Articles tagged Norman Black

Page 22 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1932

1932 IN RETROSPECT

1932 IN RETROSPECT. A SUMMARY OF THE YEAR'S ACTIVITIES AND TENDENCIES By HAROLD NOCKOLDS IN spite of conditions of world economic depression motor racing in 1932 has enjoyed a more widespread popularity than in any year since the Great War. Prom the public point of view this can be accounted for to a certain extent by the apparent paradox that the less money people are earning, and the larger the...

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INTERNATIONAL TROPHY WON AT 91 M.P.H.

INTERNATIONAL TROPHY WON AT 91 M.P.H. A I-SECOND WIN IN THE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY. "B. BIRA " AND RAYMOND MAYS BOTH DRIVING E.R.A.S IN A THREE-HOUR BATTLE. A GALLANT DRIVE BY DOBBS ON A 2-LITRE UNSUPERCHARGED RILEY INTO THIRD PLACE. The 1936 International Trophy must stand out as one of the best and most exciting events staged at Brooklands. An entry of forty-two formidable cars faced the starter...

Page 65 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1996

That Great Little Man Freddie Dixon

Having recalled recently the careers of some well-known British racing drivers, the time is overdue to include Freddie Dixon. Born in 1892, Frederick William Dixon had already deservedly achieved fame in the motorcycle racing field, before he turned to car racing. Starting in 1909, he had won two 7 races, established records innumerable, ridden with great distinction at Brooklands, where he was...

Page 9 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 1931

Rumblings

k. umblings 1301111ERGES SUPPOSE that the day will come, in some distant millenium, when all the cars for a race will be ready in plenty of time, but it seems unlikely. It is certainly not current practice, and I don't suppose it ever will be, as it is not always so good when the cars are ready in time. For one thing, it gives people too long to break things, and so cause more last minute work....

Page 45 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, October 1990

Unfair Advantage

Keith Duckworth, the supreme British racing-engine designer, is known to have had an aversion to supercharging and turbocharging. Graham Robson has made this clear in his fascinating book Cosworth, which MOTOR SPORT reviewed recently. Duckworth made this quite clear soon after the appearance of the first turbocharged F1 car, the Renault V6 RS01 of 1977. Although there were to be Cosworth...

Page 11 of July 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, July 1934

RUMBLINGS

Motor Racing and the English Public. COMPARED with the crowds who assemble at every corner round the motor-cycle T.T. course, the number of spectators who watched the Mannin races at Douglas this year was disappointingly small. The Stand, which consisted of four "bays," each holding perhaps 200 people each, was only threequarters full, and there was no difficulty in getting to the front line at...

Page 93 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1999

Miscellany

This is the 90th anniversary of the prototype Morgan threewheeler, to be celebrated with Morgan's Challenger Contest, involving a VSCC race, three VMCC races, a hill-climb at Oliver's Mount, and a speed trial at Wroughton. That apart, the MTWC has been invited to join the British Festival of Sidecars on October 17 as part of the anniversary year, with TV coverage. Details from John Blower, Windy...

Page 73 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, August 2003

Star performers

Today, racing drivers chase after points in title battles. When the BRDC was young it flirted with a championship series, but soon devised a more flexible award for merit Racing is built on awards, and no drivers club could live without its own set of gongs. When the infant BRDC sat down to plan its trophy list, it took a bold line: instead of counting points it would hand out a merit award — the...

Page 44 of December 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1933

MOTORING SPORTSMAN

MOTORING SPORTSMEN (NEW SERIES) VII. WHITNEY STRAIGHT THIS series so far has been devoted to drivers of mature years who have piled up a long experience at the wheel. Now it is the turn of the younger generation, and Mr. Straight's successes of the past season fully justify our choice. His marked success on the Mountain Course with the Maserati, a car which even Birkin admitted needed all his...

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ENTRIES FOR THE MONTE CARLO RALLY

ENTRIES FOR THE MONTE CARLO RALLY ()W that starting points need not be nominated until a few weeks before the start of the Rally, the lists of entries sent over here from the Continent are more terse than ever, but as usual the old hands have secured the early numbers. Still, most indications point to Umea being the most favoured point of departure, while we have yet to hear of anyone who thinks...

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