Articles tagged Hugh Tours

Page 40 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1967

Book Reviews

"Leyland — Seventy Years of Progress." 55 pages, 11½ in. x 9 in. Soft covers. (The Leyland Motor Corporation, Leyland, Lancashire. 15s.) This is rather an off-beat review, because Leyland have written and issued this soft-cover publication as a publicity move. But it contains very nicely reproduced photographs of many of their commercial and public service vehicles, so the attention of H.C.V.C....

Page 45 of May 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1968

Book Reviews

"The Cars That Got Away," by Michael Frostick. 104 pp. 10 1/8 in. x 7½ in. (Casell & and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1., 50s.) This author is noted for his scissors-and-paste output but has struck a novel and enthralling theme for this book. It deals with some experimental and prototype cars which never got into production, expanded by including some which did, but which didn't...

Page 62 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, February 1994

A whiff of old Brooklands

The Young Special When a respected monthly motoring contemporary published a picture of Tom Walker's Young Special at the VSCC Donington Park race meeting last year it bore a caption suggesting that this car has "the double disadvantage of having a Frazer Nash chassis and a one-off engine which was built for Brooklands but never even got off the line there." This caused me to raise an eyebrow (in...

Page 24 of November 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1959

Book Reviews

"North Flight," by W. D. Pereira. 191 pp., 7½ in. by 5 in. (Robert Hale Ltd., 63, Old Brompton Road, London, S.W.7. 10s. 6d.) This book, which is fiction, the story of political intrigue following failures of British jet fighters in the service of a foreign power, rates as exceedingly good entertainment. The author paints some very true-to-life pen-pictures of directors, publicity experts, a...

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1964 British Grand Prix race report - A hard time for Clark

  The British Grand Prix has never had any particular home, and this year it was to hold the title of European Grand Prix so the R.A.C. not only decided to run it themselves, instead of delegating it to the BRDC or the B.A.R.C., but also chose Brands Hatch Stadium as the venue and enlisted the help of almost everyone in the British sporting world. Jim Clark leads off the line while Frank Gardner...

Page 71 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1995

The Missing Link

The most successful Brooklands cars were the Leylands designed and raced by J G Parry Thomas. Thomas himself scored 26 first places, 20 second places and 10 third places with them at the Weybridge track between May 1922 and October 1926, apart from successes at other venues and many new records, such as the world's one-hour at 121.74 mph, the 1/2-mile at 134.35 mph and the lap-record at 129.36...

Page 58 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1992

"Brighton" Napier

If a tricycle was first home in this year's Veteran Car Run (see Brighton Breezes) Johnny Thomas also arrived early in his Napier. This was no mean feat, especially as it was his first competitive outing in a car he has been working on for the past four years and which had its first test-run just over a week before being loaded into his Ford Transit and taken from Wales to London, together with...

Page 39 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1979

Vintage Postbag

Howey's Accident Sir, I read as always with interest your comment on Dr. Brian Hamilton's letter reference Dick (R. B.) Howey's tragic death in 1926 in the Ballot. It is not often one is able to correct the Editor! So it is with a little malicious pleasure I am able to write to say that the accident occurred not during the speed trial, but during the hill-climb which was also part of the Boulogne...

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