Articles tagged Daimler Co.

Page 7 of May 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1929

CAPTAIN J.S.IRVING, DESIGNER OF THE 'IRVING NAPIER SPECIAL' INTERVIEWS "MOTOR SPORT"

CAPTAIN J. S. IRVING, DESIGNER OF THE IRVING NAPIER SPECIAL ' INTERVIEWS "MOTOR SPORT" W1SHING to give our numerous readers some first-hand information about the designer of the Irving Napier Special Car "Golden Arrow,we called on Captain Irving and spent a very enjoyable and enlightening hour with this worldfamous designer. who has not only a most charming personality, but a way of making...

Page 19 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, May 1953

Competition Representatives

(Continued from the April issue) Freddie Bothamley of Automotive Products F. Bothamley, the Competition Manager of Automotive Products  Co., Ltd. (Lockheed brakes, Borg and Beck clutches. etc.) has been interested in racing from his earliest days, and as a schoolboy was a frequent spectator at car and motor-cycle meetings. Made his first real contact with the Sport during his student days with...

Page 63 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1979

They Believed In Ghosts

Some years ago I enjoyed myself in these columns comparing the top-cars that were available to wealthy purchasers after the Kaiser war ended in 1918. It was apparent that on paper the short-lived Leyland of Parry Thomas, the first British production car to have a straight-eight engine, was the most desirable car, that the new "aeroplane-type" cars with their overhead-camshaft engines, offered by...

Page 34 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1968

Down to the Sea on "Solids"

The Editor Goes on the H.C.V.C. Brighton Run The Historic Commercial Vehicle Run to Brighton is a memorable annual event, not to be missed if this can possibly be avoided. This year it took place in beautiful weather on May 5th, starting at the gruesome hour of 6 a.m. from Battersea Park, because the Metropolitan Police wanted the ancient load-carriers clear of their Metropolis before the traffic...

Page 54 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1976

Daimler's 80th year

Motor Sport goes for a tour in a modern Daimler "Double-Six" to investigate some of the surviving pre-1904 examples of these Coventry-built horseless-carriages. The Daimler Motor Company Limited was founded in this country in January 1896 and during the following month the public were invited to subscribe to it. That is a long time ago! Since then, those other pioneer British makes, Lanchester...

Page 54 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1956

Vehicles I have driven

[In this variant of our "Cars I have owned" series, RMV Sutton, Chief Tester of Alvis Ltd, recalls his motoring experiences and reveals some hitherto unpublished facts relating to Alvis, Lea Francis, Jaguar and other cars.—Ed] In the course of 40 years' motoring, mostly in the capacity of a works tester, a vocation I still follow, many and diverse types, ranging from touring and racing cars to...

Page 35 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, February 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters 100 mph from 750 c.c. As I have pointed out in the review of the book "Morgan Sweeps The Board" by Dr. J. D. Alderson and D. M. Rushton (see page 164) a rather interesting situation arises when we come to think in terms of which was the first car - well, vehicles if you like - to officially exceed 100 m.p.h. with an engine of not more than 750 c.c. capacity....

Page 46 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1978

Life at Thomson & Taylor's -- 1927 to 1939

Mr. R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, follows up his account of working for Parry Thomas (Motor Sport, Oct. and Nov. issues) with life at T & T's of Brooklands, under the great Reid A. Railton It was not long after the formation of Thomson & Taylor (Brooklands) Ltd. that the position of Chief Designer was filled by Mr. Reid A. Railton. He was a BSc from Rugby and Manchester University who was...

Page 45 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, August 1976

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters La Monotrace A reader called at our offices the other day with some literature left by his wife's grandfather, a Frenchman who worked for Talbot-Darracq from 1918 to 1934, one of his last tasks for them being to spend many hours preparing the fabric bodies of the Weymann saloon exhibits at that year's Paris Salon. One of the catalogues in the collection is for...

Page 50 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, February 1966

Daimler Majestic Major Shortcomings

Sir, Ever since Mr. Boddy road-tested this model in 1963 he has frequently expressed the opinion that it is one of the best British luxury vehicles currently available. I feel that it is high time this was put into perspective, as I believe Mr. Boddy's enthusiasm for performance has biased his judgement on this car to an unfortunate degree. Mr. Rolfe draws attention to the absence of a headlamp...

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