Articles tagged Cummins

Page 109 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, June 1982

Behind the Grand Prix scene - transporters

WITHOUT exception all the teams currently active in Formula One use articulated lorry transport for conveying their cars and material about Europe, and the majority of the tractor units are turbo-charged diesel powered. Three Formula One cars and all the spares such as engines, gearboxes, wheels, suspension pans, bodywork pieces and all the tools of the trade can be carried in a well planned...

Page 18 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1951


CHAIN CHATTER by "CARROZZINO" NOW that the Spanish Grand Prix, the first of the World Championship classics, is over, it might be interesting to take stock of what has happened. The Italians attended in full force while not one single English factory machine was present, and though many people felt it rather foolish to throw away points so easily, it turned out differently. Thanks to some of...

Page 3 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 1945


THE DIESEL ENGINE: HAS IT A FUTURE FOR SPORTS CARS? —asks Capt. J. S. Moon in this controversial and informative review IN one of his ever-interesting articles in a weekly contemporary, some three years ago, Cecil Clutton suggested that there might be a market for a type of car based somewhat on the . lines of the vintage sports car, with a large, comparatively slowrunning• engine fitted into a...

Page 41 of April 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, April 1935

Cummings Shatters Diesel Records.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH Cummings Shatters Diesel Records. Bill Cummings, winner of the Indianapolis race last year and national AAA -champion, set a new record for oil burning machines at Daytona Beach, March 1st, at an average speed of 137.195 -miles per hour. Earlier in the week Cummings had raced 133.023 miles per hour to break the mark set up by...

Page 37 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, August 1974

Vintage postbag

Vauxhall Staff Car Sir, Your piece in the June issue about the Vauxhall D-type Staff-car was most interesting. Last year, quite by chance, I acquired two old War Department photographs showing a D-type Staff-car bearing the WD serial LC^0721. I recently sent them to Vauxhall Motors Ltd. suggesting that their car, serialized IC^0721, may in fact be the very car pictured, and should therefore...

Page 38 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1998

Oil on the track

If a diesel racing car sounds silly, you’l be surprised as its rivals were to learn that one claimed pole for the Indy 500. Matthew Franey reports Pub quiz question 4,643: name the only diesel-engined car to take pole position in a Formula One World Championship event. It's a bit of a trick question really, for the car that clinched that pole never raced on the Grand Prix tracks of Europe nor saw...

Page 48 of September 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1934


A SPLENDID FINALE AT LEWES THE ever-popular Lewes Speed Trials were held for the last time this year on August 25th, and attracted a first-class entry of over 100 cars. Miss Joan Weeke.s was the sole entrant in the unlimited touring car class, and her streamlined Hupmobile attracted a lot of favourable attention. S. E. Cummins recorded his time-honoured victory in the Frazer Nash class, and J....

Page 38 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1934


NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. LOUIE MEYER WINS ASCOT ROAD RACE AND OAKLAND 250-MILES CLASSIC WITHIN A WEEK— INDIANAPOLIS HUMS WITH PRE-RACE ACTIVITY. BY Our American Correspondent T. MERIVVETHER-SMITH THE 1928-29-33 National Racing Champion, Louie Meyer, has inaugurated his 1934 season with two brilliant victories in long, gruelling stock car races in California. Meyer was fourth in his first start of the...

Page 36 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1974

The diesel background

The Editor looks at some of the Early Developments of a Type of Engine which may soon find a New Lease of Life in the Private-Car Field. THE panic is on over the oil-situation, and no mistake! Even when the RAC Rally had but a few hours to run, my friend Robin Richards, who was reporting it for the BBC and whose news-flashes from the circuit have often kept me in touch with events I have not...

Page 21 of January 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1952

Club news

We hear Those Schuco toy cars that intrigued us in our youth, including the brisk Schuco Mercedes, are available, from Harrod's, although the price of the latter has risen from about 5s pre-war to 27s 6d.  Eric Oliver, Sidecar Champion of the World, was to have tried the Kieft 500, the original Moss car, at Goodwood on December 1st, but Eric Brandon went out first and had irreparable engine...



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