THE OPEN S.S.1 SPORTS CAR.
IN last month's issue of MOTOR SPORT there appeared a description of a road test of the S.S.1 16 li.p. coupe. We have recorded therein our appreciation of the many excellent qualities of the S.S.1 as a closed car of great comfort combined with high performance. We recently had an opportunity of inspecting at the showrooms of the distributors of these cars, Messrs....
SPORTING CARS ON ROAD AND TRACK.
A WEEK-END TEST on the SUPER-SPORTS "ALVIS."
AT THE TOP OF AL:As HILL.
ENGINE : Four-cylinder monobloc. 0.11.V., 68 mm. by 103 mm., 12/50 h.p.
CLUTCH: External cone, fabric faced.
GEAR Box : Separate unit, four-speed, side control.
CARDAN SHAFT: Exposed tubular with roller bearing Universal joints.
REAR AXLE: Aluminium casing ; spiral bevel...
RECALLING THE ROAD TESTS
No. I : The 1924-5 Period of MOTOR SPORT Test Reports
SINCE war broke out MOTOR SPORT has relied to a tremendous extent on the enthusiasm and generosity of voluntary contributors, and to these persons, whose motoring know ledge and writing ability has been placed so unstintingly at our disposal, our heartfelt thanks are due. Besides those whose help has been of such a...
5,000 miles of misery, 5,000 miles of fun from the Assistant Editor's TR6
When I ordered a new TR6 in Autumn last year I was looked at askance by colleagues and associates. "What on earth do you want one of those lorries for?" "Something out of the Ark." "Terrible handling . . ." and all that sort of rubbish with which people without experience of them usually condemn TR6s. Certainly they are old...
F/Lt. Peter Jones hopes to install a Diesel engine in a private-car chassis, and F/O. McConnell has been using something very different - a 250-c.c. Villiers-engined 2-seater Rytacraft, which gives him 80 m.p.g. and 45 m.p.h. Over in Sydney, John Crouch has got together a nice stable, comprising a Delahaye, an O.E. "30/98" Vauxhall, an M.G. coupé, a Frazer-Nash with Frontenac motor in...
AIRCRA FOR THE PRIVATE OWN 'R
STANDARD PRODUCTION LIGHT 'PLANES NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE AMATEUR PILOT.
IT is now nearly seven years since the light aeroplane movement was first established, and during this period the development of machines, and the advancement of flying as a sport has been steadily maintained. To-day not only has the would-be pilot ample facilities to learn and practice the art of...
TWO DAYS WITH AN S.S.11
A SMART COUPE WITH GOOD PERFORMANCE.
ON visiting the Motor Show at Olympia each year one usually goes fully prepared for one or two " eye openers " about which there has been much talk in the advertisement columns of the motoring press for several weeks before the opening date, and at the 1931 show, the S.S. models were undoubtedly one of the sensations.
Recently we had an...
THE ALVIS RALLY.
The Alvis Rally which has by now become a regular Brooklands fixture, proved to be more attractive and elaborate than ever when participants and visitors visited the track on Saturday last at the invitation of the organisers, Henlys, Ltd. Besides the usual races, and so forth, aeroplane flights were arranged and the enjoyment of the proceeding was added to by music played by the...
THE 16 h.p. S.S.I. COUPE
WTIEN the S.S.I. coupe was first introduced at the Olympia Motor Show of 1931 it was felt by many that, handsome as the car undoubtedly was, its appeal was limited by reason of its lack of accommodation for occasional passengers.
In rectifying this possible criticism in the 1933 model, the Swallow Company has not only provided a very comfortable rear seat for two...
" RUDDER-BA R."
The Caterpillar Club.
That very select body, the Caterpillar Club, was called to mind a few weeks ago when two Service pilots extricated themselves from a most terrific and perilous position, following a collision in mid-air, by leaping to safety with their parachutes. This unpremeditated act automatically made them el:gible for membership to the Club which is...