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#1 dax

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 11:33

I have put in a book a bunch of articles about road racing written by Charles Jarrott during the first decade of 1900.

This collection can be considered an appendix to his masterpiece "Ten Years of Motor and Motor Racing"; if you have read it, you will not be disappointed.

The book (PDF format, 60 pages) is available freely on my Giosuè Giuppone website here.

I'd like to add more articles, if you have any to suggest you can do so in the comments below.

Happy reading :)

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#2 Vitesse2

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 15:21

A little out of your date range - and not strictly racing - but Jarrott wrote four reports on a Swedish reliability trial for The Daily Telegraph in February 1914. There are also occasional letters from him published in the same paper in later years, although none of direct racing interest.

 

Jarrott also had a letter published in The Times, June 9th 1903. At the time there was some controversy about the forthcoming Gordon Bennett race, due to the accidents in the Paris-Madrid, and Jarrott appears to have been trying to introduce some reality to the discussion. There's a further letter in the September 26th 1908 issue, which looks to be a riposte to a negative editorial piece about racing in general and the 'Four Inch Race' in particular.

 

Let me know if you'd like copies.



#3 Roger Clark

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 19:11

I've just read the first article.  Thank you for making this available.



#4 Michael Ferner

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 20:32

Excellent, many thanks!! :)



#5 Steve L

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 21:52

Super, many thanks!

Edited by Steve L, 24 March 2021 - 21:53.


#6 robert dick

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 09:34

Irish Tour, August 1901 - from Automobile Magazine, New Yok, September 1901:

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#7 Sterzo

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Posted 25 March 2021 - 11:49

Wonderful! Thank you for this excellent book - and the price is very good.



#8 robert dick

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 16:04

From Automotor Journal/London, January 1903:

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Jarrott, Panhard, 1902 Circuit des Ardennes (Jules Beau collection, Bibliothèque Nationale/Paris):

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Jarrott, De Dietrich, 1903 Paris-Madrid/scrutineering Jardin des Tuileries:

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#9 dax

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 15:11

From Automotor Journal/London, January 1903:

 

Hello Robert,
I did not include in the book the article "Motor Racing: sporting and educational" on purpose.

In my opinion, it is nothing more than a 'summary' of his speech dated Jan 16, 1903, behind the members of the Automobile Club - certainly interesting from a historical point of view, but his unique and ironic writing style here is totally missing. It is not an original Jarrott's paper, it is a summary made by third parties, nothing new, no astonishment, no laugh...

Maybe I'm wrong, I'm evaluating whether to insert it or not in the collection... what do you think about it? Would worth it?



#10 robert dick

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 16:42

It could be added with the above remarks.