Articles tagged Thomson

Page 23 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 1945

FOR SALE

FOR SALE—continued S100 23-litre 1938. Mileage 16,000 only, in • 11-7first-class condition, and very carefully maintained. Offers over 1650 to Box No. 174, MOTOR SPORT, 15, City Road, E.C.1. ALi/1S 12-h.p. 4-cyl. open 4-seater, two spare wheels. Good tyres, special 2-seater hood in addition to 4-seater one. £22 10s., as car needs attention after storage. S. W., 40, Brent Street, London, N.W.4....

Page 29 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1962

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 33 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1979

Life at Thomson & Taylor's - 1927 to1939

Mr. R. H. Beauchamp, AMIME, continues his account of life at T & T's of Brooklands under the great Reid Railton In the December issue of Motor Sport, R. H. Beauchamp concluded his article with a description of John Cobb's Railton Land Speed Record Car of 1938 and his journey to Bonneville Salt Flats prior to Cobb's successful record attempt. In the accompanying article Mr. Beauchamp takes up...

Page 72 of March 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 2006

Singapore Fling

The Singapore Grand Prix was a typical South-East Asian cocktail of single-seaters, sports and saloons on a challenging road circuit. Eli Solomon looks back Common myth has it that before the Sepang Formula One grand prix in Malaysia, there was nothing in South-East Asia to call a proper race. The roulette player had the Macau casino, Suzie Wong was the girl in the next bar and a-go-go was the...

Page 33 of July 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1934

THE SOUTHPORT "HUNDRED"

THE SOUTHPORT " HUNDRED " THE most important event on 6: calendar of the Southport Motor Racing Club, Ltd., the Hundred Mile Race, was run off on Birkdale Sands on June 2nd, and resulted in an easy win by 1'. .Stephenson, on one of last year's 500 Miles Race Austin 7's. Crowds estimated at between ten and twenty thousand lined the course and the sandhills behind it, and fine sunny weather added...

Page 39 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1977

Leyland Eight Follow-up

When writing last month about going to Donington to drive the sole-surviving Leyland Eight I gave a brief resume of the controversial luxury-car of the 1920s, which was designed by J. G. Parry Thomas with the express intention of surpassing the excellence of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Previous to this (Motor Sport, 1974) I wrote about the place the car from Lancashire occupied in relation to...

Page 75 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, January 1986

Cars I Have Owned And Raced

This article, by R. King-Clark, was the opening chapter in his as yet unpublished book about his extensive flying in his aero-planes, a Miles Gypsy Ill Hawk G-ACT D and a Miles IIA Whitney Straight G-AERS, and his military career but it is so interesting I decided MOTOR SPORT should publish it. Lt Col King-Clark's young brother "Cuffy" was also an enthusiast, running an Ulster A7, a 1928 20/25 hp...

Page 30 of December 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1935

THE RAILTON LIGHT SPORTS TOURER

THE RAILTON LIGHT SPORTS TOURER After a run on the new light Rai1ton -the most hardened of critics could hardly suppress a feeling of exhilaration and a strong tendency to express himself entirely in superlatives. To begin with, an engine giving some 120 h.p. mounted in a chassis weighing only 19 cwt. gives a performance which is really breath-taking. The question of road-holding has not been...

Page 45 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, October 1955

What Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang is Really Like

Not Content with Legend, the Editor Takes to the Road in this Fabulous Aeroplane-engined Motor Car Count Zborowski was a picturesque figure of the "gay 'twenties," with his remarkable practical jokes, memorable house-parties, his garages at Higham and his aeroplane-engined Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bangs. Small wonder that legends were woven around these fabulous Brooklands cars — of how each huge...

Page 39 of August 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1934

RELAY RACE WON IN A THUNDERSTORM

RELAY RACE WON IN A THUNDERSTORM W. L. THOMSON'S TEAM OF AUSTINS FIRST—OFFICIAL MORGANS SECOND— LADIES' TEAM OF M.G. MAGNETTES TAKE THIRD PLACE. THE annual " Big Race for Small Cars," the Light Car Club's Relay Race, was run off on Brooklands on July 21st and resulted in a welldeserved win for W. L. Thoinson!s Team of Austins driven by the entrant himself, R. F. Turner, and T. V. G. Selby, which...

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