Articles tagged Stanley Martin

Page 108 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, June 2007

Spottiswoode: a wild one

Memories of a fast, successful, but frequently over-enthusiastic regular at the Brooklands Track, and his red Type 35 Bugatti ​ With the proximity of the Brooklands Centenary celebrations in June it seems appropriate to remember a driver who was well known and successful there and at other speed venues. I have in mind Alexander Ninian Spottiswoode whom I used to see racing at the Track.  I am...

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Club News

We Hear Lt. Dick Staddon, R.N.V.R., is concentrating all his energies on his Type 37 Bugatti, so he and Lt. Massey Riddle intend to sell the 7th Series Lancia "Lambda" with genuine Italian coupé body that they recently restored. Incidentally, last year their mess boasted Riddle's "105" Talbot 2-seater, two fine 3-litre Bentleys, a 1929 open 2-litre Lagonda, two Talbot "75s," one open, one closed...

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We very deeply regret to report the following instances of motor-racing personnel deceased, killed in action or reported missing. Commando Rodney Seys was killed recently as a result of an accident – it is not clear whether as a result of enemy action or not. Seys, who was engaged to Anne Robertson-Rodger, was typical of the really keen, younger generation of enthusiast. He had owned Austin Seven...

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Club News

WE HEAR Dr. Roland John, Frazer-Nash enthusiast, has added to his stable a 1930 20/25-h.p. Rolls-Royce with Hooper touring body, which has only been licensed for a total of five years and which has run only 46,000 miles. In South Africa, F. C. Hartley has a Mk. IV "Brooklands" Riley Nine which has an off-set body and hydraulic brakes, and he would like to contact a reader in this country who can...

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Rather a mystery In the September issue we published details of a Thomas Special now owned by Doaglas Kay and cared for by Sgt. Easterbrook-Smith, in New Zealand. Evidence pointed to this being Parry Thomas's 1 1/2-litre single-seater car of the 1924-26 era. We have now received a letter, which appears in this issue, from Flying Officer M.R.J. Chetwynd-Stapylton about his Thomas Special. This car...

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Club news

We hear…. Breen is gradually rebuilding his 3-litre "Red Label" Bentley into a very presentable property indeed. It has a decked 2-seater boat-tail body, in yellow, with touring-type wings, lout it is shortly to be sprayed black; the wheels were off for restoving when we saw it. The carburetters will be replaced by two late-type Zeniths on a 4 1/2-litre manifold to obviate built-in throttles. The...

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Letters from readers

Sir, Mr. T. A. Rose asks for information re the f.w.d. Alvis 8-cylinder cars. The standard job had a wheelbase of 10 ft. and 4 ft. 6 in. track, eight cylinders 55 x 78.5. Hemispherical head with valves at 90 degrees, operated by twin o.h. camshafts through piston-type tappets. Shafts were, I think, gear driven. Crankshaft has three plain and two roller bearings and the rods have roller big-ends....

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Sir, I had hardly left the boat from Heysham to Belfast with my H.B.G. when I was pounced upon by two very ardent Belfast enthusiasts, who told me it was the first H.R.G. they haul seen. We met again by arrangement, and I decided to blow my August rations on a spot of dicing. First of all, I was introduced to Irish enthusiasm in the form of these two lads' motors. One, a " 2.3" Bugatti in pieces...

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Club News

Oita, /Lewd .....??•119PP THE CRAWFORDSBURN RALLY The Crawfordsburn Rally of the Ulster M.C., held in December last, proved an outstanding Success, in spite of being disfavoured by very poor climatic conditions. Over 90 persons attended and inspection of the cars present was every bit on a par with the Chessington atmosphere. G. W. McCrea showed his ex-Donkin T.T. AstonMartin, P. J. N. Eve his H....


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