Articles tagged Eaton

Page 5 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Mille Miglia Placings Placings in the Mille Miglia 1,000-Mile Sports Car Race, which was won by Biondetti and Selani in a 2-litre Ferrari, are given below. Britain was well up, for Wisdom and young Geoffrey Healey won the touring category outright in a Healey, while the Bristol saloon of Count Lurani and H. J. Aldington was third and Donald Healey's Healey saloon fourth in this class. Retirements...

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A Vintage Enthusiast

The Bishop of Exeter, Dr. C. E. Curzon, addressing the Diocesan Association for the Care of Friendless Girls last month, said: "As regards the motor car . . . well, it has become a sort of travelling bedroom. I won't say more." The "bored-out" Allard we referred to in the Elstree report was Sydney Allard's own car and has, we are informed, a Mercury engine. J. Lowrey, B.Sc., has joined the...

Page 36 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1970

The Belgian Grand Prix

Fabulous Francorchamps - BRM break the Cosworth stronghold Spa, Francorchamps, Belgium, June 7th When the Grand Prix circus assembled in the paddock at Francorchamps on Friday, June 5th, for the first practice session there was a very noticeable gap in the ranks. The orange cars of the Bruce McLaren Motor Racing Team had been withdrawn, for on the Tuesday previous McLaren had died in a crash at...

Page 10 of May 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 1928


GREAT RACING MARQUES. XIII.—ASTON-MARTIN. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. THE small sports car which to-day is so universally popular is a comparatively recent phenomenon in the history of the motor car. In the early days, if one wanted a fast car, one selected the highestpowered machine which was made by the firm which one favoured. If a millionaire, one probably succeeded in obtaining something of even...

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The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933

The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933 Alpine In recent times many retrospectives of former important competition events have been held, for classic and other cars. They are commendable in that they provide good sport with a flavour of the past for those who take part, and perhaps they enhance the value of some of the cars so publicised. But none of them, for a variety of rather obvious reasons, can quite...

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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...

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Frederick Lionel Rapson - inventor extraordinary

WE LEFT Mr. Rapson in the unenviable position of having submitted his much criticised "unpunctureable" tyres to a 10,000-mile RAC-observed test from which he had to withdraw after 5,732 miles because three of the Rapsons on his Rolls-Royce were suffering from internal defects. Such an outcome, after the blaze of publicity in which his invention had been announced five months before, in July, 1919...

Page 47 of August 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, August 1934


THE ALPINE TRIAL THE Alpine Trial which prescribes that 100 cars of the same type shall have been produced by the factory before the model shall be eligible for the Trial, which thus excluded the 1934 models of some of the small firms, Great Britain will be well represented with a total of 43 entries. A last minute alteration in the rules, strictly speaking not permissible under A.I regulations,...

Page 47 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, May 1993

Vital statistics

At the heart of the DB7 is a 3.2-litre supercharged six-cylinder engine which develops 335 bhp at 5600 rpm and 368 lb/ft of torque at 3000. For comparison, the latest Jaguar XJ12 saloon's six-litre V12 produces 318 bhp at 5400 rpm and 342 lb/ft of torque at 3750. The Jaguar saloon weighs 1985 kg; the DB7 is a comparative featherweight, at 1650. The Aston's performance figures should be...

Page 4 of July 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, July 1930


THE GRAND PRIX d'ENDURANCE OVERWHELMING BRITISH VICTORY IN THE CLASSIC 24-HOUR RACE. Barnato's Bentley at full speed on the long straight down to Mulsanne. When on the afternoon of Sunday, 22nd June, Woolf Barnato drew up after his run of 24 hours at le Mans, Bentley had scored its fourth successive win in the Grand Prix d'Endurance. During the two rounds of the clock Barnato and Kidston had...



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Brawn Supremacy



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