Articles tagged Lawson

Page 35 of December 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1933

CLUB NEWS

Oita lie-ald BRIGHTON & HOVE M.C. THE last event on the Club's calendar was run on October 29th, namely the Chandler Trophy Trial. A good entry set off from a point on the South Downs on the outskirts of Brighton. In order to encourage a more social atmospkere, the trial did not include any particularly severe hills. Instead, the process of elimination was accomplished by means of a brake...

Page 33 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1994

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I first went to Monaco in 1982. I'd been to a host of non-championship British Fl races since the late Sixties, but this was to be my first Grand Prix. I couldn't wait to see Gilles Villeneuve in action through the streets of the Principality. He'd won the year before in the awful 126C1 Ferrari, and now he had a halfway decent chassis in the C2. And then came Zolder. I still went to Monaco, but...

Page 20 of March 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1938

Club news

etal/laced U.H. & U.L.M.C. The annual Cotswold Trial, which has earned a high place as one of the better trials embracing sensible hills and attracting a varied entry, was run off on February 6th. There were thirty-one entries, including A. F. Seroggs (touring Trojan), I. K. Nixon (Austin Seven), J. H. Plevy (Gwymie), G. N. Mansell and C. A. N. May (M.G.$), N. V. Terry (Frazer-NashB.M.W.), J...

Page 57 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1990

The Brighton Run

How it Began The annual London-Brighton Run for veteran (pre-1905) cars has become one of motoring's biggest and most popular fixtures, attracting a big entry and an enormous concourse of spectators every November. It has its origins in the Emancipation Run of 1896, staged to celebrate a new Act towards greater freedom to use horseless-carriages on British roads, and as a demonstration (that was...

Page 64 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 2000

Forgotten Pioneer

Motor agent, promoter, early racing reported and journalist, Henry Osbaldeston Duncan was a central figure in establishing the car as a practicable means of transport, as Bill Boddy recall. Those pioneers who were associated with motor cars at the very birth of the automobile industry deserve to be remembered, and Herbert Osbaldeston Duncan was one. Born in 1862, the cycling world occupied him...

Page 4 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, May 1989

Matters of moment

Modern anomalies! In the beginning, motor racing at manufacturer-level was a fairly serious business, undertaken for research purposes, or publicity, or a blend of both. It seemed to work, at a fraction of the cost of running today's Formula One teams. But in recent times racing has become far more of a public spectacle, the drivers sometimes more publicised than their cars, with "funnies" such...

Page 69 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1990

Bean and Gone

Bean and Gone Sir, In the June 1952 issue there was a letter about a car I once owned — a 1923 Bean 14 tourer. An admirer of the car had written to you praising its stamina for travelling frequently between Worthing and Inverness. It was a great car; no swift performer but a wonderfully reliable, companionable sturdy slogger and I very sadly sold it in August 1955, having had it since August 1951...

Page 49 of October 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, October 1967

On the Road with products from Ford and B.M.C.

On the Road with products from Ford and B.M.C. Exploring Pre-War Trials' Routes in the Latest Cortina-Lotus and a 1,275-c.c. Austin-Healey Sprite IAIPASSABLE.—The approach to Cusop Dingle Hill, used in trials in the 1930$, as a appears today, unclimbable even by a Ford Cortina-Lotus. I HAVE a very high opinion of the Ford Cortina as a useful, reliable, economical value-for-money saloon of...

Page 13 of March 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, March 1939

Club News

0(44 /lewd A COMBINED KENTISH TRIAL On Sunday, Pebruary 5th, the Kentish Border C.C. and Maidstone and MidKent Bossom Trophy Trials were run jointly. Forty-six cars took part. The first hill, Wood Lane, was a real mud patch. E. Sharp's Morgan, J. Sharp's Morgan coupe, Stiles's M.G., WoodDow's Le Mans Singer, Booth's M.G., Kane's M.G., Naar's Ford V8 and Meyrat's Standard Eight were amongst those...

Page 136 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, September 2011

A BEGINNING, AND AN END

A BEGINNING AND AN END These are the last -wo stories from WB. We felt it right to publish these in normal form, the close of an amazing run and well-known participant in the very early days of motor tricycles and automobiles was Charles Jarrott. Jarrott and SF Edge were track racing competitors; they spent much time experimenting with cars and took many happy runs together. Both were for some...

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