Articles tagged John o'Groat

Page 35 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1937

RUMBLINGS

If Winter Comes . . . ALTHOUGH we should really be shaking the moth from our leather waistcoats and getting down to Monte Carlo Rally schedules, that great Grand Prix at Donington is difficult to forget and enthusiasts this autumn seem to weakly disregard the coming winter and to talk happily of the next racing season. Racing under the new Formula will be extremely interesting. New cars are...

Page 32 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1937

RUMBLINGS

For the Outer Circuit Sometimes you may visit Brooklands and learn nothing of interest, whereas another visit will reveal something very unexpected. Running out of fuel on the Railway Straight last month E. W. W. Pacey had the misfortune to do likewise and the imposing singleseater Pacey-Hassan-Special duly stopped just behind our Frazer-Nash. Thus it came about that we knew, before a lot of...

Page 66 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1992

The Ariel

In the beginning the Ariel was a fine, powerful car, in the best "Mr. Toad" style, a copy of successful continental techniques. There was little shame in that, at a time when the lead set by Mercedes with its honeycomb radiator, gate gear-change, channel-section steel chassis-frame and so on was widely adopted by other makers. In this case the manufacturer was the Ariel Motor Co, of Bournbrook,...

Page 35 of November 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1936

RUMBLINGS

If Winter Comes . . . ALTHOUGH we should really be shaking the moth from our leather waistcoats and getting down to Monte Carlo Rally schedules, that great Grand Prix at Donington is difficult to forget and enthusiasts this autumn seem to weakly disregard the coming winter and to talk happily of the next racing season. Racing under the new Formula will be extremely interesting. New cars are...

Page 21 of November 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 1936

LAND'S END TO JOHN O'GROAT'S

LAND'S END TO JOHN O'GROAT'S Town-to-town records can be very fascinating, but in this country they are apt to rise to heights of endeavour which look decidedly criminal, especially if portrayed by the daily Press. And the fact does stand out that however much a driver imagines he is driving " with due care and attention," an attempt to do a given run in the shortest possible time is apt to...

Page 22 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1958

LONG-DISTANCE RUNS

R. Marshall and B. Rich claim a Hindhead-John O'Groat's-Hindhead record, having done this 1,500-mile journey in an Austin-Healey 100-Six at an average speed of 47.78 m.p.h. Leaving the Punchbowl Hotel, Haslemere at noon, the drivers arrived back at 7.39 p.m. on the following day. Michelin " X " tyres were fitted specially for the journey. These tyres were also used by A. T. Rajah when he drove a...

Page 76 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1988

Fifteen Montes!

Having heard that Ralph Stokes accompanied Bill Bengry on the recent Pirelli Classic Marathon at the age of 81, in Bill's Ford Cortina which was second in the 1968 London-Sydney Marathon Rally, I called at Ralph's house in Malvern (where the great locomotive engineer Stephen Ballard was bom in 1805) to talk about his life in rallying. It would fill a book! Space decrees that we concentrate mainly...

Page 28 of June 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1938

Club News

etta Ati.4 THE BERKHAMSTED AND D. M.C. The Berkhamsted and D. M.C. deserves the greatest credit for carrying on, in this repressed age, the best tradition of the Aston-Clinton lull-climb days. Their course at Dancer's End, near Tring, offers no particular excitement apart from the acute hairpin bend, and the loose surface restricts speed and driving artistry, but the organisation is admirable. On...

Page 70 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, December 1981

V-E-V odds & ends

 A member of the Mon-is Register, Steve Brown, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his car, a 1931 Morris-Oxford, by driving it from John O'Groat's to Land's End, arriving only eight minutes outside their imposed schedule of 24 hours for the 926 miles the odometer indicated, in spite of once running out of petrol and a half-hour stop for refreshments at Strensham. A reader tells no of a possibly...

Page 28 of December 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1930

"Across Europe in a Vauxhall"

"Across Europe in a Vauxhall" ANY mention at present of the Monte Carlo Rally is not at all inappropriate since that popular winter -event is due to come off in a few weeks' time. Therefore, it is topical to deal -with a little publication of the above title which has been issued recently by C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd. The author is Colonel P. T. Etherton -who as a world traveller is well-...

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