Articles tagged Goodrich

Page 57 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- 40/50 Panhard Levassor

In the Grand Manner "Panhard and Levassor since the 'nineties' of the last century have been names to conjure with, and few cars throughout the whole of the Motor Industry have so high a reputation. An inspection of the chassis at Olympia proves that they are built to last indefinitely and discloses several interesting points of design, for example the engine and the four-wheel brakes, which...

Page 29 of June 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1958

HOW AMERICA MOTORS

Week-end with a Ford Thunderbird NOW that Britons are every day being more and more conditioned to the American way of life, notably through the media of radio, TV and strip serials, and with the U.S. Air Force ready to muster its supersonic aircraft to our protection at every flicker of its radar screens, what can we, mere motoring scribes, do but attempt to tell you bow America motors ? To do...

Page 8 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, May 1938

THE SEVENTH R.A.C. RALLY

THE SEVENTH R.A.C. RALLY AN SS OUTING—MORGAN, WOLSELEY, ASTON-MARTIN, TRIUMPH, SS AND FORD V8 SHARE THE HONOURS--SENSIBLE FINAL TESTS—INTEREST AS PRONOUNCED AS EVERRILEY TAKES THE TEAM PRIZE WELL, the seventh R.A.C. has come and gone. It was a signal success. Even though there Was a compulsory night stop this year, and the weather broke just before the start, so that a cold and cheerless wind...

Page 66 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1994

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...

Page 46 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, March 1991

Veteran to classic -- Forgotten Journeys

A long time ago, when the Motor Sport offices were somewhat closer to the traffic-flow along the City Road than they are now, there existed a secondhand bookshop a few doors away. Browsing there, I came upon Self Portrait by Gilbert Frankau, which did not interest me until, glancing at a list of "Some of the People in the Story," I was astonished to find the names of SCH Davis, Sir Dehane...

Page 52 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, July 2006

Carbon fibre

A black art if ever there was one, the use of carbon and carbon composite materials propelled F1 technology ahead in one huge leap. But the early stages weren't easy... Words: Keith Howard. Photography: Charles Best In the 1980s Formula One abandoned two materials which had served motorsport since its beginnings: cast iron was surpassed for brake discs; and aluminium was eclipsed for structural...

Page 25 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1997

Foreign cars in the USA

Although the American motor industry obviously hopes her 'compact' automobiles will stem sales of imported cars, the makers of the foreign invaders intend to put up a fight, judging by the advertising we studied in a current issue of a specialised American sports paper. Full page insertions had been taken by, or on behalf of, Lancia, Citroen, Sunbeam, Alfa-Romeo, Austin Healey, Triumph and...

Page 56 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1989

Track test: Porsche track tests

A bit of fun "It's a bit of perverse fun, really" quipped AFN Porsche 928 S4 driver Tony Dron of his 1.43 ton mount in the BF Goodrich Porsche Club GB Championship. The same quote aptly summarises British attitudes to racing valuable machinery, especially Porsches. Porsche Club GB is no ordinary motor club. The organisers of a series that has run since 1984, under previous sponsors such as...

Page 46 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1984

Rally Review

Acropolis Events of the present are rarely without their counterparts from the past, and quite often one can recall from years gone by an incident almost identical with one of very recent origin. One might even go further and say that things which are sometimes claimed to be unprecedented can quite often be shown not to be so. This is certainly true of rallying and we have often wondered at the...

Page 84 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, December 1982

TUNING TOPICS

Tyre ConversionsJ. W. samples the latest transatlantic tyres NOW 112 years old and distinguished amongst tyre companies by not contesting the original equipment (0E) car manufacturers' market and by staying firmly in profit through the cut-throat recessionary tyre marketing period of recent years, B. F. Goodrich at Akron, Ohio, are aggressively involved in offering a new generation of rubber...

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