Articles tagged Schwedler (Alvis)

Page 64 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 2003

Women racers at Brooklands

From the very opening meeting in 1907, women competed at the surrey track. While some races were ladies-only, often they raced on equal terms with the men. Bill Boddy recalls some very skilful drivers If no female driver has ever made it to fame in F1 championship racing, it has to be accepted that almost from the beginning of motor-racing in 1895, those who used to be termed the weaker sex have...

Page 76 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1996

What WASA was

The age-old question of whether women drive as well as men is too puerile to warrant discussion, especially in the age of universal motoring. But it came up in the 1920s, when fewer of the female sex were to be seen behind the steering wheel and, although there had been notably skilled lady racing drivers around from the very early days, the Brooklands' authorities, with a distant exception, were...

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

Reports of Recent Events

N.W. London M.C. Lawrence Cup Trial Those who expected this oft-postponed event to flop because of summer conditions got the surprise of their lives at Bagshot Heath on the day selected. Torrential rain fell much of the time and between sections Potter's passenger wisely erected her umbrella above the AlIard. Red Roads wasn't too difficult, but failed some of the smaller cars. Len Parker used the...

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