

Ulster A.C. The July issue of the Monthly Review contains a good report of the County Down Trophy Race from various aspects together with several very excellent photographs. Those who were at the race and have not seen a copy should write for one—we can find no price on the cover, but no doubt club funds are open to fortification! The story of the teddy-bear that never looked other than straight...

Page 14 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 1938


" BIRA " TWICE BEATEN SENSATIONAL RACING AT THE CLOSING CRYSTAL PALACE MEETING FURTHER ENHANCES ALTA PRESTIGE IN spite of torrential rain, the last Crystal Palace Meeting was immensely enjoyable. It is now a confirmed fact that one does not notice the slowness of the Palace circuit and that Harry Edwards's short races go down very well. The meeting was very fully televised and Dick Seaman started...

Page 139 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 139, July 2010

Ladies first in 1000-mile enduro

The always ambitious JCC held a 1000-mile race for stripped sports cars at Brooklands in 1932, replacing its former Double-12 race. Advertised as ‘England’s Biggest Race’, attracting nine British teams with 41 cars and racing from 10am to 5pm each day, it was to be run clockwise, missing out the section of banking behind the Hill. The MG Midgets started at 10am, and the race had not been in...

Page 42 of July 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1932


THE RILEY CLUB "24" A HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EVENT OVER DIFFICULT WELSH COURSE. NOWADA VS one often hears the complaint that modern cars have become so stereotyped that enthusiasm of owners for their cars is a thing of the past. What a contradiction to this statement is the fact that on June 10th and 11th no less than 112 Riley owners travelled from all parts of the country to compete in the annual 24...

Page 27 of February 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1937


The Aero Engine that Never Was A motoring scribe has to be so very careful. Witness the case of the man who makes racing and sports-cars on a modest scale and who some time ago announced a flat-twin baby aero-motor. Full particulars and a power-curve were forthcoming, but when a photographer went in search of the engine it was not to be found. Subsequently it was discovered that it never got as...

Page 80 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1973

Le Mans ladies

Sir, Oh, my dear Sir, to quote G.B.S., your report on Le Mans 24 Hours. Christine Beckers is most certainly Not the second woman ever to take part at Le Mans: 1934. Kay Petre and Dorothy Chapney, Riley. 1933. Elsie (Bill) Wisdom and M. Morris-Goodall, Aston Martin. 1937. Dorothy Stanley Turner and Enid Riddell, MG P-B. In 1935, George Eyston entered a team of three MGs with all-female crews,...



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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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