Articles tagged Sammy Davis

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 59 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, July 1981

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters A date with Tom Delaney The other day I had a most interesting conversation with Mr. C.T. Delaney, who raced Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands and who owns two rebuilt vintage specimens of this popular British 1 1/2-litre sports car, one of them the actual car with which Kaye Don won the first Ulster TT in 1928. Tom Delaney's father, the late Mr. L.T. Delaney,...

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

The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

Page 27 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 2004

This month in

1994 Ayrton Senna (above) is killed in the San Marino GP at Imola. Karl Wendlinger is left in a coma after crashing in practice at Monaco. Accidents persuade the FIA to force through immediate rule changes for Spanish GP, to slow cars and improve safety. 1984 Alain Prost romps to victory in the San Marino GP as teammate Niki Lauda retires with engine failure. But Lauda hits back at Dijon two...

Page 21 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 2014

Reviews

Grand Prix Zandvoort Mark Koense Some of the content will be familiar, following our extensive photographic preview in last November’s issue, but the finished product is perhaps even better than we’d dared hope. The book commences with some early circuit sketches and morphs via an entertaining letter from Sammy Davis (after conducting a track inspection, he urged the circuit developers to have no...

Page 78 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 2006

I Remember: Bentleys and Balls

I remember, before I was due to interview the Duke of Richmond & Gordon about his cars and aeroplanes, asking where I could park. I was told that his private parking space was near his London house. Two cars were there but I backed mine in and locked it. When the Duke heard this he was delighted, saying the other cars had no right there and I had trapped them. I had visions of a smashed...

Page 33 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1931

THE 100 M.P.H AUSTIN

THE 100 M.P.H. AUSTIN AND WHAT CAPTAIN WAITE HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT THE rapid development of the " 750 " racer has been one of the most noticeable features of motor racing in the last few years, and this has certainly been stimulated by the friendly competition between the M.G. and Austin in setting up new figures. George Eyston put up some fine performances at Monthlery on the M.G., and it was then...

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 48 of February 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 1982

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1981 Two things in particular never fail to astonish and cheer me, when I consider the cars I have driven over the passing years. One is how quickly motor fashions change. so that what one rates as a simply delightful car when it is first introduced and one is permitted to drive it, very quickly becomes out-dated and surpassed, either by a later...

Page 13 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, May 1947

The Reminiscences of Reggie Tongue

A most absorbing account, by the well-known racing driver, of the cars which have served him both in races and on the road. My first real, interest in motor cars began at a time when my father used to recount stories to me of the Bentley Boys at Le Mans. A time when British motor racing was supreme. How I admired, as a boy, the stories of Birkin, Sammy Davis, Woolf Barnato, Benjafield, Duller,...

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