Articles tagged Alta

Page 14 of June 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, I do not suppose that I shall be hanged for having my say, which has to do with the comparison of British and foreign cars, more particularly the sports or sporting type. In an extremely interesting article, a certain well-known enthusiast, with a weight of experience behind him, has expressed the view that British sports cars are not up to much. May I humbly venture to question the veracity...

Page 40 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1952

Side Slips

By "Baladeur" The efforts of the F.I.A. to be helpful to builders of Grand Prix racing cars have not met lately with signal success. In the bad old days, the great men of the world of motor sport used to meet in the autumn and tell manufacturers what rules they would have to race under in the following summer. This only gave them the winter in which to build their racing cars, and by the next...

Page 11 of April 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 1939

Continental Notes and News

Continenta. Notez and. News Rift/In the Lute The trouble between France and Italy in the political sphere, is bringing on a first-class crisis in motor-racing. It came to a head in the matter of the Pau Grand Prix, but actually the trouble has been brewing for some time. The Italians seem determined to make things RS unpleasant as they can for France, and their first move was to forbid any...

Page 16 of June 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1942

Rumblings

A matter of opinion Some years ago we of Motor Sport set down our views on instrument panel layout and the disposition and function of minor controls, after forming certain opinions and fancies in the course of road-testing a considerable number of different cars for this paper. We were reminded of this by the paper, entitled "A Study of Dashboard Instrument Development," which D. Bennison Browne...

Page 9 of February 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 1940

E.R.A.. Maserati and Alta in miniature

Scale Models, Ltd., are to be congratulated on achieving very successful sales of their little E.R.A., Maserati and Alta reproductions. The secret of the exceptionally brisk demand for these toy cars lies in the realistic appearance gained by building them carefully to scale after close study of the originals, and the clever simplicity of the mechanical aspects. At the moment three models, each...

Page 18 of February 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1942

Letters from Readers

Sir, MOTOR SPORT is the only paper which I really look forward to reading now. Many thanks for supplying such excellent literature on the greatest of all sports. I have got a Type 37 Bugatti stored away which I am thinking of selling. I drove the car for the first month of the war, but it has since been tucked away only to be started about every three months on the little decent juice left in the...

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