Articles tagged Lagonda

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 58 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1989

From the archives: Aston Martin's World Championship

Mission accomplished Aston Martin finally succeeded in winning the Le Mans 24-Hour Race, and the World Championship, in 1959, but to the huge disappointment of British fans David Brown immediately renounced sports-car racing in favour of Formula One, to develop the attractive DBR4 and DBR5 single-seaters which turned out to have already been rendered obsolete by the rear-engined Cooper-Climax....

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The Cars at Earls Court

Earls Court Exhibition In the Special Show Number of Motor Sport will be found information on new models, improvements to existing models and notes on cars unchanged since 1948, make by make. As this issue will be retained for future reference, manufacturers and concessionaires addresses are given after each description. The Stand Numbers of the car exhibitors at Earls Court follow: — A.C. — 136...

Page 21 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1984

Matters of moment

Specialists succeed Britains specialist sports car industry may not seem to be in the eminent situation it was 10 years ago when the world markets were eager for the Jaguar E-type, MGB, TR, Sprite and Midget sports cars, all of which have disappeared without any real successors, but this industry has survived the recession in reasonably good shape, and more makers are now coming to the fore. At...

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Letters from readers

Sir, Whilst I found Mr. Hampton's article very interesting, I would like to say that I entirely agree with Mr. A.F. Brookes in both his letters to Motor Sport. Mr. Clutton was, I think, the first to sweep aside all British sports cars, presumably because there is nothing quite comparable with Bugatti and Lago Special Darracq, which I suppose is true. But that gentleman also admitted in his...

Page 64 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1956

Letters from Readers

The Amateur Census Sir, I read with dismay your warning that the amateur census was declining in favour of the registration number, as a schoolboy hobby. I determined to do my bit towards a revival. Thus, on the sunny afternoon of May 6th I was to be found on a busy stretch of the Barnet By-Pass, undertaking a thorough census. The results were very satisfying, being far superior to earlier...

Page 54 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, April 1989

Forgotten makes: No 85 Lammas-Graham

Trans-Atlantic tie-up The project of the enthusiastic Lord Avebury, who thought that an Anglo-American car based on Graham components might be viable in the mid-1930s following in the tradition of such makes as the Allard, Railton, Jensen, Batten Special and Brough Superior, the Lammas-Graham took shape in the offices of Cleverlys Ltd, at 32 St Mary Abbot's Terrace in Kensington. Cleverlys was...

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Geo. Roesch on post-war design

Many people are wondering if we are devoting sufficient attention to post-war design, in view of the export market struggle which will be the industry's main concern following the armistice. So many designs were rushed out in 1919 only to prove, in many cases, commercially impracticable that during this war it would seem a good thing to look to the future. We shall not go back to the state of...

Page 22 of May 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1940

Paris - Nice

 [R. de Yarburgh-Bateson has driven in the Classic Paris-Nice Trial on several occasions and in 1938 finished twentieth, with a Meadows-H.R.G., winning the 1½-litre class of the La Turbie Hill Climb. He now recalls the lighter side of an event in which so many British drivers have competed.—Ed.] OFTEN memories of competitive events are of human incidents, which never found their way into the...

Page 68 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 1995

The good Bentley?

When Alan Good, a 29-year-old lawyer, bought Lagonda for £72,500 in 1935, he shared two things in common with W O Bentley: both were fed up with their jobs and each had a burning desire to produce the ultimate in powerful, sporting carriages. Together, they night have chosen the honourable profession of wrestling alligators as a means of putting bread and meat on the dining table, but instead...

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