Articles tagged Dunlop Company

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

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-...

Page 66 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1994

The Test That Went Wrong

The Test That Went Wro In the earlier days of motoring, car owners paid great attention to tyres. Punctures were frequent, skids dreaded, and the mileages obtainable from the covers of the pre-1914 era were very miserable indeed. No wonder there was endless controversy about which was the best equipment to invest in. Choice wasn't easy, with 31 different makes — and I mean makes, not types, of...

Page 40 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1986

Veteran to Classic: "I tested racing car tyres"

I had an interesting meeting with Mr J. F. Andrews, who used to test racing-car tyres for the Dunlop Rubber Company Ltd. We met at that convenient centre, the Midland Motor Museum in Bridgnorth, the route thereto taking me over one of my favourite roads, that from Knighton via Brampton Bryan, Diddlebury, and Morville, which the Ford Sierra XR 4x4 took in its usual capable style. Before working...

Page 31 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1975

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS CARE OF TYRES A New Book about Dunlop OBSOLETE SIZES of tyres, without which veteran and vintage cars could not be run, unless they were equipped with rebuilt wheels to take modern covers which would make them look absurd, are fortunately still available from the Dunlop Company through their distributors, Vintage Tyre Supplies Limited...

Page 16 of August 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1933

BUILT FOR BROOKLANDS AND MONTLHERY.

BUILT FOR BROOKLANDS AND MONTLHERY. THE NAPIER-RAILTON PASSES ITS FIRST TESTS IN THE HANDS OF JOHN COBB. After many months of hard work by all those concerned with the project, the new 12 cylinder Napier-Railton car has at last reached the stage of completion, and was formally " launched " on the Tuesday following Whit-Monday at the Brooklands premises of its constructors, Messrs. Thomsson &...

Page 35 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1931

tems of interest

ITEMS OF INTFREST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Mrs. Stewart's Record. p. In: fastest ir p. In: fastest woman motorist in the world to-day is the British lady driver, Mrs. G. M. Stewart, who has now attainedthe remarkable speed. of over 140jra.p.h. in a record breaking run at Montlhery. During the Easter week-end Mrs. Stew art broke no fewer than four international records in class " E " (1,500 c.c. to 2,...

Page 35 of October 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1968

Cars in Books

This time, thanks to a reader, Mr. J. H. Dunn of Weybridge, we are able to quote a rather luridly written passage from "The Log of the Maken", by Ian Nicolson, which will be of interest to members of the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club. But we hope they will not emulate the drive described:— "A tiny car hurtles down the Dover Road. As it roars past policemen, they instinctively reach to their tunic...

Page 30 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1962

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage. A section devoted to old car matters

VINTAGE CAR PRICES THE prices asked for pre-1931 cars, and indeed, many p.v.t. models, have been falling, but are still far too high. The Sword auction sale of last summer realised £49,000 for the sale of 119 cars and commercials and a few motorcycles, ranging from 1896 to 1947, top price being £3,100 for a 1910 Rolls-Royce shooting-brake. This, for cars the majority of which were probably bought...

Page 40 of February 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1935

Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. The Passing of a Famous Designer. IN the death of Arnold Zoller, at Darmstadt last month, the motoring world has lost a pioneer. A Swiss by birth, he was with the Fiat concern for several years • from 1906 onwards, and designed some of the early racing engines. Even in those days Zoller was an ardent upholder of mechanical developments which are...

Page 81 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, May 1986

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

The 4.9-Litre Sunbeams Success after Success far the Indianapolis-engined Cars. Louis Coatalen, Chief Engineer and Director of the Sunbeam Motor Car Co. of Wolverhampton, was a great motor-racing enthusiast, who had sagely copied, literally, the design of a 1913 Ernest Henry twin-cam sixteen-valve Peugeot when planning his team of cars for the 1914 French GP and loM TT. This piratical move...

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