Articles tagged Stanley Barnes

Page 58 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1992

Rivals of the famous baby

The famous baby is, of course, the Austin 7, and to suggest that it had rivals in racing in the 750 cc class is something of an exaggeration. Because such rivals were not very conspicuous, although it has to be agreed that the MG Midget had the legs of the Austin 7 in the 1930s. There was some excuse for this, because when it first appeared in competition, such as in the 1930 JCC 'DoubleTwelve'...

Page 28 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1965

The cars of Betty Haig

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Late in November I drove out of Hampshire and across the rolling Berkshire downs, bleak under a blanket of grey cloud, to Shellingford, to talk to Betty Haig, grand niece of Field-Marshal the Earl Haig, K.G., G.C.B., O.M., about the cars she has owned, and driven in rallies, races and sprints. As I talked to this keen lady racing motorist in a study...

Page 56 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1972

The adventure of the ill-fated Singers

Ill-fated Singer No. 37 driven by S. C. H. Davis crashes into Norman Black's team car during the 1935 Ulster TT. Both were eliminated by steering ball-joint failure, but on different laps, and previously A. H. Langley's Singer, in the same team, had crashed for the same reason—the fourth Singer was then withdrawn. Davis was wearing a crash-hat but it was wrenched off all in this remarkable...

Page 1 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 1, December 1949

Matters of Moment

The 1950 International Calendar The Calendrier for next season has been passed by the Federation International de l'Automobile after a special meeting in Paris, and issued for all those interested to heed and digest. Conscious of the clashing of fixtures and general congestion which characterised the 1949 list, the F.I.A. asked that national bodies would cut down their demands for international...

Page 4 of January 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Kentish Border Sporting Trial Thirty-seven competitors started under watery sunshine from the "Spring Tavern," Wrotham Heath. The route embraced four observed hills, one bonus hill, one special test and one timed climb. All competitors got off to a good start, the first two hills and special test offering no difficulties, except to those whose motors were definitely unsuited to reliability trials...

Page 5 of July 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1948

Gerard does it again

At Stanmer Park. But his E.R.A. crashes beyond the finish. Poore's Alfa Romeo Runner-up. Cooper's Cooper "1,000" fastest unsupercharged car. Delays hold-up the meeting. A new course is always of interest, especially in this country, where sprint events are our only solace. The four-fifths of a mile course at Stanmer Park is situated in picturesque surroundings in the best old-time speed trial...

Page 16 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1936

STANDARD CRA OWNERS CLUB

etta .....„„„,?•??=111111111. STANDARD CAR OWNERS' CLUB The South-Eastern Section of the Standard Car Owners' Club held their annual dinner-dance on November 22nd at the • First Avenue Restaurant, Holborn, where revelry continued until 2 a.m. on November 23rd. An amusing treasure hunt, in which members became " Flying Squad " officers, started from the " Ace of Spades " on December 13th. Seven...

Page 50 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1988

Veteran to classic: RAC road rallies

A serious business Modern rallies are usually fast thrashes through forests in specialised cars, or something similarly tough on Continental roads. But it was not always like that, and the younger generation may well have little idea of how pre-war rallies, contested mainly over long mileages on public roads, were run. In 1982 the RAC remembered the kind of cars which competed in such contests...

Page 97 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, November 2000

A three-car trick at TT

Surely only once has there been an accident in a major race involving three cars of one make, in the same place, one car ending up on another. This unique calamity happened in the 1935 Ulster TT, to a team of three Singers. By this time the Singer Nine Le Mans sportscar was well established in trials and racing. The previous year at Le Mans a Singer had been second in the Biennial Cup contest....

Page 3 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, March 1949

Matters of the Moment

The Monte Carlo Rally Congratulations are due in full measure to the International Sporting Club for so ably organising this year's Monte Carlo Rally — the first since the war. Proof that this classic event, the most strenuous of normal motoring competitions, was welcomed alike by sportsmen and manufacturers, was provided by the record entry of 230 cars. If pre-war conditions, which prompted the...

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