The way we were: June 1938

Published: 07:30AM May 9th, 2013
By: Richard Rosenthal
Following extended tests in Canada, the Cords Piston Ring Co was established at 30 Hampstead Road, London, NW1, to distribute Cords rings in the UK. Said to be unbreakable, the rings were made in segments fabricated in alloy...
The way we were: June 1938

During the month, 74-year-old Tom Silver died. Well known for his involvement with Quadrant motorcycles Mr Silver briefly offered his own machine, the Silver, built along Quadrant lines. The winner of many reliability trials in the Pioneer years, Tom held at one time the Land’s End to John o’Groats record and in 1903 crossed the African veldt on a Quadrant. During the First World War he organised the Midlands Motor Cycling Corps to train despatch riders.

At the IoM TT, Irishman Stanley Woods (Velocette) took the Junior race from teammate Ted Mellors with the works Norton of Lincolnshire’s Freddie Frith third. The Norton team hit back in the Senior race with Harold Daniell winning from Woods’ Velo and Frith. German Ewald Kluge (DKW) – of whom wags claimed his screaming supercharged Deek (DKW) two-stroke could be heard in Liverpool – won the Lightweight race by over 11 minutes from the Excelsiors of Ginger Wood and Tyrell Smith.
 

Responses to “The way we were: June 1938”

Current Issue: June 2016

Issue June 2016

Triumph T-Bird: TR6 Twin
1920s Sporting OHV Single: Rare new Hudson
Rich pedigree: Velocette racer on the road
Making dreams come true: Riding day at the National Motorcycle Museum
PLUS: Matchless pair of military singles; Barry Briggs interview; Cotton Blackburne; The Pioneer Run; Cult of the black leather jacket
 

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: June 3, 2016

Issue 43-6

Issue 43-6
June 2016

Where legends come to life

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Sample on-line

Other News

Pioneering spirit

Pioneering spirit

This year marked the Sunbeam MCC’s 77th Pioneer Run, with an eclectic range of machines and riders attempting the famous ...

Read More »

Spring in the air at Ardingly

Spring in the air at Ardingly

Spectators riding in, taking advantage of fine spring weather, soon filled the regular bike parks at the Ardingly Showground for ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

The Classic MotorCycle MSL Magazine Twist & Go magazine

 

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

July 2016: 13 May 2016
August 2016: 10 June 2016

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

June 3, 2016