Reid Antony Railton, Cheshire-born automotive engineer par excellence, created an extraordinary range of cars. He rose to renown during the 1930s as chief engineer at Thomson & Taylor, Brooklands-based racing-car builders. There he realised the dreams of that era's top men of speed, including Tim Birkin, Malcolm Campbell, Whitney Straight, John Cobb, Raymond Mays and Goldie Gardner. His great cars powered them all to sensational racing and record-breaking success. This magisterial book, by one of the world's foremost automotive historians, tells Reid Railton's personal and professional story in superb detail and fascinating depth, with special focus on Reid's unique insights--amounting to genius--and technical accomplishments.
Brooklands People, Vehicles Designed by Reid Railton, Vehicles Powered by Napier Lion Engines, Malcolm Campbell, Dorothy Levitt, Birabongs
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 47. Chapters: Brooklands people, Vehicles designed by Reid Railton, Vehicles powered by Napier Lion engines, Malcolm Campbell, Dorothy Levitt, Birabongse Bhanudej, John Duff, Barbara Cartland, Tim Birkin, Anne Lenner, Selwyn Edge, Edward Ramsden Hall, Gloster III, Gloster IV, S. C. H. "Sammy" Davis, Napier-Campbell Blue Bird, Whitney Straight, Gloster VI, Kaye Don, Supermarine S.5, Woolf Barnato, Henry Segrave, George Eyston, J. G. Parry-Thomas, Campbell-Railton Blue Bird, Diana Barnato Walker, Louis Zborowski, Frederick Gordon-Lennox, 9th Duke of Richmond, Brooklands Museum, John Cobb, Raymond Mays, Bernard Rubin, Kay Petre, Railton Special, Campbell-Napier-Railton Blue Bird, Miss England I, Richard Shuttleworth, Brooklands Trust Members, Leyland Eight, Louis Wagner, Bill Boddy, Golden Arrow, Thomson & Taylor, Arthur Waite, Miss Britain III, Henry Ronald Godfrey, Hugh F. Locke-King, Eileen Ellison, Archibald Frazer-Nash, Percy E. Lambert, Clive Dunfee, Crusader. Excerpt: Dorothy Elizabeth Levitt, (probably born Dorothy Elizabeth Levi, circa 1882, probably died 18 May 1922) was a motorina and sporting motoriste in the early part of the 20th century. On 4 July 1903 she was reported as the first woman in the world to compete in a motor race. Levitt was a renowned pioneer of motor racing, the most successful female competitor in Great Britain, victorious speedboat driver, holder of the Ladies World Land speed record, motoring writer, journalist and activist. In 1905 she established the record for the longest drive achieved by a lady driver by driving a De Dion-Bouton from London to Liverpool and back. In 1906 she broke the women's world speed record in a speed trial in Blackpool, and was described as "the fastest girl on Earth." Her book The Woman and the Car: A chatty little handbook for all women who motor or who want to motor, ...
Many of the American-powered British makes offered for sale were often built with everything from trials and rallies to road racing in mind. This TWTD book covers British cars powered by American engines and American cars fitted with British power plants, all built from the 1930s to 1970s.
Harry retired from business in 1990. He joined the Vintage and Veteran Club (VVC) in 1969, serving on the committee for 10 years and was Chairman for 3 years. Honorary Life Membership of the VVC was bestowed upon Harry in 1996. He is still the current Club Dating Officer, a position held for the past 29 years. He also held the position of Vehicle Dating Chairman for the South African Veteran & Vintage Association (SAVVA) for 14 years.
Release on 1998-02 | by David Culshaw,Peter Horrobin
Author: David Culshaw,Peter Horrobin
Pubpsher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
This long out of print classic has now been revised and updated. The most comprehensive account of British cars ever published, this book presents a huge amount of historical and technical information. Nearly 700 manufacturers and 3,700 individual models are profiled, including technical specs for most cars.