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Homepage. This page: HJ (age 12) reviews three copies of this pre-war 1930s motoring magazine from his collection.

Speed magazine.

Speed magazine first came into being in June 1935, and was the official publication of the BRDC - the British Racing Drivers' Club. It was published on a monthly basis, price 6d, and each month the cover featured a dazzling exhibition of speed. While dashing activities on land and in the air did feature within Speed magazine's covers, the content primarily revolved around the world of motor cars, and racing in particular, not surprising given the BRDC's action-oriented calendar and competitive membership.
In the video below, our 12yr-old son takes the viewer for a virtual stroll through three copies of Speed dating to 1937, all from his own collection.
Available information on this title appears to be minimal, online at least, so if anyone can add more detail to this page regarding the magazine, I'd like to hear from you. I've one or two copies myself also, I believe that it ran between 1935 and 1939 only. Was the magazine available on news stands to the general public, or was circulation restricted to members of the BRDC only? Post-war it appears that Speed was incorporated into the long-running Motor Sport magazine, as for many years post-WW2 the latter was re-named Motor Sport incorporating Speed magazine. Motor Sport can trace its roots back to the 1920s, initially being launched as the Brooklands Gazette.
Cover of Speed magazine from 1937
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