Articles tagged Victor Riley

Page 145 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 145, November 2008

Complete canon on the Riley Imp

Number four in the Riley Register series of histories and profiles is The Riley Imp by John Gathercole. There can be no more complete coverage than this. The author, a C of E clergyman who retired after 14 years as Archdeacon of Dudley, covers all aspects of the Imp, beginning with those raced and then on to all those which followed, by description, specification and photographs in the book’s 201...

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...

Page 65 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1996

That Great Little Man Freddie Dixon

Having recalled recently the careers of some well-known British racing drivers, the time is overdue to include Freddie Dixon. Born in 1892, Frederick William Dixon had already deservedly achieved fame in the motorcycle racing field, before he turned to car racing. Starting in 1909, he had won two 7 races, established records innumerable, ridden with great distinction at Brooklands, where he was...

Page 7 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1944

Veteran specialist

Francis Hutton-Stott Jnr, has concentrated all his energies on veteran motoring. In this interesting article he describes one of his historic cars— his 1903 2-cylinder Lanchester—not from the "museum" aspect, but as it was prepared and run in Veteran CC and other events, a task Hutton-Stott applied himself to as thoroughly as other enthusiasts do participation in racing, sprint events and trials...

Page 15 of June 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, June 1931


urrih..in9s 4., 74, 130fitlERGES NOW that the Double-Twelve is over, the J.C.C. will no doubt be considering what they are going to do in the matter next year. If the race is run again there will be various points to attend to, but there is plenty of time to think these over, and a better idea is often obtained when the event has receded somewhat into the past and its perspectives adjusted. There...

Page 23 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1933

Club News

0(414 /lewd' MID-SURREY A.C. When the competitors assembled at the start of the Experts Invitation Trial at Tiverton on October 7th, the route was as yet a secret. Actually it included the observed ascents of Hatherland, Cloutsham, Kipscombe, Doverhay, Yealscombe and Loxhore. The trial started well, for Ratherland stopped everyone except five competitors, namely C. Ree (Singer), R. Carr (Austin...

Page 31 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, September 1951


Sir, Many .people appear to write in high praise of their vintage motor cars, of various makes, but 1 have not so far seen anything in praise of what I consider to be the best. of the lower powered ones., refer to the 1930 Mk. 4 Riley Nine tourer. With its 9-h.p. engine, in the unhatched form, it developed 27 b.h.p., and whilst nothing-startling in the way of mints inni in speed is achieved, some...

Page 38 of November 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1931

Letters from Readers.

Letters from Readers. Value of Racing. DURING the past few months there have been keen discussions as to the value of racing to the motor car industry. Now that the season is ended I offer my views. I believe that one big race teaches manufacturers more than they would otherwise learn in months or years of research. In my opinion the manufacturer who races is able to offer the public a more...

Page 56 of February 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1997

The Man in White

Chris Staniland Test Pilot, Racing Driver and Racing Motorcyclist You surely remember C S Staniland? He made a very considerable impact on the motor racing scene in the 1920s and 1930s, as well as being Fairey Aviation's top test-pilot. In these varied fields Christopher Stainbank Staniland operated with quiet reliable efficiency, knowing how to complete each task effectively, racing and flying...

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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