Articles tagged the Express

Page 54 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, August 1998

"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

Page 98 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 1998

BIritish Racing Misery

I read with amusement the editor's comments on how the V16 BRMs lived up to their original failures at the marvellous Goodwood Revival Meeting. Much has been written about Raymond Mays' too ambitious attempt to put Britain on the post-war GP map. Here is how it looked to one who was there at the time. I had seen the splendid performances Raymond Mays had put up before the war in speed-trials,...

Page 82 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 2010

Mirror to the World

The budget was huge, the organisation immense. Anthony Howard was the man charged by the Daily Mirror with turning rally bulletins into news Once upon a time, Fleet Street thrived amid rivers of alcohol, old Spanish practices, the chatter of telex machines and the aroma of hot lead. But its firm grip on advertising revenues and its prime position as provider of news and entertainment faced an...

Page 51 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1955

Club News

S.T.D. Register The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held a successful Talbot Rally at Seaford on May 29th, organised by Mr. R. Bilby, which was attended by the Talbot designer Georges Roesch. After a picnic lunch on the downs the cars were driven to a roped-off enclosure by the Martello Tower, where a Concours d'Elegance was judged by Commander Jack of the Seaford Town Council and W. Boddy, Editor of...

Page 50 of October 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 2010

The green shoots of sponsorship

As the first fully-backed team in Formula 1, the British Racing Partnership was envied by the works teams – who finally shut them out It’s what every team manager dreams of: a generous sponsor, a big budget, top cars and someone the press can call the world’s best driver. Today it’s the standard objective. Fifty years ago, when sponsorship meant little more than free tyres and oil, it seemed – to...

Page 22 of July 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1941


MOTORING IN THE UNITED STATES [Some time ago Douglas Tubbs praised American cars and a first-rate controversy followed. In publishing this article from his pen we have no wish to re-open this discussion. But America is so very much our friend these times that interest attaches to all she does, and it is fitting that we should know something of how she motors.—Ed.I IN recent but happier...

Page 55 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White (Continued from the September issue) Following his unsuccessful debut as a racing driver in the 1902 Paris-Vienna race due to troubles experienced with the Wolseley Beetle which he was allocated, Lt Comdr (as he later became) Grahame-White (afterwards referred to as G-W) was asked to conduct some stunts in Richmond...

Page 60 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1958


B.M.C. Introduce the 948-c.c. Austin-Healey Sprite—To Sell for £678 17s. 0d. LAST month we drove to Birmingham for a preview of Britain latest sports car, the Austin-Healey Sprite. This new small sports model was evolved from designs laid down about two years ago by Donald Healey to meet the British Motor Corporation's craving to add a low-capacity sports car to its existing range of products....

Page 86 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, January 2009

On motor sport's front line

As the Second World War ended, so motor racing could start up again, with RAF pilot Tony Crook among its early pioneers By Martin Gurdon Childhood wishes drew Tony Crook to motor racing, and eventually made him decide to leave it. Until recently best known as the man behind Bristol Cars, Crook had a distinguished record in early post-war motor sport. From 1946 to ’55 he competed on equal terms...

Page 43 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1980

Out of the past

From time to time Motor Sport's readers send me much interesting material, such as a photostat of a page from the one-time Douglas Company's house-magazine The Con-Road, of which I had not heard previously. This came to me from Mr. Geoff Lee of Ruislip and is dated 1927. It is about a racing car assembled by C. G. Pullin from parts he imported from America, for use at Brooklands in 1911. Now I...



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