Articles tagged Hillman

Page 27 of February 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1938


THE TREND OF DESIGN Once again the time has come to survey, as concisely as possible, the progress that has been made in the design and production of high-performance cars during the past twelve months (TO BE PUBLISHED IN TWO PARTS) I. SPORTS-CARS FiRsT and foremost, the distinction between sports and utility cars continues to narrow and not a single newly-introduced sports-car, no matter how...

Page 60 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1981

"The Ghost Car"

Some Notes on a Brooklands Calthorpe The subject of this discourse was dubbed "The Ghost Car" by the Daily Express, when that newspaper published a photograph of it, I assume on account of its thin, wraith-like outline, because there was otherwise nothing unusual about the car, in the context of the Brooklands racing light-cars of the period, although as you will see from the photograph, this was...

Page 6 of January 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1946

Cars I Have Owned

This time with especial reference to "12/50" and "12/60" Alvi. At the end of the Kaiser war the family was running a 24-h.p. Talbot enclosed-drive laundaulette, a 4-cylinder job of vast proportions. I do not remember much about it, apart from the fact that it was most comfortable and very reliable, and that it had a very loud and raucous Klaxon. This was followed by a 11.9 Harper Bean of 1922...

Page 71 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1967

The Hillman Hunter road-test

Sir, Having recently taken delivery of a Hunter, I was most interested in your article on this model in your April edition. Comments made are most accurate, including the baulking in 1st gear, but you omitted to mention the vibro-massage obtained when travelling over 65 m.p.h., unless of course this phenomena is restricted to my particular vehicle, in which a 100-mile non-stop journey, including...

Page 14 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 1950


The Editor Tries Another Selection of Different Cars THIS habit of going out, journalistically in as many different motor-cars as possible grows. The first that came up in June was Ronald Barker's Magnificent Napier motor-carriage, a 30/35-h.p. six-cylinder delivered from Acton in November, 1909. I don't propose to say much here about its technicalities, because I hope to persuade Kent Karslake...

Page 21 of February 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1960


Easidrive Early in the New Year we were able to sample the Hillman Minx Series IIIA Easidrive saloon, which, if it is of greater interest to wives and girl friends of enthusiasts than to the enthusiasts themselves, represents a significant technico-industrial development. The Smiths automatic transmission functions well, upward gearchanges occurring at around 10 and 25 m.p.h. under light throttle...

Page 22 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1950

In Miniature

UNDER this heading recently we commented on, amongst other fascinating miniatures, the rubber-driven "Penguin" toy cars. Now we have come upon the same maker's smaller clockwork-driven "Minic" replicas of such cars as Rolls-Royce and Daimler sedancas, Daimler sunshine saloon, Bentley, Daimler and Rolls-Royce tourers, Vauxhall tourer and cabriolet and Vanguard, Morris-Oxford, Wolseley "6/80,"...

Page 11 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1942

Cars I have owned

[Some readers seem to have tired of this series, while others are very emphatic in their requests that it should go on, so this month we are publishing a rather shorter article than usual, by E.J.H. Griffiths, who, like so many other contributors, was a firm supporter of the Vintage S.C.C. before the war. – Ed.] I learnt to drive on a 1924 16-h.p. Wolseley tourer which we have at home and then I...

Page 31 of November 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1960

Small family cars

AUSTIN A55     Stand 102. In common with other " B " series engined B.M.C. cars, the A55 engine has improved combustion chamber shapes and a new camshaft to reduce tappet noise. As might be expected, an estate car version has recently been announced which merely has the roof panel lengthened. With the rear seats folded down 51 cu.ft. of space is available. A new type of door lock is fitted which...

Page 17 of October 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, October 1943

Club news

We hear F/O G. L. Weaver still has his 1925 Aston-Martin stored away and hopes some day to give it the attention it deserves, although he has not seen it since he joined the R.A.F. early in 1940. Two pre-1914 cars present themselves for saving – a 1912 15.9-h.p. 4-cylinder Star tourer, with dual ignition and beaded-edge tyres, in London, and a 1914 12-h.p. Newton-Bennett in "showroom" order, with...



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