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: Apr 2015

Issue Apr 2015

 Trophy Winner: Unit Triumph TR6
 Easy alliance: Magni BMW R100S
 25 Memorable British Bikes:  FREE 32-page supplement
 Wrongly maligned? Making a case for AMC's Lightweights
 Veteran Motosacoche; 'Mouth to mouth' resuscitation run;
 Indians for every budget; Nick Jeffries interview; Bristol Show report

 

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: April 2, 2015

Issue 42-04

Issue 42-04
Apr 2015

Where legends come to life

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now facebook Sample on-line

Other News

BBC Top Gear Stars Selling Their Bikes At Stafford Show

BBC Top Gear Stars Selling Their Bikes At Stafford Show

TV stars James May and Richard Hammond will be selling motorcycles from their personal collections through Bonhams at the 35th Carole ...

Read More »

Cavalcade sessions coming to Stafford April

Cavalcade sessions coming to Stafford April

Following a successful launch at last October's motorcycle event, Staffordshire County Showground's main ring is set once again to host ...

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:

May issue - Mar 13, 2015

May issue - Apr 10, 2015

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

April 2, 2015