Articles tagged Sonic

Page 40 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 2014

Grand Prix Notebook

Malaysia, Bahrain and China Formula 1 left its muted hybrid trail through the early-season far stretches of the globe: amid the rubber plantations of Malaysia, the oil-producing region of the Gulf and the ongoing industrialisation of China. Chasing an uncertain future, it nonetheless provided at least one race so thrilling that it left those who’d been critical of the new formula looking silly. A...

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Rally review

Swedes and Finns are the acknowledged experts on snow rallies, both as organisers and as competitors. It is understandable, therefore, that Scandinavia should have the best selection of such events that any winter has to offer. The best known of these is probably the International Swedish Rally, a qualifier in the Constructors' Championship, mainly because it derives from that exciting summer...

Page 3 of December 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, December 1941


SCUDERIA TORNADO I" Scuderias " are more numerous than might have been expected. They certainly enable impecunious enthusiasts to run more cars at a time and to gain greater experience over a given run of ownership than would otherwise be possible. V. Davis, of Sunbury, here describes his efforts.—Ed.I WHEN I was seventeen, as a result of much argument I induced my parents to allow me to obtain a...

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My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1961 ANOTHER busy year is over and it is time to take out my diary and recall the pros and cons, the merits and shortcomings, of the cars I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT during 1961. It was a year during which I covered 18,930 miles on these test runs, 15,000 further miles in staff and personal vehicles, was a passenger for considerable mileages in...

Page 12 of June 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1939


FROM HOLLAND Sir, My enthusiasm for vintage cars started with motor-cycles, about ten years ago. Being practically penniless then, I had to be satisfied by reading anything I could get about motor-cycles. My first bike was a small Motobecane with beltdrive. Every year I visited the T.T. in Assen and after a while my father helped me to get a 150 c.c. Coventry-Eagle. (the Silent-Superb). But...

Page 28 of March 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1960

Fragments on Forgotten Makes

No. 12: The H.E. During the first week-end in January I fulfilled a long-standing invitation by journeying down to the peaceful isolation of a charming village in Somerset to interview Mr. K. O. Sully, son of the late Roland J. Sully, who was responsible for the H.E. car. R. J. Sully entered the motor trade in the early years, having one of the first motor-cab businesses in Wales, circa 1906. The...

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RACING ROUND ITALY PINTACUDA AND MAMBELLI WIN TEE MILLE MIGLIA FOR FERRARI—BRITISH COMPETITORS CRASH The Mille Miglia shows no signs of declining in popularity, in spite of rumours that the race was losing its grip. This year 150 entries were received, a number which the ordinary race organiser would regard as beyond the realms of possibility. In any case, such a field would cause indescribable...

Page 42 of January 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, January 1959

Cars I have owned

By Major L. L. Gordon I owe my early love of engines of all kinds to our local blacksmith whom I considered a pure genius. He used to give me talks on what made the wheels go round. He impressed upon me that the essentials to make any engine go were some gas and a flame to light it. This, I thought, wanted testing, so I retired to our harness room, turned on the gas (which had the old open-type...

Page 67 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 2001

Bell full-face helmet

Ask any neurosurgeon and he will tell you that the living human brain is nothing like the firm, grey, formalin-preserved specimens you see in glass jars in anatomy labs. It's light pink in colour because of the blood coursing around it, and it has a consistency something like thick porridge. It's so soft, in fact, that it can't support its own weight. Even within its cushioning cerebrospinal...

Page 30 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 1938


GERMANY: ITS ROADS AND ITS CARS MR. BRIAN G. ROBBINS, M.Sc., read his paper, "Sonic Impressions of Germany, Its Roads and Its Cars," before several Graduate Branches of the I.A.E. last February and March. As we are unlikely to have papers on the cars of France, Italy or Russia, this must be taken as completing the series of I.A.E. papers on the influence of national conditions on car design....



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