Articles tagged Rolls Royce

Page 28 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1978

Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

Page 32 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, June 1984

Zolder Zooms

As the last car received the chequered flag and before Alboreto mounted the winner’s podium to hear his National Anthem, a Diners Club International helicopter landed on the starting grid and whisked Mr Ecclestone and his briefcase away into the sky. The Belgian commentator suggested over the PA that “little Bernie was scuttling off with all the money”. Martin Brundle’s race ended when the left...

Page 101 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 2010

Around the houses

– Coys – Coys celebrated its 90th anniversary at its end of year sale at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster on December 1. On the Monday evening before the sale the anniversary celebrations got under way with live entertainment from ’60s rock band Manfred Mann, who played a selection of guitars featured in the auction. So whether you were after a pair of Purdey shotguns, a Fender SK...

Page 100 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, September 1998

The VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

The Shelsley Walsh VSCC meeting on July 5 was a memorable occasion, with 121 pre-war cars competing (from a total of some 250 entries), and a lunch for those in the International Rally of the Amilcar/Salmson Registers, a great many 12/50 Alvises celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Alvis win in the 1923 200-mile race, and lots of Jaguar XK120s to mark the 50th birthday of this famous car. The...

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Reflections in the Harbour

Due to production schedules, D.S.J.'s reflections and notes on the cars at Monaco appear before the main report of the race, which will be found in the colour section on page 932. There was plenty of time to reflect before the Monaco Grand Prix started, for the start was delayed something like an hour due to fire breaking out in one of the hotels situated within the circuit, and on race day...

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The V12 in production

There is something definitely intriguing about the V-twelve, and in this article Cecil Clutton traces the history of production examples of the type, from the Packard of 1915 to the 4.3-litre Alfa-Romeo of immediate pre-war days. – Ed. Six cylinders we accept as a matter of course, and Eights are in fairly common parlance, but there is something rare and exciting about a twelve-cylinder motor,...

Page 26 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1931

LONDON TO BRIGHTON

LONDON TO RIGI-ITON How fifty-one veteran cars set out /Or Brighton and only three fell by the wayside. HALF-past-eight on a rather cold winter's morning. Imagine a large, low-roofed garage, lit by a somewhat ,lccasional electr;c light, and in it more than fifty motor cars, none of them less than twenty-six years old, and all of them being started up to take the road again. On every side men were...

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HATS OFF TO MISS ENGLAND !

HATS OFF TO MISS ENGLAND HI! KAYE DON REGAINS FOR BRITAIN THE WORLD'S WATER SPEED RECORD WITH A SPEED OF 119.81 M.P.H. WHAT a debt Of gratitude this country owes to that great sportsman, Lord Wakefield ! When he announced his intention of building" Miss England III" for the purpose of regaining for Great Britain the world's water speed record, one instinctively felt that his purpose would...

Page 36 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1966

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1965 This annual review is intended as a refresher course for those readers who are interested in the good, bad, and indifferent aspects of the cars that came to us for road-test during the past twelve months. Consequently, it will not be a resume of the Good Life, as provided by D.S.J. last month. Nor do I claim to have toiled so hard at my motoring...

Page 98 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 1998

BIritish Racing Misery

I read with amusement the editor's comments on how the V16 BRMs lived up to their original failures at the marvellous Goodwood Revival Meeting. Much has been written about Raymond Mays' too ambitious attempt to put Britain on the post-war GP map. Here is how it looked to one who was there at the time. I had seen the splendid performances Raymond Mays had put up before the war in speed-trials,...

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