Articles tagged Tommy Milton

Page 13 of October 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 1948


U.S. FIRST WITH TWO-STAGE? Sir, I have just read an excellent article in MOTOR SPORT, February, 1948, entitled "The Trend of Racing Car Design," and in the interests of historical technical accuracy I would like the opportunity of correcting a mis-statement. The text reads : "Two-stage supercharging, first introduced by MercedesBenz in 1939." Actually-, two-stage supercharging was developed in...

Page 54 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- Vintage Indy

Indianapolis was Different -- A look at the American "500" in Vintage Times With the classic Indianapolis 500 mile race flirting with the idea of altering its rules to permit F1 3-1/2-litre non-turbo engines to be eligible and with drivers up to the calibre of Ayrton Senna casting a thoughtful glance at this money-rich race, it is amusing to reflect on how British enthusiasts saw this fast,...

Page 84 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1999

The Greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Part three of Mark Hughes' examination of the hundred greatest Grand Prix drivers from a century of motor racing features no fewer than ten of the twenty-seven Formula One World Champions and a smattering of pre-war stars with a string of achievements no less impressive. Part 3 (60-41) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

Page 51 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1933


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. THREE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE ENGLAND'S SPEED SUPREMACY AFTER having been absent from competition for the world's one mile speed record for five years, it now appears that the United States will make a determined effort to wrest the record from Great Britain in 1934. Three famed figures in the American motor-racing world intend constructing machines for this purpose. They are...

Page 34 of February 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1973

A lifetime with the Offenhauser

"MY GOING to work for Harry Miller was an act of God!" With these words, Leo Goossen described the beginning of a remarkable career as America's foremost designer of racing engines. Goossen had left a promising position as protégé to Walter L. Mart, Chief Designer of Buick Motor Company, to go west to New Mexico. A tuberculosis spot had been found and the only answer was a change of climate....

Page 94 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, June 2005

WB miscellany

Salt Lake record breaker  --  Bill Boddy remembers Ab Jenkins, America's Mormon long-distance recordman David Abbot (Ab) Jenkins was highly respected in the USA as a long-distance record-breaker, both pre- and post-war, who set challenges for British drivers. A staunch Mormon, he was made Mayor of Salt Lake City. From bicycles the young carpenter, who was to develop his own building company, went...

Page 15 of July 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1933

Louis Meyer wins Indianapolis at record speed

Meyer joins Tommy Milton in winning race for second time. Four killed in many accidents. Stock Studebakers 7th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. By our American correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH DRIVING with brilliant skill and consistency, Louis Meyer, 29-year old Californian, swept down the finishing straight of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway late in the afternoon of May 30th, winner of the 21st...

Page 38 of November 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1961


VINTAGE POSTBAG Motor Vehicles in the 19i4,48 War Sir, I was very interested to read Our review of " Fights and Flights," by Air-Commodore Samson, on page 830 of the October issue and, in particular, your thought that it would be nice to write a book on the motor vehicles of the 1914-18 War. As a matter of fact a letter appeared in The Motor of February lith last from a Mr. F. Brian Jewell, of...

Page 78 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2006

Timber land

Cheap to build, hard to maintain and risky to drive, USA board tracks had a brief but glorious existence Words: Gary Doyle The rapid development of the world-wide automobile industry in the first three decades of the Twentieth Century brought with it a new and enormously popular spectator sport – motor racing. Auto manufacturers seeking competitive advantage through promotion of their products...

Page 36 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1971

On advertising

A rather unusual book of fascinating content was published last year on the subject of motor-car advertising. The history of this particular PR activity was lavishly illustrated therein, with a commentary by no less an authority than Ashley Havinden, Vice-Chairman of W. S. Crawford Ltd., whose motor-accounts have included such giants as Chrysler, Ford, BP, Price's Motorine and India Tyres. For...



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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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