Articles tagged Delahaye

Page 5 of December 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 1942

The V12 in production

There is something definitely intriguing about the V-twelve, and in this article Cecil Clutton traces the history of production examples of the type, from the Packard of 1915 to the 4.3-litre Alfa-Romeo of immediate pre-war days. – Ed. Six cylinders we accept as a matter of course, and Eights are in fairly common parlance, but there is something rare and exciting about a twelve-cylinder motor,...

Page 20 of October 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1942

Monsieur Lory on modern racing car design

As a relief from old-car topics we have pleasure in presenting a review of a paper which M. Lory delivered before the war, translated and commented upon by J. Lowrey, B.Sc. It contains much of intense value and interest, but has never previously been given prominence in this country. – Ed. The basis of this article, translation, review, or what will you, is a paper which M. Lory read before the...

Page 25 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1950

Racing At Whitsun

THE Whit-Saturday Goodwood Meeting of the B.A.R.C. attracted a relatively small crowd, perhaps on account of memories of the Silverstone congestion of a week earlier, possibly because of the Derby. The atmosphere of pre-war Brooklands was most enjoyable and the Sussex constabulary were ready and willing to exercise skill in coping with traffic congestion, should it have arisen. The main...

Page 20 of June 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, June 1942

Letters from readers

Sir, We have for a long time now been discussing the future of our Sport: "Motor Racing After the War." Well, there are a number of things that we must do. Taxation should be governed by the c.c. of the engine and not by bore alone. For, as we all know, the trend of design is for an engine of short stroke and as near as possible "square." We must try to get the ban lifted, so that we can race on...

Page 53 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, December 1976

The racing cars of W.B. Scott

Described to the Editor in a recent interview W. B. Scott (Bummer to his friends) was a regular competitor at Brooklands and elsewhere before the war and very well known at the old Track, so recently I went to ask him how it all came about and to talk of the racing cars he has owned. His interest in things motoring, he told me, began when he went from his prep. school at Winchester to Fettes (the...

Page 76 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, December 1998

The House of Hotchkiss

It started as a French armaments company making rifles for Napoleon III, and became one of the most admired early car marques. Bill Boddy recalls the Hotchkiss Company. I think it is safe to say that the Hotchkiss Company was one of those manufacturers who never made a bad car, or at least very few of them. Others come into this enviable category - Lancia, Mercedes, Rolls-Royce, and no doubt you...

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Rumblings

Clues wanted Even the more optimistic members of the Vintage Sports Car Club admit that it seems unlikely that anymore pre-1914 cars with racing associations will come to light for restoration and subsequent participation in veteran speed events. A sufficient number exist to ensure very interesting contests after the war, and only those who crave ownership of such cars really regret that all...

Page 54 of May 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 1980

The Delahaye 135M "Competition"

In 1935 the Delahaye and Delage firms amalgamated and from being rather dull touring cars Delahaye took on a new lease of life with a very sporting flair. In 1936 there appeared a competition version of the production 135M, built specifically for sports car racing, and the French organisers supported this move by changing all their Grand Prix races into sports car races. This also suited Talbot-...

Page 12 of February 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1936

RUMBLINGS

Sports Cars in Winter Ignoring the fatherly warnings of the motoring bodies and the railway companies that the North of England was unsafe for motor-cars, last month I pursued a somewhat erratic path up the Great North Road en route to Harrogate. In the course of the 200-mile journey, we must have passed nearly a hundred cars, every one was a family saloon of the most box-like characteristics. I...

Page 9 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 1950

Good Sport At B.A.R.C. Members Meeting

J. C. C. Mayers (Lester-M.G.) Retains His Lead for the "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy. Jason-Henry (Delahaye) Wins Fastest Race and Craig's Jaguar Sets Fastest Lap, at 79.3 m.p.h. B.A.R.C. held another of its truly enjoyable Members' Meetings at Goodwood, in the Brooklands tradition, on June 17th. The battle for the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy and £50 prize continued and,...

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