Articles tagged Standard Motor Co.

Page 38 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1958

Film Reviews

B.R.S.C.C. Midnight Film Show A popular winter motor-racing entertainment is the B.R.S.C.C. Festival of Speed and Sport, which took place last year on November 22nd. It is astonishing, even startling, proof of the popularity of motor racing that two large London cinemas were filled to capacity for this non-stop two-hour midnight film show, while other cinemas in other parts of the country drew...

Page 15 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, December 1931

A STRIKING SPORTS COUPE A NEW SWALLOW MODEL

STRIKING SPORTS A NEW SWALLOW MODEL DISTINCTIVE lines have always characterized all Swallow "specials," and the "S.S.I." sports coupe which the Swallow Coachbuilding Co., of Foleshill, Coventry, are now manufacturing is, if anything, even more striking than the 'other models. The chassis of this car which is here illustrated, is specially manufactured by the Standard Motor Co., for the Swallow...

Page 36 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1974

"The Story of Triumph Sports Cars"

By Graham Robson. 189 pp. 91/2 in. x 74 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CRO 5DD £3.60). This is the long-awaited history of Triumph cars, to meet last year's 21st birthday of the TR sports Triumphs, the 70th anniversary of the Standard Motor Co. which rescued Triumph from the financial doldrums and the 50th anniversary of the Triumph Company itself....

Page 64 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1956

Letters from Readers

The Amateur Census Sir, I read with dismay your warning that the amateur census was declining in favour of the registration number, as a schoolboy hobby. I determined to do my bit towards a revival. Thus, on the sunny afternoon of May 6th I was to be found on a busy stretch of the Barnet By-Pass, undertaking a thorough census. The results were very satisfying, being far superior to earlier...

Page 56 of November 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1972

Vintage Postbag

What Was It? Sir, I have carried out some research and it is my opinion that it is a production tourer version of the 28/95 Mercedes sports racer raced successfully in 1921. The car in the photograph was probably made in 1923, at the time Ferdinand Porsche joined Mercedes, one of the first of a line of truly enormous Mercedes cars. I am almost certain the car is not a Benz as it was not until...

Page 22 of November 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1957

The Cars at Earls Court

A.C.  Stand 140 Several models will be exhibited. Examples of both the Ace and the Aceca with A.C. and Bristol engines will be on view. The A.C. has a tubular chassis with independent suspension front and rear. The 90-b.h.p. six-cylinder engine of A.C. fame or the 120-b.h.p. Bristol unit can be supplied to order. A.C. Cars, Ltd., Thames Ditton, Surrey. Alfa-Romeo  Stand 123 This classic Italian...

Page 55 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 1963

A Mathis for Standard

Sir, Perhaps I can enlighten your contributor concerning the Mathis/Standard rumour. I was for many years with the late B. S. Marshall, being responsible for the preparation of all his racing cars, including Bugatti, Aston Martin, Hampton and Mathis. At this particular time we were concessionaires for the Mathis marque. It is true that we supplied the Standard Motor Co. with the car and I,...

Page 36 of May 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1956

Moss' Hollow Victory at Aintree

Five Finishers out of 13 Starters in B.A.R.C. "International 200" Aintree, April 21st. THE B.A.R.C. International Meeting at the three-mile Aintree circuit consisted of the 67-lap "lnternational 200" Race for F.1 cars, called after the old J.C.C. 200-Mile Races, the distance being 201 miles, with a series of short, sharp, accompanying races, the shortest over 24 miles, the longest of 30 miles,...

Page 63 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, July 1981

V-E-V Miscellany

Brooklands had such a large following in its hey-day that it is difficult to appreciate how many people drove there. Very often the name of a driver crops up who is not mentioned in my History of the Track but this does not necessarily mean that a false claim has been made. There were a great many who drove in the High Speed Trials organised at Brooklands by the MCC and the JCC, or in the lesser...

Page 21 of October 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1930

Sports Models for 1931

Sports Models for 193i DETAILS FROM BRITISH AND FOREIGN MANUFACTURERS' PROGRAMMES FOR THE COMING YEAR ALFA-ROMEO. For 1931 the Alfa-Romeo sports models will undergo little change. The range will include a 17-85 h.p. 2-litre six cylinder with a 9ft. Gins, wheelbase and a 17-95 h.p. special supercharged chassis with a 9ft. wheelbase. Models and prices are as follow :-17/85 h.p. —2-seater, £850;...

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