Articles tagged Rolls-Royce Motors

Page 113 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, May 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

Old photographs continue to come to light. For instance, the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald was sent a picture showing the Graphic Motor Works, a garage in King Street, Penrith, which is now the site of the Herald office, probably taken before the First World War and showing a line-up of early cars outside, with owners and a chauffeur in attendance, one being a Lanchester landaulette, while...

Page 77 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, December 1996

Stanley Sedgwick

Stanley Sedgwick, Patron of the Bentley Drivers Club and an exceedingly influential personality in so many fields, especially those concerned with the older cars, died peacefully on October 25 of pneumonia, a complication of cancer. His devoted wife Con was at his side. Sedgwick, a top company accountant, was wealthy enough to enjoy his motoring without any association with the motor trade, the...

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 23 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1976

Matters of moment

Another anniversary The good motoring life has been punctuated just lately with anniversaries, which, indeed, are convenient things, which can he manipulated, unlike Jubilees, to fit circumstances. There is Daimlier's 80th, commemorated by a special colour-feature in this issue of Motor Sport and we have commented on several others, such as the Riley 9 Jubilee, while last year we were as....

Page 27 of April 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1975

The Rolls-Royce Camargue

All that glitters . . ? A fortune of £29,250 will buy an attractive detached house standing in its own grounds within the London commuter belt. It could even buy you a real Jaguar D-type plus an XJ12, plus one of the all black, last fifty V12 E-types to leave Jaguar's Allesley factory. Different tastes might select a fixed-head Rolls-Royce or Bentley Corniche plus a Jensen Interceptor Convertible...

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The RFC Officer's Rolls-Royces

Further light can be shed on the Rolls-Royces referred to in "The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer" on pages 1011 and 1012 in this issue. It seems that the circa 1911 car, No 103, sold to Barrington-White was sold originally to an Indian potentate, with a Barker Pullman-limousine body finished in dark green, with black lining. Maybe it was sent back to England to contribute its bit for the war-...

Page 87 of July 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, July 1973

The Rolls-Royce Corniche

Sir, Having just read the April edition of your magazine, showing the exploits of B. M. Russ-Turner's Bentley Corniche in the VSCC Pomeroy Trophy, I would like to mention the exploits of a Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, that I have just been a passenger in, on a continental tour. On the return journey from Spain to England using the Paris-Lyon autoroute, we did the journey from the Spanish/...

Page 28 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1983

Obituary

S. H. Grylls, CBE It was a great shock to learn that Harry Grylls had died at his Pershore home late in October, aged 74. He is well remembered as the Rolls-Royce Motors engineer who left Rugby and Trinity College, Cambridge, to join that Company in Derby in 1930, the last R-R engineer to have known and worked with Sir Henry Royce. Grylls became personal assistant to the Works Director at Derby...

Page 67 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, September 1996

Cars In Court

A suggestion which I have made more than once in MOTOR SPORT, that someone should write a book about Court cases in which cars or motoring matters were involved, seems about to reach fruition from a well-known author of motor-racing books, although with the emphasis on crime rather than legal battles over technicalities. That apart, a case which would be entirely suitable for such a book has just...

Page 35 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1982

MATTERS OF MOMENT

• BREAKING THE HIDDEN CODE The country in which a car was made used, in some degree, to be stamped upon it, a sort of National-imprint, just as language, accent and appearance indicate a human being's origins. With the coming of Multi-Nationals and World-cars, this aspect of the motor car has changed, with almost identical utility vehicles being churned out in vast numbers. The throwback to a...

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