Articles tagged Mark Mayhew

Page 66 of September 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1987

Veteran to classic: The 1903 Gordon Bennett Napier

First to wear the green" Last month we heard the good news that, after persevering since 1979, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has been able to arrange for the return to this country of Britain's oldest surviving racing car, which had been in the United States for 37 years. The National Heritage Memorial Fund has contributed £150,000 to the total cost (approaching £300,000), and it is hoped that the...

Page 84 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, November 1986

V to C Miscellany

The article in the September issue about Ulster A7s aroused much interest and J. P. Ashenden of Romsey who owned car Reg. No. G06302, referred to specifically in the article, from 1932 to 1934, would like to know whether it still exists and whether it would be possible to track it down. *** Julian Collins of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register would be grateful to anyone who can...

Page 16 of June 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1951

The first to wear the green

A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 AS the result of Edge's victory, the honour of organising the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup race fell to the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland (now known as the R.A.C.). Then, as now, the idea of closing roads to enable an International motor race to take place was quite unthinkable for our legislators. Claude Johnson, the energetic seeretary of the...

Page 36 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1951

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 IN 1004 Napier's produced their first six-cylinder racing car, L48. It was unfortunately not completed in time to run in the Gordon Bennett race on the Taunus circuit but made its debut early in September at the Speed Trials on Porttuarnock Sands where it put up the fastest time. Nominally of 90 h.p. (15 litres), the car...

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 26 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 1951

EARLY

3. GAILLON AND CHATEAU THIERRY, 1901-1902 EARLY HILL-CLIMBS by "BALADEUR" IN the autumn of 1901, the organisers of the Gatlin hill-climb reached a momentous decision. " With vehicles weighing close on two tons," it was declared, " it is difficult to get the best results with a standing start, and it has therefore been decided to send off the vehicles a hundred metres behind the starting line."...

Page 39 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1951

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN

THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 A. S. HEAL Coittigned from the Jane issue FIVE Napiers. three kVolseleys (designed by Herbert Austin) and three Darracqs (built. under lieenee in Glasg(w) were cut e-red for IIle 141in-dilating Trials held by the A.C.G.B.L. to select the British. team for the 1904 Gordon Bennett Cup raee. Mayltew's new " 100-lap. " Napier bent...

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