Articles tagged MOTOR SPORT

Page 28 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1979

Bedford History

To mark the 3-million production-milestone of Bedford vehicles, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. has issued a lavishly-illustrated 48-page, large-format booklet tracing the history of these vehicles from 1931 to 1978. Thus the story runs from the original 2-tonners to the present-day TM "heavies". Oddities and war-time Bedfords are included and I like particularly the picture of a Bedford OB Duple Vista...

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Durability, pre- and post-war

So much is heard these days about badly-made and casually inspected cars that it was interesting, while browsing through some old motor journals, to come upon a yardstick by which the quality of pre-war cars compared to post-war products could be measured. In a 1938 copy of The Motor the late Laurence Pomeroy had an article called " 20,000 First class Miles," which was an account of his...

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Rex Judd's Brooklands' re-union

On the evening of April 27th another of Rex Judd's re-unions of Brooklands' motorcycle riders took place, appropriately, at the "Hand and Spear," Weybridge, close to the Track that is now out-of-bounds to those who wrote its history. It was at this hotel that Robert Louis Stevenson stayed while writing "Treasure Island," inspiration coming to him as he walked on Weybridge Heath and over the Locke...

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Lunch With... Motor Sport

In our 90th birthday issue we depart from routine to reminisce with some of the people who have kept the title aliveWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The remarkable event that we celebrate in this issue – the fact that Motor Sport, after 90 years of publication, has not only survived, but continues to flourish – is almost without equal in the world of car magazines. In the English...

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From stage fright to stage-struck

Motor Sport’s editor Damien Smith experiences the highs and lows of rallying after being persuaded to turn novice co-driver for Tony Jardine Co-drive? Who wants to co-drive? If you want to go rallying, you’ve got to be the bloke behind the wheel, surely. That’s what I’d always thought. So I wasn’t overly tempted when TV pundit and motor sport mover and shaker Tony Jardine began a campaign to lure...

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Hall of Fame 2014

Our fifth annual awards night drew star names to London as four more racing heroes were honoured with membership to our club for the best of the best Passers-by could tell that something a bit different was happening at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday January 29. A Porsche 904 and Lola T70 MkIIIB sat bathed in light on Bow Street as autograph hunters stood under dripping umbrellas outside the...

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LES 124 HEURES DU MANS

In case any of my readers leap to the conclusion that we have been guilty of a misprint before getting further even than the title, I would explain that the above is not my estimate of the time for which the cars were racing at Le Mans, but an approximate assessment of the time I myself spent in the vicinity on the occasion of the Grand Prix d'Endurance. I say in the vicinity advisedly, because I...

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The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

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editorial

The call came about a month ago. A friend who works in the industry had heard that I was to become the seventh editor of MOTOR SPORT. The words were not of congratulation; they were of warning. "Do you realise," he said, "the awesome responsibility that rests on your shoulders and how long the queue to call you names will be if you mess it up?" The words allowed no time for a response. "MOTOR...

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Alarms and Excursions

Grand Prix reporting today always involves flying, but when Bill Boddy was doing it pre-war that was rare – and risky When I was Editor of Motor Sport we used charter aeroplanes to cover post-war events, especially continental Grands Prix. It cost less than going by car, which could involve several days away, whereas flying involved only one or two days. I would write my race reports on the...

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