Articles tagged Rover

Page 18 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1946

Rumblings

"500 Progress" The suggested rules for 500-c.c. class contests laid down by the B.A.C. Motor Sports Clubs are by now well known and seem generally acceptable. We rather liked the idea of not permitting more than two cylinders, but whether or not real economy would have resulted from insisting on pump fuel is debatable, John Bolster, of course, believing that reliability can only be courted by...

Page 61 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, June 1967

Short-list

Some thoughts about choosing new editorial transport Deciding which new car to have, even when you are not paying for it yourself, is a problem. The best way of tackling it is to draw up a short-list of possibles, and then eliminate them one by one, until only the most desirable or practical remains. The choice is difficult even then, but I suppose we should be thankful that the variety is so...

Page 73 of November 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, November 1960

Letters from readers, cont.

PRICES IN PARIS Several readers' letters have been published recently, both in MotorSport and in other motoring journals, comparing the merits of English and Continental cars. Mr. Cropp (August 1960) prefers his Rover 100 to a Citroen ID19 as many other drivers may, but he considers them comparable in price. In England this is true, but even though the Citroen is assembled in England it carries a...

Page 25 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, January 1964

Rover recap.

THE P6 Rover 2000 was one of the outstanding exhibits at Earls Court last year, and we were able to publish a full road-test report on it at the time. The test, however, was conducted rather hurriedly on a pre-production model, and we have since been able to cover an additional 870 miles in another car. What follows is a recapitulation, or rather, an extension of the test report. The 2000...

Page 23 of January 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, January 2000

Aeroquip Hose

Now a generic and used in almost all racing cars, Aeroquip Hose started live in US Warplanes. Keith Howard looks at its brilliant and much copied design photography by Charles Best You know a company has created, or at the very least cornered, a market when its trade name is bandied about as a generic. It most famously happened to Hoover, of course, but for motorsport aficionados there are other...

Page 12 of June 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1942

Cars I have owned

[In which Robert W. Edbrooke says just what he thinks of a number of different makes and types. – Ed.] I have little or no qualification for this opus, having owned neither a Bentley nor a Lagonda, while, as a resident member of the C.U.A.C., my activities were crippled by a suspended driving licence. Nevertheless, between periods of persecution by divers magistrates I have motored. My first...

Page 43 of March 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, March 1955

Car prices in Canada.

Sir, I have decided to write to you partly out of duty and equally so as a sports-car enthusiast. I enclose a copy of our Air Force magazine Vorair for which I run a motor column. You will notice an italicised paragraph at the commencement of the article which is of grave importance to the British Motor Industry. Canada, which at one time was one of Britain's biggest car purchasers, took only 50...

Page 112 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, March 2011

Road Cars

What a dull year 2010 turned out to be. It's true that Ferrari and Porsche produced their best new cars in a generation (the 458 Italia and 911 GT3 RS respectively), but down in the cheap seats populated by cars which we can actually afford, it was perhaps the most unadventurous, underachieving year I can remember. The Nissan Leaf's Car of the Year award was thoroughly deserved, but the truth is...

Page 55 of October 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, October 1971

A Davenport Vernon centenary

D. R. Denne, the Joint Managing Director of Davenport Vernon Ltd. of High Wycombe, the Buckinghamshire town now by-passed by the M4, sent us a copy of an elaborate illustrated history of his Company, remarking that he thought it might cheer us up, at a time of so many mergers or bankruptcies, to hear of a small Company beginning its second 100 years in a good state of health. We associate his...

Page 15 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1942

Rumblings

Unsolved problems One of the problems to which enthusiasts are wont to devote quite a deal of attention is what becomes of classic racing cars when their racing days are finished. Anthony Heal has made that puzzle rather easier for us than it used to be. But there are still many gaps, and the "Chittys" are worrying the knowledgeable quite a bit just now. I believe that someone bought a spare...

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