Articles tagged Invicta

Page 23 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1943

Bolide in a china shop

In these days of "shortest and most direct route" and, even worse, of "alternative means of transport," a long road journey is a rare treat. However, by good fortune the more usual 7 m.p.g. flying ferry wasn't to be had on a recent occasion, and much less fuel was with difficulty obtained for a spot of motoring. Without any embellishments, 300 miles in a little over 24 hours was a pleasing...

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 82 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 1984

Out of the past

The other day I discovered that Basil Howard, who in 1982 contributed the article that made up the "Fragments On Forgotten Makes" on the Invicta, as he had worked for Sir Noel Macklin as an electrician, was on holiday quite near me, so we met to recall more of the old days. His father ran a garage at Ripley in Surrey and his mother had a tea-house opposite, where most of the well-known motoring...

Page 40 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 1971

The racing career of Lindsay Eccles

An interview with the well-known pre-war amateur Bugatti driver Continuing the enthralling pastime of tracking down and talking to pre-war racing personalities, I drove through Welsh mist to beyond Swansea the other day, to interview that enthusiastic Bugatti exponent A. H. L. Eccles at his country home on the Gower peninsula. Asked what sparked off his interest in fast motor cars, Lindsay Eccles...

Page 11 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, September 1932

MOTOR SPORT

THE ALPINE TRIAL COUPES DES ALPES WON BY TALBOT AND RILEY. 17 GLACIER CUPS WON BY BRITISH CARS WORLD'S MOST SEVERE TRIAL PROVIDES CONVINCING PROOF OF BRITISH CARS' ROAD-WORTHINESS UNDER ARDUOUS CONDITIONS FOR some years after the War the great Alpine Trial, organised jointly by the Automobile Clubs of Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany and France, was almost exclusively the province of...

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