Articles tagged Ray Keech

Page 75 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, March 1984

Borgeson on Miller

The history of the Miller racing cars which contributed such an important part to the American racing scene has been fully covered in the book written by Mark Dee, which for some reason or other has not come the way of this reviewer. I have heard enough about Miller history, however, to believe that nothing else on the subject is called for. So it came as a surprise to find an article on various...

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

Page 5 of May 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 1929

EDITORIAL. SIR HENRY SEGRAVE.

EDITORIAL. SIR HENRY SEGRAVE. WE wish to tender our heartiest congratulations to Sir Henry Segrave on his being knighted and on his marvellous performance in raising the world motor speed record to the incredible figure of 231.36 miles per hour. Some idea of this marvellous performance can be gained when we consider that thirty-one years ago the speed record for the flying kilometre stood at the...

Page 62 of January 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, January 1992

Racers Apart

Motor racing biographies are commonplace. Racers Apart, by Motor Sport's Executive Editor David Tremayne is something new. The author has chosen a selection of drivers - not all of them circuit racers - who have particularly appealed to him. Some of them he has worked with in his role as F1 correspondent for Motoring News, some created a deep impression during his youth, others left a legacy he...

Page 51 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1933

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. THREE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE ENGLAND'S SPEED SUPREMACY AFTER having been absent from competition for the world's one mile speed record for five years, it now appears that the United States will make a determined effort to wrest the record from Great Britain in 1934. Three famed figures in the American motor-racing world intend constructing machines for this purpose. They are...

Page 94 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, June 2005

WB miscellany

Salt Lake record breaker  --  Bill Boddy remembers Ab Jenkins, America's Mormon long-distance recordman David Abbot (Ab) Jenkins was highly respected in the USA as a long-distance record-breaker, both pre- and post-war, who set challenges for British drivers. A staunch Mormon, he was made Mayor of Salt Lake City. From bicycles the young carpenter, who was to develop his own building company, went...

Page 30 of September 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1934

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH BILLY WINN, intrepid Kansas City driver, was the winner of the late July race over the dirt track at Harrington, Delaware, outspeeding a fine field of dirt track drivers. Lloyd Vieux, of Los Angeles, was killed in a crack-up at Atlanta in July. Ab Jenkins, famous record breaking star, was all set early in August for his...

Page 48 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 1984

Pre-War American race tracks - How many remain?

The major race tracks used to be Brooklands in Britain, Montlhéry in France, Monza in Italy, and Indianapolis in America, thinking in terms of pure speedways, not road-orientated circuits. A lesser track was the Avus in Germany, while for a time Spain had Sitges. Now Brooklands is derelict, Montlhéry little used, the Monza banked track likewise, but in the USA the Indianapolis Speedway, that...

Page 16 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1937

G. E. T. EYSTON'S NEW RECORD BREAKER

G. E. T. EYSTON'S NEW RECORD BREAKER 4,800 M.P. FOR 350 M.P.H. BID Great Britain has produced yet another car with which to attack world's flying start short distance records, or, in the eyes of all the non-technical world, to attempt to further raise the " motor-car speed record," held by Sir Malcolm Campbell's Rolls-Royce-engined car, for this country, at 301 m.p.h. The new car is the work of...

Page 21 of February 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1960

Rumblings

Easidrive Early in the New Year we were able to sample the Hillman Minx Series IIIA Easidrive saloon, which, if it is of greater interest to wives and girl friends of enthusiasts than to the enthusiasts themselves, represents a significant technico-industrial development. The Smiths automatic transmission functions well, upward gearchanges occurring at around 10 and 25 m.p.h. under light throttle...

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