Articles tagged Whitehead

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Norman's conquest

The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman Dewis at the helm By Andrew Frankel  The dark green prototype has been lapping the handling circuit at the Motor Industry Research Association proving ground for a while now, the distinctive bark of its 3...

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For a Change - An Air Display

Just as a change from motor-racing, and because crowded roads may induce people to combine motoring with flying, we went to the grass aerodrome at Elstree on May 25th, for Elstree Flying Club's Air Display. It equalled those we used to enjoy before the war in everything save variety of aeroplanes. It really was a creditable show, enhanced by a straightforward, well-informed commentary. Although a...

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The B.R.D.C. Isle of Man Races

"Bira's" Simca-Gordini wins Manx Cup Race at over 66 m.p.h. from Harrison's Riley and Winterbottom' s Emeryson. Gerard's E.R.A. victorious in Empire Trophy Race at over 68 m.p.h. E-type E.R.A. home 4th. Specially reported for "Motor Sport" by T. G. Moore The first post-war car races organised by the B.R.D.C., the British Empire Trophy and the Manx Cup, which were run in the Isle of Man on August...

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Some fun with a Lister Jaguar

Twenty years ago the Lister-Jaguar was the absolute king of British sports car racing, its successful image created by Archie Scott-Brown, who tragically lost his life in one at Spa-Francorchamps in May of 1958 and subsequently polished by drivers of the calibre of Moss, Clark, Gregory, Halford, Whitehead and Bueb. Now the wheel has turned full circle and the most competitive sports racing car in...

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IV G.P. Of France At Reims

History was made on the modified Reims circuit on June 29th when Jean Behra, driving a 2-litre Gordini, beat the Ferrari team of Ascari, Villoresi and Farina. The "works" Italian cars have often been challenged in Formula II racing but this was the first time they were roundly beaten. The triangular circuit has had the Gueux corner replaced by a long curve and the new Gordinis showed that on...

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Club news

0444 /kali WE HEAR . . . Bowen-Buscarlet, who used. to drive. a Riley Nine at Brooklands is a Group Captain, R.A.F. Wing emdr. Seroggs now runs an S,S., and has been Seen piloting a Bell " Airoeobra," but has his Trojan in store; Mine is also interested in the Bell. Capt. J. J. Hall has dug out veteran and vintage motor-cycles with a vengeance, and his finds have included A.B.C., Scott, 1912 2-hp...

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Report of Recent Events

V.S.C.C. Bisley Meeting Another worthwhile Vintage S.C.C. meeting was held at Bisley on October 12th, when the assembled cars were almost as interesting as the tests in which they subsequently took part. Three cars obviously well in the running for the Concours were Abbott's immaculate 1904 Mercédès, Richards' early "12/50" Alvis tourer with incredibly-polished engine (having, however, two S.U.s...

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VSCC Welsh Weekend

This fixture of the Light Car & Edwardian Section of the VSCC has earned the reputation of being one of the most enjoyable of the many well-run events of this remarkable club. It took place this year on April 1/2, with an entry of 73, some cars being shared between two drivers. The Edwardians, dwarfing the little cars only in size, were admitted when there were fewer events available to them...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Happenings at Higham The other day I met Sydney Maslin, mechanic very closely associated with motor racing. He lived in lodgings in Bridge, as a boy, so naturally in the early 1920s he went to work for Count Zborowski, who lived at the house called Higham. After the Count's fatal racing accident he got a job with Bentley Motors, was posted for a time to the...

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Cars In Books

I have been lent by a VSCC member a most interesting book. The Guv'nor, the autobiography of John Howlett, OBE, which I think you should know about. This book, published 22 years ago by Seeley Service, concerns Wellworthy Limited, the once-well known piston-ring maker, now known as A & E Pistons. The account, as told to Ins Woodford, is written almost as a novel, with lots of dialogue, so is...

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