Articles tagged Alta

Page 23 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1943

Bolide in a china shop

In these days of "shortest and most direct route" and, even worse, of "alternative means of transport," a long road journey is a rare treat. However, by good fortune the more usual 7 m.p.g. flying ferry wasn't to be had on a recent occasion, and much less fuel was with difficulty obtained for a spot of motoring. Without any embellishments, 300 miles in a little over 24 hours was a pleasing...

Page 63 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1981

Vintage Postbag

Williams Sir, I can add a bit more, based on meeting and corresponding with Mrs. Williams some while ago. The information indeed was published in Bugantics and The Autocar but is perhaps worth repeating. William Charles Frederick Grover-Williams (to get it quite right) was born on the outskirts of Paris at Montrouge on January 16th, 1903 and was arrested by the Gestap at the house of Robert...

Page 17 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1956

Crystal Palace, Whit Monday

Organised by the B.R.S.C.C. in conjunction with the London County Council, a National Car Race Meeting took place at the Crystal Palace circuit on May 21st. Some good entries were received and the programme was for 500-c.c. cars, sports cars and racing cars. The Redex Challenge Trophy Race, for 500-c.c. cars, consisted of three heats and a final. Heat one resulted in a win for Stuart Lewis-Evans...

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981


Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

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Scrap-book continued

Some more Memories prompted by the study of an enthusiast's book of Press cuttings. The first instalment appeared last month A picture of three works Austins reminds us that the later s.v. cars had "isolated" radiators, no inter-wheel fairings and stumpier tails than the record-breaking job driven by Leon Cushman. Here is the "Nurburg" Frazer-Nash with Powerplus supercharger – Reg. No. MV 2303 –...

Page 18 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1961

Three hill-climbs

Bouley Bay The jersey M.C. and L.C.C.'s Hill-Climb event on July 27th enticed a large number of competitors from the mainland. The main event, which counted towards the National Championship, saw a local competitor, Mac Daghorn with the ex-Boshier-Jones Cooper, beat such well-known exponents as Tony Marsh (F.1 Lotus), Arthur Owen (Cooper) and George Keylock (Cooper). Notable absentees were David...

Page 7 of December 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1938


THE TREND OF RACING-CAR DESIGN BEING THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF PROGRESS MADE IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF RACING CARS DURING THE PAST SEASON THIRTY-EIGHT has been a year of considerable interest in respect of racing-car design progress, because the change in the International Formula resulted in the construction of new road-racing cars of vastly differing type to those which suited the previous...

Page 7 of June 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 1950

1950 British Grand Prix race report - Farina wins Grand Prix d'Europe

  Glorious Weather for Their Majesties Visit. Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 in R.A.C. G.P. de l'Europe. Won by Farina at 90.95 mph, Parnell Third. Coopers Meet Their Match in 500cc race won by Aikens' Iota at 79.29 mph. Record Crowd Sees Farina Lap at 94.02 mph. Before a record crowd, estimated at over 150,000, Dr. Giuseppe Farina won the G.P. de l'Europe at Silverstone on May 13th, driving a 1½-litre Alfa...

Page 27 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1950

Pre-War E.R.A.s Dominate I.O.M. British Empire Trophy Race

Bob Gerard Wins in Masterly Manner at 70.05 m.p.h. Oscar Moore Victorious in his O.B.M. in Manx Cup Contest, after Retirement of Cooper 1,100s The B.R.D.C. races in the Isle of Man on June 15th produced very good sport. In particular, the 12th British Empire Trophy Race, won by Bob Gerard, was a most interesting event. Practice was enlivened by an unhappy episode involving the ever ill-fated E-...

Page 123 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 123, June 1981

Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. Stratos v M1 Sir, The Lancia Stratos is indisputably a "homologation special", but to imply that it is not "a practical, everyday machine", in J.W.'s road test of the BMW M1 (April 1981) does not in my personal experience do the car justice. The quality of the interior...



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