Articles tagged Murray Jamieson

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Books and films

Hard Luck LloydJohn Lingle Lloyd Ruby’s Indycar career didn’t boast the results his talent and determination warranted, with only seven wins to his name. Much of that was down to luck and circumstance (his sports car record boasted two Daytona victories and one at Sebring and he was one of Carroll Shelby’s go-to guys) and this book aims to set the record straight about ‘the greatest driver never...

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Going West

On a journey to Wiltshire last month I spent an interesting afternoon with Mr Freddie Henry, 'talking Austin'. He started an apprenticeship with the Longbridge Company in 1926 and remained with Lord Austin's concern for many years thereafter. He shared lodgings with Ralph Secretan, who spoke fluent German and helped Austin on visits to that country, etc, and who bought a Bugatti from Malcolm...

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Ableseman

Bill Boddy recalls how Dick Seaman was persuaded to buy a 10-year-old Delage and how he used it to defeat the E.R.A.s and Maseratis three times in just three weeks. The late Dick Beattie Seaman, born in February 1912, was undoubtedly one of the greatest British racing drivers until his untimely death after the accident at Spa in a Mercedes-Benz in June 1939. He was dedicated to becoming a...

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AUGUST, 1944

Sir, I yield pride of place to no one in my admiration of Raymond Mays, but I do think that Wing-Cdr. Lester does the late Murray Jamieson an injustice when he states that Raymond Mays started him on his specialised career. I first met Jamieson in 1920 and we were inseparable companions until I left London in 1936. During this time I saw him grow from a slight, retiring schoolboy into far and...

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Charles Goodacre on Austin Racing Cars

A very interesting lecture, illustrated by lantern slides, was given by Charles Goodacre, ex-Austin racing driver, to the 750 Club on January 5th. Goodacre had a great deal to do with the development of the "works" Austin racing cars and, although he apologised for any errors consequent on having to think back a great many years, his talk was not only extremely interesting, but his replies to...

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Don't knock the octagon

Sir, Whilst a devoted Motor Sport reader I can't help wondering why people are so antagonistic towards MG cars, especially those of the pre-war variety. Over the past years Motor Sport hasn't been particularly enthusiastic about them, though I must admit that the editorial attitude has changed noticeably in this respect over the past six months. Now a Mr. Pegum is knocking them, as your...

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Pat Driscoll looks back

The well-known pre-war Austin works driver interviewed by the Editor L. P. Driscoll, "Pat" Driscoll of the Brooklands days, was 70 last year. A bit of a party was arranged for him by his Hayling Island Sailing Club friends; the menu for the occasion was bedecked with a picture of a racing car and the journalists were reminded that Driscoll is very active and a man well worth seeking out. I had...

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The Seven wonders

Lord Austin spent a lot of money building racing versions of his cars, especially the exotic twin-cam. Did he get a good return on his investment, asks Bill Boddy? Great Britain did not rank very highly in the construction of racing cars for international events before the First World War, the exceptions being Sunbeam and Napier, with Weigel having a short-term try. However, we must not overlook...

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The Development of the Racing Austin Seven

Part II [Last month we dealt with the Austin Seven racing history from 1928 to 1930. This concluding instalment covers the period 1931-1939 and embraces the famous twin o.h.c. cars. — Ed.] Early in 1931 Sir Malcolm Campbell took with him to Daytona, when he went out to attack the land speed record, a 4-speed Austin Seven with fairly normal racing bodywork. Daytona Beach did not prove very...

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RUMBLINGS

LAST month we made reference to the unique experience of a Nottingham enthusiast who was rumoured literally to have bought an E.R.A. in a cycle shop. This has resulted in a very interesting letter from Flight-Lieut. Harry Mundy, R.A.F.V.R., who was with English Racing Automobiles. Mundy, who is a friend of John Cooper, throws some light on the mysterious 4 and 5-litre E.R.A. engines which our...

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