An Eight-Cylinder MG
The history of MG has taken another leap forward. In the middle of last month British Leyland announced a new version of the long-lived and very popular MG-B, in the form of the very first eight-cylinder of this make. It follows the expected lines, using the Buick light-alloy V8 3.5-litre power pack which BL borrowed for the Rover 3500 V8 and the dignified 3.5-litre Rover in...
MODELS OR 1932
Details from Manufacturers New Year Programmes.
THE Alvis range for the coming season comprises four models, all being now in production. These are the 12-50 h.p., the 12-60 h.p., the " Silver Eagle" Sixteen and the ' Silver Eagle " Twenty. The 12-50 h.p. remains in main essentials as before, but detail modifications have been made ; the radiator, for example, is now true...
BEHIND HE SCENES
An interview with Mr. T. G. John, Managing Director of the Alvis Company.
AS the Alvis concern have, since the war, been so much to the fore in the development of the really fast light car in this country, it was with special interest that we called On Mr. T. G. John recently to obtain his views on things in general, and sports cars in particular.
Mr. John, who founded the .Alvis...
IH IE IR E. arid IF ERE m s haft"
Bentleys and World Markets.
THE efforts of the British motor industry to develop their export markets both in the Colonies and elsewhere will receive a fillip by the latest move of Bentley Motors, preliminary details of which, I heard of some little time ago.
The success of this car in International road races has earned for it a world-wide reputation and with...
Books for the New Year
"From Cyclecar To Microcar" by Michael Worthington-Williams. 112 pp. 1 8," (Dalton Watson Ltd., 76, Wardour Street, London, W 4AN. 0.75,
I suppose it was inevitable that sooner or later a book would be written about cyclecars and the later generation of economy cars and bubble-manifestations. Michael WorthingtonWilliams has been first off the mark in this refreshingly new...
ITEMS OF INTEREST
FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
B.R.D.C. 500 Miles Race.
THE, handicap figures in connection with the B.R.D.C. 500 Miles Race to be held, at Brooklands on October 3rd are now completed and given below.
It will be seen that non-supercharged cars are shown a slight favour, there being separate handicaps for supercharged and non-supercharged cars. There will, therefore, be two starting times...
Those Bentley Days by A. F. C. Hillstead. 196 pp., 9 in. by 5 1/2 in. (Faber and Faber, Ltd., 24, Russell Square, W.1; 21s.)
This is an excellent book in every way, nicely produced, with rare photographs, and filling in many gaps in the history of the old Bentley Company from its formation in 1919 to its demise in 1930. The author, who was on the sales staff from beginning to almost the end,...
Its development and racing career
By G. N. S. Davis
Part 2: The sports cars
The Alvis Company had built their last pure racing car in 1927, but this by no means indicated that their interest in entering races as a works team was over. Largely as a result of the 24-hour race for sports cars at Le Mans, which was increasing in importance from year to year, sports-car racing was attracting a great...
Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Veteran Car Rally (July 4th)
Veteran Class: H. R. Timmis (1903 Gladiator), 50½ miles.
Edwardian Class: H. W. Ardran (1907 Napier), 267 miles.
The Lawson Trophy for the best performance by a veteran car: E. D. Wolley (1897 Daimler), 0 marks lost.
The Hutton Stott Cup for veteran cars with not more than two forward speeds: A.C.M. Sir Alec Coryton, K...
After having to rely on readers' recommendations for the survival of this longrunning feature, we are off again, with material provided by my own reading sessions of non-motoring literature. First then, "I've Lived Like a Lord" by Edward Ward (Michael Joseph, 1970), whose father was Lord Bangor of Castle Ward in Ireland and who travelled extensively for the BBC and other organisations. Cars had...