Articles tagged Reg

Page 92 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 2004

An easy rider born to drive

Gary Hocking called a premature halt to his meteoric bike career in 1962. He felt Formula One was a safer option... Paul Fearnley recalls a talent that shone brightly, but much too briefly It was a remarkable opening lap of a remarkable circuit. Rhodesia's Gary Hocking had been drawn at six, his MV Agusta team-mate Mike Hailwood at three and his good friend, Honda's Aussie charger Tom Phillis,...

Page 20 of March 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1951

CLUB AFFAIRS

CLUB AFFAIRS • • The A.C. Owners' Club Night Navigation Trial will be held on March 10t11/11th, starting and finishing at Cannons Hotel, Ware, Herts. Invited clubs are : Vintage S.C.C., Hants & Berks M.C., Chiltern C.C., Sporting Owner-Drivers' Club, Berkhamsted M.C. & C.C., North London Enthusiasts' Club, and Herta County A. & A.C., and members of these clubs wishing to compete...

Page 3 of August 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, August 1946

New Blood

Some newcomers to the Sport and their achievements to date One of the most encouraging factors about the post-war resumption of racing has been the number of drivers entirely new to the game and the skill which, almost without exception, they have displayed, often at the wheel of really tricky and potent cars. Before the war organisers, quite rightly, regarded with suspicion newcomers who entered...

Page 35 of June 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, June 1964

Vintage Postbag

The Standard V8 Project Sir, Mr. R. E. Lewis wants to obtain details of the Standard V8 project after it had passed into the hands of E.R.A. In fact it never passed into the hands of E.R.A.; in 1939 a new car, the Raymond Mays Special, using a Standard V8 engine, was produced at Bourne, adjacent to Raymond Mays' home, alongside the E.R.A. racing cars, where the present Owen Organisation B.R.M.s...

Page 136 of May 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 136, May 2013

Gordon Cruickshank

Well met at Race RetroJust about everyone in the old car business heads to Kenilworth in February for Britain's biggest historic motor sport show A very social do, Race Retro, the UK's historic motor sport jamboree. If you didn't see someone in Paris at Retromobile, you'll bump into them at Stoneleigh. That's why I didn't see half of this year's show — I was stalled by the Motor Sport stand in a...

Page 32 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1975

Vintage Miscellany

Vintage Miscellany (By which means the Editor over-runs his Veteran, Edwardian and Vintage pages commencing on page 1259) THAT 1913 Sunbeam, which was literally dug up from a field near Dumfries, competed in the recent Doune hill-climb. A reader wants to know whether his 1934 Singer Le Mans with triple SUs and a phosphor-bronze head, Reg. No. BNC 39, is still in existence. It apparently raced at...

Page 48 of April 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1967

The cost of motoring sport

4: 750 and 1200 Formulae More than ever, money is the criterion in motor racing today. Starting money, prize money, trade sponsorship and bonuses, form a vital part in the successful activity of a professional racing team, making it more difficult all the time for the true amateur to join in with any chance of success, so we do perhaps tend to lose sight sometimes of the basic reason for taking...

Page 36 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section dedicated to old-car matters Some Lucas History Last year the great Lucas electrical organisation, on which so many vintage and older cars relied for lighting and starting sets, celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. From this auspicious occasion it is possible to extract some interesting items of history. For instance, the famous company dates back to 1834, when Joseph Lucas was...

Page 15 of November 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1949

"Motor Sport" Conducts the First Published Road Test of the Healey "Silverstone" Sports 2-Seater

A genuine maximum of over 100 m.p.h., exceptional acceleration and splendid braking and roadholding, allied to docility and ease of control, characterise the latest model from Warwick. The Healey has been a car of interest to enthusiasts from the word go. As long ago as January, 1947, Motor Sport published a long article on this then recently-announced make, and those who studied what we, and...

Page 76 of September 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 2003

Twelfth knight

BRM entered its final Formula One phase — its V12 era — with a car conceived by a freelance designer, built by an unproven firm and fitted with a sports car engine. Paul Fearnley drives it and explains how this 'recipe for disaster' came to the rescue of a team in distress The closing months of 1967 were tricky for BRM. Tony Rudd, the guiding light who had steered the team off the rocks and into...

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