Articles tagged Packard

Page 34 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1981

The Editor ponders on

The Eternal (American) Triangle It is widely accepted that the Rolls-Royce is "The Best Car in the World" and I have long held the view that Mercedes-Benz make the best-engineered cars obtainable, although it is a precious long time since I drove one. But which is the best American car? The stakes must, presumably be between Cadillac, Lincoln and Packard, for that has been the pattern of this...

Page 76 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1984

Vintage Postbag

Discovering lost Cords Sir, I was interested to see the reference in January's MOTOR SPORT to the Cord unearthed in a Derbyshire barn, and would agree with you that it is not the only one left in this country. There is another in the Manx Museum. My friend Norman Sharam, owned a very rare six light saloon, which I think is still in Britain. Coys had a Sportsman two-seater for sale not long ago,...

Page 51 of April 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1933

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. THREE AMERICANS TO CHALLENGE ENGLAND'S SPEED SUPREMACY AFTER having been absent from competition for the world's one mile speed record for five years, it now appears that the United States will make a determined effort to wrest the record from Great Britain in 1934. Three famed figures in the American motor-racing world intend constructing machines for this purpose. They are...

Page 20 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 1961

Veteran- Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. POMEROY TROPHY CONTEST (March 26th) Pomeroy Trophy : A. Doggett (1956 Aston Martin). Silver Bowl : I. Smith (1960.T.V.R.). First-Class Awards : A. Twentyman (1960 Aston Martin). L. Durdin (1925 Vauxhall), A. Rippon (1960 Alfa Romeo), R. Pilkington (1960 A.C.), R. Bickerton (1935 Frazer Nash). Second-Class Awards: G. Daniels (1929 Bentley), C. Clinton...

Page 15 of September 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1942

Rumblings

Sixteen-valve Aston-Martin It is really rather astonishing how Bamford and Martin-type Aston-Martins have been coming to light recently and changing hands. Ever since Mr. Ellis of Stockport wrote to say he was hoping to acquire Johnson-Ferguson's 2-seater side-valve car to keep his other two side-valvers company news of these cars has continued to come in. Grosscurth bought a s.v. clover-leaf in...

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

Club news

We hear F/O G. L. Weaver still has his 1925 Aston-Martin stored away and hopes some day to give it the attention it deserves, although he has not seen it since he joined the R.A.F. early in 1940. Two pre-1914 cars present themselves for saving – a 1912 15.9-h.p. 4-cylinder Star tourer, with dual ignition and beaded-edge tyres, in London, and a 1914 12-h.p. Newton-Bennett in "showroom" order, with...

Page 44 of October 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters A Straker Squire Relic Earlier this year, when they were clearing out an attic at their former premises in Angel Road, Edmonton, Control Dataset Limited found an old order-book belonging to the old Straker Squire Company. This was passed on to us by Mr. M. J. Canwbell, who is the nephew of the late Bob Nicholl who, with Arthur Fox, was responsible for Fox...

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