Articles tagged Morris Motors

Page 65 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, October 1965

3-Counties Aero Club International Air Display (Sept. 4th)

It is nice to attend at least one Air Display a year, to see how motoring in the air is getting on and to keep a sense of proportion while contending with congested roads. So I chose the 3-Counties Show at Blackbushe, which gave the public nearly three hours' display for the modest cost of 5s. plus a programme, with an excellent commentary, and highly efficient traffic arrangements by the local...

Page 99 of September 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, September 1983

Up and over

Sir, Further to your piece about test hills, you might be interested to know of the test hill that was used by Morris Motors for very many years; it was abandoned only when the power of the cars being produced became such that they were going over the brow too fast for safety! Fortunately, at that time, in the late fifties, the "rolling road" became available and enabled performance checking to...

Page 33 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1949

"Motor Sport" Samples Two Much-Discussed British Cars

The 2-Litre Standard "Vanguard" Requests from readers that we should publish a test-report on the Standard "Vanguard," although it is not a high-performance car, have perhaps been influenced by the statement of an eminent motoring writer that the "Vanguard" was the fastest average-speed car he had ever had on the Continent, with which an equally eminent Swiss technical journalist readily agreed...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS Names on Racing Cars WE SAW recently the present trend for carrying advertising on racing cars swing back on those who use motor racing as their publicity media, when the BBC threatened to abandon their TV coverage of the International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone if the Durex-sponsored Lola T400 ran in the Shellsport European Formula 5000 race. They felt...

Page 99 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, March 2013

Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

Page 41 of January 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1988

Road impressions: Citroen BX GTi 16v

Yuppie puppy Citroen has long been established in Britain, having an agent here as long ago as 1919. I went to Slough in 1938 to collect a road-test 12hp Traction Avant; I remember that the person who handed it over had a finger missing, which drew my attention to the gear-lever which protruded from the fascia and worked in an open, unguarded gate! I drove this Citroen, then a very advanced car,...

Page 48 of October 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1972

Singer sequel

The article last May headed "The Adventure of the Ill-Fated Singers" ended with the admission that I had been foiled in trying to locate three racing Singer Nines alleged to have gone to earth in a barn somewhere near the South Coast. However, "Dr. Watson" was promised that there might well be a sequel to the case of the missing Singers and meantime much interesting correspondence came in, from...

Page 63 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, October 1965

Looking Back

The Editor chats with Capt. S. M. Townsend A rising out of the notes we published about the 1904 Gordon Bennett Weir Darracq with the "?" on its hub caps in the June issue, I drove down the notoriously congested A31, along which Army tank transporters added to the creeping and crawling, and through trolley-bus infested Bournemouth last month to talk, at his charming house overlooking Sandbanks...

Page 24 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, October 1949

The Cars at Earls Court

Earls Court Exhibition In the Special Show Number of Motor Sport will be found information on new models, improvements to existing models and notes on cars unchanged since 1948, make by make. As this issue will be retained for future reference, manufacturers and concessionaires addresses are given after each description. The Stand Numbers of the car exhibitors at Earls Court follow: — A.C. — 136...

Page 76 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1972

Rumblings

• More about the Mexico.—Since we have been driving that enjoyable fun-car, the Ford Mexico, we have kept you advised of how it has served us and of the impressions formed. With the two-door Escort, labelled, incidentally, a 1600GT with no Mexico badge on it, coming to the end of this long-duration test, there is not much to add, because this Ford, for all its notable performance, has continued...

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