Articles tagged Laurence Pomeroy

Page 27, January 1967

Durability, pre- and post-war

So much is heard these days about badly-made and casually inspected cars that it was interesting, while browsing through some old motor journals, to come upon a yardstick by which the quality of pre-war cars compared to post-war products could be measured. In a 1938 copy of The Motor the late Laurence Pomeroy had an article called " 20,000 First class Miles," which was an account of his...

Page 11, April 1942

Cars I have owned

[Capt. L. Roy Taylor, a friend of that great enthusiast Donald Monro, carries on this series, which, quite frankly, has already run for longer than we thought possible. – Ed.] I feel quite strongly that this subject of “Cars I Have Owned” should be left to those whose names are household words in motoring circles. However, my very good friend Donald Monro, to whom I owe a great debt of gratitude...

Page 138, December 2010

The racing historian, his fighter pilot son, and the Nazi…

One of the most cherished of all the volumes on my library shelves is a first-edition A Record of Motor Racing, published for the Royal Automobile Club by Reveirs Bros of Fetter Lane, London, in 1909. This was the first great British history of motor sport, and its young author, Gerald Rose, put his painstaking training as an engineer into researching and writing it. He addressed the earliest...

Page 93, July 2014

A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

Page 2, December 1942

The evolution of the racing car

Laurence Pomeroy's third article in the above series is unavoidably held over until the next issue, but doubtless the necessity to anticipate it will result in its being read even more avidly than would have been the case had it followed the second instalment, covering the period 1922-25, which we published in the November Motor Sport. These articles, which commenced with the 1895 season,...

Page 43, August 1958

A Stirring V.S.C.C Oulton Park Meeting

Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Cars demonstrated. W. F. Moss drives fearlessly to win Seaman Trophies Race in his 1936 E.R.A. PRE-WAR RACING CAR. POST-WAR TRANSPORTER.—The sight and sound of the W125 G. P. Mercedes-Benz at Oulton Park aroused nostalgic memories on the part of those old enough to remember the Auto-Union/Mercedes-Benz battles at Donington. Almost as impressive was the 300 SL 100-...

Page 32, May 1966

Pomeroy...(cont'd)

The foregoing may stimulate interest and discussion. Whether or not it does so I am glad that Lord Montagu recognises, in his fascinating book of automotive lost causes, that "Of the firms who toyed with this impressively lengthy power unit in Britain, only Daimler emerged scatheless." I am glad, because for some time I have been pondering whether, amongst all the magic and legend surrounding the...

Page 22, May 1947

Club News

We Hear R. W. Pollack knows of ten keen Frazer-Nash owners in the Birmingham area. His own Black burn-engined "Shelsley" Frazer-Nash is being fitted with a Clyde supercharger by Chris. Shorrock. Leslie Seyd has very thoroughly rebuilt the ex-Shakespeare 1913 "12/14" Mors and also has the 1912 14-h.p. Gregoire. L. W. Thomas is building a 2-seater "special", using 3 in. by 16-g. tubular chassis...

Page 8, March 2001

Hayes and Cooper reminiscences

Sir, I appreciated your editorial in the February 2001 issue regarding the sad losses of Walter Hayes and John Cooper, agreeing with everything you said. I first came to know Walter soon after he joined Ford of Britain as Public Relations Manager — he very quickly changed that to Public Affairs, and also changed the works newspaper from what looked like a parish magazine to something the...

Page 15, December 1947

Sideslips

By "Baladeur" I have before now been taken to task because, in the course of these articles, I have seemed to some of my readers to harp upon the subject of foreign cars and personalities to the exclusion of the native product. This is an indictment to which I must, in the main, plead guilty, and for two reasons, one of them sound, the other shameful. As to the first, I can fairly claim that as...

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