Articles tagged Raymond Mays

Page 23 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1967

Brooklands Society News

A meeting was held in London on August 15th at which the Brooklands Society was formed, on the lines and with the aims and objects outlined on page 796 of the September issue of Motor Sport. By mid-November 55 Members and 124 Associates had joined, subscription-revenue totalling £72. This is a most encouraging start especially as an intense membership drive has not been instituted, the present...

Page 108 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, July 1981

A Midland AC Occasion

June 4th. After tea got the Alfetta out and drove along that very pleasant road between Knighton and Bridgnorth to the Midland Motor Museum, where Kay Petre, talented lady racing-driver in the pre-war Austin and Riley works teams, etc., was to unveil a frieze. (After disposing of her well known Mini-Cooper, Kay had a Fiat 126 in London for a time, but his now changed this for a modern Mini.)...

Page 48 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 2014

Reviews

Hidden Glory, The Story of the Crosslé Car Company Alan Tyndall Other volume racing car manufacturers have cultivated higher profiles – March, Lola, Van Diemen and Reynard, to name but four – but one of the UK’s most engaging cottage industries has been ravaged by one-make myopia and many famous names have either gone to the wall or else simply faded away as custom dried up. But not Crosslé. For...

Page 62 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1984

Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

Page 106 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, July 2014

Cleared for take-off

Necessity rendered this one of the briefest ‘decades’ in the annals of motor sport, yet it would also be one of the most pivotal in Britain as the business found its future directionWriter Simon Arron The world had rather more pressing concerns than a monthly price rise, but that was one of the headlines when the January 1940 issue of Motor Sport reached the shelves of a nation at war. It is...

Page 145 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 145, November 2008

Freik

The Private Life of the FreikaiserwagenBy Rob and Hugh Dunsterville One of the outstanding amateur-built specials of pre-war times was the Freikaiserwagen, which also raced from 1947-50 when it crashed and its usual driver Joe Fry was killed. It is the subject of this very excellent book, beautifully produced on high-class art paper. Freik – the Private Life of the Freikaiserwagen by Rob and Hugh...

Page 17 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1948

Rumblings

The B.R.M. Every enthusiast will wish Raymond Mays the best of luck with his new British Grand Prix team. On December 3rd a luncheon was held at Claridge's to announce the establishment of the British Motor Racing Research Trust, set up by an important group of firms in the Motor industry to assist Mays, who has formed Automobile Developments, Ltd., to foster a cause which, in his own words,...

Page 44 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1954

Snetterton's First International

Collins, Parnell, Whitehead, Russell and Scott-Brown Win at W. Essex C.C. Race Meeting Although Snetterton circuit in Norfolk is divorced from industrial areas, a very big crowd assembled there on August 14th for the W. Essex C.C.'s first International race meeting at this venue. The International element was confined to Hutchinson and Beels of Holland, Hoffman from Germany, the Belgian Swaelens...

Page 17 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1936

INTERNATIONAL TROPHY WON AT 91 M.P.H.

INTERNATIONAL TROPHY WON AT 91 M.P.H. A I-SECOND WIN IN THE INTERNATIONAL TROPHY. "B. BIRA " AND RAYMOND MAYS BOTH DRIVING E.R.A.S IN A THREE-HOUR BATTLE. A GALLANT DRIVE BY DOBBS ON A 2-LITRE UNSUPERCHARGED RILEY INTO THIRD PLACE. The 1936 International Trophy must stand out as one of the best and most exciting events staged at Brooklands. An entry of forty-two formidable cars faced the starter...

Page 20 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1948

Book Reviews

A Leter From Raymond Mays Sir, I have read with the greatest possible interest your new book entitled "The MOTOR SPORT Racing Car Review." I should like to congratulate you heartily on this most interesting publication - the book contains a wealth of information, technically and otherwise, and it will find favour both from the young schoolboy enthusiast's point of view and also from the point of...

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