Articles tagged Peter Morley

Page 53 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1980

The wartime diaries of an RFC Officer

(Continued from the February issue)  The summer of 1916 saw our aristocratic young Guards Officer, seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, whom I shall identify as X, as keen on motoring as ever. Having tuned-up his 1914 Adler and having had a ride in a new Calthorpe light-car driven by a girl-friend, we find him starting off from Cambridgeshire at ten o'clock with two young ladies in the Adler and...

Page 35 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1973

Hassan Specials

The Editor talks with Walter Hassan, OBE, AMIMechE, until his recent retirement Chief Engineer of Jaguar Cars Ltd., about his Successful Pre-War Bentley-based Brooklands Outer-Circuit Specials Walter Hassan's association with motor racing goes back to 1922, when at the age of 17 he acted as riding mechanic in the works racing Bentleys. He had joined the original Bentley Company at Cricklewood in...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 38 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 1981

Bentley Drivers Club Silverstone

The last Saturday in August is, by tradition, the day on which the Bentley Drivers Club holds its annual Silverstone race meeting. The 29th August 1981 was no exception and saw the BDC promote an eleven race programme on the Club circuit in front of a disappointingly small crowd. Many of the races were somewhat processional, but there were some fine mid-field scraps, especially in the handicap...

Page 103 of November 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, November 2004

Bentley-Napier

Service history – Racing cars that simply won't stop Although built around a 1929 Bentley chassis, the Bentley-Napier was only created in the early 1970s. The 24-litre monster delivers 580bhp and 1250Ib ft of torque from a 24-litre Napier Sea Lion aero-engine and the whole car weighs in at less than two tonnes. Little wonder its bonnet carries the warning: The Ultimate Laxative. Although very...

Page 57 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1995

VSCC Donington

Once again, the Richard Seaman Trophies meeting at Donington on October 1 brought the VSCC racing season to a close and attracted healthy entries for most events, with Tim Llewellyn taking his fourth Vintage Seaman while David Morris took his first Historic Seaman Trophy to add to father Martin's tally of ten victories. The Brookiands Society Trophy featured a varied field, with John Seber's...

Page 56 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1982

The Donington VSCC Meeting

IN showery weather the annual Vintage SCC race-meeting took place at the well-constituted Donington Park circuit on May 23rd, although the entry was depleted by historic-car activity at Monaco. Donington contrived to off-set this by electronic race-result announcements from the bridge over the course, driver-interviews by Peter Hull over the p.a. system, and local TV coverage for release on the...

Page 53 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, August 1975

Cordon Rouge Prescott

On July 6th the House of Seagram, importers of G. H. Mumm's Cordon Rouge champagne, again sponsored the Classic Prescott hill-climb and, incidentally, gave me an excellent champagne lunch; which was jolly decent oOf them, remembering the rude things I wrote last year about the supposedly-replica "Cordon Rouge" Bugatti. This time Raymond Mays, who raced the real "Cordon Rouge" Brescia in 1924,...

Page 158 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 158, April 1999

Aeroplay

Frankly, it's not surprising that Chris Williams, the new owner of the Bentley-Napier, was less than keen to let one of us step behind its huge steering wheel. He had himself yet to drive it in anything other than a straight line and was understandably concerned about letting this 24-litre leviathan with its 600bhp and over 1000lb ft of torque out of his sight on a decidedly damp Silverstone...

Page 78 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2003

Breezed in, blown out

With its young millionaire backer, Scirocco looked set to whip up a storm in F1. Gordon Cruickshank explains why it didn't Next time you chive down the Goldhawk Road in West London, stop at the Seven Stars pub and lift a glass to the old truism that if you want to make a small fortune out of motor racing, start with a large one. For it was behind this establishment that large amounts of money...

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