Articles tagged Dunlop

Page 32 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1976

Around and About

It's (nearly) all go at Donington All looks set for the re-opening of Donington Park as one of the best racing circuits in the world. In the recently-published results of last year's Public Inquiry the DoE Inspector has found that all major objections, from East Midlands Airport, Rolls-Royce (1971) Ltd. and a minority group of local residents, form no obstacle to the redevelopment of the Park's...

Page 47 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 2000

Michelin F1 Radial

It's brave move for a new player to change the rules of the game. On the eve of Michelin's return to F1, Keith Howard recalls how they transferred road technology to the track and altered the technical baseline for good. French tyre giant Michelin took an inordinately long time to add their name to the long roster of Formula One tyre suppliers, which already included Continental, Goodyear,...

Page 22 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1950

In Miniature

UNDER this heading recently we commented on, amongst other fascinating miniatures, the rubber-driven "Penguin" toy cars. Now we have come upon the same maker's smaller clockwork-driven "Minic" replicas of such cars as Rolls-Royce and Daimler sedancas, Daimler sunshine saloon, Bentley, Daimler and Rolls-Royce tourers, Vauxhall tourer and cabriolet and Vanguard, Morris-Oxford, Wolseley "6/80,"...

Page 42 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1963

White elephantitis

Rare encounter — a roamer with Duesenberg engine I stalked this exceedingly rare specimen to its lair in Llanelly, a Welsh industrial town on the North shore of Carmarthen Bay. It was no chance encounter, because its enthusiastic owner, Mr. Gwynne Jones, had kindly invited me to take a run in this Roamer when we, and our respective wives, shared a table at that elaborate buffet-supper at Butlin'...

Page 31 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, July 1950

Club News

WE HEAR R. Wakeling has a 1906 "20/30" Renault with vast closed body. apparently in very fine order, even to the tapestry upholstery. According to the Nottingham Evening Post of May 17th, Donington wiIl not be de-requisitioned until 1952. T. R. Hendee, who recently took delivery of the ex-Barnato Le Mans Speed Six Bentley, was delighted with the efficient manner in which Evan Cook's Packers, Ltd...

Page 20 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1956

Enthusiasts' Directory

No. 10 — Tyres This particular instalment of "Enthusiasts' Directory" is especially interesting, because no single component of the motor car has benefited so thoroughly from racing as the tyre. In the very early times, as the racing car emerged out of the mists of antiquity, the pneumatic tyre endowed the vehicles to which it was fitted with more speed, at the expense of time lost repairing the...

Page 21 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, June 1956

Notes On The Cars At Monte Carlo

Ferrari had five cars for his team of drivers, Fangio, Castellotti, Musso, and Collins. They were all modified Lancias, three of them with the Syracuse body style where the pontoons merge into the body, and two with the Argentine layout. Mechanically the cars were unchanged from previous races, the V8 engines still using double-choke downdraught Solex carburetters. In view of the possible...

Page 68 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 1988

Veteran to classic: Napier L48 reconstruction

Restoration ethics With the VSCC quite rightly opposed to newly-built "old" cars and the rules governing historic vehicles due for revision, it is interesting to look at how an accomplished engineer tackled the task of recreating a very significant 1904 car whose chassis had been scrapped as long ago as 1908. I refer to the 15-litre Napier L48 "Samson" which Bob Chamberlain has revived in...

Page 29 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1968

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Welsh Week-end (October 5th/6th) This traditional fixture ran true to form, with 93 entries, of which 26 were content to tackle the Saturday driving tests and Concours d'Etat and 67 braved the 200-mile run to Presteigne on the Saturday and the trial on the Sunday. As usual, crowds turned out to watch. As usual the local Police were most helpful....

Page 49 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, November 1956

International Class G records broken in England

For the first time since the war a record attempt has been officially observed in England by the RAC. At a Bedford aerodrome last month Wing Cmdr F Sowrey, AFC, broke the International Class G standing-start kilometre and mile records, respectively at 87.64 mph, and 93.88 mph. These records were formerly held by RJW Appleton (Appleton-Riley), who was timed at Brooklands at 82.16 and 91.3 mph,...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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