Articles tagged Peter Robertson-Rodger

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Club news

750 Club The 750 Club meeting at the "Osterley" on May 3rd went over big, as usual, many useful contacts being made, much motoring conversation indulged in, and, best of all, George Monkhouse showed his inimitable films of Grand Prix racing of the 1935-38 period. There is no gainsaying the value of these meetings as a break from the monotony or excitement of war-effort existence, and everyone who...

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Book reviews

The Bentley Drivers' Club has included in its Jubilee celebrations the publication of its "Golden Jubilee Book — 1936-1986", which is one of those excellent ideas which has definitely come off. By which we mean that it provides a wealth of interesting reading matter for Club members and sports-car enthusiasts who do not belong to the BDC. being one of those unusual books unfortunately all too...

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THE ENTHUSIASTS' RALLY

THE ENTHUSIASTS' RALLY THE second " Enthusiasts' Rally " took place with pronounced eclat at the Rembrandt Hotel on Sunday, October 5th. It was again organised by the B.O.(',, V.S.C.C. and E.R.A. Mb, and was fully as great a success as their previous entertainment at Cheasiogton in the summer. This time the programme consisted of luncheon and a film show by George Monkhouse, followed by tea....

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STOP PRESS

STOP PRESS LABELS Stuart-Wilton has that it Stuart-Wilton has suggested that it might be a good idea for enthusiasts to display windscreen labels on their cars so that their enthusiasm may not be hidden by ownership of a closed car or the wearing of gent's natties instead of soiled flannels or racing overalls. It seems that some four years ago Wilton helped form the Motor Racing Club, to whose...

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A visit to W.J. Shortt's stable

A reminder that Peter Robertson-Rodger's two ex-Birkin 4 1/2-litre Bentleys, the short chassis, blower 4-seater and the single-seater which held the Brooklands lap record at 137.98 m.p.h., are now in the care of W.J. Shortt, made a visit to the Old Barn House at Effingham a matter of keen anticipation. After the sight of a "14/40" Delage tourer had led us on a false trail, we easily located the...

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Backwards and Downwards

THESE reflections were prompted by looking through the Badminton Library compendium on " Motors and Motor Driving," edited by Alfred Harmsworth, and published by Longmans in 1903. This wonderful handbook covers the whole field of motoring when the century was yomig, beginning with a short history, an enchanting chapter on * Backwards and Downwards the " Utility of Motor Vehicles," of which more...

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Club News

Club News WE HEAR Wing-Cdr. T. M. Evans has a most enviable stable, comprising a" Red Label" 3-litre Bentley, a very fine 1923 O.E. " 80/98 " Vauxhall recently acquired from Lt. Normanton, and a "12/50" Alvis. He seeks a balanced crankshaft and a f.w.b. assembly for the Vauxhall. F. G. Gent proposed to restore to good order a 1981 "Silver Eagle" Alvis, and would like to correspond with other...

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Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 11 — Peter Robertson-Rodger Peter Robertson-Rodger is a wine connoisseur and dealer by trade, but by interest he is a connoisseur of the old-type Bentley. He has a discerning palate for this fine type of vintage motor car. He tells us that at the age of six he commenced drawing cars and designing bodywork....

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WEEK-END WITH A DAIMLER EIGHTEEN

WEEK-END WITH A DAIMLER EIGHTEEN Em n this rationed age regular Editorially-conducted road-tests are not possible, so we have to seek the assistance of our readers. Your enthusiast must motor, and Peter Robertson-Rodger hired a modern Daimler from Daimler Hire. Here are his impressions of this British quality car.—Ed.1 IN these Hun-enlightened days of rationing, cadging and petty scrounging of...

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DRIVING THE EDWARDIANS

DRIVING THE EDWARDIANS CECIL CLUTTON, WHO IS AMONGST THE FOREMOST EXPONENTS OF THE EDWARDIAN CULT, HAS WRITTEN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE. HE APOLOGISES THAT IT WAS VERY HURRIEDLY COMPLETED, BUT WE FEEL THAT THE INFORMATION HE IMPARTS ON A SPECIALIST SUBJECT WILL BE OF VERY CONSIDERABLE INTEREST. WED. IF motor rating is dead for the moment, we can at least still amuse ourselves by talking about it. In...

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