Articles tagged Kodak

Page 110 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, December 2014

Private view

A 'You were there' special Colour photography has existed since the 19th century, but it remained a relative rarity on spectator terraces of the 1960s... For all that it might have been scarce, however, a few adventurous souls were prepared to pay extra for rolls of Kodachrome or Ektachrome rather than the grainy black-and-white charms of Kodak Tri-X. Keith Pyman was one such – and is keen to...

Page 15 of February 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, February 1949

Book Review

"Motor Racing with Mercedes-Benz" (New edition.) By George Monkhouse (Foulis 21s.). Everyone will be enormously pleased to learn that this classic account of the part Mercédès-Benz played in Grand Prix racing from 1937 to 1939 has been re-issued. The new edition contains photographic reproductions of all those magnificent Kodak-caught pictures from the first edition and many new ones, revised...

Page 9 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 2004

You were there

Another chapter in our series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers, from their own archives. This month's selection takes us to Reims and Aintree "One of the first sounds I ever heard was J-P Wimille's Alfetta" says MIchel Mathieu. His family lived at Gueux, on the old Reims circuit and would picnic in the garden as the cars streaked past. His father saw every meeting...

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Bill Boddy

Taking the road to Reims I have never been in the habit of taking holidays. I was working at copy for Motor Sport right up to the moment when I left on my honeymoon and immediately I got back, and even Christmas Days were no exception. The nearest I got to one was a trip to see the 1956 French Grand Prix. Previously we had hired planes for such trips, which sometimes involved mild adventures and...

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Delage's engines ran like clockwork

As long as I’ve known anything about ‘proper’ racing cars I’ve been a confirmed Delage fan. My one-time editor on Motor Racing magazine – 1966-68 – was the great Cyril Posthumus, a wonderful man, a fine historian and one who could always offer intriguing snippets to paint in personality and character as much as mechanical intricacy. That Delage had it all was confirmed to me one day in our London...

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V-E-V odds and ends

We remarked some time ago that the variety of unusual and sometimes exciting cars to he seen travelling from Lyndhurst towards Beaulieu must rival those that, in a past age, used the roads leading to Brooklands Track. Sure enough, driving down to the MMM in the latest Triumph GT6 for the unveiling by Lord Montagu of the Foundation Stone of his new £1 million Museum Complex, there on that winter...

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Sideslips

by "Baladeur" A contributor to one of our contemporaries has been deploring, in a recent article, the trend, or rather the stagnation, in the design of racing engines. For twenty years, he says in effect, designers have been concentrating on the chassis to the exclusion of the power-plant. I agree; and, while agreeing, I have been glowing with a sense of quite unjustifiable pride. Rather over...

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Frederick Lionel Rapson - inventor extraordinary

WE LEFT Mr. Rapson in the unenviable position of having submitted his much criticised "unpunctureable" tyres to a 10,000-mile RAC-observed test from which he had to withdraw after 5,732 miles because three of the Rapsons on his Rolls-Royce were suffering from internal defects. Such an outcome, after the blaze of publicity in which his invention had been announced five months before, in July, 1919...

Page 30 of October 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1931

Rumblings

Pumblin Nqs k P39 130 UERGES Shelsley Reflections. ALTHOUGH a wet day for S hel sl e y was a disappointment to those who wanted to see records broken, it had compensations, as it gives much food for thought in the matter of controllability. Especially in the latter part of the afternoon, the surface became very slippery and many cars found considerable difficulty in keeping on the toad. In the...

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Tyre news

Avon are promoting their well-known Wide Safety GT low profile cross-ply tyres, "a standard production tyre equally at home on road or track" by offering a free Avon GT-shirt free with each purchase, these shirts being intended to tie up with a new publicity bloke called the Avon-GT man—"the everyday man in whom the hidden beast is unleashed when he drives on high performance Avon Wide Safety GTs...

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