Articles tagged Lanchester

Page 28 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1978

Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

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 7 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1944

Veteran specialist

Francis Hutton-Stott Jnr, has concentrated all his energies on veteran motoring. In this interesting article he describes one of his historic cars— his 1903 2-cylinder Lanchester—not from the "museum" aspect, but as it was prepared and run in Veteran CC and other events, a task Hutton-Stott applied himself to as thoroughly as other enthusiasts do participation in racing, sprint events and trials...

Page 64 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1977

Adrian Liddell's Straker-Squire

The Editor Investigates a well-known racing car which has survived from Brooklands Days It is fortunate that quite a number of cars built either expressly for Brooklands, or which were developed for racing at the Track, has survived. Among them is the 4-litre overhead-camshaft 1918/19 Straker-Squire, now owned by Adrian Liddell, and with which he is a regular competitor in VSCC Edwardian-class...

Page 55 of October 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 1971

A Davenport Vernon centenary

D. R. Denne, the Joint Managing Director of Davenport Vernon Ltd. of High Wycombe, the Buckinghamshire town now by-passed by the M4, sent us a copy of an elaborate illustrated history of his Company, remarking that he thought it might cheer us up, at a time of so many mergers or bankruptcies, to hear of a small Company beginning its second 100 years in a good state of health. We associate his...

Page 50 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1988

Veteran to classic: RAC road rallies

A serious business Modern rallies are usually fast thrashes through forests in specialised cars, or something similarly tough on Continental roads. But it was not always like that, and the younger generation may well have little idea of how pre-war rallies, contested mainly over long mileages on public roads, were run. In 1982 the RAC remembered the kind of cars which competed in such contests...

Page 30 of August 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1956

The modern Humber

Impressions of the Super Snipe, a beautifully equipped and sensibly appointed luxury car at a competitive price. Many manufacturers thought, rougly as it proved, that after the 1914/18 disturbance war profiteers would require large, expensive motor-cars. Rolls-Royce were already in this field with their 40/50 hp Silver Ghost, Daimlier, with Royal patronage, introduced slightly modified versions...

Page 18 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1956

Another "First Thursday" At The "Phoenix"

(June 7th) Seldom has the traditional forecourt of the Phoenix Hotel at Hartley Wintney, adjacent to the Great West Road, been so full of vintage machinery as it was on the first Thursday of last month. V.S.C.C. members had turned out in force to meet Tim and Margery Carson of the secretarial side and fellow members. Members from as far afield as America, Canada and Africa mingled with "local"...

Page 12 of March 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, March 1925

THE RECORD-BREAKING LANCHESTER.

THE RECORD-BREAKING LANCHESTER. Details of a Remarkable Chassis. OF the many startling records established during last year, those set up by the Lanchester car, described in the following notes, are among the most remarkable, principally on account of the few modifications made to the standard chassis used for this famous racing car. Many standard touring models, altered to suit racing conditions...

Page 24 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 1961

Vintage Cars on Card

Sir, It may be of interest to many of your readers if you were to draw to their attention a set of cards depicting Vintage cars, which I found to be of great interest. I enclose a card from such a set, showing a 1919 Stutz Bearcat. Others in the set range from a 1924 Cunningham, to a 1922 Mercer, and include a 1927 Minerva and to a 1919 Lanchester. A set of 12 cards may be obtained completely...

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