Articles tagged Ron Godfrey

Page 47 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1981

Three GNs

An interview with Stafford East One of the articles which excited me very much when I was a small boy, reading avidly all the motoring papers I could lay my hands on, was that headed "The Fastest Cyclecar in The World!" which appeared, with nine enticing illustrations, in The Light Car & Cyclecar on June 16th, 1920. It was a description of Captain A.G. Frazer-Nash's famous GN "Kim", which the...

Page 58 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- two GNs

Having re-acquainted myself with a fast Morgan three-wheeler recently, I thought it would be fun to do the same with a GN. Who better to approach than Edward Riddle, who is a firm believer in the creations of Ron Godfrey and Capt Archie Frazer-Nash, competing regularly with them in VSCC events? Edward was receptive to the idea. Indeed, his generosity extended to letting me try not one GN, but two...

Page 50 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1964

A 200 Mile Race Replica

The Editor Goes For a Flip in Wing Commander Craddock's Akela G.N. Sooner or later, if you are a true-blue vintage enthusiast, you have a yen to associate with G.N.s. It was half-a-dozen years ago that I spent a week-end at Basil Davenport's learning about, and driving one of, these fascinating vehicles. Too much time had passed without any such associations, so I persuaded Wing Cmdr. Craddock,...

Page 80 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, May 2004

A breath of French air

The Anglo-French Boulogne confrontations of the 1920s provided lots of variety, plenty of excitement and a tantalising glimpse of the European scene. By Bill Boddy Between the two world wars, motor racing became a popular sport. At first, however, not many British enthusiasts could afford to attend overseas events to see mad racing, which was banned on the English mainland. But Boulogne, just...

Page 95 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, June 2001

Interviews - a few more

After my recent recollections of interviewing motoring celebrities, a few more might be worth recalling. I lunched with George Eyston at his Winchester house. He was a thrice-LSR holder, breaker of so many other records, and with diverse interests — sculling, deep-sea fishing, a pioneer pilot (he took his seaplane licence aged 70), cox for Cambridge crews, etc. But, being modest, he spoke only of...

Page 33 of August 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1979

1979 British Grand Prix race report - Williams all the way

  It was all sunshine and peace at Silverstone over the period of the Grand Prix, the sun was shining, everyone was affable and there were all the ingredients for the best possible British motor racing garden party. Clay Regazzoni crosses the line to win the 1979 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images There was everything on four wheels, from long, long ago to the very instant when...

Page 36 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1977

The Summer

Frazer Nash by David Thirlby. 206 pp. 91 in. x 7 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA 22 7JJ, £5.95). If so many people find the Rolls-Royce irresistible, I find Frazer Nashes (and their forerunners, the G.N.s) absolutely fascinating. And so, I know, do all the "Chain Gang". So this second book about all the sporting G.N., Frazer Nash, and relevant BMW cars is very...

Page 50 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1984

an hrg item

An HRG Item LAST SUMMER'S great Golden Jubilee of the VSCC will no doubt have pleasant repercussions that will last for a very long time. One such, so far as I am concerned, relates to seeing a blue HRG which I was told was carrying a plaque announcing that it was the car I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT back in 1937. Naturally this interested me but I could not find the owner. Thinking about it...

Page 58 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, September 1964

Veteran and Vintage Registers

Following many reader's requests for details of Veteran and Vintage Registers, we list below the first batch of marque and specialist registers. Others will be published as an when space permits. A.C. Owners Club.—E. C. Martin, 8, The Paddock, The Droveway, Hove, 4, Sussex. Alfa Romeo Section of V.S.C.C.—H. Roy Slater, 2, Ulleswater Villas, Ulleswater Road, Southgate, London, N.14. Alvis O.C.—K....

Page 79 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, October 1993

The Weller

In last April's ''Forgotten Makes" feature we discussed the Globe, in the course of which discourse I referred to the Hitchon-Weller cars, remarking that this was another story, to which we might return. Before too much petrol passes through the I jets, let us pick up that thread of remote motoring history. John Weller had designed a very sound car which it was said he had hoped to race and which...

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