Articles tagged AFN Ltd.

Page 33 of May 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, May 1976

Obituary- H.J Aldington

Another link with the old days of motoring sport has been severed with the sad demise, following a stroke and long illness, of H. J. Aldington. "Aldy" will be forever remembered by the "Chain Gang" as the Father of the Frazer Nash movement, from 1927 onwards. He had been a disciple of H. R. Godfrey and "Archie" Frazer-Nash, as a Frazer Nash salesman, his proud boast according to Thirlby, being...

Page 34 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, July 1980

Frazer Nash - The Le Mans Replica

Today the word replica is grossly over-used and very often mis-used, just as the letters GT (Gran Turismo) are mis-used. In 1932 Frazer Nash produced a version of their famous chain-driven car which they called the TT Replica, the inference being that it was a copy of the cars they ran in the Ards Tourist Trophy races. A TT Replica Frazer Nash in those days was one of the best British sports cars...

Page 43 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1976

Cars in books

There is not much about motoring in that otherwise very interesting book "Richard Dimbleby—A Biography" by Jonathan Dimbleby (Hodder & Stoughton, 1975), although it is pleasing to learn that the famous BBC television personality had a great liking for motor cars. In his first term at Mill Hill he wrote in the school magazine that "the coming life seems to hold all that can possibly be desired...

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The 924 - A Volkswagen trying very hard to be a Porsche

The above heading sums up what I feel about the Porsche 924, although it is neither constructionally nor technically entirely accurate. The fact is that the original Porsche 356, back in 1950, was closely-related to the VW Beetle, although it had a new coupe body-shell, but today's Beetle fanatics are apt to regard the current, very excellent Polos and Golfs as more Audi than Volkswagen. Moreover...

Page 78 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, July 1997

The versatile Wisdoms

Their daughter was the famous one, but Tommy and Elsie Wisdom made their own mark in 25 years of racing together Bill Boddy chronicles the varied career of one of the sport's most enduring partnerships When the name Wisdom comes up in motoring conversation one thinks instantly of Ann Wisdom, who did so well in the top rallies with cars as hairy as the Austin Healey 100s, etc, often partnered by...

Page 30 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1983

Sports car performance — Porsche high speed

In 1937 the Aldington brothers were importing the 2-litre 6-cylinder Type 328 BMW sports car through their firm AFN Ltd. and they marketed it as the Frazer Nash-BMW. From the way the factory can had performed in the 1936 Tourist Trophy race in Northern Ireland the 328 BMW was an impressive car and in order to launch it on the British market AFN Ltd. had the brilliant idea of making an RAC...

Page 32 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1984

A Porsche Weekend

Every year the Porsche Club of Great Britain hold a social weekend which they call the weekend of the year, and refer to it in today's "newspeak" as the WOTY. Even though I have been a Porsche club member for a very long time I have never managed to fit my activities into a WOTY, but that is not to say I miss all the Porsche weekends. My Porsche weekends tend to be spontaneous, unplanned and...

Page 59 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, May 1997

Park Life

Oulton park has had a chequered history since it was built by enthusiasts in 1953. For Bill Boddy, it holds many memories Although by the 1950s Britain was endowed with a number of very good motor racing circuits to compensate for the criminal loss of Brooklands, — for example, Silverstone, Donington Park, Goodwood, and the tight little Crystal Palace course —the keen members of the Mid-Cheshire...

Page 69 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, March 1980

A tribute to Archie Frazer-Nash

A fine collection of seventeen chain-driven Frazer Nash cars assembled in London Road, Kingston-upon-Thames on February 2nd for the ceremonial unveiling of a circular plaque let into the wall above the central door of the factory owned by Delta Controls Ltd. at 145 London Road. This ceremony was carried out with the co-operation of the management of Delta Controls Ltd. and under the official eye...

Page 107 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, May 1981

Number Plates - CMH 500

Development of the chain driven Frazer Nash car was more or less continuous from 1924 to 1938 and members of the "chain gang" each have their own idea of when the peak was reached. The lightness, smoothness and flexibility of the side-valve Anzani powered cars was the peak of development for some, the all-round ability of the Meadows TT Replica of 1932 was the peak for others. Personally I always...

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