Articles tagged Lorraine Barrow

Page 82 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, April 2001

Charles Jarrott: British motor racing pioneer

The are some figures in motorsport whose importance has been unfairly ignored, ad Charles Jarrott is one such. Bill Boddy believes it is time to redress the balance So why Charles Jarrott? Because at the dawn of motor racing he, S F Edge, and C S Rolls were among very few British participants in this new, very exacting — even dangerous — undertaking. Apart from Austin, Napier and Wolseley, there...

Page 64 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 2004

Life and death on the open road

Motor racing began with almost unbelievably epic events, often over hundreds of miles of unsurfaced roads. Bill Boddy reminds us of these pioneer feats of town-to-town endurance I find it almost impossible to contemplate those great open-road town-to-town races of the early 1900s. Ordinary motor cars were primitive, scarcely in wide ownership, and were at first almost universally disliked,...

Page 9 of November 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, November 1927

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. IX.-LORRAINE-DIETRICH. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. LA Societe Lorraine des amiens etallissements de Dietrich et Cie de Limeville a Argenteuil, is the full name of the manufacturer of the LorraineDietrich car, and in it is contained some fact of history. De Dietrich et Cie of Limeville in Lorraine were a wellknown engineering firm long before the era of motor cars, and when they...

Page 39 of August 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1950

HISTORICAL QUERY

* * • insToRtcit. Qt....Ertv Sir. My wife, herself a ‘.ery keen Bugat has put up rather an interesting query. which some of the older readers or M.OTOR SPORT May help to solve. Mut WaS the first woman to drive in a motor race ? I told her that the first example 1 could think of, off hand, was a holy driver it; the Paris-Madrid in 1903. 1 did not recall her namc, but remembered her sporting effort...

Page 67 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, June 1999

Road rage

Even recent anti-race protests in Australia pale beside the hysteria after the 1903 Paris-Madrid, which ended road-racing for many years. Bill Boddy redresses the balance I do not wish to harp on about the remarkable race which nearly brought motor racing to an end all those long years back. But the Paris to Madrid contest of 1903, over unclosed highways across Europe is sufficiently remarkable,...

Page 84 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, June 2003

City to city, dust to dust

The 1903 Paris-Madrid became infamous as 'the race of death' and it was the final nail in the coffin of city-to-city races . The contrasting fortunes of two British entrants are uncovered by Graham Skillen The 1903 Paris-Madrid provided a bloody conclusion to an era of road races that had begun in 1894. These long-distance, city-to-city encounters excited huge interest – and triggered a rapid...

Page 136 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, January 2012

Road races that provoked rage

Early city-to-city racing in France provided ample proof of the dangers of motor sport, but despite a public outcry such events were not easily curtailed Against the background of recent top-level fatalities, it’s significant how motor racing has reacted to horrible events. Of course the 1955 Le Mans disaster was absolutely pivotal. Further spectators were lost in Wolfgang von Trips’s fatal...

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