Articles tagged Oliver Bertram

Page 49 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, April 1933


AND AT GOPSALL PARK As if to demonstrate just how speed trials should be run, the event organised by the Cambridge Automobile Club at Gopsall Park was well up to schedule throughout the day. The course was half a mile in length, with a poor surface of sandy gravel, slightly uphill, with two gradual curves. After a rainy dawn the weather steadily improved, and later the sun came out to help make...

Page 30 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- match races

Motoring historian Doug Nye reminded us in his 'Skulduggery' feature in Classic & Sportscar recently of a Match Race which took place at the Crystal Palace circuit in October 1938 between Prince 'Bira' and Arthur Dobson, both in ERAs. Doug remarked that most Match Race themes disappointed, this race between 'Bira's three-year old ERA Romulus and Dobson's two-year-old B-type ERA being no...

Page 23 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 1938


THE EASTER B.A.R.C. MEETING GREAT DUEL BETWEEN DOBSON AND "BIRA." OLIVER BERTRAM WINS AN OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE AT 117.26 M.P.H. BABY FIATS EN MASSE. H. T. H. CLAYTON HAS A CLOSE CALL. BROOKLANDS, Easter Monday, 1938, will be remembered by Tucker Clayton and A. P. Hamilton as long as they live. Clayton, driving Plerning's narrow single-seater M.G. Midget, was struck in the tail by Hamilton's 2-seater...

Page 6 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1932


THE INTER VARSITY MUD-LARK. CAMBRIDGE WIN ANNUAL RELIABILITY TRIAL OVER SEVERE ROUTE. THE C.U.A.C.'s attempt to make the Inter-Varsity Trial as difficult as possible met with admirable success, for not a single car suceeded in finishing with a clean sheet. A fine drizzle on the day of the event, after rain during the previous week, gave the hills a surface resembling the L.G.O.C.'s famous soft-...

Page 33 of December 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, December 1946

Club News

We Hear It seems that the prices of the older secondhand cars are dropping a bit, so less-affluent enthusiasts may get their chance this winter. Recently an A.C. Anzani 2-seater for £40, a coupé of the same breed at like price, a "14/40" 1924 Sunbeam, and several "12/50" Alvis have been in the market. A reader bought a little-used 1921 Crossley for less than £40, and Packman, now with B.O.A.C.,...

Page 44 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, April 1936


CAMBRIDGE WIN BY EIGHT EVENTS TO TWO FASTEST CAR TIME BY R. E. TONGUE (0) ON R-TYPE MIDGET Fine weather, a large and varied entry and the usual pleasant spirit of informality made the Inter-Varsity Speed Trials, held once again at Syston, near Grantham, a great success. Oliver Bertram's time of 28.3 secs. set up last year on the big Delage was eclipsed by R. E. Tongue (27.2 secs.) and also by the...

Page 33 of July 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1933


THE WHIT-MONDAY BROOKLANDS MEETING GOLD STAR WON BY C. BRACKEN BURY (BUGATTI). LADY DRIVERS COMPETING IN "MIXED" RACES FOR THE FIRST TIME. SCRATCH CARS OUT OF THE PICTURE Trit B..A.R.C. Meetings at Brooklands show little signs of waning popularity among drivers, in spite of a certain amount of dissatisfaction, for so many entries were received for the racing on Whit-Monday that the programme had...

Page 80 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, July 2002

Students of speed

The intense sporting rivalry between Cambridge and Oxford stretches beyond the Thames, Lor'ds and Twickenham. Bill Boddy remembers their car and bike battles - a veritable breeding ground for future British Motorsporting talent It is rather pleasing to thing of the sight and sound of racing cars invading usually quiet private drives in country estates, as the Dark and Light Blues compared their...

Page 79 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1995

Gwenda Hawkes

While researching Gwenda Hawkes, by coincidence I came face-to-face in the local library with Glubb Pasha by Trevor Royal, about the career of Sir John Bagot Glubb, MC, DSO, OBE, CMG, Commander of the Arab Legion. Apart from this book being a full account of the long and exciting life of this great military character, most interestingly described in its 525 pages, the gentleman was the brother of...

Page 25 of August 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1933

The Empire Trophy won by Count Czaikowski(Bugatti)

The Empire Trophy won by Count Czaikowslii (Bugatti) PRELIMINARY RACES GO TO M. B. WATSON (M.G. MIDGET) AND FRANK HALLAM (ALVIS). R. T. HORTON (M.G. MAGNETTE) BREAKS THE 1,100 c.c. LAP RECORD AT 115.55 M.P.H. FOR, one reason or another the British Empire Trophy Meeting at Brooklands organised by the British Racing Drivers' Club failed to attract a really representative entry of track-cars....



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