Articles tagged John O'Groats

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 77 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 2013

You, me and WB

The spirit of Bill Boddy was surely travelling with our two-man Bentley crew as they sprinted to John O'Groats and back At midnight on June 27, 1938, a 4¼-litre Derby Bentley eased away from Parliament Square and turned to the north. At its wheel was a 25-year-old lad who was already the editor of Motor Sport and would go on to become the longest-serving contributor to this or, so far as we have...

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


The Sheffield Simplex is such a rare car that I became confused when confronted with the information that such a car has returned to its birthplace, Sheffield. I wrongly assumed it to be the car Lord Riverdale had in 1978, fully restored on its return from Australia, and with which he re-enacted its 1911 Land's End/John O'Groats run. In fact, the car now in the Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield...

Page 6 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1999


EVENTS OF NOTE NOVEMBER 20-23 RALLY OF GREAT BRITAIN Britain's showdown in the FIA World Rally Championship, starting from Cardiff. 1T 01753 681736 26-28 KYAIAMI (RSA) Thoroughbred Grand Prix cars return to the scenic Johannesburg track for the climax of the RA Championship. 'a 01451 810855 DECEMBER 4-7 LE JOG Land's End to John O'Groats trek attracts sublime classics and wacky racers. s. 01886...

Page 6 of February 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, February 1937


THE SIXTEENTH MONTE CARLO RALLY THE HIGHEST PLACED BRITISH ENTRANT WAS D. H. MURRAY (FRAZER-NASH-B.M.W.) DELAHAYE FIRST, FIFTH AND EIGHTH. This year, people once again prophesied the Monte Carlo Rally would not be a success. and until the last entries were received it did rather look as if interest in this event was waning. The last min. ute entries however, proved this was all wrong, as 133...

Page 12 of December 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 1938


THE MONTE CARLO RALLY The Monte Carlo Rally looks like being a success after all. It is the biggest of winter adventures—see Humphrey Symons's classic book—and one of the most instructive of road events. The 1939 event is, sensibly and commendably, confined to coupe or saloon cars of a type of which at least thirty must have been sold. Large cars must have four or more seats and small cars at...

Page 20 of June 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, June 1931


ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES The Phoenix Park Races. THE entries received up to date for the Grand Prix races . at Phoenix Park are sufficient to ensure that in most of the classes, at any rate, there will be keen struggles for supremacy. In the 750 c.c. class whole fleets of small cars have been.entered, the makes represented being, of course, M.G. and Austin. Particular interest, too...

Page 48 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, December 1976

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters From Mr. Roger West, Production Editor of the Industrial Railway Record publications, we have received No. 67 in this series (published last August and available for 75p, from R. V. Mulligan, 3, Cumberland Grove, Great Sutton, Wirral, Merseyside, L66 4XH) about the Spurn Head Railway. What has this to do with Motor Sport? Well, apart from some of our readers...

Page 56 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1965

Alfa Romeo experiences

Sir, I have been surprised to read so many carping letters in your columns about Alfa Romeo service that I feel bound to say something to redress the balance. Having been the delighted owner of a Giulia TI since June 1964 I have nothing but praise for the service provided both by Rudd's of Worthing, who supplied the car, and K. R. C. Walker's Garage near Warminster, who do my regular maintenance...

Page 47 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1990

An Aside

An Aside READ1NG DSJ's timely reference last month to a Serendipity championship and his reference to Geoffrey Taylor's pre-war 4-litre Alta V8 racing car for which test-bed figures for power and torque were published in the motor journals at the time, although no such engine had been built, rang a bell in my memory. At that time I was a financially struggling motoring writer (I still am) who...



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