Articles tagged Leon Cushman

Page 33 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1931

THE 100 M.P.H AUSTIN

THE 100 M.P.H. AUSTIN AND WHAT CAPTAIN WAITE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT THE rapid development of the " 750 " racer has been one of the most noticeable features of motor racing in the last few years, and this has certainly been stimulated by the friendly competition between the M.G. and Austin in setting up new figures. George Eyston put up some fine performances at Monthlery on the M.G., and it was then...

Page 42 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, December 1981

The 20/70 h.p. Crossley

A Rare Vintage Sports Car The 20/70 h.p. Crossley is less well-known than many vintage sports cars that were scarcely as distinguished. Crossley Motors Ltd. of Gorton, Manchester, "of gas-engine fame", had a deservedly high reputation long before the First World War and during the conflict this was enhanced by the good service the Royal Flying Corps, and later the RAF, had from its Crossley...

Page 22 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1943

Scrap-book continued

Some more Memories prompted by the study of an enthusiast's book of Press cuttings. The first instalment appeared last month A picture of three works Austins reminds us that the later s.v. cars had "isolated" radiators, no inter-wheel fairings and stumpier tails than the record-breaking job driven by Leon Cushman. Here is the "Nurburg" Frazer-Nash with Powerplus supercharger – Reg. No. MV 2303 –...

Page 57 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, July 1977

Cobb and Alvis

Sir, With reference to your article in Motor Sport. I did not say in my book that my husband and I drove in the 1930 "Double Twelve" at Brooklands. We drove an Alvis in the 1929 "Double Twelve" and John Cobb was in the team. I have written several articles on this race, and your statement that John Cobb was not in the team with us has caused some confusion and I have received two telephone calls...

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 30 of December 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1935

THE RAILTON LIGHT SPORTS TOURER

THE RAILTON LIGHT SPORTS TOURER After a run on the new light Rai1ton -the most hardened of critics could hardly suppress a feeling of exhilaration and a strong tendency to express himself entirely in superlatives. To begin with, an engine giving some 120 h.p. mounted in a chassis weighing only 19 cwt. gives a performance which is really breath-taking. The question of road-holding has not been...

Page 75 of March 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, March 1981

Number Plates - DPA 231

The Railton car went into production during the nineteen-thirties as a result of design work by Reid Railton who was chief design consultant for Thomson and Taylor the Brooklands specialists who could make anything from a front axle beam to a Land Speed Record car. The Railton car was of the breed that became known as "Anglo-American bastard", these being cars built in England using American...

Page 53 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, April 2003

The Seven wonders

Lord Austin spent a lot of money building racing versions of his cars, especially the exotic twin-cam. Did he get a good return on his investment, asks Bill Boddy? Great Britain did not rank very highly in the construction of racing cars for international events before the First World War, the exceptions being Sunbeam and Napier, with Weigel having a short-term try. However, we must not overlook...

Page 10 of August 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1941

RECALLING THE ROAD TESTS

RECALLING THE ROAD TESTS No. I : The 1924-5 Period of MOTOR SPORT Test Reports SINCE war broke out MOTOR SPORT has relied to a tremendous extent on the enthusiasm and generosity of voluntary contributors, and to these persons, whose motoring know ledge and writing ability has been placed so unstintingly at our disposal, our heartfelt thanks are due. Besides those whose help has been of such a...

Page 109 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, April 2004

Bill Boddy

Economical with the truth The Winter edition of the always welcome Morris Register Journal has Roger Bird's account of the stunt sponsored by Sir William Morris in 1931 to publicise the new range of side-valve cars, induding a £100 two-seater. The ploy was to advertise a 100mph/100mpg/£100 Morris. This entailed Thomson & Taylors and Wolseley Motors building a single-seater racing car with a...

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