Articles tagged Mitchell

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 22 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1937

Club News

etia• lelawd ........?••1111111111119/ N.W. LONDON MOTOR CLUB At a recent Committee Meeting it was decided to make certain changes in the arrangements for the Fourth Annual Inter-Club Team Trial for the Sporting Life Team Trophy to be held on Saturday, the 9th October. It is felt that these changes will make the Trial more attractive and interesting to the competitors. The start of the Trial will...

Page 35 of August 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1937


MORGAN 4/4 WINS ANOTHER BIG RACE D. McCRACKEN, THE WINNER OF LE1NSTER TROPHY RACE AT 61.95 M.P.H. These excellent Irish Road Races invariably draw a very good field of distinctly varied cars, which is effectively dealt with by an obviously necessary system. of handicapping. The Leinster Trophy Race was a contest of considerable uncertainty and no little incident. Ivo Peters, who suffered rather...

Page 4 of August 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, August 1948

Reports of Recent Events

West of England M.G. Trial  W. A. Cleave (Morris-Special) retained a clean sheet in this event. The only First-Class award went to Ken Burgess'  blown Allard, and the only Second-Class award to Hase's blown "PB" M.G. The Plymouth M.C. netted the team prize. *** San Remo G.P.. This race, run over 85 laps of a sinuous 2.1-mile circuit, attracted 16 starters, but the Alfettes were absent, in...

Page 26 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1953


Mrs. "\ alley Mitchell, the well-known H.R.G. driver, conquered new ground last week by giving a talk to a club—site gave her tally and racing experiences to members of the Singer Owners' Club in a witty and informative talk at Ashtinis Hotel, Paddington, on Wednesday. June 17th. The best rally, in her opinion, is the Dutch Tulip Rally, particularly with regard to the organisation. The Monte ?...

Page 72 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, April 1978

The fate of Campbell's gearbox

Sir, I wonder if you or any of your readers are aware that there exists in New Zealand a most interesting relic closely connected with the last, Sir Malcolm Campbell's land speed redo attempts in the late 1920s? I refer to the FBM (Foster-Brown-Mains), 3-speed epicyclic gearbox built by Beard and, Fitch Ltd. in 1926 for Campbell's 450 b.h.p. Napier Lion engined "Bluebird". The gearbox was used in...

Page 11 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, February 1951

Reports of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events M.G.C.C. (S.W. Centre) KIMBER TROPHY TRIAL (December 26th). The traditional Boxing Day Kimber Trophy Trial of the M.G.C.C.'s South NVest Centre was energetically run off in the North Mendip area. Twenty-four starters assembled at the " Mile Three " Road House, noisiest the V-twin Bartlett (a 12-volt battery to keep the front end down ?), brightest, Cuff's latest flashing...

Page 26 of April 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1954

Triumph TR2 Wins The R.A.C. Rally

This year's R.A.C. Rally made excellent use of the number of circuits in this country, and was accordingly known as the "Rally of the Tests." Although a road mileage of some 2,000 had to be covered to a strict time-schedule, over some tortuous roads in Wales, the Lake District and Scotland, the results were determined largely by timed tests at Goodwood, Oulton Park and Silverstone circuits, and...

Page 38 of January 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1978

That 3.3 litre Sunbeam

Sir, I was very interested to read, in the November Motor Sport, how the Sunbeam company obtained detailed information on the 1913 3-litre Peugeot racing cars. You state that the engine was bench-tested at the Sunbeam works, but does anyone have first-hand knowledge of this appraisal? Other sources have quoted 90 b.h.p. at 2,900 rev./min. for the 3-litre Peugeot engine, which agrees on a b.h.p./...

Page 63 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, October 1996

Do Or Die

A Schneider Trophy Aftermath To understand what follows it is necessary to consider these seaplane races as they led up to the ultimate outcome. International contests of considerable importance and prestige, the eyes not only of the competing nations but of the Press and the public at large were on races (actually, time-trials) between what were then the fastest machines imaginable. Yet after...



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