Articles tagged Peter Aitken

Page 31 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1937

The Tenth International 200-Mile Race of the J.C.C. A Great E.R.A. Victory-Arthur Dobson Wins at 69.67 M.P.H.

THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL 200-MILE RACE OF THE J.C.C. A GREAT;;E.R.A. VICTORY—ARTHUR:DOBSOnWINS:AT 69.67 M.P.H. Once again the Junior Car Club's great classic has been won by a 11-litre car, in spite of it being run for the second time as a scratch contest open to all sizes or cars. Last year, when the " 200" was revived at Donington under this new ruling, Richard Seaman ran away from the big...

Page 12 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1937


E.R.A. CARS DOMINATE BRITAIN'S MOST IMPORTANT RACE "BIRA " WINS IN THE I.O.M. AT 70.69 m.p.h.—E.R.A.s 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th In practice for the R.A.C. I.O.M. 11-litre race the fastest laps went to the credit of " Bira " and Raymond Mays, both of whom lapped in 2 min. 59 secs., equal to 78.45 m.p.h. " Bira " started a warm favourite. Inevitably, there were non-starters. " Bira's " Delage was...

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 11 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1937


E.R.A. WINS THE EMPIRE TROPHY RACE VICTORY FOR RAYMOND MAYS WITH THE 1,100 CM. CAR AT 62.96 M.P.H. The B.R.D.C. opened the British racing season with the Empire Trophy Race at Donington on April 10th, when the race was attended by a crowd variously estimated at from 12,000 to 15,000, a larger attendance than Donington has ever had before, and a very fine augury for the 1937 season. A very fine...

Page 11 of November 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1937


" BIRA " MAKES HIS BOW VICTORY IN IMPERIAL TROPHY RACE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE WITH HIS E.R.A. THE LAP RECORD SET TO 58.63 M.P.H. BY ARTHUR DOBSON (E.R.A.). EXTREMELY CLOSE FINISH. THE last meeting of the season at the Crystal Palace had a hang-over, as it were, of the glamour of Donington the previous Saturday, because Dick Seaman was to do an exhibition run with a Grand Prix Mercedes-Benz and the...

Page 11 of November 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1936


RESULTS IMPERIAL TROPHY FINAL : Ins. Handicap : 1,100 c.c„ Ins. start ; 1,500 c.c., 8s. start, ; unlimited, scratch. 1. " B. Bira " (1,500 c.c. E.R.A.), 31m. 58.5s. 57.60 m.p.h. '2. A. C. Dobson (1,500 c.c. E.R.A.), $1m. 58.88. 57.79 m.p.h. 3. C. L. Goodacre (744 c.c. Austin), 32m. 42.3s. 55.04 m.p.h. 4. 1,„ Villoresi (1,500 cc. Maserati), 32m. 56s. 56.07 m.p.h. 5. Count G. Lurani (1,500 c.c....

Page 9 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1937


E.R.A. WINS THE CORONATION TROPHY RACE PAT FAIRFIELD'S SUCCESS AT OPENING CRYSTAL PALACE MEETING. SLOW SPEEDS. On April 24t1i the first meeting was held at the new Crystal Palace Road circuit, watched by some 80,000 people, probably a record crowd at 'a long car race in this country. E.R.A. cars were .outstandingly successful. The first heat for the Coronation Trophy, limited to 1 -litre cars,...

Page 15 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1937


THE SEPTEMBER SHELSLEY MEETING A. F. P. FANE (SHELSLEY FRAZER-NASH) ESTABLISHES A NEW HILL RECORD. LADIES' RECORD SHATTERED BY MRS. PETRE (AUSTIN). FASTEST UNBLOVVN TIME BY .1. G. FRY (FREIKAISERWAGEN). FASTEST T.T. SPORTS-CAR, PAUL HEINEMANN'S B.M.W. FINE weather favoured the September Shelsley-Walsh Hill Climb and a very interesting meeting resulted, attended by a big crowd of enthusiastic...

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 28 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1974

Where are They Now?

I was going through some old records of various cars which passed through my hands in years gone by, when it occurred to me that it might be interesting to ascertain whether the more exotic of these cars are now in the hands of loving owners, or alternatively whether they may have disappeared from the face of the earth. At the same time this might arouse some interest amongst your readers. I felt...



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