Articles tagged Peter Robertson-Roger

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 42 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1937


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...

Page 11 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1946

Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 5 — Cecil Clutton Cecil Clutton has largely antiquarian interests. This is apparent not only in his connection with vintage and veteran motor cars, but in his other hobbies, which include collecting old watches, of which he has some fine examples, dating as far back as 1693. He is also a keen student of ancient...

Page 16 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1954

Bentleys At Silverstone - (July 31st)

The Bentley Drivers' Club held its Silverstone Race Meeting on July 31st, and the inimitable exhaust thunder of long-stroke, sixteen-valve engines rang round Northampton. The morning session of speed consisted of a High-Speed Trial, in which Nicholson's imposing 6 1/2-litre Bentley saloon with protuberant luggage container, Oldworth's 2-litre Aston Martin and Mann's Lagonda retired and Beasley's...

Page 16 of March 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1939


WHICH IS THE FASTEST ROAD CAR? TO enthusiasts the question of which is the fastest road car constitutes an ever fascinating topic for debate. Before one can discuss the question with any certainty, one must decide what constitutes a" road "car. If the catalogue model only is admitted, then the Type 57SC Bugatti is probably the whole and complete answer. Moreover, we must decide whether speed...

Page 19 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Many interesting articles have appeared from time to time on home-built specials and conversions, but I have yet to see some authoritative dope on "blowers" and the manufacture of amateur productions. Perhaps trade secrets enter into the matter, but surely someone at some time or other has made, say, a Cozette-pattern supercharger which, from the meagre details available, looks simple enough...

Page 10 of December 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, December 1939


MY BIRKIN BENTLEYS tla the following article Peter Robertson-Roger gives Some hitherto unpublished information about his two super charged, 41-litre Bentleys. They were No. 1 and 4 of the late Sir Henry Birkin's famous team, which was financed by the Hon. Dorothy Paget, and rated during the 1929-31 seasons. No. 1 is the singleseater which held the Brooklands Lap Record ; No. -1 is the short-...

Page 17 of April 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1941

Club news

C. U. A. C. The Cambridge University Automobile Club's dinner of March 8th, so ably organised by J. B. Jesty, was highly successful. Forty-five persons attended, in spite of existing difficulties. Those who sat down to dinner were: Guests: Laurence Pomeroy, Gordon Wilkins, Anthony Heal and Arthur Hyde; Veteran Members: Michael May, D. B. Tubbs, Andrew Fairtlough, D. Hampshire, R. Habershon, A. J...

Page 8 of February 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, February 1941

Club news

There is very little club news, although there may be a Vintage S.C.C. meeting later on, Sam Clutton has some pretty devastating ideas which may well come into operation before the war ends, and the J.C.C. has produced yet another "Gazette." The latter is really good, more particularly the copious news of members, as well as the naughty cartoon and rhymes. E. N. Duffield has an article on small...

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Driving the Ex-Birkin Blower-4½ Single-Seater Bentley

Some History and Road Impressions of Russ-Turner's Famous Brooklands Lap Record Car "The Bentley was in grand inns, roaring very high round the Byfleet banking, dropping to the Fork in a puff of dust, clipping the verge of the Vickers' sheds and going on to the Members' banking each time with that characteristic and disturbing little snake that those who saw the car in action are not likely to...



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