Articles tagged Maitland

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 72 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1984

The Trail Grows Cold . . .

Last month 1 commenced this feature with a tale of how I tried to trace the career and eventual outcome of the aero-engined car built originally by the famous pilot and racing motorist Harry Hawker, which was in use at Hunt's Garage in Leominster up to at least the mid-1930s as a breakdown truck. Alas, the trail has grown cold. I met Mrs Hunt, wife of the proprietor of this country garage, in...

Page 25 of March 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1960

Vintage Postbag

Sir, I was most interested to read Mr. G. A. Shaw's letter on G.W.K. cars. I have heard it said by many people who have had intimate experience of this make that the real trouble started with the four-cylinder cars, where the presence of a long shaft - inevitable with a conventionally mounted engine - caused whip, with consequent heavy wear upon the friction discs. On the pre-1911 cars, which had...

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