Articles tagged Kay Petre

Page 108 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, July 1981

A Midland AC Occasion

June 4th. After tea got the Alfetta out and drove along that very pleasant road between Knighton and Bridgnorth to the Midland Motor Museum, where Kay Petre, talented lady racing-driver in the pre-war Austin and Riley works teams, etc., was to unveil a frieze. (After disposing of her well known Mini-Cooper, Kay had a Fiat 126 in London for a time, but his now changed this for a modern Mini.)...

Page 30 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1977

Alan Cottam defies the rain at VSCC Prescott

Heavy rain on August 14th did its best to wash away the Prescott hill-climb course on the occasion of the annual VSCC meeting there. But this did not affect spectator attendance, nor the efficient time-schedule. Cottam, too, whose FTDs are not taken almost for granted, showed he could do this in the wet as expertly as in the dry, his Connaught clocking 50.09 sec. That this was 7.42 sec. slower...

Page 23 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1977

Matters of the moment

A Date to Remember Among the heat and fury of Grand Prix races counting towards the World Championship club racing tends to be overlooked. But it flourishes, nevertheless, and on October 15th, at Silverstone, something rather special in this latter category is due to take place, namely, the 750 MC’s Six-Hour Relay-Race, This unusual and interesting means of packing a great deal of racing at club...

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 30 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- match races

Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince 'Bira' and Arthur Dobson, both in ERAs. Doug remarked that most Match Race themes disappointed, this race between 'Bira's three-year old ERA Romulus and Dobson's two-year-old B-type ERA being no...

Page 144 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, September 2008

Bill Boddy

A life in the fast lane Family wealth allowed Dick Shuttleworth to pursue his passion for racing and flying, while his adventurous streak occasionally led him into trouble with the law Richard Shuttleworth (or Ormonde) was born in July 1909, educated at Eton and served with the Lancer Regiment. His parents, Colonel Frank and Dorothy Clotilda Lang, had been presented to King Edward VII and...

Page 12 of June 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1939

FROM HOLLAND

FROM HOLLAND Sir, My enthusiasm for vintage cars started with motor-cycles, about ten years ago. Being practically penniless then, I had to be satisfied by reading anything I could get about motor-cycles. My first bike was a small Motobecane with beltdrive. Every year I visited the T.T. in Assen and after a while my father helped me to get a 150 c.c. Coventry-Eagle. (the Silent-Superb). But...

Page 8 of July 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, July 1937

FASTEST RELAY RACE EVER WON BY AUSTIN TEAM

FASTEST RELAY RACE EVER WON BY AUSTIN TEAM ONLY TEN TEAMS IN THE FIELD. M.G. SECOND AND FRAZER-NASH THIRD The Relay Race at Btooklands, originated by the Light Car Club in 1932, is a really excellent institution, because it enables amateur drivers to run in a classic contest at reasonable expense, costs being distributed over a team, and with more chance of finishing than if the cars ran as lone...

Page 69 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, October 1989

Veteran to classic: LCC relay races

Battle royal Back in 1931 the Light Car Club decided to join others in organising a real long-distance race at Brooklands. But with a difference. The length of the race was to be 90 laps of the Outer Circuit — a formidable 250 miles — but, as LCC members were mainly amateurs with non-professional cars, the event was to be a Relay Handicap, for teams (mixed or one-make) of three cars not exceeding...

Page 9 of March 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 1940

Ersatz heroes?

Under this heading in the daily paper for which she writes, Mrs. Kay Petre had an article some time ago, which we consider to be in distinctly bad taste. She suggested that the German racing drivers might need all the "glitter and glamour" of the race-course to inspire them to death-defying deeds, and that they might find fighting for the Fatherland in the air, in U-boats, or awaiting zero hour...

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