Articles tagged Percy

Page 48 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1949

Belated Book Review

By a curious coincidence, shortly after the September Motor Sport was published, we walked into a secondhand bookshop (we are rather fond of them) and came face to face with "The Defence of London 1915-1918," by A. Rawlinson, C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O. (Melrose, 1923). Being intrigued by early aeroplanes and things, we bought it. Now the coincidence mentioned above wasn't evident at the time, but...

Page 29 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1983

I worked at Jarrott & Lett's

We recently interviewed Mr. Charles Smith, who spent some tame at Jarrott & Lett's. Smith's father was hairdresser at Browns Hotel, his clients including Kipling and the Queen of the Netherlands. The son's motoring interest started when he found a driving licence in the road and returned it to the owner, who took him out for his first ever drive. In 1915, aged 13, he applied to Harold Lambert...

Page 50 of September 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1980

Vintage Postbag

  Desert ghosts Sir, You enquire in your July issue what became of the "Allenby" Silver Ghost which featured in the film "Lawrence of Arabia. In the immediate post-war years there was a splendid character called Wade Palmer, an ex-pilot, who lived in the New Forest, he specialised in Silver Ghosts. He erected this car, with a mock-up body, specially for the film and got it back when filming was...

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 36 of October 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1925

Reliability Trial for Anderson Cup.

Reliability Trial for Anderson Cup. The above Club held one of their most exacting trials over a distance of 16o miles by Spennymoor, Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle, Kirkby Stephen, Shap, Alston, Stanhope, Shotley Bridge and home again. Checks were taken on the hill from Penrith to Alston and at the top of Crawley Side, these really being in the nature of observed hills. There was a good turnout...

Page 51 of July 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1978

Cars In Books

Cars In Books KEN FIDGEN of the STD Register, has sent me the following for this column: Here is a "Cars in Books" reference for you if it has not already .cropped up in the past. Cecil B. eaton In "My Bolivian Aunt A memoir" (Weidenfeld and Nicolson) writes: ... "Her hats alone caused a sensation in London though they were difficult to manoeuvre whenever she went out in her open carriage. When...

Page 14 of July 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 1939

NURBURG RING CHIEF IN LONDON

NURBURG RING CHIEF IN LONDON MAJOR DORMER, manager of Nurburg Ring, paid. a brief visit to England last month. Arriving just before Whitsun, he went down to Brooklands on the Saturday to see the practising, and was taken round the track to various viewpoints by Mr. Percy Bradley in the latter's Bentley. With him were his son and Mr. Seydel, general representative of the German Railways in this...

Page 8 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 2002

Fast and glorious

Goodwood Revival "This is about the passion," said Patrick Tambay wearing a broad smile. The French ace was one of the galaxy of stars competing in the fifth Goodwood Revival meeting, and his drive to victory along compatriot Henri Pescarolo in the TT Celebration race was one of many highlights of a memorable event. The TT was a thriller, with the AC Cobra of Tambay/Pescarolo taking on the Jaguar...

Page 38 of October 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1988

European Touring car championship

The Armada repulsed! Silverstone played host to the 52nd running of the Tourist Trophy on September 4, which was also the penultimate round of the European Touring Car Championship. Having won the World Championship for teams last year, and with its prospects looking good for the European title this year, through its official representative the Swiss Eggenberger team, Ford came to the race hoping...

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