Articles tagged Standard Motor Company

Page 11 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, January 1958

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars He Drove in 1957 I tested fewer cars for Motor Sport last year than I did in 1956. This had nothing to do with old age, lack of opportunity or decreasing enthusiasm. The fact is that, as you may remember, petrol rationing returned during the early part of the year, which is a pretty disgraceful thing to have to put on record, for, although no one expects to enjoy...

Page 17 of March 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, March 1940

Standard announce a new four door "eight"

The Standard Motor Company, who in the last eight or nine years have staged a meteoric rise to the forefront of British motor manufacturers, have again shown their accurate gauging of topical public demand by the production of a new "wartime model" four-door "Eight" saloon. This new car, which costs £159 (de luxe model, £169), has the remarkable petrol consumption figure of 45/48 m.p.g., which...

Page 9 of April 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1945

CARS I HAVE OWNED

73 CARS I HAVE OWNED VERY early in life I developed an interest in motoring and well rtiitnJ)(-I first experiments in this direction. In 1919, or maybe it was 1920, my father decided to enter the field of private owners. He purchased, at an exorbitant figure, an ex-W.D. Douglas Combination, upon which, at the tender age of eleven, I was wont to ride illegally whenever opportunity offered....

Page 66 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, January 2012

Lunch with... Christian Horner

In seven seasons, Horner has led Red Bull Racing from struggling F1 outfit to the dominant force in the pitlane. And all because he could admit to himself that he wasn’t going to be the next Vettel By Simon Taylor In the business world, management is all. The best managers earn the biggest salaries; companies with good profit growth are said to be well-managed. Management is studied at...

Page 32 of May 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1949

Club News

We Hear R. S. Strachan is restoring a 1928 "20.9" Sunbeam chassis and craves a suitable body and wings for it. R. L. Walker has rebuilt a Singer "Le Mans" with modern two-seater bodywork, even to a modern frontal aspect and his own spray-painting, working in a shed and using the minimum of equipment. The police are taking an increasingly active interest in competition motoring, in the desirable...

Page 25 of March 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1955

Rumblings

Budget Day What will Budget Day bring to ease the motorists' heavy burden ? In a little more than a month we shall know the best, or the worst. We are due for kinder treatment for the motor car is no longer a luxury, yet its users are savagely taxed. Petrol is sold at a fantastic price, doe to the 2s.6d. per gallon tax extracted from a class of the community which already pays for a driving...

Page 20 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1959

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 27th) The Vintage S.C.C.'s annual race meeting at Oulton Park took place in showery weather this year and as the afternoon turned to evening the course was ringed by thunderstorms, but rain luckily fell only towards the end of the last race. To see vintage sports cars and historic racing cars unleashed in Donington-...

Page 17 of April 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1955

Standard's convincing success in difficult R.A.C Rally

The R.A.C. International Rally held from March 8th-12th, finishing at hospitable Hastings, was toughened by bad weather and came in for a good deal of criticism, because baulking in narrow lanes was frequent, sections were cut out after some competitors had tackled them, and the event ran hours behind schedule in places, causing many competitors to retire disconsolate; the Longrines Printogines...

Page 47 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, July 1956

Letters from Readers

N.B. - Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. The Steering-Column Gear-Lever Sir, I feel that Mr. Side is a little unfair on the novice who refuses to double-declutch his Vauxhall into first gear. Extensive acquaintances with the Wyvern has convinced me that his manoeuvre can only be carried out with fantastic...

Page 57 of June 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, June 1959

Rumblings

Two Bright Parties Some time ago the Standard Motor Company of Coventry threw two parties which were sufficiently out of the common rut to be remembered, and which confirm our opinion that someone at Canley has brightened things up in no mean manner -- witness the refreshingly new features of the Triumph Herald, which is a Standard production. The first party we attended began at London Airport...

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