Articles tagged John Broad

Page 73 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, February 1984

Readers letters

Ten kilos of 4-star? Sir, You make a very valid point in January's editorial. Metrication makes calculation so much easier, but we must choose our arms of measure with care. The gallon, and litre, as a unit of measure of petroleum fuels it always been a bit of a nonsense, unless it is related to temperature. A wise man he who fills up first thing in the morning and orders the fuel oil delivered...

Page 29 of April 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1964

The E.R.A Club Dinner

The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec., Barry Eastick, himself an ex-E.R.A. owner, A. F. Rivers-Fletcher took the chair and Raymond Mays and Humphrey Cook were guests of honour. Mays delivered a moving speech, recalling how he had initiated...

Page 49 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1956

Two Speed Hill-Cclimbs

Herts County A & A Club Westbrook Hay (July 210) Good hill-climb venues are few and far between but those that do exist receive considerable support from competitors and public alike. Westbrook Hay is to the Herts County Automobile and Aero Club what Prescott is to the Bugatti Owners' Club, it is situated near Kings Langley and the event this year received National status for the first time,...

Page 70 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, March 1992

An ERA era

Sir, The recent correspondence about R11B, Peter Bell, the Queensferry sprint and the like has prompted me to pen some of my reminiscences of this fabulous machine. Weguelin's wonderful book The History of English Racing Automobiles Limited merely makes a one line entry alongside R11B stating "1956: bought by J W Broad (Sept '56)". Behind that little one-liner lies a whole saga of motor racing...

Page 15 of October 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1957

Bugatti O.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb (Sept. 8th) and European Hill-Climb Championship Events

Fastest time of the day was made by Dick Henderson at the wheel of his Cooper, the third occasion on which he had achieved this, having won at Craigantlet and SheIsley Walsh in previous weeks. Tony Marsh succeeded in retaining his title of Hill-Climb Champion of Great Britain, with 41 points against his nearest rivals, Henderson and Mike Christie. who were equal second. W. G. Sadler, the Canadian...

Page 14 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1956

Bugatti O C Prescott

The Bugatti Owners' Club can be relied upon to produce a fine collection of sporting carriages, but an International meeting at Prescott is an occasion when even this illustrious club surpasses itself. On entering the paddock a row of multi-coloured Bugatti's confronted one, as did the E.R.A.s, which were also present en masse. Coopers, both 500 and 1,100 cc abounded, with rather fewer Loti and...

Page 26 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1959


B.O.C. PRESCOTT NATIONAL SPEED HILL CLIMB (Sept. 13th) EXCEEDINGLY pleasant in the warm sunshine, Prescott on this occasion saw Boshier-Jones (Cooper 1,100) get within 0.18 sec. of his former course-record and Patsy Burt (Cooper-Climax) break the ladies' course-record with a model ascent in 44.55 sec. A considerable crowd arrived to spectate at a meeting lasting six hours; it was concluded on...

Page 57 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, June 1956

Vintage Cars At Prescott

The Vintage Sports Car Club hold its annual Speed Hill-climb at the B.O.C.'s Prescott Hill on May 13th, following its Edwardian and Light Car Rally the previous day. The results of the rally were :- Vintage Light Cars: First-Class Awards: Winder (1924/8 Humber) and Miss Stocken (1924 Trajan). Second-Class Award: Dighton (1928 Humber). Third-Class Awards: Peerless (1924 Trojan) and Edwards (1922...


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