Articles tagged Peter Clark

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The British Motor Industry's Jubilee

Althoug fifty years of motor-car construction have seen the industry rise to occupy the position of the third largest industry in this country, petty restrictions have not diminished in anything like the proportion they should since the days of the red flag. So publicity of any sort on behalf of motoring is vitally essential, and the Jubilee of the British Motor Industry afforded a much needed...

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Veteran to classic

War year All this interest in the papers and on TV about Britain's entry into the war fifty years ago gives us an excuse for recalling a little of what motoring was like in 1939. What we were doing then cannot be more boring than pictures of people filling sandbags, trying on gas-masks or sprinting towards air raid shelters. There had been a hint of impending disaster when the German drivers...

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A VERY SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS TRIAL

A VERY SUCCESSFUL CHRISTMAS TRIAL THE FORD ENTHUSIASTS' FIRST TRIAL The Ford Enthusiasts' Club Boxing Day Trial in the Petersfield area was a great success. Thirty-two entered and twenty-nine started, the non-starters being P. Pentotty (M.G.), A. D. C. 'Gordon (Ford V8) and D. F. Scutts (L.M.B. Ford V8 taxi). The invited clubs supported the event as follows : N.W. London M.C., nine ; Kentish...

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Around the London Factories

In spite of shortage of materials, power cuts, labour difficulties, building restrictions, and the effects of continued petrol rationing, high taxation and purchase tax, impositions which the Government tells us are the penalty for winning the war, the British Motor Industry is getting into its stride and contributing a very fair share to the Export Drive. Naturally we of Motor Sport are...

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From START to FINISH

From START to FINISH T all started with looking out an old empty Chianti bottle to make a practice "sticky " bomb. This involved rummaging about under the garage bench, and among other debris there unearthed was a one-gallon pressure petrol tank used for sprint events. For some strange reason this tank was found to contain about half a gallm of pre-war Discol. "Let's start the Alfa" was the...

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A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

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JAGUARS' SWEEPING VICTORY IN THE DUNDROD T.T.

JAGUARS' SWEEPING VICTORY IN THE DUNDROD T.T. Stirling Moss Wins on Distance and Formula, Whitehead Second, Gerard (Frazer-Nash) Third on Formula. Appalling Weather Conditions. THE first post-war Tourist Trophy Race Of the R.A.C., held on the Dundrod circuit. on September 16th, proved this new Course to have enormous possibilities. Although terrible weather conditions prevailed from 11 a.m. that...

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

THE EASTER B.A.R.C. MEETING

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...

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THE M.C.C. BROOKLANDS MEETING

THE M.C.C. BROOKLANDS MEETING FASTEST TIME IN HIGH-SPEED TRIALS BY ELGOOD'S 4.I,-LITRE BENTLEY—THE LEYLAND-THOMAS SECOND FASTEST—MANY PREMIER AWARDS IN SPITE OF FEARFUL WEATHER CONDITIONS THE annual M.C.C. Members' Day at Brooklands is not only vast adventure and a foretaste of real racing for competitors, but the detailed results of the High Speed Trials around the outercircuit are worthy of...

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Cars I have owned

[Here is another article of this popular series, this time by peter clark, a truly versatile amateur, well known for his le mans successes with the h.r.g., his trials exploits and his interest in edwardians.—ed.] My first velocipede was a B.S.A. three-wheeler sports, chiefly notable in that it was bought (secondhand) from H. M. Bentley and Partners. It was not very fast, about 65 flat out, but...

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