Articles tagged Leyland Motors

Page 56 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, August 1957


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The Vintage S.C.C. Oulton Park Meeting on August Bank Holiday will include the 100-km. Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies Race for vintage and historic racing cars, and many shorter races. There will also be a Concours d'Elegance and grand parade, which will be televised. This meeting is open to the public; V.S.C.C. members receive one free pass each on applying...

Page 90 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1995

Leyland Eight Brakes

In our recent reference to the fate of the racing Leyland-Thomas No 2 during the war, we questioned whether the front-wheel brakes fitted to it after its racing days in the hands of its creator J G Parry Thomas were of his design or of a proprietary make. In some quarters where the history and specification of the great Leyland Eight and Leyland Thomas cars is of more than passing interest, it is...

Page 47 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1979

Two "Specials" from Austin/Morris

To commemorate the 20th birthday of the Mini Minor (but why not have waited until the more traditional 21st?) the Austin/Morris branch of Leyland Motors has brought out a special edition of the popular Mini, of which a run of 5,000 only is to be made. Known as the Mini 1100 Special, we alluded to this in last month's Editorial. The car has a plentiful supply of special equipment, such as low-...

Page 42 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters Out Of The Past. . . . When I was exercising that enjoyable motor car, the BMW 628Csi, in Lancashire not long ago I called on Tom Robinson, who used to work for Parry Thomas. I can hear some of you remarking, before you go any further, "Not more about Thomas!" My retort to that is that long books have been written about other British racing drivers of this...

Page 22 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1971

Some British Leyland problems

British Leyland, the only major motor manufactory this country now possesses, has many problems. We wonder whether at times they are let down by their engineers? The Morris Marina, billed as the car to save the Leyland bacon, had such serious understeer that all 1.8 TCs made before July have been recalled for suspension modifications. When Motor Sport published a disillusioned appraisal of the...

Page 62 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, February 1994

A whiff of old Brooklands

The Young Special When a respected monthly motoring contemporary published a picture of Tom Walker's Young Special at the VSCC Donington Park race meeting last year it bore a caption suggesting that this car has "the double disadvantage of having a Frazer Nash chassis and a one-off engine which was built for Brooklands but never even got off the line there." This caused me to raise an eyebrow (in...

Page 85 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, December 1983

Driving back in time...

The 1926 Arab After this year's VSCC Welsh Trial, Brian Demaus allowed me to fulfil a long-standing ambition, that of driving his very rare 1926 Arab which his son Robert had driven up from Sussex for the previous day's driving tests and in which he returned home on the Monday — proving it to be a practical vintage sports car. There is, as far as I know, only one other Arab in this country, from...

Page 54 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1976

Daimler's 80th year

Motor Sport goes for a tour in a modern Daimler "Double-Six" to investigate some of the surviving pre-1904 examples of these Coventry-built horseless-carriages. The Daimler Motor Company Limited was founded in this country in January 1896 and during the following month the public were invited to subscribe to it. That is a long time ago! Since then, those other pioneer British makes, Lanchester...

Page 86 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, September 1977

Gear changes and chicanes

Sir, I lived in Leyland for twenty years and my father was Leyland Motors' Chief Computer Progammer. When there was a "Motors" open day, sometime in the mid sixties, I distinctly remember climbing into the Leyland 8 and playing with a centre gear change. Congratulations on the magazine; better luck next time with the "8", and since Jody Scheckter seems to have settled down, how about organising a...

Page 166 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 166, April 1999

Parry Thomas, track idol

In more recent years the stars of Brooklands were Sir Henry Birkin in the blower 4 1/2 Bentley, Oliver Bertram in the Barnato-Hassan, John Cobb in the lap-record Napier-Railton and Chris Staniland with the Multi-Union. But in the formative years of MOTOR SPORT it was the Welsh wizard, John Godfrey Parry Thomas, who was the idol of the Weybridge Track. This vicar's son, engineer, tuner,...



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