Articles tagged the Herald

Page 113 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, May 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

Old photographs continue to come to light. For instance, the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald was sent a picture showing the Graphic Motor Works, a garage in King Street, Penrith, which is now the site of the Herald office, probably taken before the First World War and showing a line-up of early cars outside, with owners and a chauffeur in attendance, one being a Lanchester landaulette, while...

Page 48 of April 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1963

What are the small firms doing?

A survey of the products of some of Britain's smallest motor manufacturers. We have always been on the side of the really small motor manufacturers partly because of the fact that they have to stand up against the might of the Big Five but mainly because they try to produce cars which are vastly different from the necessarily standardised products of the larger manufacturers. They concentrate...

Page 65 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, June 1971

Janspeed put a cutting edge on the Toledo

Changes in the world of conversion specialists are usually more frequent than in the Motor Industry which supplies the raw material for the converters to work on. However, around a dozen such "go-faster" firms have now been part of the motoring scene for so long, or have been so successful, that they are now accepted as part of general motoring life. Companies such as V. W. Derrington (the...

Page 45 of October 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, October 1958

Speed in the Air

The S.B.A.C. Farnborough Flying Display My ticket for the annual Farnborough Flying Display was a one-day ticket dated September 3rd, which coincided with the return of the normal English summer. Under the shocking weather conditions prevailing the performing pilots coped admirably. The Bristol 192 helicopter was untroubled by the low cloud-base and took off on one engine, but Westland stole the...

Page 78 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, May 1971

The Triumph 1500 in Africa

Sir, I read with interest your impressions of the new Triumph 1500 as I have one here in South Africa. Not many of your readers are probably aware that the old 1300 was produced with the 1500 engine, identical in most respects to the new model in Britain, here in South Africa. I personally have mixed sentiments of this car. I might list its good points first. The interior is out of this world for...

Page 65 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1959

Letters From Readers

N.B.—Opinions Expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not neccessarily associate itself with them. -- Ed. The Triumph Herald There is one fault in the design of this which is not mentioned in your excellent review of this vehicle. The design of the bonnet is such that if this had to be lifted at night for some kind of roadside adjustment (e.g. plug changing, or even...

Page 25 of March 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1975

Road Impressions - The Triumph Spitfire 1500

Improving with age ? After thirteen years of production it might be assumed that the Triumph Spitfire is growing considerably long in the tooth. Compared with the modern thinking which has evolved mid-engined small sports cars such as the Fiat X1/9 it is indeed. Yet after trying the latest version of the Spitfire, the new 1500, we were surprised how well Triumph engineers have managed to keep...

Page 19 of June 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 1964

The Evolution of Modern Small Car Engines

(Continued from the May issue) Standard-Triumph. The second paper at last year's I.A.E. Automotive Division Symposium was delivered by D. C. Eley, New Projects Engineer, Standard-Triumph Ltd., and dealt with the conception and design detail's of their 803-c.c. engine, its redesign to 948 c.c., the design of the twin-carburetter version and a further redesign to 1,147 c.c., in both single and twin...

Page 72 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1970

Who's for fresh air?

Sir, May I be allowed to commiserate with your correspondent Anthony Smith of Harlington in connection with his letter "Who's for Fresh Air ?" in the January issue? My family grew too big for an Austin Healey 3000, so 51 years ago I bought a Mini Cooper as a temporary expedient until some manufacturer came up with a full four-seater with adequate performance. (I do not class the Herald/Vitesse...

Page 18 of February 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1971

Good value from British Leyland—the GT6

The days were not so long ago when the typical sports-car owner was that bachelor chap round the corner who was always rushing off to Silverstone with his bobble hat pulled down over his ears and a great roar of tyre smoke. The rest of the time he spent tinkering with the machine in some draughty garage getting incredibly dirty but achieving miracles with the engine. Now all that is becoming...

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