Articles tagged Tommy Hann

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 20 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 1942

Letters from Readers

Sir, Indirectly through correspondence in Motor Sport I got a 1931 Straight Eight Lanchester sports saloon (chassis No. 8089) last autumn (in case I should never see again the Sedanca I lent to the Ministry of Aircraft Production for the duration 18 months ago). I licensed it for March and my wife and I used the month's basic on a couple of drives in one week. The car is kept at the garage of a ...

Page 46 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1999

First Sightings

Before the television age, the first chance British enthusiasts had to see the Grand Prix cars was at Brooklands, often long after their GP career was over. Bill Boddy recalls them In the days before TV coverage of motor racing, the first opportunity for enthusiasts to actually see Grand Prix cars in action was usually at Brooklands, except for the very few who went abroad. Anyway, GP racing...

Page 13 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1932


MOTOR SPORT THE CAR AND THE CINEMA By A FILM FAN. FROM the very earliest days of the Cinema the automobile—especially the racing car—has had an obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for " thrill-making " material speed was an easy first choice, and the hero was forced to make hair-raising pursuits of the villain sometimes on horseback, at other times in an aeroplane, occasionally on an...

Page 58 of August 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1924


BROOKLANDS AT ITS BEST. A Great August Meeting. TimAugust Bank Holiday meeting at Brooklands was certainly one of the best yet held, and we regret that its date prevents our commenting upon it at length. The races were fast and they were also very close, wherefore the large concourse of spectators was presented with the two main ingredients for exciting contests. J. G. P. Thomas was asked to do...

Page 23 of August 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 1924

An Off Day at the Track By "Ignoramus"

Oh we had a glorious time ! That place, Brook— something, is awfully interesting, you know. Of course, I don't pretend to be frightfully well up in it, mind you, but m:y friend who took me down is on the Motor Press and he said : "We'll have a look at the Grand Prix Sunbeam's supercharger." Well, you know, I hate to appear ignorant or anything like that, and of course I realise now why he smiled...

Page 71 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, June 1986

Veteran - Classic

The 2-litre Marlborough Grand Sport The 2-litre Marlborough Grand Sport was an interesting car that never really happened. By which I mean that good intentions went unrewarded and it seems likely that only one was built The man behind it was T. B Andre, well-known for his friction shock-absorbers which were essential equipment tor almost all test cars of the 1920s. He had a definite interest in...

Page 90 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, February 2005

WB miscellany

From track to traffic I have previously recalled the excitement which the reappearance of ancient giant ex-racing and similar cars created when they began to run at VSCC meetings from 1936 on. During WWI such cars were commandeered for military service. It was rumoured that General von Hindenberg's staff car was one of the huge Benz touring versions of the racing Blitzen Benz, and Capt Malcolm...

Page 8 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 1999


THE CAR AND THE CINEMA by a film fan rom the earliest days of the cinema the racing car has had obvious appeal for the producer. In his search for "thrill-making" material, speed was an easy choice, and the hero forced to make hairraising pursuits of the villain, sometimes on horseback, at times in an aeroplane, occasionally on a railway engine, and finally in a racing car. But silent films...

Page 20 of September 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1934


AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY AT BROOKLANDS JOHN COBB RAISES THE LAP RECORD TO 140.91 M.P.H. AND BECOMES BROOKLANDS 1934 CHAMPION —NEW MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT RECORDS BY RAYMOND MAYS AND H. W. COOK ON E.R.A.'S AND BY PAT DRISCOLL (AUSTIN.) ALTHOUGH the skies were overcast and there was more than a hint of rain in the air, the regular Brooklands spectators who turned up on August Bank Holiday were rewarded by...



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