Articles tagged Perry

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 17 of February 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1965

Fragments on forgotten makes

No. 30 –– The Crouch The Crouch was one of the multitudinous family of light cars which came into being in essentially simple form before the First World War. It survived into peacetime, developed into a sporting 4-cylinder, but went the way of many, failing under the onslaught of mass-produced cars like Morris and Clyno by 1927. Through the co-operation of Andrew Whyte of Jaguar Cars Ltd., I was...

Page 20 of August 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1954

Rumblings

Dorretti Day At Silverstone What with the Eclipse of the Sun on the last day of June and the British debut of the Spaghetti on July 1st we have been having quite a time. Seriously, the premiere of the Doretti sports car was an interesting occasion for those motoring journalists who availed themselves of the opportunity afforded by the Swallow Coachbuilding Company to try the car round the...

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 26 of October 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1967

MOTOR SHOW MATTERS

GOODWOOD REUNION (Sept. 17th) Brooklands reunions, and now a Goodwood reunion. This was organised by the 13.A.R.C. to celebrate the first race meeting at this now, alas, defunct venue, which took place on 18-9-48. Ex-Goodwood officials, from John Morgan downwards, ex-competitors, some 27 of whom drove at this initial meeting, two ex-spectators and the Press, represented apparently solely by...

Page 26 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1949

Club News

We Hear Birkett motors in what appears to be normal 1928 Austin Seven "Chummy," except for outsize rear tyres, until the bonnet is opened, when a downdraught carburetter, four-branch exhaust manifold and Scintilla Vertex magneto are revealed; the car also has a close-ratio four-speed gearbox. Leslie Seyd has restored to original order the 1912 "12/15" Mors tourer once owned by Shakspeare. The...

Page 53 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, August 1973

Cars in books

Following my reference to an excellent account of motoring in a vintage Bentley which Richard Hughes incorporated in his novel "The Fox in the Attic", I was compelled to read the sequel, "The Wooden Shepherdess" (Chatto & Windus, 1973), and found therein only passing reference to the chief character's Bentley but much about American cars of the 1920s. The wild American youth the hero finds...

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