Articles tagged Ford Motor

Page 209 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 209, July 2014

Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Astons in the blood A trip to Surrey uncovers a cache of Britain's finest, and a man with a fund of knowledge I’ve read about Aston expert Richard Williams over the years but hadn’t met him until a motoring friend took me along to the eponymous firm he runs in Cobham, tactfully camouflaged behind suburban bungalows. R S Williams has been tuning, restoring and improving Astons since the 1960s, but...

Page 130 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 130, November 2008

Lotus 20/22

With Formula Junior regaining popularity, now’s the time to invest in one of Colin Chapman’s creations. Which type will you go for?By Richard Heseltine It always was a catchy title. Fifty years young, Formula Junior is undergoing something of a renaissance, an under-the-radar second – or possibly third – coming with packed grids attracting newbies and old hands alike to entry-level historic...

Page 3 of April 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, April 1942

MORE FRONTENAC

MORE FRONTENAC [Last month H. L. Biggs gave some technical details of Frontenac Fords. A correspondent to " N.A.R.N.," the American Midget Car Racing Weekly, recently enquired whether early racing Chevrolets were" revamped" Model-T Fords or " Special " racing cars. In view of Biggs's article the reply may be of interest, and we accordingly reprint it from the January 22nd issue of the " National...

Page 9 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1946

Monkhouse (Bugatti) Makes F.T.D. at Elstree

Huge entry for V.S.C.C. event. Some very good times. Abecassis's Alta is fastest sports car. The Vintage S.C.C. speed trials at Elstree on Easter Monday over a 1/4-mile of slightly uphill aerodrome runway produced a "Brooklands" entry and attendance. The start was very late, electrical timing had to be abandoned for stop-watch, and the second runs were conducted in a very haphazard manner - one...

Page 40 of March 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1955

Ford cars and service.

Sir, Having read the letters of Mr. English, Mr. McGhee and Mr. Kearns, I can only conclude that they have been most unfortunate in the service they have received from their Ford motor cars, and apparently also from certain agents. I have been driving motor cars of all sorts for well over 30 years, and just over twelve months ago I decided to buy a Ford Zephyr after consulting many members of my...

Page 77 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, September 2011

We Wouldn't Have Missed It...

The Festival of Speed provides enough standout moments to suit every taste. These were Rob Widdows' favourite bits GORGEOUS COLLECTION OF RED Alfa Romeos in the Cathedral paddock, from Alfeita to that wonderful V8-engined Tipo 33 Targa Florio winner. Red racing Alfas, just ooze history and passion. Thanks Doug Nye, for guiding me round them. LOTUS 25 ON THE HILL. NEVER FAILS to stir so many great...

Page 90 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, September 1984

The Ford V8

Sir, Your "Ford at Brooklands" article, and especially the reference to V8 coupés being used for trials and rallies, reminded me of the car which my brother and I bought on January 3rd, 1939 from Dennis Poore, then a salesman at Atalanta Cars at Staines but ten years later British Hill Climb Champion, for £20 10s. Our car was a 1933 Ford V8 drophead coupe complete with dickey seat where the...

Page 104 of February 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, February 2012

Mann of the decade

His career was confined to the 1960s but what an era it was, with Alan Mann acting as a lynchpin in Ford’s competition drive By Richard Heseltine It holds true in broad outline that the closer you get to the truth, the more the legend evaporates. Racer-turned-entrant Alan Mann has just skewered an eminent figure of ’60s motor sport, outlining how he was caught with his fingers in the corporate...

Page 37 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1963

A Model-A register

Sir, I wish to trace the owners of all model AF Ford motor vehicles (circa 1927-31) including models A, B and BB, with the idea of forming a register, to further the interest in these rather rare vehicles. If you could assist me in any way I would be very much obliged (I am not connected with the Motor Trade). G. H. Langton. 111, Prince Albert Road, Eastney, Portsmouth, Hants.

Page 41 of April 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, April 1963

Ford and motoring sport

A significant facet of the modern competition world is the part that Ford seems likely to play in almost every field of motoring sport in the near future. In America and Britain, Ford motor-cars (or should I write motoring cars?) are being built with many aspects of motoring sport in mind. This is right and proper, because although the name of Ford is associated primarily with providing the...

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