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Page 51 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1974

Which was the first British car?

Sir, Regarding the discussion about Britain's First Car in your columns, I feel that Mr. Anthony Bird should not be allowed the last Weed. Whilst not attempting to sort out the respective claims made on behalf of Butler, Knight, Bremer and Lanchester, I shall readily agree that the Wolseley was probably only Britain's Fifth Car, or, if the possibly dubious efforts of Butler, Knight and Bremer are...

Page 36 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1959

45th French Grand Prix-Grand Prix d'Europe

Ferrari Back on Form REIMS, July 5th. This year the G.P. of the A.C.F., better known as the French Grand Prix, was given the title of G.P. d'Europe, for what it was worth, and attracted a very strong entry of works teams and small private teams, as well as a few independents. As in previous years, a F.2 race was held as well, but this year it was run after the Grand Prix, and the annual 12-hour...

Page 31 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1952

Club news

We hear Geoff Duke was voted Sportsman of 1951 in a national ballot organised by the Sporting Record. Out of over 223,000 votes Duke polled 61,939, a fine indication of the present popularity of motor sport. Runner-up was Randolph Turpin, with 52,219 votes, Reg Harris, winner in 1949 and 1950, dropping to 30,202 votes. Duke will be presented with the Sportsman of the Year Trophy at the Savoy...

Page 43 of September 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 1935

A JUVENILE RIDER

A JUVENILE RIDER Sir.—In Mr. S. F. Edge's book, "My Motoring Reminiscences" he relates a comical incident which occurred in the Summer of 1900, when I drove his 6-h.p. racing De Dion tricycle from No. 14 Regent Street, London, to Godstone in order that he might use it there in a hill-climbing contest organised by the long-since defunct English Motor Club. He describes the absurd spec tacle of...

Page 17 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1949

Jersey Summing-Up

The stop-press which Motor Sport published last month of the Jersey Race covered the outstanding features of that rather dismal event and not much remains to be said. The fatal accident to K. W. Bear was most unfortunate. A policeman and a race official also died and two other persons were badly injured. Such accidents are liable to happen in many sports, and it will be a thousand pities if, in...

Page 36 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1953

A Coronation Occasion

The Veteran Car Club's Hyde Park-to-Windsor Rally (June 7th) THE V.C.C. Coronation Rally was indeed a memorable occasion, An entry of 220 vehicles was secured, ranging from E. S. Berry's 1895 4-h.p. Lutzmann Victoria to five cars built, during the Great War, in 1915. This was the largest assembly of veteran motor cars ever gathered together and the setting in which this remarkable concourse was...

Page 15 of September 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1945

Club News

We hear Major Souter has purchased Boddy 's "14/75" open sports Alvis, and hopes to race his 2-litre Bugatti as a sports car when sports-car racing is resumed. Chapman is running a "Red Label" 3-litre Bentley and a 1936 Riley "Sprite" saloon. A 1924 "14/40" Delage was sold last month in Sutton-under-Whitecliffe, in the shadow of Sutton Bank. Major A. L. Galloway has a 1924 Rolls-Royce "Silver...

Page 66 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 2010

1970s

New ideas proliferate on track but the driver toll continues. Tyrrell is blue riband, Lotus goes black and gold and Hunt hits his purple patchBy Alan Henry There was a certain contradictory symbolism about Jack Brabham winning the opening round of 1970, the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. It was as if the 44-year-old Aussie’s victory run in the Brabham BT33 had been the final full-stop which...

Page 37 of December 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1956

Brighton browsing

Looking around the veterans at the finish, we noticed the de Dion engine in Fotheringlaam-Parker's 1903 Renault, the snug landaulette body on Watters-Westbrook's 1903 Renault, the side radiators on Collinson's 1902 Renault, authentic Daimler lamps on Smith's 1903 Daimler and solid tyres on several cars, including Bartlett's 1901 Napier. Some veterans carry pet names, Timmis' Gladiator being...

Page 63 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, December 1981

To Brighton in style

The Editor takes the National Motor Museum Trust's 1903 4 1/2-litre Daimler on the RAC Commemoration Run to Brighton At a time when the future of British Leyland looked likely to be at stake, it seemed appropriate in a way to take on this year's Renault UK-sponsored Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton in the 1903 Daimler from the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, because it has definite...

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