Articles tagged Midlands

Page 50 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1971

Summer holiday

This is one of those articles that was easy to write but for which it was difficult to find a suitable title. I had thought of hackneyed things like "Variety is the spice of life", or "From the sublime to the ridiculous", or "If it's got wheels, let's have a go" and also such titles as "You can have everything" or "As luck would have it" and even "At times I felt like Fangio" and all of them...

Page 35 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1973

Engines at Bishop's Castle

Regular readers will know that occasionally I like to visit an air-display and a traction-engine rally, to keep a sense of proportion. For anyone with these sentiments living near the Midlands, the August Bank Holiday rally of the County of Salop Steam Engine Society at Bishop's Castle is an excellent means of fulfilling one of these aims. Nowadays such a rally has not only the tractions but such...

Page 17 of January 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1943

Club news

We hear.... Lt. J. F. Kentish, who used to drive Morgan 3-wheelers in M.C.C. trials and race a Vincent-H.R.D. "Rankle" at B.M.C.R.C. Brooklands meetings, now uses a 1000-c.c. spring-frame Ariel solo. He has turned to veteran cars since the war, and has a fine collection at his home in Hampshire, including a 1902 de Dion Bouton and a Cadillac, both single cylinders once owned by Burtonshaw, a 4-...

Page 47 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1973

Hispano-Suiza memories

Sir, My father brought a 1932 six-cylinder 37.2-h.p. Hispano-Suiza from an actor in the Midlands, who, it was said, imported one every year. This was a Mulliner-bodied saloon, with an attractive imitation basketwork fabric roof, the reg. no. was GP 2984. It was bought for £400 with "a noise in the gearbox", and went straight to the Hispano "Works" in London for this to be seen to. I well remember...

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