Articles tagged Marshall

Page 52 of October 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1975

V-E-V Miscellany

The Bean CC has published a list which shows it to have six two-cylinder Perrys (the fore-runner of the Bean), three 11.9 Perrys, 34 Bean 11.9s, 30 Bean Fourteens, five 14/40 and 14/45 Beans, nine 18/50 Beans, nine Bean commercials, plus a few others of which no details are available, on its register. Its ABC sections know of 115 motorcycles to the design of the ingenious Granville Bradshaw, with...

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 55 of October 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 1930

THE SPORT AFLOAT

THE SPO:RT AFLOAT Motor Boats at the Show. FIVIDENCE of the fact that motor sport on the water is making a greater appeal. than ever before is found in the inclusion of a boat section at Olympia this year. The last few years have seen a tremendous growth of the sport in this country, and once a man has experienced the infinite variety and fascination of a boat, he will never give it up. There iS...

Page 20 of July 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1944

Type 43 Bugatti

Sir, As threatened, this letter follows my cable requesting a little information on the Type 43 Bugatti. My Type 43 is the only one in this country and has had a somewhat chequered career. It appears to have been imported in 1929 when new, and passed its first four or five years in a most energetic manner ; races, hillclimbs and trials being the daily recipe. Disaster befell in 1934, perhaps not...

Page 54 of April 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, April 1963

Dunlop spokesman on tyre life

Sir, One can argue about tyres indefinitely but, with due respect to Mr. Marshall, it is advisable to be sure that the alleged facts support the conclusion offered. The Dunlop Universals that Mr. Marshall refers to were motorcycle tyres, not car tyres. In shape, weight, tread pattern and other respects they were quite unsuitable for use on 4-wheeled vehicles. As I have tried to say before in...

Page 20 of December 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, December 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Whilst I found Mr. Hampton's article very interesting, I would like to say that I entirely agree with Mr. A.F. Brookes in both his letters to Motor Sport. Mr. Clutton was, I think, the first to sweep aside all British sports cars, presumably because there is nothing quite comparable with Bugatti and Lago Special Darracq, which I suppose is true. But that gentleman also admitted in his...

Page 5 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1949

Brighton International Speed Trials

A. J. Butterworth Fastest with His F.W.D. Air-Cooled A.J.B. Raymond Mays' Course Record Unbroken. Pitt's Blower 4 1/2-litre Bentley is Fastest Sports Car. Mrs. Allard Beats Her Husband in J-type Allard, Taking the Ladies' Prize. Excellent Organisation. The Brighton and Hove Motor Club's traditional seaside speed trials over the standing kilometre of the Madeira Drive were run off expeditiously...

Page 80 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, May 2004

A breath of French air

The Anglo-French Boulogne confrontations of the 1920s provided lots of variety, plenty of excitement and a tantalising glimpse of the European scene. By Bill Boddy Between the two world wars, motor racing became a popular sport. At first, however, not many British enthusiasts could afford to attend overseas events to see mad racing, which was banned on the English mainland. But Boulogne, just...

Page 39 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1934

Club news

e4 /lewd MID-SURREY A.C. The Grand Cup Trial, held on Saturday May 5th, attracted an entry of 27 cars, of whom 23 were starters. The start took place at Ripley and the fu-st observed hill to be encountered was Blind Lane, near Thursley. Most people got up quite easily, but W. Drake (Riley) and P. B. Henderson (A.C.) both lost marks. Through Hazlemere and Liphook the competitors next came to the...

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

Birkin's ghost

Sir Henry Birkin's book Full Throttle was a huge success on its publication in 1932. But he didn't write it. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to the man who did Michael Burn is 92, a former Times correspondent, poet and playwright. But when Henry Birkin met him he was a young student who had never written anything. A mere three weeks later, he had. Birkin did everything at 'full throttle'. "I met Sir...

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