Articles tagged Tim Rose-Richards

Page 10 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1936

RUMBLINGS

Alfas up again There is always something new from Africa, and those two ferocious Grand Prix races, one in Tripoli and one in Tunisia, which took place last month, reveal a new and more healthy situation in big-car racing. After a period of complete, albeit well-deserved, domination by the two German marques, the 12cylinder Alfa-Romeo has at last arrived and the results of the two races show it...

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

Page 27 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1978

The International Trophy

Silverstone, March 19th This year saw the running of the thirtieth International Trophy race at Silverstone, the first one in the present series being held in 1949, which Alberto Ascari won with the then new and exciting short-wheelbase Ferrari with supercharged V12 engine of 1 1/2-litres. However, the International Trophy as a major British race started long before that, in 1933 to be exact,...

Page 34 of January 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1934

RUMBLINGS

Future of the T.T. Races. at THE Royal Automobile Club are at present deliberating the future of the Ulster race, and have asked the opinions of manufacturers, past competitors and other interested parties as to the form that the 1934 event should take. This scheme cannot fail to do good, and I hope that the suggestions received will give material for a more widely supported event. A change which...

Page 47 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, August 1935

TOURIST TROPHY ENTRIES PROMISE A FINE RACE

TOURIST TROPHY ENTRIES PROMISE A FINE RACE BUGATTI, BENTLEY, LAGONDA, RAILTON IN FIVE-LITRE CLASS SINGER, ADLER AND FIAT OPPOSED IN CLASS G THIRTY-SEVEN cars are entered in this year's T.T. race as compared with 42 in 1934, but the struggle promises to be more interesting than ever, especially amongst the big cars. The complete list is as follows :— Lagonda (Two), A W Fox, 4,429 c.c. Railton. rr...

Page 53 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 1976

The racing cars of W.B. Scott

Described to the Editor in a recent interview W. B. Scott (Bummer to his friends) was a regular competitor at Brooklands and elsewhere before the war and very well known at the old Track, so recently I went to ask him how it all came about and to talk of the racing cars he has owned. His interest in things motoring, he told me, began when he went from his prep. school at Winchester to Fettes (the...

Page 34 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1964

Vintage postbag

"Grasshoppers” Sir, Mr. Widdowson's letter on Austin Seven Grasshoppers is gradually confusing the complete scene! Because of the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of the 11 Grasshoppers, the 750 Motor Club's Austin Seven Register instigated a search. The following are their findings:— AOX 4 First registered April 4th, 1935. Still in existence in Hertfordshire, but fitted with 100E engine...

Page 66 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1991

Veteran to classic -- Count Trossi

Flying Count Followers of Grand Prix racing will know that Count Felice Trossi was a successful driver of 8C, Monza, and P3 monoposto Alfa Romeos and of Maserati cars before the Nazi war and a successful driver in the Tipo 158 Alfa Romeo team after peace had broken out. As an engineer Trossi built the ill-fated, but advanced, 16-cylinder radial-engined FWD Trossi Special GP car in 1935. His other...

Page 19 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1958

Interview with R. G. J. Nash

The Story of "The Terror," "The Spook" and the Frazer-Nash-Union-Special In the late nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties Richard G. J. Nash was extremely successful as an amateur speed trial and speed hill climb driver, using a variety of Frazer-Nash-base Special cars. Indeed, he followed on virtually where Basil Davenport (see Motor Sport, December, 1957) left off, except that Davenport is...

Page 101 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 1998

John Cobb - the other cars

This ‘gentle giant’ was famous for driving giant cars, and was killed in a 250mph jet boat. But he also squeezed into smaller racing cars... John Cobb is remembered for his many successes at Brooklands with a 10-litre Fiat, the 10.5-litre V12 Delage and the enormous 24-litre Napier RaiIton, his cluster of important records with the last-named car at Montlhéry and Utah, and for thrice holding the...

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