Articles tagged Kaye Don

Page 59 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, July 1981

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters A date with Tom Delaney The other day I had a most interesting conversation with Mr. C.T. Delaney, who raced Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands and who owns two rebuilt vintage specimens of this popular British 1 1/2-litre sports car, one of them the actual car with which Kaye Don won the first Ulster TT in 1928. Tom Delaney's father, the late Mr. L.T. Delaney,...

Page 19 of November 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1945

Book Review

" The Salt of the Earth," by Ab. Jenkins and Wendell J. Aston (Clymer Motors). 1 1/2 dollars. This little 78-page book is a reprint of the 1939 edition. It tells the story of the Utah salt flats as a record-breaking ground, first investigated for the purpose by Rischel in 1911, using a Packard driven by Johnson. In 1914 Teddy Tezlaff drove the Blitzen Benz there, as part of Ernie Morass's racing...

Page 10 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1936

RUMBLINGS

Alfas up again There is always something new from Africa, and those two ferocious Grand Prix races, one in Tripoli and one in Tunisia, which took place last month, reveal a new and more healthy situation in big-car racing. After a period of complete, albeit well-deserved, domination by the two German marques, the 12cylinder Alfa-Romeo has at last arrived and the results of the two races show it...

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948

Rumblings

The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 28 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1972

The racing memories of J. C. Byrom

Recalled in a recent interview with the Editor Having reviewed Henry Longhurst's entertaining book last month we obtained from him the present whereabouts of J. C. Byrom and set off in the latest MG-B to chat with him about the old racing days, at his country house near Shrewsbury. The Byrom family did plenty of motoring, although their father knew nothing of cars, preferring horses. Jim Byrom...

Page 18 of September 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1947

The Emeryson Special

A very advanced Amateur-Built 1,100 c.c. Racing Car that was successful on its first appearance. Two-stage supercharging and independent suspension front and back. The Emerys, father and son, have produced in the latest Emeryson Special a racing car of which a specialised factory might well be proud. Working in a small shed at Maidenhead they have evolved a 1,100-c.c. engine with two-stage...

Page 47 of August 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, August 1932

HATS OFF TO MISS ENGLAND !

HATS OFF TO MISS ENGLAND HI! KAYE DON REGAINS FOR BRITAIN THE WORLD'S WATER SPEED RECORD WITH A SPEED OF 119.81 M.P.H. WHAT a debt Of gratitude this country owes to that great sportsman, Lord Wakefield ! When he announced his intention of building" Miss England III" for the purpose of regaining for Great Britain the world's water speed record, one instinctively felt that his purpose would...

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 65 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1996

That Great Little Man Freddie Dixon

Having recalled recently the careers of some well-known British racing drivers, the time is overdue to include Freddie Dixon. Born in 1892, Frederick William Dixon had already deservedly achieved fame in the motorcycle racing field, before he turned to car racing. Starting in 1909, he had won two 7 races, established records innumerable, ridden with great distinction at Brooklands, where he was...

Page 40 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters ⁂ Sir, In reference to Harry Hawker's Mercedes-Sunbeam aero engined special — you say that after Hawker's death in 1921 the car disappeared. Well, not according to an article in the Riley Record of July 1934. I quote: "a representative of the Riley Record recently discovered what must be one of the biggest cars in everyday use, the car which is the property of...

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