Articles tagged Stanley

Page 3 of January 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, January 1942

THE 2- (AND OFTEN 3-) WHEELER REMINISCENCES OF H.L. BLIGGS

THE 2(AND OFTEN 3-) WHEELER REMINISCENCES OF H. L. BIGGS PART 1-1920-1924 [In November H. L Biggs suggested that we should devote more space to sporting motor-cycling. In spite of being convalescent after a long illness, he backed his suggestion with an account of his own efforts In the early post-I918 days, of which the first part appears below.—Ed.] IHAVE no doubt as to when my interest in fast...

Page 40 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1967

Fragments on forgotten makes No. 37: the Brotherhood

In 1867 the engineering business of Peter Brotherhood was established in London. They became well known as manufacturers of compressors, steam-turbines and as precision machinists. The Company was founded by Peter Brotherhood, who was born in Maidenhead in 1838, the son of Rowland Brotherhood who had been associated with Brunel in the construction of the G.W.R. The first works were under the...

Page 42 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1983

An important trial

75 years ago  I have been reminded that it was 75 years ago this month that an important trial took place, which is usually regarded as having set the seal to the fame of the Laurence Pomeroy-designed 20 h.p. Vauxhall, which led on to his renowned Prince Henry, 30/98 and other desirable Luton-built motor cars. This was the RAC International Touring Car Trial of 1908, which covered nearly 2,000...

Page 72 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, September 1989

Two mysteries

A reader has drawn our attention to a curious remark made some time ago by Nigel Dempster in his gossip-column in the Daily Mail. Writing about the possibility of Fiona Campbell-Walker marrying the antiques dealer Dimitri, he described the prospective husband's late father as having "won the 1938 Monaco Grand Prix". But there was no such race that year ... And in Daisy Reminisces (Bachman &...

Page 32 of May 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1949

Club News

We Hear R. S. Strachan is restoring a 1928 "20.9" Sunbeam chassis and craves a suitable body and wings for it. R. L. Walker has rebuilt a Singer "Le Mans" with modern two-seater bodywork, even to a modern frontal aspect and his own spray-painting, working in a shed and using the minimum of equipment. The police are taking an increasingly active interest in competition motoring, in the desirable...

Page 64 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 2004

Birkin's ghost

Sir Henry Birkin's book Full Throttle was a huge success on its publication in 1932. But he didn't write it. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to the man who did Michael Burn is 92, a former Times correspondent, poet and playwright. But when Henry Birkin met him he was a young student who had never written anything. A mere three weeks later, he had. Birkin did everything at 'full throttle'. "I met Sir...

Page 50 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1986

A New Aero-Engined Car

A New Aero-Engined Car We have received the, following interesting information from Or Stuart Saunders of Canberra, Australia: Comments in the January and February issue of MOTOR SPORT (which is my one airmail indulgence having moved to these remote parts, concerning Roger Collings plan to build a Special using a Liberty 012 engine in a pre-war chain-driven chassis, prompts me to write to you You...

Page 23 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1967

Continental Notes

That go-ahead club, the B.R.S.C.C., under the direction of Nick Syrett, last month took the bull by the horns and made a stand against the bureaucracy of the R.A.C. and the F.I.A. on the subject of the capacity limits for long distance racing. It will be recalled that the day after the Le Mans 24-hour race a group of men representing the sporting interests of their countries got together and...

Page 42 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 2006

" I was never thinking about the World Championship. I was just racing day by day. I enjoyed life. That was the maximum for me."

Clay Regazzoni lived life to the full and still does. Adam Cooper talks to one of Ferraris favourite sons about life in the F1 firmament and the accident that ended his career Everything changed for Clay Regazzoni on March 30 1980. The accident at Long Beach that left him in a wheelchair ended a grand prix career that had lasted for 10 years, but set the Swiss on course for a life that has...

Page 31 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 2005

Jenks on...

A 12-hour GP, 1967 In the grand prix world there remains one more European event, which is the Italian GP at Monza on September 10, and it has the doubtful honour of being the Grand Prix of Europe. Mr Stanley, the secretary of the Grand Prix Drivers' Association, once made a sound suggestion to me when he said he thought that the Grand Prix of Europe ought to be something special. His idea was...

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