Articles tagged John Brown

Page 100 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, December 2014

Magical history tour

During his time in F1 Alastair Caldwell used to pit his wits against Ferrari. Now he’s using an ex-Scuderia treasure in classic events… Writer: Rob Widdows This rally might appear to be a bunch of silly old farts bumbling through little English lanes, but some of it is regulated at 32mph which wouldn’t be possible in a modern car, let alone a pre-war car, so that’s fantastic. I’m in my 1938 Alfa...

Page 99 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, August 2005

News in brief

(See also page 10). Our founder editor Bill Boddy has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Transport Trust. It was accepted for him in June by our editor at large Simon Taylor from the Trust's patron Prince Michael of Kent. *** A new organising team is now in place for LE JOG. the Land's End to John O'Groats Classic Reliability Trial in December. Although LE JOG founder John...

Page 29 of September 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C. Team Test Trial — June 26th Results: 1st. — Lancashlre and Cheshire C.C. Red Rose Team — C. Corbishley (C.C. Special), K. Bancroft (Bancroft Special), J. Price (Price Special). Total time 496.6 sec. 2nd. — Lancashire and Cheshire C.C. Wheatsheaf Team — J. Clegg (Clegg Special), K. Bailey (Riley), B. K. Thompson (A.W. Special). Total time, 508 sec. 3rd. —...

Page 85 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 1996

V-to-C Miscellany

The Riley Register has announced the date of its Centenary Rally as June 29/30, at Coombe Abbey near Coventry. The ex-John Horsfall Aston Martin was, we hear, snatched just in time from foreign bidders and will stay in this country. Meanwhile two rare Steyrs are being fettled here. The Welsh Rally Retrospective, based on the Royal Welsh Showground at BurIth Wells, will take place on April 21/21...

Page 77 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, August 1994

V-to-C Miscellany

A few errors crept in last month, but we don't mind owning up. The 1926 Victory Cup Trial text correctly mentioned that Taylor drove his Bugatti in the event, not that he won it, as the caption inferred. And the Sunbeam Crusader aero-engine used by Coatalen was rated at 150 hp, not 50. . . The Hants & Berks MC holds its ingenious 'On the Beaches' classic car run, with D-day connotations, on...

Page 54 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, March 1976

Whatever happened to the British tuning business ?

It would be easy enough to write off the go-faster business as one of those outlets for British ingenuity that died with the fuel crisis. After all cars are much more expensive than they were, speed limits abound, an Abbey National deposit account comes in handy to raise the deposit on a gallon of petrol and, only a few months ago, Daniel Richmond's widow decided to sell the name in the business...

Page 53 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 1996


The hyperactive John Brown, who invented and managed the 1994 and 1995 versions of LE JOG, now has backing from the AA for this year's End-to-End Reliability Trial over December 7-10. The 120 entries start bright and early from the Land's End Hotel on the Saturday am and run via North Devon and Wiscombe Park to a high tea near Chepstow. Night stages through Wales end with breakfast at Charnock...

Page 66 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, February 1994

Penrite LE JoG

Quite like old times — I went out on the night of December 4 to see the cars in the Penrite Oil Land's End to John o'Groats Reliability Trial, the longest Historic and Classic car event held in Great Britain, as they entered Wales. Organised by John Brown and with Clerk-of-the-Course Peter Rushforth and Stuart Collins masterminding the entire route in a large Volvo estate car, this ambitious...

Page 13 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1958

The 20th International British Empire Trophy Meeting

Moss wins with works Aston Martin and equals Gerard's record Held on April 12th at its now traditional venue, the most excellent 2.76-mile road circuit at Oulton Park, Cheshire, the 20th International British Empire Trophy race provided an unexpectedly easy win for Stirling Moss, in a works-entered 3.9-litre DBR2 Aston Martin, after mechanical trouble had eliminated the only effective opposition...

Page 64 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, February 1996

Le Jog

1995 was the third successive year in which John Brown has run his Land's End to John O'Groats Reliability Trial, promoted by the Historic Rally Car Register and assisted this time by Heritage Insurance. The aim is to achieve the style and testing nature of the continental marathon type events but to do it in Great Britain. The awards system is loosely based on that of the Motor Cycling Club,...



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