Articles tagged The star

Page 48 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1970

Six hours for lunch

No, not for the meal. This was the time it took me to drive to and from Silverstone for the Automotive Products' party to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this flourishing industrial complex. An important part of it was a Cavalcade, over two laps of the GP circuit, of cars in which AP products have figured down the past five decades. A fine parade of 55 vehicles, ranging from a Rickman Metisse...

Page 29 of August 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, August 1949


Looking Back This Silver Jubilee of Motor Sport unleashes a flood of memories. When this was first published outer-circuit racing held sway at Brooklands, the Land Speed Record stood at a mere 146.16 m.p.h. (to the credit of Campbell's 350-h.p. V12 Sunbeam) and we goggled at the supercharged four-cylinder Darracqs as we do to-day at the straight-eight Alfettes. The accident at Kop was to result...

Page 43 of August 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, August 1931


F. IXCEPT for one or two of the larger races, such as the Star or Fedden trophy events, it must be admitted that the average outboard race is poorly supported compared with similar club meetings of two years ago. It seems strange, therefore, that so many who were originally attracted by outboard motor boat racing should so soon tire of the sport. It is to be hoped that the depression, like that...

Page 26 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1971

Star matters

Sir, Amongst the many interesting features in Motor Sport not least is that section devoted to "Cars in Books". In last December's issue you mention one book entitled "The Escape From Monotony". This title rang a bell and prompted me to hunt through a lot of old junk, where I found a copy of this book and derived a lot of pleasure in reading it again. I think you are a little hard on both...

Page 38 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1974

"Bristol Cars And Engines"

"Bristol Cars And Engines" by L. J. K. Setright. 159 pp. 8¾ in. x 6 in. (Motor Racing Publications Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey. £4.50). Far from the subject matter for one-make histories exhausting itself, we have been receiving a constant output of new books under this important heading. The latest is the long-awaited Bristol book, by Leonard Setright. Although the Bristol was a...

Page 74 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 2010

On with the show

The BBC returned to host coverage of Formula 1 in 2009 – to largely glowing reviews. Now it’s got to do it all over again, but this time the team knows how to deliverBy Rob Widdows Bring back Murray Walker… Somebody please tell ITV not to put the adverts on during the exciting bits… Give Formula 1 back to the Beeb… And so it went on, while ITV did its best to make Grand Prix racing entertaining....

Page 27 of February 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1959

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1958 I always rather enjoy writing this annual feature, if only to refresh my memory of the cars tested during the past twelve-month before embarking on a further year's road-testing for Motor Sport. As I also enjoy reading similar accounts in other journals, I assumed that readers might not take unkindly to these simple summaries. Not so!  After...

Page 117 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, May 2010

Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world – RM Auctions – More lots have been added to RM’s Monaco sale, including the one-of-a-kind 1937 BMW 328 Mille Miglia ‘Büegelfalte’. It was built as a standard-bodied 328 for Rudolf Schleicher’s experimental department at BMW and competed in the 1937 Le Mans 24 Hours and Tourist Trophy. The following year it won the 2-litre class in the Mille...

Page 40 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1978

V-E-V Miscellany

The person who owned that "unknown cyclecar" that was runner-up for first prize in this year's Cyclecar Rally from 1969 to 1975 tells us that it is a 1921 Burrell with a 1910 JAP engine having an automatic inlet valve. Lack of time, money and legislation were against its completion but Mr. Hogg says he did manage to get the ash, centre-pivot front axle onto the vehicle without having to undermine...

Page 70 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1993

Star attraction

Sir, I was interested to read your article on the 1935 Comet. My attention was drawn to this car in the 1960s shortly after Jeremy Collings, John Warburton and I had formed the Star Register, as the Comet not only uses one of Star's model names but also has a radiator shell very similar to those used on Star Comet cars. My immediate thought was to wonder whether Kirkland bought up Star Comet bits...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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