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  Tiger Racing :: Sportscars For Road And Track :: English Racing Automobiles (ERA) Race Championship details
The ERA 8 race series through 2004 has been designed to be close controlled racing with every driver on a level playing field.
The ERA series will give you that fantastic "historic feel" when you go motor racing without the historic motor racing prices, close racing, low running costs, and back up from ERA at each circuit in a close controlled series.
A factory built ERA, built to race specification is priced at £19,995 plus VAT (£23,494), as with the complete kit this price includes the first 8 race entry fees.
www.tigerracing.com /racing/ERAracing.php   (0 words)

  
 Grand Prix Racing - the whole story
As the last Grand Prix car from the English Racing Automobiles stable to take to the field, the G-type was never going to set the world alight, although the young man at the wheel in this photograph certainly would.
ERA began as a shared idea of Raymond Mays, the man behind the BRM efforts of the early 1950s, and Humphrey Cook.
By the time peace broke out in 1945 ERA found that rule changes had turned their little cars into full-blown Grand Prix machines although with the loss of Cook's considerable wealth from the company Mays found it difficult to carry on alone and eventually sold the company to Leslie Johnson.
www.gpracing.net192.com /cars/data/183.cfm   (701 words)

  
 Racing car artwork
ERA was created by a certain Raymond Mays in the 1930s, and he was a regular at hillclimb events throughout the 1930s, and into the early postwar years, driving these distinctive racing machines.
Many survive to this day and are regulars at historic racing meets, often humbling much more recent competition cars in the process.
The ERA is car number 15 in this particular event - if this is of an actual car seen at a particular race or hillclimb in 1937, it may be possible to identify the venue and driver.
www.oldclassiccar.co.uk /racingartwork.htm   (519 words)

  
  ERA Mini Turbo - A New ERA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The result is the ERA Mini, a very logical choice in that the company has good relations with Austin Rover, the Mini still has a certain cult appeal, and there's a fairly straight forward way of giving it a dramatic increase in performance without the company having to spend a fortune in engine development.
ERA chose the wide open spaces of Bruntingthorpe for their press introduction (although the likes of Editor Ward had had the opportunity to drive it on the roads around Donington at the recent SMMT test day described in the July Issue); that gave ample opportunity to explore the Turbo's full performance.
ERA estimate that top speed should be 115mph but with 105mph showing as Bruntingthorpe's runway ran its course, it seemed cruel to keep the throttle hard down any longer.
www.eraturbo.com /roadtests/anewera.htm   (2280 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: English Racing Automobiles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ERA was founded towards the end of 1933 in Bourne, Lincolnshire by Humphrey Cook, a young man who was irritated that no British car had won a major continental race since Henry Segrave a decade earlier, and who hoped to produce a British car with the ability to win Grands Prix.
ERA became primarily a research and development operation, although it still did a small amount of race preparation, and in the 1980s put its name to the ERA Mini Turbo, a turbocharged version of the Mini Cooper S capable of 115mph.
The pre-WW2 ERAs are still often driven competitively, and they are particularly associated with the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb thanks in large part to Mays, who won the first two British Hill Climb Championships in 1947 and 1948; indeed an ERA has for many years held the hill record for a pre-war car.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/English-Racing-Automobiles   (311 words)

  
 English Racing Automobiles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
English Racing Automobiles (ERA) was a British racing car manufacturer active from 1933 to 1954.
By the end of the year ERAs had scored several victories in fields containing many more established marques, and through the mid- and late 1930s ERA came to dominate voiturette racing, with drivers of the calibre of Dick Seaman driving for the team.
Today, the pre-WW2 ERAs are still often driven competitively, and they are particularly associated with the Shelsley Walsh hillclimb thanks in large part to Mays, who won the first two British Hill Climb Championships in 1947 and 1948; indeed an ERA has for many years held the hill record for a pre-war car.
www.punweb.com /article/English_Racing_Automobiles   (486 words)

  
 Auto racing at AllExperts
Rallying, or rally racing, involves highly modified production cars on (closed) public roads or off-road areas run on a point-to-point format where participants and their co-drivers "rally" to a set of points, leaving in regular intervals from start points.
The main stock car racing series is NASCAR and among the most famous races in the series are the Daytona 500 and the Pepsi 400 they also run the Nextel Cup.
Races are organised by local promoters and all drivers are registered with BRISCA and have their own race number.
en.allexperts.com /e/a/au/auto_racing.htm   (2556 words)

  
 Stock car racing at AllExperts
to regulate stock car racing, there was a requirement that any car entered be made entirely of parts available to the general public through automobile dealers, and that all cars must be from a model run of which at least 500 cars of that model were sold to the general public.
The Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), American Speed Association (ASA), and United States Auto Racing (USAR) all sanction their own forms of stock-car racing, on varying types of track, and with various levels of national and media coverage.
In Canada CASCAR organizes three racing series (two regional and one national) that enjoy generally strong car-counts; the base of the sport in Canada is the short-oval region of Southern Ontario.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/st/stock_car_racing.htm   (1764 words)

  
 CyberSnippets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The successes in hillclimbs and racing were encouraging and for the 1933 season Mays had the White Riley prepared with the assistance of Peter Berthon and Victor Riley.
The race was won by the amazing 1.5-litre Grand Prix Delage of 1926 which Dick Seaman had resurrected earlier in the season.
The last ERA was the Formula 2 "G" type of 1952, designed by Hodkin, with a twin tube chassis and wishbone independent front suspension with coil springs.
www.motorsnippets.com /cars/era/index.htm   (1894 words)

  
 1950 British Grand Prix - ArmchairGM - Sports Wiki, Sports Blog, Sports Resource, Sports Community, Sports 2.0
The big story before the race was the absence of Ferrari, and as a result, illustrious names such as Alberto Ascari and Luigi Villoresi were absent from the race.
Farina was being caught by Fagioli towards the end of the race, but in the end he was able to hang on to his lead.
English Racing Automobiles were the leading British manufacturer in sixth, with Bob Gerard.
www.armchairgm.com /mwiki/index.php?title=1950_British_Grand_Prix   (622 words)

  
 Top 100
These were, in effect, the first motor racing sponsorships, necessary because the Mays fortune was dwindling as demand for hides declined.
The result was English Racing Automobiles which was based in the Mays family home at Eastgate House in Bourne, Lincolnshire.
Mr Mellows, in his defence, reminded the magistrates that Raymond was a well-known racing motorist and had passed many stringent driving tests and was not in the habit of using the main roads for racing.
www.historicracing.com /top100.cfm?driverID=5459   (725 words)

  
 F1 News - Grandprix.com
Stokes joined the team in November 1947, shortly after it was established by Raymond Mays and worked with designer Peter Berthon on the first car, which was known as the Type 15.
Mays and Berthon had previously run English Racing Automobiles (ERA), which was based in Bourne until 1946.
Stokes, who was 22 when he joined the firm, stayed with BRM as transmission designer and chief draughtsman for the next 30 years, only leaving when the company was on its last legs in 1977.
www.grandprix.com /ns/ns15914.html   (127 words)

  
 Tiger Racing :: Sportscars for road and track :: English Racing Automobiles HSS
The ERA marque can definitely be mentioned together with all the other famous English manufacturers of extremely competitive racing machinery.
It was formed by Raymond Mays a leading driver of the 1930's and the first ERA made a public demonstration at the Brooklands circuit in May 1934.
The ERA racing cars went on to represent Britain in international events and brought regular success.
www.tigerracing.com /cars/era-main.php   (0 words)

  
 English Racing Automobiles - Formula One record
English Racing Automobiles - Formula One record is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
ERA was founded towards the end of 1933 in Bourne, Lincolnshire by Humphrey Cook, a young man who was irritated that no British car had won a major continental race since Henry Segrave a decade earlier, and who hoped to produce a British car with the ability to win Grands Prix.
However, by 1933 Grand Prix racing was becoming much more expensive thanks to the very large sums being spent by wealthy and government...
www.experiencefestival.com /english_racing_automobiles_-_formula_one_record   (445 words)

  
 Cars A to Z - Links - Photos E - EAGLE to EXCALIBUR
The Edsel was a make of automobile manufactured by the Ford Motor Company during the 1958, 1959 and 1960 model years.
EMW was an East German manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles based in Eisenach.
The Excalibur automobile was the first of the retro 'contemporary classic' or neoclassic cars, based on the 1928 Mercedes SS.
www.cars-a-z.net /e/index.html   (1020 words)

  
 definitions of english grammar terms (page 3)
English nouns and pronouns may be neutral gender, feminine gender, or masculine gender.
Where a statement could be either masculine or feminine, the English language has traditionally relied on masculine gender.
At the outset of the Twenty-first Century there is a widespread effort to employ the English language in a manner that credits gender accurately, that credits female members of society appropriately, or that relies on neuter gender.
www.iscribe.org /english/list3.html   (1102 words)

  
 Tiger Racing :: Sportscars for road and track :: English Racing Automobiles HSS
The ERA marque can definitely be mentioned together with all the other famous English manufacturers of extremely competitive racing machinery.
The ERA racing cars went on to represent Britain in international events and brought regular success.
The new English Racing Automobiles (ERA) will see massive development, production and trading of a broad range of high quality products for motorsport and general use, incorporating road going sportscar models, racing cars, as well as individual bespoke components.
www.tigersportscars.co.uk /cars/era-main.php   (256 words)

  
 Elkhart Lake Vintage Festival 2001- European Car Web
In 1951 and 1952, the race grew to national prominence and as many as 100,000 spectators were on hand in 1952 to see the Cunningham team sweep the first three positions in the feature race won by John Fitch.
But the dangers of racing on the road had been clearly demonstrated by accidents involving spectators at Watkins Glen, and a decision was made to build a permanent racetrack near the town.
To be at a racetrack as a prewar Bugatti or ERA blows past in a wall of noise is a sublime moment.
www.europeancarweb.com /events/0209ec_elkhart_lake_vintage_festival_2001/index.html   (1806 words)

  
 Synergy Racing:::Drivers
Won one race and took two other podium finishes as a rookie in the series, won twice in British Carrera Cup and ran a select number of Michelin Porsche Supercup races.
Won three races, two poles and took second in the championship.
Went on to capture several state and national titles and raced in the Belgium Junior Championship, finishing second.
www.synergyracing.com /driver_plong.htm   (563 words)

  
 Bolide Features
Race 3 was a handicap race won by Charles MacLean in a Riley.
Race 5 was a five lap scratch race won by Goff Tidball in RD King's 1938 Delage Special.
Race 6 was a five lap handicap race, won by Peter Whenman in his Lagonda Rapier.
www.bolide.co.uk /actions/features.taf?page=gpit2000   (1105 words)

  
 Tiger Racing :: Sportscars For Road And Track :: Racing
The Championship consists of 8 rounds which form part of a 19 event calendar of races held at four of the country's famous circuits.
A full calendar of ERA racing events is available.
The ERA is getting stronger and stronger in its first full season with 16 chassis/cars with more coming along as their builders finish them (you can have the ERA factory build one for you should you not have the time - but allow 3 months for delivery)
www.tigerracing.com /racing/racing.php   (0 words)

  
 Paintings/Drawings/Prints
The race details and many race photographs are contained in the book Grand Prix Racing 1906-1914 by Taso Mathieson.
Gabriel was a prerace favorite, but the race was won by Heath in his 15.4 litre Panhard.
RAYMOND MAYS - E.R.A. Signed artist pencil drawing by renowned artist Peter Hearsey, a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, of driver Raymond Mays (Father of the BRM) seated in his works-entered 1500 cc class E.R.A. (English Racing Automobiles) at the Isle of Man race in 1936.
www.tavaresmotorsport.com /paintings_draw_prints/paintings_draw_prints_1.html   (1328 words)

  
 Toyo Tire
The three major developments surround the ERA (English Racing Automobiles), Deronda and Dragon Sports Cars which were all on show in the race pavilion sporting Toyo rubber.
ERA build superb race car kits which are road legal and racing in their own championships under the auspices of the BARC and in a bid to keep costs down competitors will all use Toyo Proxes T1S.
The T1S has been homogulated into the rules as a tyre which is safe to race on, giving exciting performance but retaining its road legality, thus making it cheaper to buy sets for race days which will be expected to last.
www.toyo.co.uk /releasedetail.php?id=27&identity=archive_press_release   (381 words)

  
 Racecar
Bugatti, ERA, Delage, Lagonda, Alvis, Invicta, Bentley Talbot Lago, and Aston Martin are all represented.
Charles Dean in his 2.3 Supercharged Bugatti Type 51 is one of the finest racing cars to come from the pen of Jean and Ettore Bugatti in pre-war days.
Mac Hulbert in ERA R4D (English Racing Automobiles) flew to the top of the hill to claim a new pre-war car record at this meeting last year when he clocked 34.05 seconds.
www.racecar.com /story.asp?NewsID=6872   (658 words)

  
 Veit´s World - Mini Music and More - www.veitsworld.de
The ERA modifications were major: the bulkhead needed intensive reshaping to allow the turbo and accillaries to fit under the bonnet.
It took ERA around 50 hours to carry out the following modifications to the cars, wich were almost always painted red or green.
Over 300 ERAs went to Japan, 110 to the UK, the remainder were mainly bought by western Europeans.
www.veitsworld.de /turbo/era_special01engl.htm   (1161 words)

  
 The Animé Café - Café Trivia
In the 1920's and 30's, ERA were a successful racing car company.
When the ERA Mini was built in 1989-92, ERA were called Engineering Research and Application, and usually built parts for Formula 1 cars and expensive Bentley's and Jaguars.
ERA originally planned on producing 1000 ERA cars but they were very expensive.
www.abcb.com /trivia/tai_0101.htm   (312 words)

  
 www.tigerracing.com :: Tiger Racing :: Sportscars For Road and Track
With this update we have tried to make the information more concise, and easier to find.
This is where you can keep up to date with all the on-track news, including details of the 2005 Tiger Racing series, race schedules and results for the new English Racing Automobiles series with the BARC.
In the Cars and Kits section you can see details of all our current models, ranging from the English Racing Automobiles HSS single seater race car to the Tiger Avon Lowcost...
www.tigerracing.co.uk   (0 words)

  
 CARS (PART 7)
ERA B: As ERA A except for: Year: 1935 13 cars built
ERA C: As ERA B except for: Design: Berthon/Railton/Porsche Engines: 6 cyl in-line 57.5 * 95.2mm 1488cc 2 valves/cyl Roots/vane supercharger 6 cyl in-line ?
ERA D: As ERA C except for Year: 1938 1 car rebuilt from C type The superchargers were of 100mm/120 mm Murrey-Jamieson Roots or of Zoller vane type.
www.kolumbus.fi /leif.snellman/c7.htm   (150 words)

  
 Raymond Mays
The exhibition, maintained on the first floor of the Heritage Centre, is a lasting tribute to and commemoration of the life and racing career of Raymond Mays and the achievements of the ERA and BRM racing cars.
With the financial support of Humphrey Cook the E.R.A. Company (English Racing Automobiles) was formed and their workshop established at Raymond’s Bourne home, Eastgate House.
As with E.R.A., the team was based in workshops near Eastgate House, but had, by 1962, been taken by Sir Alfred Owen into the care of his family’s large engineering company, Rubery Owen.
www.bournecivicsociety.org.uk /exhibitions.htm   (589 words)

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