Articles tagged Neville Duke

Page 48 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1954

Private Flying Notes

Mid-June and the National Air Races are now some way behind us, but although the racing itself was less interesting than usual, the meeting, held at Baginton Aerodrome Coventry, on the 18th and 19th, warrants some comment. From an appreciative enthusiast's viewpoint, the display was one of the best seen, not because of any particularly outstanding acts, but because of the comprehensive range of...

Page 32 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 2001

The big left turn

Ovals are just about turning left, right? Mario Andretti, Rick Mears and Dario Franchitti beg to differ and tell David Malsher about life at 350ft per second Peter Twiss captured the World Air Speed record in the Fairey Delta 2 back in 1956. He wrote a book on the subject and its title, Faster than the Sun, is based on scientific fact: at 1132mph, Twiss was travelling quicker than the earth...

Page 36 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1994

The man in the yellow helmet

Ayrton Senna was the most committed man I ever met. The sheer depth of his approach to his profession was something few ordinary people could truly understand. We speak of breathing, eating and sleeping a subject; well, Ayrton did just that. Nothing else mattered so much to him in the world. He even subjugated his first marriage, and for a long time thereafter avoided serious relationships, just...

Page 13 of February 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1952

Reports of recent events

Chappell Cup Trial (Jan. 13th) In dry, overcast wintry conditions, the Bristol MC and LCC overcame its previous month's "Fedden Fiasco" by putting on a seven-hill course of reasonable severity for its annual Chappell Cup Trial, held this year on a Sunday in the Shepton Mallet, area, thanks to the co-operation of the Shepton Mallet Club. Out of 19 entries, six failed to start, the remainder...

Page 78 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, April 1983

The Air Speed Record

Motoring enthusiasts should be conversant with the LSR, but are probably far less familiar with the ASR, if the World's Air Speed Record was ever thus condensed. So a short study of it may not come amiss. The LSR was of much interest, especially during the developing 1920s, when the newspaper-reading public was kept well aware of the activities of Sir Malcolm Campbell, Parry Thomas, Sir Henry...

Page 44 of August 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, August 1956

Book reviews

"Juan Manuel Fangio," by Gunther Molter. 184 pp, 81/2 in by 51/2 in (GT.Foulis & Co Ltd, 7 Milford Lane, Strand, WC2. 21s) This is perhaps the most interesting of all the recent biographies of famous racing drivers—we have had others (some autobiography) relating to Moss, Lang, Caracciola, Kling —because Fangio is reigning Champion and his skill is legendary. The translation is ably done by...

Page 10 of October 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, October 1952

Faster-than-Sound Farnboro'

On September 4th I made my annual pilgrimage to the R.A.F., Farnborough, to see the S.B.A.C. Flying Display and Exhibition---not a very long pilgrimage, as I live only four miles away. There is no denying that the faster machines make motor-racing look like a rest-cure and I have the greatest admiration for the test-pilots who make the whole thing look easy. Dean Delamont, of the R.A.C....

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