Articles tagged Humber

Page 82 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, October 1980

Stolen Humber

WE ARE pleased to hear that the 1923 Humber Saloon stolen from a lock-up garage earlier in the year, as reported in the August issue of MOTOR SPORT, has been recovered and returned to is owner.

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

THE TREND OF DESIGN

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 56 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1956

2 C.V. Citroen's 100 Ascents Of Bwlch-Y-Groes

Air-cooling vindicated in R.A.C.-observed trial In 1925 the Rover Company was awarded the Dewar Trophy, that coveted award presented by Lord Dewar in 1906 to commemorate annually the most outstanding performance accomplished in Certified Trials observed by the R.A.C. They were awarded the Trophy in respect of an endurance feat undertaken by a 14/45 Rover saloon. This was the then new model...

Page 88 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, July 1996

The Calthorpe

For some unaccountable reason I am apt to think of Calcott, Calthorpe, Clufey and Clyno as the four "Cs" of the vintage light-car era I have had some association with three of them. Of the foursome, the Calthorpe was the most sporting and racing-oriented make; the Clyno was covered in May's MOTOR SPORT. There were others of course, the Crouch for instance, but sufficient for the present. . . The...

Page 86 of April 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, April 2013

Lunch with… Norman Dewis

During 33 years and more than a quarter of a million 100mph miles, Norman Dewis was a dedicated team player who helped make Jaguar great By Simon Taylor Marque loyalty is an old-fashioned concept these days. A driver will swap seats after a season or two, a designer will change teams, an engineer or technician will quietly ask around to tease out available opportunities. Everyone's looking to...

Page 45 of January 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1969

Cars in Books

There is a good deal about T. E. Lawrence's love of speed and his Brough Superior motor cycles in "T. E. Lawrence—Letters to his Biographers" by Robert Graves and Liddell Hart (Cassell, 1963). Most of this has appeared elsewhere, so I will not quote it here. But there is one rather interesting item. It refers to Lawrence, as T. E. Shaw, going to the 1929 London Motor Show with George Bernard Shaw...

Page 22 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1964

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters In cold but dry weather the V.S.C.C. ran off its annual Silverstone driving tests, taking an entry of 68 cars through eight manoeuvres, some of which involved a considerable amount of high-speed reversing, which broke the back axle torque-arm of A. D. Jones' 30/98 Vauxhall. Remembering that the title of the organising club is Vintage Sports Car Club, I looked...

Page 15 of September 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1942

Rumblings

Sixteen-valve Aston-Martin It is really rather astonishing how Bamford and Martin-type Aston-Martins have been coming to light recently and changing hands. Ever since Mr. Ellis of Stockport wrote to say he was hoping to acquire Johnson-Ferguson's 2-seater side-valve car to keep his other two side-valvers company news of these cars has continued to come in. Grosscurth bought a s.v. clover-leaf in...

Page 59 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, May 1981

Vintage Postbag

"The McKenna Duties" Sir, Further to your article on "The McKenna Duties", I can confirm that vintage American cars' "mudguards, radiators and lamps" were usually black a la Henry Ford, because as a boy I was allowed to accompany the van driver of a business operated by an uncle of mine to General Motors at the Hyde, Hendon to collect and deliver these items in order that they could be stove-...

Page 35 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1961

Cars In Books

It is quite uncanny how I begin to read a book for relaxation, to get away from cars for a few hours, and almost as soon as I have opened it, there is a reference to motoring. It was so with that very good book " Demi-Paradise," by Jasper Rootham (Chatto and Windus. 1960). First, there is mention of " a 4-seater, blunt-nosed Morris Cowley " (not the bull-noses used by Oxford undergrads in "Half-...

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