Articles tagged Cobham

Page 7 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 1949

A New Sports Car

Continental Cars, Ltd., of Cobham, are putting into produdion a new sports car, the Connaught, of which the first batch of six are now under construction. The chassis is Lea-Francis and the engine may be described as a cross between the "Competition" Lea-Francis unit which has been tested in American midget racing cars and the normal Lea-Francis engine, modifications being the work of the...

Page 66 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1984

Treser Quattro

-- A pricey package that puts Audi’s 4-wd model into a new category The British market has been a happy hunting ground for German car manufacturers for a good many years, and is the largest outside Germany for the Audi Quattro. It was only a matter of time before this admirable, if slightly controversial model became the target of the tuning companies, foremost of which is Walter Treser’s...

Page 37 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1984

Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

Page 72 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, August 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Reasons to be cheerful... Whether it’s Nigel’s reporting, Andrew’s perfect reviews or Mark Hughes’s deep insight, there is much to choose from in Motor Sport. But always near the top was Letters; the experiences, reminiscences and general enthusiasm of racers and fans make our sport stand apart. It is sad, then, that Letters has become littered with pessimism. I just cannot...

Page 209 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 209, July 2014

Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Astons in the blood A trip to Surrey uncovers a cache of Britain's finest, and a man with a fund of knowledge I’ve read about Aston expert Richard Williams over the years but hadn’t met him until a motoring friend took me along to the eponymous firm he runs in Cobham, tactfully camouflaged behind suburban bungalows. R S Williams has been tuning, restoring and improving Astons since the 1960s, but...

Page 56 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 2006

Past, present, future

Lola is about to produce a new run of the beautiful T70. So we thought it would be nice to whet Ian Flux's appetite with an ex-Bonnier car. Flux is right of course. It really is beautiful. In your mind's eye, this is how a sports-prototype should look, all beefy and curvaceous: none of that geometric, square-cut nonsense. A car that was conceived with the aid of nothing more exotic than a vivid...

Page 95 of January 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, January 2002

Plaque unveiled

A plaque was unveiled recently at the Fairmile (now Munro House) at Cobham to commemorate the work of Sir Noel Mackin, by members of the Invicta Car Club, Railton Owners Club and The Coastal Forces Heritage. This was possible with the assistance of Exchange Financial Services of Munro House. Sir Noel is remembered mainly for the Invicta sportscars and the Fairmile torpedo boats, and the earlier...

Page 23 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 1945

FOR SALE

FOR SALE—continued S100 23-litre 1938. Mileage 16,000 only, in • 11-7first-class condition, and very carefully maintained. Offers over 1650 to Box No. 174, MOTOR SPORT, 15, City Road, E.C.1. ALi/1S 12-h.p. 4-cyl. open 4-seater, two spare wheels. Good tyres, special 2-seater hood in addition to 4-seater one. £22 10s., as car needs attention after storage. S. W., 40, Brent Street, London, N.W.4....

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 24 of November 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1941

A SELECTION OF MOTOR SPORT ROAD TESTS THAT HAVE APPEARED IN PAST ISSUES

• •?•?•• A SELECTION OF MOTOR SPORT ROAD TESTS THAT HAVE APPEARED IN PAST ISSUES If you do not see the road test that you require write us a letter. We may have it in stock, but not published below. Make of Car Issue A.B.C. 11 h.p. 2-cyl., 2-seater Feb. 1926 A.C. 2-litre, short-chassis, 15.7 h.p 2-seater July 1936 A.C. 2-litre, 18.40 h.p., 3-seater Oct. 1927 A.C. 2-11tre, 16.66 h.p., 2-seater...

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