Articles tagged Aston-Martin Ltd.

Page 4 of March 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, March 1947

Around the London Factories

In spite of shortage of materials, power cuts, labour difficulties, building restrictions, and the effects of continued petrol rationing, high taxation and purchase tax, impositions which the Government tells us are the penalty for winning the war, the British Motor Industry is getting into its stride and contributing a very fair share to the Export Drive. Naturally we of Motor Sport are...

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An interview with Claude Hill, designer of the post-war Aston-Martin, which won the 1948 Spa 24-hour race

Last year's victory by the new 2-litre Aston-Martin at Spa is still talked of by Aston-Martin enthusiasts, and with a team of aerodynamic Aston-Martin saloons in course of preparation for this year's Le Mans and Spa races we deemed it time to call on designer Claude Hill at Feltham and discover a few things about the present 2-litre Aston-Martin car. Hill was, at it were, born and bred on Aston-...

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Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

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Michael May's Stable BEING exiled in a part of the country which, in peace time, was not without motoring associations, it seemed a good idea to pursue some of them as a means of off-setting war-boredom and so, while passing through Ripley one Sunday afternoon, it occurred to us to drop in on Michael May, whom we found busy amongst his well-known Alvis cars. Michael started motoring with an "8/18...

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Le Mans Prospects.

Le Mans Prospects. and 19th of this month will THE 18th and 19th of this month will see once more the Grand Prix d'Endurance on the famous circuit de la Sarthe. The course is now slightly altered from last year. In future the circuit will have a length of 13.486 kilometres. Thirty-one cars are entered for the race, one of the most interesting last minute entries being the 4i-litre Bentley to be...

Page 19 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, October 1937


A GUIDE TO 1938 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS THIS LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS AND DATA HAS BEEN COMPILED TO ASSIST THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF A FAST CAR IN THE DIFFICULT MATTER OF CHOOSING HIS MOUNT FOR THE COMING SEASON ALFA-ROMEO Italian. Thompson & Taylor (Brooklands) Ltd., BrooklandS Track, Weybridge. 2.8B. 6 cyl., 70 x 100, 2,309 c.c., 18.23 h.p. abr. 7 bearing crankshaft. 80 m.p.h. at 4,400 r.p.m...

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"NUMBER 26" On the Road with one of the Aston-Martin Team Cars. THE; name of Aston-Martin has long been one which stands for quality in motoring, and even in these days of cut prices and superficial attractions, there are motorists who realise that A.1. quality is well worth paying for. It is for such as these that the Aston-Martin has always been intended, and the policy has ever been rigidly...

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Club News

We hear... Richard Chichester and Major Lambton made valiant efforts to drive a 1923 American-built "Silver Ghost" Rolls-Royce home to England from Jerusalem, including flying to this country and back again with the required 7.00 by 21 Dunlops. Out in Australia John Hill is carefully rebuilding a single-seater 1925 Riley "Redwing," while at home Albert Coleman is doing likewise with an early...

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It is now possible to publish details about that exciting British high-performance car, the Aston-Martin DB3. The first version of this 21/2-litre all-enveloping two-seater competition car appeared as long ago as last September, when Lance Macklin drove the prototype in the RAC Dundrod TT, retiring, after a fast run, with a split exhaust manifold. Since then these cars have performed well in a...

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Cars I have owned

C.R. Farquharson recalls his motoring experiences and enthuses over the Bugatti and Aston-Martin. Further contributions under this heading, amateur and "professional" are cordially invited. – Ed. With some temerity I set forth the experiences which I have enjoyed – frequently suffered – since I owned my first car, the inevitable Morris-Cowley 2-seater, incidentally of late vintage, being a 1929...



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