“Whatever may have been said in the past, I find it difficult to say that J. C. Bamford’s ex-Ecosse XKD 603 (D-type Jaguar) won Le Mans in 1957 — if not, it came second. Does it really matter now?” — John Miles taking a rather casual view of motoring history in a recent issue of Autocar.
“Brooklands, for example, is ideally situated. After mid-day you can sit in the shade of the clubhouse or of the sheds and look out on the soothing green of the trees of St. George’s Hill.” — C. G. Grey, Editor of The Aeroplane, writing in 1935, about aerodromes he had visited. What would he think of Brooklands today? — WB
“Meantime, Bertone’s Stratos production has ceased after some 560 units, the homologation number plus competition and development cars. Now is the time to start salting them away as collector’s classics.” — Road and Track, quoted in Lanciana, journal of the American Lancia Club.
Performance Mr. S. R. Southall's 1920 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost. 0-30 m.p.h. —8.3 sec. 0-40 m.p.h. — 17.3 sec. 0-50 m.p.h. — 29.8 see. 20-40 m.p.h. in 3rd gear —…
Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches…
Rookies Senna and Hulkenberg join the grid for 2010
Bruno Senna will drive for the Campos Meta team in 2010, having signed a two-year deal with the Spanish outfit. He is the first driver to have been named by…