Articles tagged William Boddy

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One of the appendices to "The History of Brooklands Motor Course - 1906-1940," by William Boddy (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., 15, City Road, London, E.C.1; 50s,), a book which is still selling steadily eight years after publication, is devoted to the Brooklands Certificates issued by the B.A.R.C. The contents of 2,494 of these certificates are revealed in this appendix, less those covering...

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Lunch With... Motor Sport

In our 90th birthday issue we depart from routine to reminisce with some of the people who have kept the title aliveWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The remarkable event that we celebrate in this issue – the fact that Motor Sport, after 90 years of publication, has not only survived, but continues to flourish – is almost without equal in the world of car magazines. In the English...

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The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

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You, me and WB

The spirit of Bill Boddy was surely travelling with our two-man Bentley crew as they sprinted to John O'Groats and back At midnight on June 27, 1938, a 4¼-litre Derby Bentley eased away from Parliament Square and turned to the north. At its wheel was a 25-year-old lad who was already the editor of Motor Sport and would go on to become the longest-serving contributor to this or, so far as we have...

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A critical look at the Lotus Elan

Colin Chapman's Lotus project has been a significant success story, from humble but enthusiastic beginnings up to World Championship Grand Prix winning and Indianapolis-victorious level. This is attributable to Chapman's genius and drive, allied to the fact that he was a genuine motoring enthusiast before he became a business tycoon—and still is. So far as the sort of Lotus cars you can buy and...

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Matters of moment

Up the limits The vexed subject of speed-limits is in the news again, as last month's Editorial emphasised. The leading motoring organisations are rightly pressing hard for the raising or abolition of unnecessarily low limits. The Daily Express has been backing them. RoSPA is opposed to a higher Motorway speed-limit in Britain that would bring us into line with most other EEC countries — with a...

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Book Reviews

"1964 World Car Catalogue." Compiled by the Automobile Club of Italy. 565 pp. 10-5/8 in. x 8-7/8 in. (Iliffe Books Ltd., Dorset House, Stamford Street, London, S.E.1. 90s.) The favourable remarks we published when reviewing the 1963 edition of this great work apply equally to the 1964 edition, which covers improved technical and typographical presentation and details of many new models, while...

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"Montlhery-The Story of the Paris Autodrome, 1924-1960,"

by William Boddy. A Montagu Motor Book. Preface by Capt GET Eyston, OBE MC. 170 pp. 83/4 in x 51//2 in (Cassell & Company, 35, Red Lion Square, London, WC1. 25s.) This history f Montlhery Track, outside Paris, by the author of the standard history of Brooklands Motor Course, contains fascinating technical details of those special "outer circuit" cars that raced and broke records at this...

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Nigel Mansell's IndyCar diary - Columbia Tristar, W H Smith, £10.99 These four videos are based on the late-night ITV Nigel Mansell's lndyCar programmes, which in the beginning at least had a tendency to concentrate hysterically on "our Nige"; but the tapes include much other material, giving a better overview. Race photography is good, the pits-to-car radio conversations can be interesting, when...

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Cars I have owned

By Brian Carson Looking backwards across the span of six and thirty years, I can see the ghosts of many of the old conveyances that I have owned since those halcyon days of motoring that are now affectionately called the "Vintage" era. Amongst the hosts of new designs that appeared during the early nineteen-twenties were a few that failed to capture the imagination of the public merely because...



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