Monday, June 29, 2009

Art Students ... eh.

Here's Radnorian Percy Jones playing bass guitar in the 1960's poetry band Liverpool Scene and no, they were never going to make the charts. It gets a lot better when Adrian Henri shuts up, around the 2.10 mark. I've got the Liverpool Scene book somewhere, wonder how much it would make on ebay?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Innes Ireland Bibliography


Motor Racing Today, Arthur Baker Ltd., 1961
All Arms and Elbows, Pelham Books, 1967
Marathon in the Dust, William Kimber, 1970
Sideways to Sydney, Morrow and Company, 1971 - US version of Marathon in the Dust
Pied a la Planche, Marabout, 1970 - French Language version of All Arms and Elbows
All Arms and Elbows (with some minor updates), Transport Bookman Publications, 1994
All Arms and Elbows, Thilo Figaj's German Language translation
All Arms and Elbows, Third Edition, 2005, Mercian Manuals
Innes Ireland Remembers, 2008, Mercian Manuals (collection of Ireland's magazine articles)


Competitive Driving, Peter Roberts (editor), Stanley Paul, 1964
My Greatest Race, Adrian Ball (editor), Hart Davis, 1974


Vrooom!!, Peter Manso, Funk and Wagnells, 1969 and Pitman Publishing, 1970
The Day I Died, Mark Kahn, Gentry Books, 1974


Sports Car and Lotus Owner, November 1958, Lotus Training
News from the Mews, 1958 Season Highspots ( very short article by Innes)
Motor Racing, July 1962, Ferrari Face to Face, driving the 156 at Silverstone
Weekend Telegraph Magazine, 15th July 1966, British Grand Prix preview
Car Life, September 1966, Snow-Trac Mk II
Aston Martin Magazine, 1979, Vol 11, No 37, V8 Long term assessment
Classic and Sports Car, December 1982, Halcyon Daze, recalling early Sixties GP racing
Classic Cars, February 1983, Colin Chapman
Classic Cars, July 1984, Innes at Le Mans
Autocar, 1st May 1985, Old-Time Playboys, Moss and Ireland in America for the Playboy series
Classic Cars, July 1985, Cold but Content, the 1958 Le Mans Lotus 11
Classic Cars, September 1986, Ireland in Italy, Coppa d'Italia
Classic Cars, October 1986, Days Gone By, Remembering the Goodwood TT of 1962
Classic Cars, November 1986, Little Black Bentley, Innes's 1926 3 litre Red Label
Classic Cars, March 1987, Sopwith's 1957 F2 Cooper-Climax
Classic Cars, June 1987, Four Wheel Drift, Aston Martin DB4GT
Classic Cars, September 1987, GTO birthday
Classic Cars, October 1987, Aston Memories
Modern Motor, May 1988, Recalls first visit to Australia
Classic Cars, September 1988, Riley Racer, Innes's Brooklands Riley Nine
Classic Cars, December 1988, Modenese Memories
Classic Cars, January 1989, Chequered History, Tojeiro-Jaguar
Performance Car, January 1990, Love 40 - GT replica
Classic Cars, February 1990, Driving a Vanwall
Classic Cars, May 1990, E Type Jaguar
Classic Cars, January 1991, Ferrari GTO, 3589GT
Ferrari World, March/April 1997,The Day at Goodwood


Sports Car and Lotus Owner, July 1957, Innes Ireland Lotuseer
Today, June 11th 1960, The Lazy Man who lives for Speed by Peter Jackson
Autosport, October 21 1960, Profile by Christopher Nixon
Motor Revue, Spring 1961, Portrait von Innes Ireland by Richard von Frankenberg (in German)
Car and Driver, February 1962, Tough Guy in a Tender Torpedo, Innes Ireland profile
Sporting Motorist, May 1962, Men and Cars - Innes Ireland
Car Illustrated, December 1962, Motor racing Today serialisation
Autocar, 8/11/1963, Racing Scotsmen
Classic Car, May 1974, Profile by Eric Dymock
Motor Sport, January 1976, Looking Back with Innes Ireland by Alan Henry
Motor Sport, December 1993, A Very Fine Fellow - 4 page obituary
Classic Cars, January 1994, Innes Ireland, Celebrating his life
Classic cars, February 1997, photo spread covering Ireland's career
Motor Sport, April 1997, Legends by Nigel Roebuck
Motor Sport, July 2002, A Sense of Injustice by Andrew Frankel
Sunday Herald, March 19 2007, The Scot called Ireland who was born in England and lived in Wales


01/62, Innes Ireland profile
05/62, Short profile, GP Drivers of 1962
11/77, Innes Ireland profile
11/77, Introduction as R&T's new GP reporter
04/79, The Race of Giants, running the Macao GP in a Ford Escort
10/81, Longest Day at Nelson, the 24 Hour race in a Saab
11/81, Sentimental Journies, experiences with Ferraris
09/82, Longest Day 1982, 24 Hour enduro race in a Ford Mustang Turbo
10/82, Baja 1000 Wilderness Ramblings, running the Mexican off-road race
06/82, F1 cars in the year 2000
01/83, Lincoln Continental Givenchy, driving impressions
05/83, Ferrari 250GTO anniversary party
10/83, Nelson Ledges Longest Day, 24 Hour enduro race in a Mitsubishi Turbo
11/83, Travels with Stirling, with Moss in Europe
04/84, Kenworth W900 Aerodyne, road testing a semi-tractor rig, recording lap times in GP racing
05/84, Driving Trans AM Firebird
06/84, 12 Hours of Daytona, racing a Porsche 924 Turbo in the 24 Hour event
09/84, The Cannonball One Lap of America, driving the event in a Lincoln
11/84, Nelson Ledges Longest Day, 24 Hour enduro race in a Bertone X1/9
04/85, Looking Back at Nassau, racing in the Bahamas in 1962
05/85, Truck Stop, childhood escapade driving a "stolen" American army truck
05/85, Driving Impressions, Junior Johnson Chevy Stocker and De Atley Corvette
07/85, 1961 US Grand Prix Revisted, the story of Innes's victory, Porsche 944 test for Playboy series
07/85, The Playboys Prepare for Playboy, Moss and Ireland prepare for SCCA event in a Porsche 944
09/85, Fastest Cars in America, Ireland and Phil Hill test for Thomas Bryant's article
09/85, Free Spiriting Across America, cross-country in a Porsche 944
10/85, Highland History, Highways and Hideouts, tour of Scotland in a Mercedes G-Wagen
01/86, The Dark Side of the Road, reflections on fate and friends lost
04/86, Classic Confrontation, Ireland, Phil Hill and Bob Holbert drive Testa Rossa, D-type and RSK, Pete Egan writes it up.
05/86, First Solo, learning to drive
06/86, Grand Prix Charity Shoot, clay pigeon shooting with JYS and others
07/86, Ford Sierra 4x4, Extended Use Report
01/87, Bentley Turbo R and Ford Siera XR 4x4 reports
02/87, California Gold Rush Country, travel article
02/87, Cooper-Climax F2, historical Salon article
03/87, Benetton-BMW B186 Formula One, track test
05/87, To Race for Love or Money, stock car racing at Daytona in 1967
03/89, Reims Remembered, story of races Innes ran there
02/90, Silver Ghost, story in the form of a letter to his father about an old family car
07/91, Innes and His Rosebud Lady, experiences with Ferrari GTO #3589
01/94, Innes Ireland 1930-1993, Tribute by Stirling Moss
03/94, Remembering Innes by Pete Egan
12/94, An Enthusiast's English Summer by Dennis Simanaitis, includes a visit to the Innes Ireland Memorial Rally
--/98, Ferrari Le Passion No 14 - profile
06/01, Innes Ireland and Watkins Glen

Innes also penned many Grand Prix reports for Road and Track from the late 70s through the 80s

AUTOCAR ARTICLES BY INNES - far from complete!

1/5/1964, Controlling a spinning car
29/4/1966, Road-going Ford GT40 test

27/4/1967, Driving in the Daytona 500
20/7/1967, A Breath of Fresh Air, Interview with Fangio
27/7/1967, Indy turbine cars
26/10/1967, London Motor Show
30/11/1967, Driving a Cooper- Maserati

25/4/1968, Dream Along, Innes drives the exotics - road testing high performance cars
2/5/1968, Indy Lotus Turbine
20/6/1968, Jack Sears Interview - London-Sydeney recce
15/8/1968, Aston Martin DB6, long term assessment
5/9/1968, Lancia Fulvia, Marathon de la Route
19/9/1968, W O Bentley's 80th Birthday
26/11/1968, Racing driving techniques
12/12/1968, Drives Le Mans winning GT40
21/11/1968, London-Sydney, introducing his Mercedes
2/1/1969, Sydney Bound (part 1), the London-Sydney Marathon
9/1/1969, Sydney Bound (part 2)
30/1/1969, Happiness is Blue and Brabham Shaped
17/4/1969, £7700 Carrot - Audi100 LS & M-B 300 SEL 6.3
8/5/1969, Florida Frolic
21/8/1969, Crashing a Mercedes
10/1/1969, Driving the Williams Brabham-Ford
5/6/1969, Driving a Lancia in the Sebring 12 Hour Race
3/7/1969, Lotus Concept of Four-Wheel Drive
17/7/1969, The Men Behind the Glamour, A week with BRM
11/9/1969, Driving a C111
2/10/1969, Aquatic Marathon - Marathon de la Route report
16/10/1969, Aston Martin DBS - Long Term Assessment
26/2/1970, The State of GP racing
23/4/1970, Driving a 1959 Aston-Martin F1 car
1/5/1985, Driving With Moss in the Playboy series
11/09/1991, Diary - bumpy times at Spa

Innes also penned a column "The Sport" and contributed race reports during his time as Sports Editor in the late 60s. I've also only recently found out that Innes contributed articles to "Formula 1 News" magazine in the early 90s.

Innes had a column in the UK monthly Cars Illustrated circa 1963

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Last Radnorshire Election, Part One

It's something of a coincidence that while Radnorian Clem Edwards was representing Denbigh Boroughs at Westminster, his fellow Liberal MP, the Denbighshire born Frank Edwards, sat for Radnorshire.

Although it was a marginal, Frank Edwards represented the county for twenty of the twenty six years before the seat was combined with that of Breconshire at the 1918 Election. The Tories having snatched Radnor between 1895 and 1900 and during the short lived Parliament between January and December 1910.

That December 1910 election, which Edwards won with 2224 votes against 2182 for Tory Venables-Llewelyn, was the last Radnorshire election. The seat being subsequently abolished in favour of a new Welsh Universities seat, this being a time when graduates, like businessmen, were granted the privilege of two votes.

As far as I know UKIP and their newly elected MEP are not calling for the reintroduction of double votes for businessmen, athough much of their programme does seem to involve turning back the clock. While Radnorian can sympathise with opposition to the centralising of power in Brussels, the call to abolish the Assembly smacks of the Little Englander attitudes which drove Ireland out of the Union and which, no doubt, will do the same for Scotland should UKIP ever come to power. Home Rule and the call for a federal Britain were burning issues in the Westminster of Frank Edwards' day, UKIP seem determined to reinstate English domination of the other nations of what remains of the United Kingdom.

A Forgotten Radnorian - Clement Edwards

The barrister, radical journalist and politician, Allen Clement Edwards (1869-1938) was born in Knighton, the son of local auctioneer George Benjamin Edwards and his Llangynllo born school teacher wife Sarah Tudge.

Edwards was the Liberal MP for Denbigh Boroughs between 1906 and 1910. Defeated in the first election of that year, Edwards fought and won the East Glamorganshire constituency for the Liberals in the December 1910 election. A founder of the National Democratic and Labour Party - a Lloyd George supporting socialist grouping - he fought and won East Ham South for the party in 1918, serving until 1922.

As a young man Clem Edwards was a close associate of Tom Mann and Ben Tillet in the Dockers' Union. As secretary of the Federation of Riverside and Carrying Trades he advocated a General Strike which would "dislocate the entire trade of the country and place the whole of the implements of production and industry in the hands of the workers." Edwards later turned his back on these syndicalist views and was an early opponent of the Leninists.

In 1891 Edwards organised a great march of 30000 laundresses to Hyde Park calling for them to be included within the terms of the Factories Act. As a barrister Edwards represented the Dockers Union at the Titanic Inquiry where he condemned the actions of another Radnorian, Sir Cosmo Duff Gordon. Edwards also represented the rail workers union in the famous Taff Vale case.

Clement Edwards was eager to stand up for his native county at Westminster. When the Tories sought to exclude New Radnor from the benefits of church disestablishment because of the supposed English sympathies of its inhabitants, Edwards could call on his knowledge of the area to reply:

"The hon. Member laid down a general principle, however, to which from personal knowledge of New Radnor I will bring its case to the test. He said that it would be well for the Bill, and for future peace in Wales, that only those parishes should be Disestablished where there was a preponderance of Welsh feeling, sentiment, and sympathy. I have no hesitation whatever in saying that the parish of New Radnor which is in Radnorshire, possesses Welsh sympathy and sentiment which is quite preponderating. Applying the general test I should pick out New Radnor as one of the parishes of Radnorshire which has become least Anglicised, except perhaps certain parishes on the Cardiganshire and Breckonshire borders."