Articles tagged Rolls-Royce

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Classic Motor Show

Clubs, displays, buying and advice are all on offer at the NEC Billed as the world’s biggest gathering of classic cars, the NEC and its sprawling floor space plays host to the Classic Motor Show on November 9-11. More than 3000 classic and vintage cars, plus motorcycles, will cover the million square feet of the Birmingham convention centre with around 300 classic car and motorcycle clubs present...

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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...

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The Roll-Royce Twenty

When I reviewed that astonishingly comprehensively new book about the Rolls-Royce Twenty by John Fasal, in the July issue, I commented that I might have more to say on the subject at a later date. Having re-read this remarkable coverage of the smaller Rolls-Royce of the vintage years, there are some points that bear enlarging on, although it would obviously be unfair to this painstaking – that’s...

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A Rolls-Royce Occasion

The Chairman and Directors of Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd. gave a luncheon at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, on May 22nd to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the meeting there between the Hon. C. S. Rolls and Mr. Henry Royce, from which stemmed the Rolls-Royce motor car. A very big concourse of people sat down to luncheon on this historic day, mostly R-R personnel, mainly from the Crewe offices and...

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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Gentle giant

The distinctive Gooda Special Bentley proved to be a crowd favourite when it raced at Goodwood last March – and it’s every bit as engaging behind the wheel as it is to behold Writer: Richard Heseltine, Photographer: Michael Bailie you don’t know whether to laugh or cry but make a noise somewhere in-between. It just looks so, well, improbable. It arrives as a Bentley and departs as an Italianate...

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Vintage miscellany

A reader is in desperate need of a 4.08-to-1 crown wheel or a complete axle for a 14/40 Delage. F. J. Gornall of Pilling, near Fleetwood, who died recently, was a pioneer carburetter designer who claimed to have built a car in 1890 and was the inventor of the vulcaniser. The Austin Twelve ice-cream van illustrated recently is a 1930 model and still in use. More hand-operated petrol pumps are...

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Road car news

Lost tango in Paris French showcase lacks a little of its usual fizz | by Andrew Frankel I’d like to tell you that this year’s biennial visit to the Paris Motor Show produced the usual wall-to-wall orgy of new models as manufacturers jostled to get their latest ideas in front of the media, but I can’t. It was a somewhat subdued affair, populated more by concepts and fresh iterations of existing...

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Oh dear!

We all make mistakes but our readers' eyebrows seem to have been raised higher than usual when The Times of October 16th last described the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III as incorporating "all the refinements of a 6-cylinder V8 engine" and when the Daily Express wrote that the quick response of the Rover 2000 is "made possible by the . . simple robust 5-crankshaft engine."

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American Items

News is to hand of two runners in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Lee Wallard was due to drive the ex-Villoresi Maserati that appeared in the 1946 race. It is now owned by a syndicate and required extensive repairs. The radiator, body, etc., were replaced and new valves, axle-shafts, etc., put in. The 42-mm. hubs were replaced by 52-mm. At Indianapolis nearly all the reserved seats, some priced...

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