Articles tagged Rootes

Page 93 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1984

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car mattersTalbots in London At the instigation of Stephen Lally, the 80th Anniversary of the Talbot name, in particular the opening of the factory, Ladbroke Hall, in October 1904 for building the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot's cars, at Barlby Road in W. London, was duly celebrated, with a rally at that very factory (likely soon to be pulled down, alas). On May 26th,...

Page 49 of January 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 1970

The Hilman GT

Rootes' Conception of a "personalised" car THE Hillman GT, introduced last year at the Paris Show, makes use of the well established engine from the Sunbeam Rapier H120 with its twin Strombergs, but a new radiator, this 88 b.h.p. at 5,200 r.p.m. alloy head 1,725-c.c. power unit being installed in a Hunter shell with Rapier front suspension and stub axles, and wide-rim Rostyle imitation road shod...

Page 16 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, November 1968

Rally Review

"The most magnificent motorcade in history" is how the Daily Express describes its London-Sydney Marathon which will begin from London's Crystal Palace at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24th. I am not at all sure whether such a description is justified, for one could hardly expect streamers of ticker-tape to descend from skyscrapers upon cheering crowds in the middle of Afghanistan or halfway across...

Page 44 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1956

THE ROADHOLDING OF THE SUNBEAM RAPIER

* * * THE ROADHOLDING OF THE SUNBEAM RAPIER Sir, A little knowledge is, I know, a dangerous thing and this fact has been brought home to me with full force by your September issue of MOTOR SPORT. Among the many misleading statements you made about the Sunbeam Rapier was one which I feel should not go unanswered, and that is the suggestion that the elimination of three of the works Rapiers in this...

Page 31 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1975

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS CARE OF TYRES A New Book about Dunlop OBSOLETE SIZES of tyres, without which veteran and vintage cars could not be run, unless they were equipped with rebuilt wheels to take modern covers which would make them look absurd, are fortunately still available from the Dunlop Company through their distributors, Vintage Tyre Supplies Limited...

Page 45 of June 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, June 1969

The Single O.H.C. Engine

A technical appraisal of current Production Practice by Autolycis A survey taken ten years ago would have shown that there were only 14 makes of cars in series production throughout the world with engines having camshafts located in the cylinder head. Of these, many were specialised, highly-priced vehicles often produced in relatively small quantities. Invariably they had twin overhead camshafts...

Page 76 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, May 1975

Jensen-Healey Experiences

Jensen-Healey Experiences Sir, Do not fear the Jensen-Healey. The cur rent scene has reduced our choice of new open cars. Of the non-exotics, there remain only the Midget, Spitfire, MG-B, TR6—and Jensey-Healey. There are many amongst us whd lust after the frost-bitten scalp and are in the habit of buying used versions c>f cars of this type. It is a fact that they hold their value particularly...

Page 53 of February 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, February 1970

Support of the 90 range

Sir, Prompted by Mr. Wilson in his letter "Shopping for a Sunbeam-Talbot" last month, I feel that I must rush to support the 90 range—hoping at least to rid them of the insinuated slur of W.B.'s disapproval. This model, although introduced with solid front suspension and only 64 b.h.p. in Mk. I form, through the nine years of its development pointed the direction in which the best quality middle-...

Page 22 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1967

Back to their Birthplace

Wolverhampton, July 2nd. Once again summery weather graced the return of S.T.D. Register members' Sunbeams to Wolverhampton, where these fine cars were built prior to the Rootes take-over. This year 29 were due to return to their birthplace, but not all of them made it; Carter's fast 1934 Twenty tourer, for example, was prevented from leaving Devon due to a duff gearbox. However, a very good...

Page 63 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1956

Advertising Race Results

Sir, I am entirely in agreement with you when you deplore the wilful misrepresentation of facts in the advertisements of some sections of the British Motor Industry. It seems to reach the limits of absurdity in an advertisement of Jaguar. Ltd., which appeared in the Observer recently - the same issue in which the official results were to be read on the back page! I am, Yours, etc., G.H. Stanford...

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