Articles tagged Tommy Wisdom

Page 23 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1967

Brooklands Society News

A meeting was held in London on August 15th at which the Brooklands Society was formed, on the lines and with the aims and objects outlined on page 796 of the September issue of Motor Sport. By mid-November 55 Members and 124 Associates had joined, subscription-revenue totalling £72. This is a most encouraging start especially as an intense membership drive has not been instituted, the present...

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Grand Prix Historique, Monaco

What is it about Monaco? The high-rise apartments have trashed the old Victorian elegance, the streets and traffic are brain-fryingly chaotic and the almost palpable smell of money leaves a vulgar aftertaste. And yet no matter how many times you go back, each visit lures you in. You become transfixed. Perhaps it’s the glimpse of lives most of us can barely imagine. Mostly, at least in the month...

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Drawing on experience

Translating two dimensions into three takes skill, vision and sometimes educated guesswork Am on the trail of two Bentleys: one obliterated by war, the other present only in two dimensions. But there’s a connection that brings me to Hampshire and the coachbuilding workshops of First, the 2D absentee. There are a dozen or more cars here being dressed in aluminium, but Dugal Revie...

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At last—the truth about the original twin cam straight-eight supercharged Triumph Dolomite

by its creator, Donald Healey[Last April, in "Rumblings", we recalled the sensational 2-litre Triumph Dolomite, almost a direct copy of the then current 2.3-litre Alfa Romeo, which Donald Healey evolved in 1934 for the Triumpg Motor Co. Ltd. How this crib of the famous Italian sports car was possible (did Healey steal the drawings, dissect a car?) and what Alfa Romeo thought about it has remained...

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JAGUARS' SWEEPING VICTORY IN THE DUNDROD T.T. Stirling Moss Wins on Distance and Formula, Whitehead Second, Gerard (Frazer-Nash) Third on Formula. Appalling Weather Conditions. THE first post-war Tourist Trophy Race Of the R.A.C., held on the Dundrod circuit. on September 16th, proved this new Course to have enormous possibilities. Although terrible weather conditions prevailed from 11 a.m. that...

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You were there

This month our series of photos taken by you features Long Beach, Can-Am at Riverside, and damaged Mirages This atmospheric shot was taken by Stephan Pattengale during the 1977 grand prix at Long Beach. "I had recently moved to southern California and, as a lifelong motor racing fan, was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to attend an F1 race just a short drive away. Early Friday morning I...

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Motor Racing - Bristol Fashion

The racing history of the Bristol 450 is easily told: five races, 11 starts, three retirements, three class wins. It's a story which would be easy to overlook (how many times did DB-Panhards win their class at Le Mans?) except for the style of the way which Bristol went racing. It should be a simple story to tell, but it isn't. For a car with so straightforward a competition history, the Bristol...

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RACING ROUND ITALY PINTACUDA AND MAMBELLI WIN TEE MILLE MIGLIA FOR FERRARI—BRITISH COMPETITORS CRASH The Mille Miglia shows no signs of declining in popularity, in spite of rumours that the race was losing its grip. This year 150 entries were received, a number which the ordinary race organiser would regard as beyond the realms of possibility. In any case, such a field would cause indescribable...

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Factory methods of the vintage era

No. 15: the Rugby The Rugby was one of the Durant line of assembled automobiles made in Toronto, Canada, during the peak of the vintage years. The chassis frames were riveted up at the factory in a spacious hall equipped with floor-mounted riveting machines. The frames then went by a knee-level chain conveyor for the installation of engines, steering boxes and transmissions, components being...

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THE SEVENTH R.A.C. RALLY AN SS OUTING—MORGAN, WOLSELEY, ASTON-MARTIN, TRIUMPH, SS AND FORD V8 SHARE THE HONOURS--SENSIBLE FINAL TESTS—INTEREST AS PRONOUNCED AS EVERRILEY TAKES THE TEAM PRIZE WELL, the seventh R.A.C. has come and gone. It was a signal success. Even though there Was a compulsory night stop this year, and the weather broke just before the start, so that a cold and cheerless wind...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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