Articles tagged Walter Hassan

Page 26 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1970

VSCC Silverstone Meeting (July 18th)

The Vintage SCC held another successful race meeting at Silverstone last month, in sunshine, without accidents, but with enough exciting incidents and close racing to hold the interest of those present, but with Neil Corner not on winning form, while the ERAs were mainly non-runners. The traditional one-hour high-speed trial opened the day's sport, 17 drivers qualifying for awards, including...

Page 71 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, April 1984

Arab Valve Gear

A Reid Railton Cameo When I wrote briefly of Brian Demaus’ rare 1926 Arab sports car in the December issue I was in error over it having a single cam to operate both the inlet and exhaust valves in each cylinder, as Ken Fantom, who made a new camshaft for Demaus, points out. It is a cardinal sin for any historian to jump to conclusions and that is what I did in this instance. Knowing that the...

Page 153 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 153, April 2014

Sweet but unsung sixteen

A last gasp for Britain’s premier engine maker – and it went almost unheard The late, great Frank Gardner famously likened turbocharged racing engines to sounding “like ducks farting through long grass”. We have two ducks who regularly colonise our pond, but while I have never detected the auditory effect Frank cited it’s plain what he meant, and it is a concern in F1 that this year’s GP2 cars...

Page 14 of January 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1966

Fragments on forgotten makes

No. 33-The Bean. The Bean Car Club may not thank me for calling the Bean a "forgotten make" but I am sure they will know what I mean! It was a make intended to be built in mass-produced quantities but which never really made the grade. A. Harper, Sons & Bean Ltd. was a company, registered in 1907, which supplied the growing motor industry with stampings, castings and forgings from Dudley,...

Page 23 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1976

Matters of moment

Another anniversary The good motoring life has been punctuated just lately with anniversaries, which, indeed, are convenient things, which can he manipulated, unlike Jubilees, to fit circumstances. There is Daimlier's 80th, commemorated by a special colour-feature in this issue of Motor Sport and we have commented on several others, such as the Riley 9 Jubilee, while last year we were as....

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Jaguar XK120

The quintessential Jaguar – it looked the part, it had the performance and it spawned the C and D-types. Needless to say, the XK120’s legacy lives on By Richard Heseltine Time spent away from racing clearly hasn’t blunted his competitive edge. National racing legend Dave Coyne, the man who yo-yoed between junior formulae for much of the 1980s, was a surprise entry for July’s Silverstone Classic....

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Dawn of "The Daimler" Last month's issue of Motor Sport had quite a Daimler flavour to it, what with my description of an outing up Shelsley Walsh in the British Leyland Heritage/Coventry Museum's fine big Edwardian of that make, and my article about the motor-cars of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman who had a preference for Daimlers and drove them at Shelsley...

Page 48 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, January 1983

Books for the new year

"Thirty Years of Motoring for Motor Sport" by Bill Boddy. 160pp. 11" x 8-1/2" (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Streeet, London, EC2A 4DA. £14.90). Here at last is the book so many of our readers say they have been waiting for — a résumé of W.B.'s road-testing, and driving other cars (veteran, Edwardian, vintage and historic racing cars included, the last-named embracing two...

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The one that got away

Though Bentley was usually unbeatable at Le Mans in the ‘20s, the marques attempts to set 24-hour speed records met with considerably less success. Bill Boddy takes a look back. In 1923 the tough Australian John Duff sent Walter Owen Bentley hurrying to Le Mans at the last possible moment to see his personally-owned 3-litre Bentley finish fourth and set a lap-record of 66.60mph in the first of...

Page 28 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 2001

Power politics

Cosworth's DFV transformed Formula One, dominating the sport during the seventies and kick-starting the 'kit car' era. But BRM rarely took the easy way out. Keith Howard tells the story of their V12 — a story of what might have been For once-embattled BRM, F1's 1.5-litre era had been the occasion of long postponed fulfilment. The grand enterprise had finally come good, winning the drivers' and...

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