Articles tagged Vernon Balls

Page 36 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1977

The Racing Cars of Jack Bartlett

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Before the war Jack Bartlett was well known in the sporting motoring circles as the London used-car dealer who supplied the better-class, properly turned-out, sports cars, from his premises at 27a Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill. Some very exciting machinery passed through his hands, and his clients numbered many famous racing personalities and fast...

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

I Remember: Bentleys and Balls

I remember, before I was due to interview the Duke of Richmond & Gordon about his cars and aeroplanes, asking where I could park. I was told that his private parking space was near his London house. Two cars were there but I backed mine in and locked it. When the Duke heard this he was delighted, saying the other cars had no right there and I had trapped them. I had visions of a smashed...

Page 9 of December 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, December 1930


THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN. Over Filly Old Cars Celebrate 34th Anniversary of Emancipation Day. T_ , HE London to Brighton Run was organised this year by the R.A.C. on 23rd November in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first famous run of November, 1896, which marked the repeal of the famous Red Flag Act." Only cars built prior to the end of 1904 were eligible to take part in...

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The racing memories of J. C. Byrom

Recalled in a recent interview with the Editor Having reviewed Henry Longhurst's entertaining book last month we obtained from him the present whereabouts of J. C. Byrom and set off in the latest MG-B to chat with him about the old racing days, at his country house near Shrewsbury. The Byrom family did plenty of motoring, although their father knew nothing of cars, preferring horses. Jim Byrom...

Page 54 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1972

About Amilcars

The Editor talks to Vernon Balls In the nineteen-twenties the names Vernon Balls and Amilcar were synonymous. Mr. Balls sold these popular French sports cars from his well-known premises at 95, High Holborn, WC1, and also gained some very notable successes driving Amilcars at Brooklands and elsewhere. Motor Sport interviewed Mr. Balls in 1925 (January 1926 issue); that I was able to conduct...

Page 7 of February 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, February 1939


GOOD OLD DAYS AT BROOKLANDS CONTINUING SOME RAMBLING REMINISCENCES OF A REGULAR BROOKLANDS HABITUE BEFORE reverting to the old photograph album which has inspired these memories, I must record that I have been taken to task by a reader for two inaccuracies in my first article. The first was that I included the Wolseley Viper among the number of "chaindriven aero-engined monsters," whereas in...

Page 17 of May 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, May 1948

Owen Finch's racing Amilcar Sixes

Some "Stable Information" relating to his ex-Humphreys and ex-Clayton cars, compiled from notes contributed by H. L. Biggs, with his friend Finch's co-operation, and supplemented by some additional data on these famous little cars. Since the war Owen Finch, of Weybridge, has run his Amilcar Sixes in sprints and races with such success that one quite overlooks the fact that the basic design of...

Page 33 of January 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1973

Vintage Postbag

Singer History Sir, Although the correspondence on the team Singers was closed a couple of months ago, may 1, for the sake of future historians, be allowed to correct one or two mistakes that arose? In Mr. Montgomery's interesting letter ( July issue) he mentions J. E. S. Jones as the owner of one of these cars. This should he A. W. Jones, who raced the car before and after the war. J. E. S....

Page 58 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, April 1978

The racing cars of Ron Horton

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Those who are inspired by pre-war MG performances will certainly not have forgotten R. T. Horton, who achieved many notable successes with cars of that make, particularly round the outer-circuit at Brooklands in his off-set single-seater C-type Midget and similarly-bodied K3 Magnette. Ron Horton's motor-racing victories were all the more creditable...

Page 6 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1932


BROOKLANDS EASTER MEETING FINE PERFORMANCES ACHIEVED UNDER DIFFICULT CONDITIONS AUSTIN'S HIGH SPEED ALTHOUGH this was not the first event held this year at the track, one never feels that the season has really started till the B.A.R.C. have held their first meeting, which in this case had the added attraction of being the Easter event, and drew a very good atten dance. The weather over the whole...



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