Articles tagged Motor Racing Publications Ltd.

Page 69 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, September 1990

Maintaining the Breed

by John Thornley, 187pp. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4". Motor Racing Publications Ltd., Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, Pitlake, Croydon, CRO 3RY £16.95 It is fitting that this book should go into its fourth edition at a time when the MGCC is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee and opened new headquarters in Abingdon, close to where MG cars were made, last July. The Club has, as the author reminds us, a paid-up UK...

Page 26 of February 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1961

Rumblings

Boats We visited the Daily Express International Boat Show at Earls Court on Press Pre-View day and found Naval skin-divers braving the filthy water of the Cote d'Azur harbour for the benefit of the cameramen, a young lady all but falling into the same dingy harbour while demonstrating a pair of huge floating shoes to the Press, and the loud-hailer telling the Shop Stewards that they would be...

Page 20 of September 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1947

Book Reviews

"Blue and Yellow," by Prince Chula of Siam, G.C.V.O. (Foulis, 8s. 6d.) This is another book about "Bira's" motor racing by his entrant, Prince Chula. It covers the 1939 and 1946 seasons, and those who have Prince Chula's three earlier books, covering the 1935-1938 seasons, will want to add this one to their collection. It is well produced, contains some hitherto unpublished photographs, and runs...

Page 46 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1971

"Such Sweet Thunder"

By John Blunsden and David Phipps. 224 pp 8 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 277-279, Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1. £2.50) This is the story of the Cosworth-Ford Grand Prix engine, which arrived in time to resuscitate Formula One motor racing when Coventry-Climax decided that they could not afford to make any more GP power units, after spending between £500,000 and £1,000,000...

Page 36 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1959

Motoring Books for Summer Reading

"The Vintage Motor Car Pocketbook." Compiled by Cecil Clutton, Paul Bird and Anthony Harding. 256 pp. 5⅝ in. by 41/8 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 8s. 6d.) There is no end, it seems, to the books that pour from the presses about vintage cars, but this little reference work is the greatest fun. Indeed, it is more likely to be used for pleasant browsing than for...

Page 12 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1962

BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEWS "Sleepless Knights," by John Sprinzel. 123 pp. 81 in. x 5.4 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 62, Doughty Street, I.ondon, W.C.I. 21S.) This is John Sprinzel's light-hearted account of his rally experiences, with plenty of pithy annecdote which captures admirably the spirit behind this branch of motoring sport. But this slim volume also serves as a guide to European rallying, and...

Page 16 of December 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, December 1962

Scott two-stroke car engines

[Although it is still popular for motor cycles, in the car world the 2-stroke engine is often heartily disliked, except for lightweight runabouts. But it still has its enthusiastic adherents and Saab in Sweden, who won the recent R.A.C. Rally, and the Daimler-Benz owned Auto Union/D.K.W. small cars use 3-cylinder power units of this kind. In the following exclusive article George Stevens, Editor...

Page 42 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1975

"The Way To Win"

"The Way To Win" by Stuart Turner. 176 pp. 9 in. by in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56 Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey CRO SD)). £3.80) There can be no quarrel over the right of Ford Competitions Director Stuart Turner to instruct others in the art of winning. A career that has encompassed the foundation of the successful Motoring News weekly rally column Verglas, the heyday of competition...

Page 26 of March 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1955

"The Grand Prix Car , Volume 11,"

"The Grand Prix Car, Volume 11" by Laurence Pomeroy, F.R.S.A., M.S.A.E. 344 pp., 8in. by 11 in. (Motor Racing Publications, Ltd., Distributors, Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1. 75s.) When Motor Sport reviewed Volume One of Laurence Pomeroy's monumental work, "The Grand Prix Car," we wrote that its appearance was one of the great literary motoring events of 1954. Now, early in 1955,...

Page 36 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1974

"The Story of Triumph Sports Cars"

By Graham Robson. 189 pp. 91/2 in. x 74 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 5DD £3.60). This is the long-awaited history of Triumph cars, to meet last year's 21st birthday of the TR sports Triumphs, the 70th anniversary of the Standard Motor Co. which rescued Triumph from the financial doldrums and the 50th anniversary of the Triumph Company itself....

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