Articles tagged Mercedes-Benz

Page 123 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 123, June 1981

Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. Stratos v M1 Sir, The Lancia Stratos is indisputably a "homologation special", but to imply that it is not "a practical, everyday machine", in J.W.'s road test of the BMW M1 (April 1981) does not in my personal experience do the car justice. The quality of the interior...

Page 44 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1999

Team Managers - Lofty England

An engineer's mind, Lancaster pilot's backbone and quick wits made FRW 'Lofty' England a truly great team leader, says Robert Edwards When considering the career of FRW 'Lofty' England, one salient, but lowering point, leaps out. At the time of his reluctant retirement in 1974 he was about the only senior man in the British motor industry who had done every job in it and the only one who had been...

Page 16 of September 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1943

RUMBLINGS

Mercedes mystery In 1914, after the Mercédès one, two, three victory at Lyons, motor-racing and aeronautical circles discussed the question of which came first – the racing engine or the aero engine – and of what had become of the Grand Prix Mercédès left at the mercy of the Allies on the outbreak of war, until a first-class topical mystery developed. It was thought by some that the cars were...

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The unlikely lads

Nigel Mansell, McLaren driver. An unthinkable notion in the past, but now circumstance and market forces have brought the two together… The tinkle of the Park Lane Hilton's finest china coffee cups and the gentle strains of the Penguin Café Orchestra hardly seemed an appropriate backdrop for the impending arrival of Nigel Mansell. Then again, most people's memories can clearly recall the day, in...

Page 78 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, May 1961

Praise For A Mercedes-Benz

Sir, I have during the last seven years gone through twelve cars, ranging from a 1935 Singer Le Mans to a Super Snipe and a Consul. In all of these I have felt natural pride on taking delivery but after a few weeks the car has gently turned into a mere means of transport. However, I have no longer the feeling of frustration on finding settlement figures, insurance comprehensive rates, etc., and I...

Page 24 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1989

Letter to readers

What turns you on? Dear Reader, A little while ago I was driving into London's Heathrow Airport, following a Saab Turbo. I was in a Porsche, and we weren't racing or competing, merely going about our business. As we wound our way along the perimeter road we came up behind a Jaguar XJ-S, and turning into a car park I looked in my mirror to see a Mercedes-Benz 500 SEL behind me. I have a fairly...

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West Essex C.C. - Snetterton

The West Essex C.C. Whitsun Race Meeting took place at Snetterton on May 19th. Special features of the day were the "Double Twelve" Trophy Race, run in three parts, and the saloon-car race. Immense fun was had by all in the latter event and some very creditable and at the same time hilarious driving was portrayed by the small car exponents. Archie Scott-Brown was again on form in his Lister-...

Page 17 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, May 1942

Club news

We hear…. Breen is gradually rebuilding his 3-litre "Red Label" Bentley into a very presentable property indeed. It has a decked 2-seater boat-tail body, in yellow, with touring-type wings, lout it is shortly to be sprayed black; the wheels were off for restoving when we saw it. The carburetters will be replaced by two late-type Zeniths on a 4 1/2-litre manifold to obviate built-in throttles. The...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

SEPTEMBER15:Peugeot confirms that it will enter F1 in 1994, but declines to nominate a partner for the time being. Larrousse is said to be favourite. 15:Michael Andretti announces that he's to quit F1 forthwith. Mika Hakkinen will partner Ayrton Senna for the final three Grands Prix; Andretti will return to IndyCar racing in 1994, driving one of Chip Ganassi's new Reynards. 15:Chevrolet pulls out...

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Racing car evolution part III: 1919-1921

We have great pleasure in presenting herewith a continuation of the "Evolution of the Racing Car" series, this time contributed by Laurence Pomeroy, Technical Editor of "The Motor" and author of the "Milestones of Speed" articles now appearing in that journal. We have decided to present Mr. Pomeroy's article in three parts, the first instalment of which covers the period 1919 to 1921. The text...

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