BY VICTOR HODGSON
MY earliest memories start with the stone age cars of the Avon tyre advertisements and the 1907 14116-11.p. Argyll. I was only eight years old when this car was sold in 1913— my lather considered it was worn Out then—but I remember many features of it, as I saw it dismantled quite a few times. The T-head Aster engine had four separate cylinders which required...
ON BRITISH HIGH-PERFORMANCE CARS
(Continued from the June Issue)
And now, having offered up the suggestion that this country has nothing to fear in the high-performance field, and that the American Invasion can be met by modern British productions, we may run through the British high-performance cars and refresh our memories as to what this country can offer, that fortunate prospective buyers...
MORE SPORTS CARS FOR 1933
Some interesting additions to the sports car market.
A.C. (Acedes) Cars Ltd., are making a welcome return to the sports car market with a completely redesigned edition of the two litre six cylinder car. The engine, which is the outcome of pioneer experience with small sixes, has been little altered, but the new model has been brought into line with presentday...
Should surprise be expressed that I reviewed favourably the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust's book about Army tanks, may I say that the similarity between motor racing and designing a battle tank was quite close. Preparing, for instance, an R-R Merlin or Liberty aero engine for a new challenge, that of repulsing the German Panzers, required specialised technical assistance from several car companies...
SPORTING CARS ON ROAD AND TRACK.
A WEEK-END TEST on the SUPER-SPORTS "ALVIS."
AT THE TOP OF AL:As HILL.
ENGINE : Four-cylinder monobloc. 0.11.V., 68 mm. by 103 mm., 12/50 h.p.
CLUTCH: External cone, fabric faced.
GEAR Box : Separate unit, four-speed, side control.
CARDAN SHAFT: Exposed tubular with roller bearing Universal joints.
REAR AXLE: Aluminium casing ; spiral bevel...
THE SIDE-VALVE ALVIS
I was interested in the reference made by the writer of the June " General Notes " to the old side-valve Alvis 12 h.p.—which he calls a " 12-50."
As the owner of one of these cars, of the '24 vintage, might I be allowed to comment that the Alvis Company always appear to have referred to this car as a " 1240," whilst only the o.h.v. engine was expected to do the work of...
Great Britain holds the World's speed records for land, air and
water and I am not alone in believing that this speed supremacy is of immense value to our motor and engineering trade. If we are to expand this trade, however —and expansion is the only hope for the motor industry—I consider motor racing essential for all sizes of cars. We are practically the only big nation in the...
[The "Cars I have Owned" series has proved so entirely successful that, apart from one of these articles each month, it seems a sound scheme to include articles auxiliary to the full length one and, perhaps, in a rather different form. Here are some notes on a variety of interesting cars owned by some keen apprentices. —Ed.]
TO begin with, I had better explain that all the cars, etc., mentioned...
New life for FWD Alvis
One of the Coventry firm’s advanced front-wheel-drive racers is being reconstructed – with a few amendments
Areconstruction of the No2 front-wheel-drive Alvis which competed in the 1927 JCC 200-Mile Race at Brooklands is underway by Dr Tony Cox, Registrar of the Alvis FWD Register, and Alan Stote, proprietor of Red Triangle Ltd, which took over all the spares when the...
A Cooper Benefit
Pau, France, May 18th.
This year the Pau G.P. held on Whit Monday was for Formula 2 cars and, as is becoming popular in Europe, it was preceded by a Formula Junior event. Practice was held on Saturday and Sunday, and with two National Monomill races on the second day the whole week-end saw the pleasant town of Pau, situated at the foot of the Pyrenean mountains, enjoying almost...