Articles tagged Ken Kirton

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 80 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 2001

Chariots of a flyer

Richar Shuttleworth enjoyed a background gew can dream of. And he made the most of it, as Bill Boddy reveals p>Richard Ormonde (after Lord Ormonde, a godfather) Shuttleworth was born on July 16,1909, at the 7500-acre Old Warden estate at Biggleswade in rural Bedfordshire. His father, Colonel Frank Shuttleworth, had married his mother when he was 57 and she was 23. She was the daughter of the...

Page 61 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, January 1989

Veteran to classic

Sir Alistair Miller, Mr Brooklands! If you had to choose, who would you call "Mr Brooklands"? Parry Thomas, perhaps, who lived there and achieved many great successes with the Leylands and other cars of his own design and construction between 1922 and 1926? Or John Cobb, very much a Track specialist, who took the lap-record to 143.44 mph with the 24-litre Napier Railton? Or GP Harvey-Noble, one...

Page 100 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, October 2003

Independent confirmation

RB Lakin points out that it was he, then Sub Lt Lakin, RN, who owned the IFS Bugatti which Dick Seaman drove at Brooklands in 1936; Leslie Ballamy had entered the car and had made the IFS suspension. Seaman, who failed to complete a lap, was not impressed and immediately drove away from the Track in his Ford V8. Lakin, who had a distinguished career in the Submarine Service, points out also that...

Page 122 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, February 2010

An oldie but a goodie

A 1912 Lorraine-Dietrich that showed real staying power at Brooklands is being restored to running order The Brooklands Museum volunteers team are helping to return to full running order the 1912 15-litre Lorraine-Dietrich in collaboration with Richard Nash, whose father R G J Nash acquired the car in 1932. They hoped to get the engine running by the end of 2009. In later years the car was known...

Page 32 of March 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1963

The Shuttleworth Trust Museum

The Montagu Motor Museum which was visited by more than 400,000 people last year, is, quite rightly, the best-known institution of its kind in this country and there is nearly always something afoot (or should I write awheel?) there, apart from the large and varied collection of car, motor cycle (and Spitfire) exhibits. But there are smaller motor museums here and in Europe that merit mention,...

Page 86 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, February 2001

30/98s at Brooklands

I was reading somewhere about the 100 best sportscars, which said the 30/98 Vauxhall seldom appeared at Brooklands. Come on! Even before WWI, Laurence Pomeroy's E-Type 30/98s were doing well at the Track, in company with other types of racing Vauxhall. But let's just take the period of full-season BARC short handicaps, 1921-1939. Humphrey Cook, the man who later financed ERA, used his E-Type '...

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