Articles tagged Ron Horton

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981

Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

Page 64 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1994

The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933

The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933 Alpine In recent times many retrospectives of former important competition events have been held, for classic and other cars. They are commendable in that they provide good sport with a flavour of the past for those who take part, and perhaps they enhance the value of some of the cars so publicised. But none of them, for a variety of rather obvious reasons, can quite...

Page 27 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1978

The International Trophy

Silverstone, March 19th This year saw the running of the thirtieth International Trophy race at Silverstone, the first one in the present series being held in 1949, which Alberto Ascari won with the then new and exciting short-wheelbase Ferrari with supercharged V12 engine of 1 1/2-litres. However, the International Trophy as a major British race started long before that, in 1933 to be exact,...

Page 58 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, April 1978

The racing cars of Ron Horton

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Those who are inspired by pre-war MG performances will certainly not have forgotten R. T. Horton, who achieved many notable successes with cars of that make, particularly round the outer-circuit at Brooklands in his off-set single-seater C-type Midget and similarly-bodied K3 Magnette. Ron Horton's motor-racing victories were all the more creditable...

Page 69 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, December 2000

Blue belles

For low-cost performance between the wars, it paid to look to France. Bill Boddy recalls the impact of French blue on road and track Sportscars need not be expensive and exotic. In the 1920s, many under-1100cc cars were reasonably affordable, while giving much fun and often surprisingly good performance. Most of the desirable ones were made in France, and of these the outstanding pair were...

Page 43 of July 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 1965

The vintage years of the Morgan 3-wheeler

1924.—By 1924 the popular four-wheeler was very much established and the 3-wheeler was more than ever forced to base its appeal on sporting performance and low running and first costs. Morgan faced the light car opposition with five basic models, ranging from the a/c. 976-c.c. Popular (£110) to the 1,098-c.c. s.v. Aero (£148), a single-seater o.h.v. racing version of the latter being listed at £...

Page 68 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, February 2001

Face to face

Bill Boddy remembers some of the racing drivers and motoring personalities he has met One of the first personalities I went to see was Felix Scriven, because during the war I was posted to Harrogate and he lived in Bradford. He had successfully raced his 95mph Austin 20 'Sergeant Murphy' and the Scriven Special 'No No Nanette' or 'Mother Goose', the latter because it was stuffed with sage (a Sage...

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 59 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, September 1996

The Trikes Return

The heading is not a parody on The Rover's Return in what is said to be TV's most popular "soap" but which to me seems pretty puerile: it refers to a scrap of motor-racing's past which I hope may be of interest, The "Trikes" are in fact the three-wheeled racing cyclecars which had been part of the Brooklands scene from pre-1915 times. They came under the jurisdiction of the Auto-Cycle Union, not...

Page 69 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, June 1993

V-to-C-miscellany

Entries have come in well for the MCC's ambitious End-to-End Trial, on June 1/3. It takes in some famous trials sections, such as Huystyn, Ruses Mill, Windout, Park Rash, etc. In the last Exeter Trial best car performance was made by G Marshall (Ford Special). First Class Awards were won by 20 car drivers and 15 motorcyclists, Second Class Awards by 31 car drivers, 28 riders, and Third-Class...

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