Articles tagged Noel Macklin

Page 78 of July 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 2008

Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

Page 63 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, January 1995

Out of The Past

In turning out old papers I have come upon a forgotten manuscript, about the Cedar Tree tea-rooms in Ripley. The place was discovered in 1918 by two people seeking a fresh way of life. The husband, subject to fevers from serving in the Boer War, had worked on aeroplanes during the 1914/18 conflict, being unfit for active service, and was able to design and build small yachts. Seeking a post-war...

Page 115 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, November 1980

vintage postbag

Vintage Postbag The Beckenham Specials Maybe I can shed a little light on the Beckenham Specials. I believe there were only three Beckenham Specials — the first two being built by Ted Batten (Mrs. Warren's uncle, the younger brother of Jim Batten), the second being a rebuild of the first car and the other was Keith Salmon's car originally known as the Salmon Special. Ted Batten's first Beckenham...

Page 56 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1991

Veteran to classic -- Silver Hawk

Out in a Silver Hawk Through the generosity of Austin/Rover I was able to investigate, at their Solihull test-track, Chris Gordon's 1920/21 Silver Hawk, the only one of its kind extant, surely, although there is an engine and gearbox of a different type at a Sussex museum. How Chris was able to add this interesting racing light-car to his stable which includes amongst others the 1915 Hudson,...

Page 14 of May 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1941

Club news

750 CLUB Members gathered with the usual enthusiasm in April, in spite of a biting wind, the venue being the Osterley Hotel. Capt. Noon brought an army friend in his "Nippy" Austin Seven, Boddy arrived early, in spite of a night on fire-watch, in his "Chummy" Austin Seven, and Mr. and Mrs. Hunter came in a borrowed A.E.W. Austin Seven 4-seater which had lost its timing en route. They proudly...

Page 82 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 1984

Out of the past

The other day I discovered that Basil Howard, who in 1982 contributed the article that made up the "Fragments On Forgotten Makes" on the Invicta, as he had worked for Sir Noel Macklin as an electrician, was on holiday quite near me, so we met to recall more of the old days. His father ran a garage at Ripley in Surrey and his mother had a tea-house opposite, where most of the well-known motoring...

Page 55 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 1982

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS "The Long-Distance Lady" — We visit Mrs. Hindmarsh EVEN before she married Johnny Hindmarsh, the well-known Tallest and Lagonda driver, whose achievements included winning Le Mans in 1935 for the latter company, Mrs. Hindmarsh knew a lot about motor-cars and motor-racing through her open competition accomplishments, notably with...

Page 98 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 1997

From jockey to racing driver

When I heard that the jockey Richard Dunwoody was to turn to motor racing, which earned him the quip from Julian Wilson, (introducer of the Ascot Week for the BBC, that he would be "running into the straw-bales") I thought at once of George Duller. The Dullers, husband and wife, were among the most picturesque characters at Brooklands, where George raced cars, at first as a keen amateur, his real...

Page 138 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, July 2010

Taking up the reins in racing

When George Duller looked around for alternative challenges to a life in the saddle he quickly lit on the four-wheeled arena The steeplechase jockey and trainer George Duller, who had been Champion Jockey in 1918, took up motor racing in 1921, mainly at Brooklands, and on his fourth attempt that year had a win in Captain Noel Macklin’s Silver Hawk with a fastest lap of 72.18mph. In 1922 his wife...

Page 38 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1997

The player

Lance Macklin had a talent that could have made one of our finest drivers. Trouble was, says Chris Nixon, he was too busy having fun to care "Lance really is an astonishing character. He has this tremendous athletic flair and he could have been a very great driver without any question at all. In the same way he could have been an Olympic skier. He has a quite astonishing sense of balance and I...

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