Articles tagged M.G.

Page 31 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, July 1950

Club News

WE HEAR R. Wakeling has a 1906 "20/30" Renault with vast closed body. apparently in very fine order, even to the tapestry upholstery. According to the Nottingham Evening Post of May 17th, Donington wiIl not be de-requisitioned until 1952. T. R. Hendee, who recently took delivery of the ex-Barnato Le Mans Speed Six Bentley, was delighted with the efficient manner in which Evan Cook's Packers, Ltd...

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Letters from readers

Sir, I do not suppose that I shall be hanged for having my say, which has to do with the comparison of British and foreign cars, more particularly the sports or sporting type. In an extremely interesting article, a certain well-known enthusiast, with a weight of experience behind him, has expressed the view that British sports cars are not up to much. May I humbly venture to question the veracity...

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LOOKING FORWARD WITH the New Year the thoughts of all motor-racing followers are turned tO the coming season. Right up to the Christmas holidays our talk has been of the races of 1934, living them over again and holding the usual "post-mortems." But now, from being a recent memory they have become a matter of history. It is going to be a magnificent year. With official teams of Auto-Union,...

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A major describes his cars

The first car I ever handled was an uncle's 1925 Lancia "Dilambda," which struck me at the early age of 14 as easy to steer and possessed of a wonderful lock. I was then permitted by my mother to learn the art of driving on her 1930 14-h.p. Voisin which, after the Lancia, I remember finding almost impossible to steer. However, I managed to pass out to my parent's satisfaction without doing major...

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It was a shock to every follower of motor-racing in this country to learn that, Peter Monkhouse had died of head injuries received when the Healey in which he was riding crashed during the Mille Miglia. Peter loved motor cars almost all his life, certainly he was ardently keen on racing while he was still at Cambridge. He had a decided leaning for the technical aspect and his position as Director...

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The enthusiasts' meeting at the London Zoo

Unkind people may say that the Great British Public were especially well catered for at the London Zoological Gardens on June 27th, in that they had not only the animals to study, but motoring enthusiasts as well. From the viewpoint of the parked cars belonging to these enthusiasts, however, it might be said that so many were of the absolutely element-proof, mass-production box variety that it...

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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-...

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A Modern Car

Sir, Encouraged by the letter of Mr. G. Morgan in which he expresses his pleasure in finally getting his car roadworthy, the following may be of interest. In July last year we purchased a new M.G. Magnette which, after I had made a complaint about pimples in the paintwork, was returned to Cowley to be resprayed, being delivered at last with 300 miles to its credit. The car was then most carefully...

Page 13 of August 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1942


Oddities A friend of ours spent some time recently thinking up some motoring oddities, some of which are certainly pretty staggering. He recalled a recent model by a well-known manufacturer which had two carburetters, of which, however, one was horizontal while the other was a down-draught. Then there is the car with Rudge wheels, with 1.h. threads on one side and r.h. threads on the opposite...

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V.S.C.C. Seaman Trophies meeting at Oulton Park – June 17th

The heat brought marshals in shorts, girls in sun-tops and mini-skirts, babies in prams, and one little doggy to this always enjoyable day's sport at the picturesque setting of the Cheshire circuit. This feast of vintagery was marred, however, by the fatal accident in practice to M. Johnson (whose real name was Mike Chipperfield). His ex-Gardner Connaught hit a tree at Old Hall corner and was...



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