Articles tagged Riley

Page 20 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 1942

Letters from Readers

Sir, Indirectly through correspondence in Motor Sport I got a 1931 Straight Eight Lanchester sports saloon (chassis No. 8089) last autumn (in case I should never see again the Sedanca I lent to the Ministry of Aircraft Production for the duration 18 months ago). I licensed it for March and my wife and I used the month's basic on a couple of drives in one week. The car is kept at the garage of a ...

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That Riley!

Sir, I was most interested to read Mr. G. F. Hennings' letter, concerning Brooklands Riley KV 5392. Ian Cunningham raced the car in the 1947 Ulster Trophy on the Ballyclare circuit and later, probably in 1952, on the Dundrod circuit. The car was then blue with yellow wheels and, like all cars, or for that matter aero-engines, prepared by Ian, was immaculate. I would be very glad to hear from Mr....

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Racing At Whitsun

THE Whit-Saturday Goodwood Meeting of the B.A.R.C. attracted a relatively small crowd, perhaps on account of memories of the Silverstone congestion of a week earlier, possibly because of the Derby. The atmosphere of pre-war Brooklands was most enjoyable and the Sussex constabulary were ready and willing to exercise skill in coping with traffic congestion, should it have arisen. The main...

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THE SPORTS CAR, almost impossible though it is to define—was it Cecil Clutton who disposed of the problem by deciding it is any motor car through which you cannot walk whilst wearing a top hat ? —has been with us from the advent of the Sixty Mercedes, and is with us still. It is, or should be, the embodiment of motoring for motoring's sake and to some of us this implies something other than...

Page 3 of June 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, June 1942

A supercharged Riley Nine

Or the Story, with digressions, of the anguish and joy involved in modifying a 1932 Riley "Gamecock" [The possibility of supercharging the efficient Riley Nine engine has so often been discussed that these detailed notes on an amateur conversion, by G.H.G. Burton, will be of especial interest to all Riley advocates. – Ed.]  Before starting on the description of the carving up of the "Gamecock," I...

Page 12 of October 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, October 1943

Cars I have owned

In which Norman D. Routledge writes mainly of war-time motoring and mostly of Riley and Alvis cars. – Ed. My ardent love of cars and fast motoring was born in me, and fostered by my father. In my youth I remember with pleasure many runs in an old Phoenix, a Saxon, Star and a 3-litre Vanden Plas Bentley owned by my father. The last I myself possessed for three brief months between father's decease...

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Economy On Mobilgas

THE 1961 Mobil Economy Run which finished on April 19th was based very largely on last year's event and covered 1,000 miles of varied country from Worthing on the South Coast to Stanhope in Durham. The route had to be covered at an average speed of 30 m.p.h. and such were the road conditions that some hard driving-was called for at times to keep within the time limits. As last year, the Press...

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May, 1961

Sir, I may be able to help Mr. Hanan and his leaking Riley 1.5, having had two Wolseley 1500s which leaked in the same way. The second is only three weeks old and still leaking, but I have now some experience of this marque and hope it will not take two years this time to get it put right. Both cars were undersealed, by the way. Leaks on to the wheel arches in the boot are probably due to...

Page 6 of July 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 1933


THE LE MANS 24 HOUR RACE Alfa-Romeos take first three places in Grand Prix d'Endurance. Aston Martin a close second for 9th Rudge-Whitworth Cup. AFTER a spirited four-sided battle, from which Chiron was later eliminated, the Alfa-Romeo driven by Sommer, last year's winner, and Nuvolari, ace of Grands Prix, won the Grand Prix d'Endurance at a speed of 81.39 m.p.h., a record speed for 24 hours on...

Page 25 of June 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1950

The Treen-Replica Riley Nines

THE other day we journeyed down to that beautiful part of England which is found near Petworth to inspect the competition Riley Nines which are a speciality of the Amberley Engineering Company. The production of these special Rileys has been started by John Treen with a view to providing an "1,100" of stark conception and high performance, expressly suited to the requirements of the amateur...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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