Articles tagged General Motors Corporation

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

Sporting Cars on the Road

The Hurlingham Vauxhall by the Editor Since the days of the old 30-98 Vauxhall this marque has passed through various phases, and anyone who took out one of the latest models after being used to its prototype would have considerable difficulty in reconciling himself to the fact that both models came from the same factory at Luton. There were many who, when the control and policy of this firm...

Page 19 of February 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1959

Rumblings

A visit to Vauxhall Motors When correspondence appeared last year in Motor Sport criticising the Vauxhall Victor and Vauxhall's after-sales service the men in command at Luton were not so much angry as sad. Sad because they realise that no car is perfect and for this reason operate what they consider to be one of the most efficient dealer-liaison and after-sales-service systems in operation...

Page 16 of March 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1963

Continental Notes

At the end of this month Formula One racing will begin with a short race at Snetterton Airfield circuit, and the following three weekends will see European Grand Prix racing starting in earnest. The first weekend in April sees the Bruxelles G.P. on the Heysel circuit on the outskirts of the Belgian capital, Easter Monday sees the traditional round-the-houses Grand Prix at Pau, and the weekend...

Page 3 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 1945

THE DIESEL ENGINE HAS A FUTURE FOR SPORTS CAR ?

THE DIESEL ENGINE: HAS IT A FUTURE FOR SPORTS CARS? —asks Capt. J. S. Moon in this controversial and informative review IN one of his ever-interesting articles in a weekly contemporary, some three years ago, Cecil Clutton suggested that there might be a market for a type of car based somewhat on the . lines of the vintage sports car, with a large, comparatively slowrunning• engine fitted into a...

Page 22 of December 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1953

Nomenclature!

Rolls-Royce, Ltd., inform us that the fully automatic gearbox, now produced at Crewe and described in their sales literature, etc.. as "The Automatic Gearbox," should invariably be referred to by this title and not as "Hydramatic," which is the trade name registered by the General Motors Corporation.

Page 12 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 1950

The Cars at Earls Court

A.C. Stand 135 There is no change here except that prices have risen, the saloon now costing £1,059 and the Sports Tourer, with Buckland body, £1,098. The drophead coupe model is discontinued. The other cars retain the well-tried 2-litre, six-cylinder single-o.h.c., light-alloy engine that originated at the Thames Ditton factory as long ago as 1919. A.C. CARS, LTD., THAMES DITTON, SURREY. ALFA...

Page 49 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1976

Vauxhall Topics

Sir, Reference Mr. Peter Ward's letter from Australia in your June issue, I should like to pass on a few comments taken from Show numbers of Auto magazine in 1925 which I have in my possession. At the 1925 Motor Show Vauxhall exhibited four chassis models, as follows: 14/40 4-cyl. Princeton Touring Car, £550; 14/40 4-cyl. Bedford Saloon, £650; 23/60 4-cyl. Kington touring Car, £895; 25/70 6-cyl....

Page 47 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1965

Rolls-Royce history

Sir, I am most interested (and not a little amused) at the comments made by Mr. Bird. Could I be allowed to make a few observations on some of the points he raises ? (1) The World's first 6-cylinder car. For the record, contemporary authorities were reasonably unanimous in accepting the Spyker brothers of Amsterdam as being the first in this field. It was a most remarkable effort for 1902, with...

Page 29 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1984

High-tech Saab 9000 in the luxury class

ROAD IMPRESSIONS High-tech Saab 9000 in the luxury class MEASURED against the activity in the small and medium size car sectors in the past five years, the large-car class has been a fairly neglected area. Most of the running has come from Audi, the new 200 Turbo and Quattro models establishing a benchmark for high performance with comparable handling, but in the summer Saab took the wraps off...

Page 42 of April 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1972

Factory Methods of the Vintage Era

No. 16: General Motors at Hendon Today the products of General Motors, the largest producer of motor vehicles in the world, are well established in this country, with Opels from Germany and Vauxhalls from Luton known to everyone. Back in 1929 it was much the same, except that in those vintage days the GM depot was a big ex-Government aeroplane factory at Hendon, off London's Edgware Road, and the...

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