Articles tagged Sainsbury

Page 74 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1995

From Sainsbury's to the Sarthe

Last June the Lagonda Club celebrated Lagonda's win at Le Mans with a run to the Sarthe circuit from Sainsbury's in Staines, which now occupies the site where the Lagonda factory stood. After consuming 200 cream teas and drinking Sainsbury's champagne, 75 or more set off for a Diamond Jubilee dinner in Le Mans. The MD of the Evening Standard, as overall sponsor, and the Chairman of AM/Lagonda...

Page 21 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, February 1989

Letter to readers

Vans! Dear Reader, The first time I saw a racing car being unloaded from a van in the paddock for a Speed Trial, I was fascinated, because up to that time racing cars were things I had only seen in photographs, racing on circuits. It had never occurred to me to consider how the racing car got to the circuit. Vans with the name of a well-known tuning establishment, or racing driver, on the side...

Page 52 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1962

vintage postbag

VINTAGE POSTBAG A.G. and Warrick Carriers Sir, Your reader, Mr. Collis, last month reminisced on A.C. and Warrick carriers. There has always been confusion with these two firms and I will give you the facts. The A.C. was first sold in 1907 as a 3-wheeled delivery van. This was a great success. At the time most small parcel deliveries were made by tradesmen's pedal tricycles, many of which were...

Page 34 of June 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1925

MR. M. GARNIER JOINS THE MEMINI CARBURETTOR CO., LTD.

MR. M. GARNIER JOINS THE MEMINI CARBURETTOR CO., LTD. The Memini Carburettor Co., Ltd., of 7o Sainsbury Road, Kilburn, inform us that they have secured the services of the well-known racing car expert, Mr. M. Gamier. This young London firm, which is rapidly extending, will, in due course, open a department specially for the overhauling and preparation of racing Bugattis and other high efficiency...

Page 82 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, May 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

PART ONE AC Ace, Ace Bristol 1954-1963 Bespoke British sports cars with fine looks, excellent performance and, if you like crossplies, handling to match. Two engines — 1991cc AC unit and more powerful 1971cc 120bhp Bristol engine introduced 1956 — both 6-cylinders, both symphonic. Less than 700 produced all told, so rare now. Not cheap to buy and not to be left unattended at Sainsbury's. Top...

Page 11 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 2010

Contributors

Andrew Frankel It was cold, damp and foggy, but when we rang Andrew to ask how the shoot was going he sounded jubilant. “Of course everything’s wonderful. I’ve just driven a Lotus 79!” Even for a man who has already driven some of the great racing cars, this one meant a lot. He had other reasons to be cheerful. From the freezing fog of Hethel, he was jetting off to Portugal for his next...

Page 104 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, September 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

PART ONE AC Ace, Ace Bristol 1954-1963 Bespoke British sports cars with fine looks, excellent performance and, if you like crossplies, handling to match. Two engines — 1991cc AC unit and more powerful 1971cc 120bhp Bristol engine introduced 1956 — both 6-cylinders, both symphonic. Less than 700 produced all told, so rare now. Not cheap to buy and not to be left unattended at Sainsbury's. Top...

Page 66 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1992

V-to-C Miscellany

The Rolls-Royce EC had its best ever National Rally on June 14, with over 1200 Rolls-Royce and Bentley cars present. Next year it celebrates the convincing success of the Alpine Eagle cars in the 1913 Austrian Alpine Trial and we hear that at this early date there is a firm entry of 73 Silver Ghosts. We hear that a two-stroke FWD DKW three-wheeler, possibly a Bol d'Or racer, is running about in...

Page 35 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1990

New Cars - Alfa Romeo 3.0 V6 Cloverleaf

Virtuoso The man from Alfa, he say "Fun, or what?" In extolling the virtues of the new Alfa Romeo 75 Cloverleaf Mr Alfa did confess to me that a press-on in the previous model might get you sweating rather than smiling; the Cloverleaf, however, was definitely the bee's knee-caps. Well, I have to confess that the urge of this slightly hotter V6 will get you so much you'll be eating bananas but...

Page 97 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, February 1998

Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 24V

If this Vauxhall Carlton is not high on your list of the great sports saloons, Andrew Frankel believes you should think again You will remember the Lotus Carlton, all 377bhp and 175mph of it. It was the ultimate supercar saloon: with four adults on board and a fortnight's shopping from Sainsbury's in the boot it could put clean air between itself and a Testarossa. It would spin its wheels in...

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