Articles tagged Sydney Cummings

Page 70 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 1994

Vauxhall Villiers

Vauxhall Villiers The Vauxhall Villiers of the late Tony Brooke will now be campaigned by Julian Ghosh. It is being wrongly stated that by 1936 this ex-Raymond Mays car was being driven by the pioneer Brooklands racing motorist Sydney G Cummings. In fact, by then Sydney Cummings would have been nearing his 60s and might have found the powerful and temperamental Vauxhall Villiers a bit of a...

Page 39 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 1983

Sorting out the TT Vauxhalls

When I wrote up Alistair Templeton's recreating of No. 1 TT Vauxhall last year I remarked that I would have liked to have sorted out which one of the three team cars was which, in the subsequent career of these 1922 racing Vauxhalls, but considered the task too fraught with problems, at all events to obtain a reasonably-accurate result. However, the matter niggled me, until I thought to ask Mr....

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

SPEED IN THE SUN AT SOUTHSEA

SPEED IN THE SUN AT SOUTHSEA FRAZER-NASH MAKES FINE SHOWING — VAUXHALL-VILLIERS FASTEST OF ALL The Southsea Motor Club is really deserving of the highest praise, for the organisation of its speed trials of August 15th was almost perfect, if one overlooks a few minor matters, such as the temporary failure of certain loud-speakers, the lorry that trundled up the course when two competitors were...

Page 13 of January 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, January 1945

The Villiers-Engined Bugatti

The Villiers-Engined Bugatti THE cover yid tire this month 4i1OWS Dudley Froy on the 13rooklands banking in the Kaye Don 4.9-litre Grand Prix Bugatti during a 1935 B.A.R.C. meeting. It will be remembered that these ears, the Type 54, were extremely fast but proved difficult to handle. Nevertheless, in 1933 Czaykowski took the I Four Record at the unsuitable Avus track with one of these cars, at...

Page 37 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1932

AN ATTRACTIVE SPEED SIX

AN ATTRACTIVE SPEED SIX. A_ M ANY of the best things in this world are quite sud den and unexpected, and the advent of the speed model Rover was one of these. Without ally particular warning an edition of the 20 h.p. chassis suddenly appeared last season and proceeded to show that it was a really fast motor car, and at the same time extremely pleasant and quiet. In these days of hopeful...

Page 71 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, January 1994

A Racing Newton

The SCAT history on the previous pages in this issue recounts how two 1100-c.c. Newtons were entered for the 1923 200 Mile Race at Brooklands but non-started. Nevertheless, one of these cars still exists (an even rarer possession than the 2LS Ballot which I described last month) restored by Geoff Hare, the well-known owner of two immaculate Frazer Nash "Chain-Gang" cars. It is almost certainly...

Page 48 of December 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, December 1933

THE VETERANS' RUN TO BRIGHTON

THE VETERANS' RUN TO BRIGHTON ENTHUSIASM for old cars is still on the increase, as was shown by the record entry of cars for the R.A.C. London to Brighton Commemoration Run on 12th November. Such a collection of cars must be almost unique in any country, and ranged from Perrin's 1894 Cannstatt Daimler to the 1904 Thornycroft which averaged over 25 m.p.h. over the whole journey. The cars were sent...

Page 85 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, March 2006

Scandal for 'Mr Brooklands'

Sir Alastair Miller made his name as an enthusiastic Brooklands racer, but in 1922 his private affairs reached the newspapers. Bill Boddy explains why When I wrote about Sir Alastair Miller some time ago, I described him as 'Mr Brooklands', based on the fact that he had raced at the Surrey Track regularly from 1912 until 1931, competing pre-war on big Matchless and Martin motorcycles. He was...

Page 18 of October 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1960

THE LAST B.AR.C. GOODWOOD MEETING OF 1960

THE LAST B.A.R.C. GOODWOOD MEETING OF 1960 IN glorious weather a considerable concourse of spectators watched the B.A.R.C. 43rd Members' Meeting at Goodwood on September 10th. At this race meeting the 1960 Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy contest was resolved, R. W. de Selincourt winning the Trophy and £75 prize by a mere point for the second time. Mike Salmon won the second prize of £50...

Page 3 of November 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, November 1945

A Successful Amateur Venture

A. N. L. Maclachlan developed a fairly ordinary sports Austin Seven into one of the most successful sprint Austin Sevens ever. His car eventually clocked 20.23 sec. at Lewes and climbed Shelsley Walsh in 44.4 sec., while it would reach 72 m.p.h. in second gear and accelerate from rest to 100 m.p.h. in approximately 25 sec. Such performance from an amateur-built 750-c.c. car is little short of...

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