Articles tagged Sunday Times

Page 14 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1967

The Things They Say......

"The dashboard . . solid walnut, at a time when Packard and Cadillac were apologising for their painted steel facias by ornamenting them with foppish scrolls."—Horace Fitzpatrick, writing about a 1930 Model-79 Marmon tourer he once owned in America. * * * "Everything was as it should have been—the walnut dashboard carefully laid out with all the instrument buttons, indeed more than you...

Page 18 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 1967

Vintage Postbag

Twin o.h.c. Sir, May I be allowed to correct Mr. Anthony Blight's totally erroneous remark that " in 1930 twin overhead camshafts were a barbaric necessity . . . and wholly unsuitable for commercial production." Three cars come immediately to mind which used twin overhead camshafts in this period and which could certainly not be described as " mechanical abortions "; the " 1750 " Alfa Romeo, the...

Page 152 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 152, December 2013

Compliments of the racing season

For half a century motoring artist Michael Turner has welcomed Christmas with a special set of paintings you can send to your friends For the past 50 years, motor racing fans have enjoyed a particular Christmas tradition of their own – the publication each year by Michael Turner of his greetings card sets. It goes without saying that these do not feature snowmen, robins, Father Christmas or holly...

Page 49 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the November issue) WE HAVE reached the Diary entries of "X", the RFC Officer who became a well-known racing motorist after the war, for December 1917. He was met on December 14th by Bush and his Crossley, in which they went to the War Office and later net off for Wyton, arriving by lunchtime. Lady X was staying near Ely so her son visited her...

Page 40 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1971

Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

Page 27 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1980

Matters of the moment

Television and the motor car "The living need charity more than the dead" — George Arnold, 1834-1865. The motor car preceded television by some forty years, although it might be said that whereas the former was practical transport by about 1905 (earlier if you possessed a Sixty Mercedes or similar), it wasn't until the 1950s or thereabouts, that everyman's TV arrived. Of this we were able to...

Page 10 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 1994

Against expectations

  In the end, the Brazilian Grand Prix went against all expectations. Few would seriously have bet against the chances of Ayrton Senna, on his homeground, and the Williams-Renault. Even less so if you gave full credibility (and there was every justification to) to stories that the Brazilian had actually lapped Imola in recent testing another six-tenths of a second quicker than Michael Schumacher...

Page 18 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 2011

Le Mans cars hit Chelsea

Le Mans cars hit Chelsea Cars from Le Mans in the 1960s and famous team patrons will be two of the themes of the second Chelsea AutoLegends, which will be held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sunday September 4. The event's theme is the Swinging Sixties and cars that from that era will form a central part of a display featuring 30 Le Mans racers. Ferrari will have examples of the...

Page 48 of April 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1972

Cars in Books

Quite a miscellany of references to cars this time, in recently-read non-motoring books, even to a piece on the Brands Hatch Racing Drivers' School in "The Second 'Field' Bedside Book" (Collins, 1969). And an interesting aside in "Small Boat on the Thames" by Roger Pilkinton (Macmillan, 1966) about how the road past Bray Lock was freed from its one-time 8d. toll by the action of a motorist who in...

Page 128 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, December 2007

Bill Boddy

The American Rolls-Royces R-R’s early Stateside history is intriguing and its reputation disputed I have no compunction about discussing Rolls-Royces, those ‘Best Cars in the World’, in Motor Sport, because those who regard them as non-sports cars have overlooked the Derby Bentleys, which, for example, gave Eddie Hall very impressive results in the Ards TT races, etc. Those same people may have...

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