Articles tagged Dunlop

Page 18 of August 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, August 1960

Riding on Rubber for 10,000 miles

Experiences with the Editorial Morris Mini-Minor ALL cars have rubber between hubs and road. Of course, except those on iron tyres which you only see in museums. This article, however, is about a car which is sprung on rubber, apart from that of its tyres—in other words, the Morris Mini-Minor, brilliant conception of Alec Issigonis, Chief Engineer of the British Motor Corporation. A great deal of...

Page 16 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1957

Tyre Testing at Fort Dunlop

We recently paid a rather hasty but very educational visit to Fort Dunlop, at the instigation of their Mr. Woodgates, who had raised his eyebrows at some of the remarks about tubeless tyres made by our correspondents and had suggested it was time the Editor saw for himself the careful tests made to ensure the reliability of Dunlop products. Accordingly, one Thursday I drove North in the Austin-...

Page 41 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, February 1980

A pioneer Welsh-built monoplane

As "The Diaries of an RFC Officer" are arousing a gratifying amount of interest and as Motor Sport once covered mechanised sporting events in the air as well as on land and water, I thought that a little more reporting with an aeronautical flavour would not come amiss. So last year I drove in the comfort and fuel-stringency of a new FWD Opel Kadett to Cardiff, to investigate a very early Welsh-...

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

The Treen-Replica Riley Nines

THE other day we journeyed down to that beautiful part of England which is found near Petworth to inspect the competition Riley Nines which are a speciality of the Amberley Engineering Company. The production of these special Rileys has been started by John Treen with a view to providing an "1,100" of stark conception and high performance, expressly suited to the requirements of the amateur...

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

"The Story of Triumph Sports Cars"

By Graham Robson. 189 pp. 91/2 in. x 74 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 5DD £3.60). This is the long-awaited history of Triumph cars, to meet last year's 21st birthday of the TR sports Triumphs, the 70th anniversary of the Standard Motor Co. which rescued Triumph from the financial doldrums and the 50th anniversary of the Triumph Company itself....

Page 66 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1973

Book reviews

"Automobile Tyres" by L. J. K. Setright. 195 pp., 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/8 in. (Chapman & Hall Ltd., 11, New Fetter Lane, London, EC4P 4EE. £3.25.) There has previously never been a complete and erudite layman's guide to what automobile tyres are all about. This ommission has now been filled by the industrious Leonard Setright, which is not altogether surprising, the book following as it does some...

Page 46 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1964

Blisters

Sir, At 10,000 and 15,000 miles on Dunlops, Mr. K. Ward should boast, not complain. On my Midget one Dunlop blistered at 6,000 miles and they did sweet damn all, as one might expect, but as the rest of the set wore out at 9,000 it didn't make much difference. Needless to say the "X"s which replaced them are close to 17,000, although to be fair, the front pair (never moved round) are almost...

Page 21 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, December 1958

Veteran Types No. XXXIX

A 1913 25/35 Brixia-Züst For those Motor Sport readers who cannot claim a readership-span of nearly thirty years I should explain, before embarking on the thirty-ninth article in this series, that E. K. H. Karslake wrote the first of these " Veteran Types" studies for us in 1930. This first article dealt with Count Zborowski's legendary Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang II, now owned and beautifully...

Page 36 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1985

Tojeiro

The way in which John Tojeiro became a constructor is typical of the Fifties — he built a special intending to race it himself then first one, then another, customer arrived on his doorstep and suddenly he was no longer a special builder but a small scale constructor. Ironically, he never did get round to racing one of his own cars. Although little more than 30 Tojeiros were ever built, and...

Page 56 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1965

Alfa Romeo experiences

Sir, My experience of Alfa motoring has been limited to one car, an Alfa TI Super. Nevertheless my comments about it may be of interest to your readers, as it was an almost unique model to this country—Super is to a TI what Lotus is to a Cortina. To date only two have been brought to England; one was purchased by Dunlop Experimental Department and the other by Maurice Baring (no connection with...

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