Articles tagged Noel Van Raalte

Page 71 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, February 2003

The British Le Mans

In order to sell more cars, manufacturers seek victory on the racetrack, preferably in a 'prestige event. One of these is the Le Mans 24 hours; another such was the Essex Motor Club's six hours of Brooklands. Bill Boddy explains The French did it first. There's absolutely no doubt about Le Mans being the first race in which strictly scrutinised sporting-type cars were submitted to a stern 24-hour...

Page 44 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1988

Veteran to classic: The great Bentley debate (cont'd)

Thus we have a logical and consistent case for 141. There is just one fly in the ointment — the listing of engine 190 in the service records. I feel this has to be dismissed as an error for several reasons: 141 was fitted with engine 62 in August 1922, and it is still there; chassis 181 is also listed as having engine 190. A clerical error could quite easily have mixed up 141 and 181, and as an...

Page 52 of February 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1964

Cars In Books

Just as I thought this feature, which has been well supplied with material for many years, until it seemed that there are not many books in which cars are not mentioned, was going to rest awhile, I chanced to spot the name Linda Rhodes-Moorhouse as an author, amongst the biographies on the shelves of the local library. Remembering that Rhodes-Moorhouse was a pioneer racing motorist and aviator,...

Page 35 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, January 1983

Sunbeams at Indianapolis

I have prevailed upon Mr. Anthony S. Heal, the great authority on anything appertaining to Sunbeam cars and STD affairs, particularly the racing endeavours of Louis Coatalen, Sunbeam's celebrated Chief Engineer, to write this erudite article about Sunbeam racing undertaken a long way from home, at America's Indianapolis Speedway, between 1913 to 1921, as a preliminary to what I hope may be a...

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