Aston Martin has issued a recall notice affecting more than 17,000 cars built since 2007, including every left-hand-drive example constructed in this time and all right-hand-drive cars built since May 2012.
The recall is to replace a part of the accelerator pedal provided by a Chinese supplier and found not to be an official DuPont component but a copy.
No faults or failings have been reported,...
Clark Wins at Record Speed
WATKINS GLEN, October 7th
THE success of last year's race guaranteed the return this year to Watkins Glen of the Fourth U.S. Grand Prix. Whereas last year the Drivers' Championship had been settled before the race started, this year's race could still mean a change in the final result.
Watkins Glen, situated in North-West New York State, is the area known as the Fingers...
VARZI'S FIRST VICTORY FOR AUTO-UNION
A RUNAWAY VICTORY AT 101.19 M.P.H. WIMILLE (BUGATTI) SECOND & ETANCELIN (VIASERATI) THIRD
MAXIMUM speed counts for a lot on the permanent circuit of Carthage, where the sixth Grand Prix of Tunis was held on the 6th of last month. For this reason Achille Varzi's Auto-Union was a strong favourite, especially as he was piloting the actual car with which Stuck...
Having watched the Veteran Car Rally (Sunday, 7th November) on the London. Brighton run, I thought that you might like to have an eye-witness account of the first occasion in 1896. A great uncle of mine lived with his parents in Old Steine in Brighton and the following is an extract from his diary: "November 14th, 1896 Saturday
"Today was very historic and very wet. It was the first legal...
The A.V., which was in production at Teddington from 1919 to 1924, was a cyclecar pure and simple. Ward & Avey Ltd. bought the design from John Carden, who had evolved it before the war but who was obsessed with his £100 two-stroke cyclecar on returning to "civvy street."
Production of this sporting-looking single-seater or monocar commenced in 1919 at a substantial factory in Somerset Road,...
CONTINENTAL RACING NEWS THE GRANDS PRIX OF ORAN A Double Bugatti Victory
Results of the racing car event :
1. De Maleplane (2-litre Bugatti), 2h. 48m. 32s. Average speed, 70.87 m.p.h.
2. Dupont (1100 c.c. Amilcar), 2h. 49m. 8s.
3. Michel Dore (1500 c.c. Bugatti), 2h. 54m. 51s.
4. Pelegri (1100 c.c. Amilcar), 3h. 19m. 48s.
5. Hiercourt (1500 c.c. Bugatti), 3h. 20m. 30s.
6. Madame flier (1100 c.c....
PROSPECTS OF A WONDERFUL FRENCH G P.
ALFA-ROMEO-BUGATTI DUEL TO BE FOUGHT ONCE AGAIN AT RHEIMS
T•EN years ago the most important road race in the world was the French Grand Prix. To win this race was the ambition of manufacturers and drivers alike, the blue rib and of motor racing. Then came the advent of " sports " car racing, and the prestige of the race declined. Entries fell...
GREAT BRITISH ACHIEVEMENTS
A. Rivers-Fletcher describes the Bentley successes at Le Mans.
IT is proposed to recount the four successive Bentley victories at Le Mans in 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. But it must be remembered that a private owner won at Le Mans in 1924, when Capt. J. F. Duff, partnered by F. C. Clement, brought their 8-litre to victory in the Grand Prix d'Enduranee, and even this was...
The Estoril circuit in Portugal has its share of slow corners, where racing drivers need to feed the throttle to get their cars round cleanly without losing time. Mauro Baldi and Per-Gunnar Andersson could ignore the conventional rules when driving their 240 Turbo in the final round of the Touring Car Championship, however, on their way fifth place overall. With Electronic Traction Control the...