At the recent Melbourne Motor Show, which was Australia's first post-war International motor exhibition, the exhibits included a 1903 MacIntyre Horseless Buggy, the first all-Australian car in the form of a 1906 Tarrant, and a number of sports and racing cars, ranging from a 1908 18-litre Mercédès to a Q-type M.G. A Standard Estate car was supplied recently to H.R.H. the Duke of...
A new oil
The elite of the motoring press assembled at Sutton Place near Guildford (built 1520-30 by Sir Richard Weston, 15th and 16th century furniture, 17th-century Belgian tapestries, old masters, home today of 69-year-old J. Paul Getty) last month to learn about Veedol oil, well-known to Continental rally drivers, and now available to British motorists.
After coffee in the 30-ft. high Great...
Further to your review of Gregor Grant's book on British Sports Cars, we feel that we must point out some serious errors in describing the Allard.
In the first place, we do not use Girling but Lockheed brakes ; the clutch is the standard Ford centrifugally-loaded type and not Borg and Beck, as stated.
Mr. Godfrey Imhof, whilst giving us valuable assistance on many problems regarding...
THE J2X ALLARD TWOSEATER
(Standard Competition Version)
Engine : V8, 96.8 by 92 nun (5,420 c.c.) ; 180 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. (180 b.h.p. with four carburetters).
Gear Ratios: first, 10.0 to 1; second; 5.75 to 1; top, 3.27 to 1.
Tyres : 6.00 by 16 Dunlop on centrelock wire wheels. Weight : (T.T. car) 24 cwt 14 lb., less occupants, with approxi
mately seven gallons of fuel.
Steering Ratio : 31...
Quite a number of interesting cars were encountered recently, notably a large vintage Panhard Lavassor saloon on the Embankment, an " 8.3" Renault in Gloucester, a hoodless Austin Twelve tourer Of the "railway door handle" era, full of family, and a Bean Twelve tourer near Prescott, a long-tailed genuine Boyd Carpenter Austin Seven and a yellow-wheeled " 12/24" de Dion Bouton...
Martin Wells has replaced his Type 55 B.M.W. with a very fine Type 327, finished entirely in black with beige upholstery. It has a zip-divided tonneau cover for use when the head of the German-built drop head body is down, and Telefunken built-in radio is incorporated. The car was one of the last imported, and was registered in September 1939, being stored throughout the war. L/Cpl....