Articles tagged The Times

Page 34 of December 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1963

Oh dear!

We all make mistakes but our readers' eyebrows seem to have been raised higher than usual when The Times of October 16th last described the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III as incorporating "all the refinements of a 6-cylinder V8 engine" and when the Daily Express wrote that the quick response of the Rover 2000 is "made possible by the . . simple robust 5-crankshaft engine."

Page 78 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, June 2014

The long road home

Audi has ruled for 14 years, but for many Porsche is still the true king of Le Mans. Now – finally – it returns. Racing’s most anticipated comeback is on Writer Gary Watkins It started off as a sabbatical: Porsche was only meant to be absent from the top of the sports car racing tree for one year. Now, 15 seasons after its withdrawal from top-line endurance racing, the German manufacturer is...

Page 59 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, April 1982

Veteran edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old car matters Motoring as it was - A look-back at the roads of long ago THINGS motoring, like women, motoring journals, the cars themselves and the roads we drive on have changed so much, that looking back to what driving was like in the days when even prominent owners of today's vintage cars had not been born, seems a worthwhile exercise. So I propose to look at those...

Page 77 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, December 1996

Stanley Sedgwick

Stanley Sedgwick, Patron of the Bentley Drivers Club and an exceedingly influential personality in so many fields, especially those concerned with the older cars, died peacefully on October 25 of pneumonia, a complication of cancer. His devoted wife Con was at his side. Sedgwick, a top company accountant, was wealthy enough to enjoy his motoring without any association with the motor trade, the...

Page 13 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1967

The 19th British Grand Grix

Team Lotus Dominate Silverstone, England, July 15th The choice of the R.A.C. fell on Silverstone this year, so with the help of the B.R.D.C. and most of the country's motor clubs the British Grand Prix was held on the wide open spaces of the airfield circuit. Entry was by invitation and all the big teams were represented along with more than the usual number of private owners, some newcomers...

Page 5 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Mille Miglia Placings Placings in the Mille Miglia 1,000-Mile Sports Car Race, which was won by Biondetti and Selani in a 2-litre Ferrari, are given below. Britain was well up, for Wisdom and young Geoffrey Healey won the touring category outright in a Healey, while the Bristol saloon of Count Lurani and H. J. Aldington was third and Donald Healey's Healey saloon fourth in this class. Retirements...

Page 70 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1990

Grand Prix, World Formula One Championship 1989/90.

by Nigel Roebuck. 160 pp. 11"x 8 3/8" Published by Garry Sparke & Associates, Australia. Distributed in the UK by Motor Racing Publications, Unit 6, The Pilton Estate, 46 Pitlake, Croydon, Surrey CRO 3RY. £15.95 When it comes to producing attractive and well printed books, the Australians can show everybody a thing or two. Of these, then, it is Garry Sparke & Associates who are foremost...

Page 11 of November 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1924

OPENING of NEW TRACK at LINAS-MONTLHERY -continued

OPENING of NEW TRACK at LINAS-MONTLFWRY—continued. A large number of records went by the board at the meeting reported above. Marchant on the Blackburneengined D'Yrsan, established the following. 25 km.15 m. 55 s., equalling 94.24 km.p.h. 50 km.-31 m. 4 s., which is 96.566 km.p.h. 75 km.-42 m. 561 s., which is 104.789 km.p.h. Ioo km.-59 in. 451 S., which is equal to 100.407 km.p.b,. 125 km.—I h....

Page 58 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, January 1997

McRae Storms to his second RAC victory

Porsches were again the cars to beat on the RAC Historic Rally. And again it was Jimmy McRae who came out on the top with his second RAC win in a row. David Evans reports Jimmy McRae paid no attention to the vile conditions on the RAC Historic Rally and won by three minutes from fellow Porsche 911 pilot, Monty Karlan. This was McRae's second successive win on the event, underlining his mastery of...

Page 42 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, December 1981

The 20/70 h.p. Crossley

A Rare Vintage Sports Car The 20/70 h.p. Crossley is less well-known than many vintage sports cars that were scarcely as distinguished. Crossley Motors Ltd. of Gorton, Manchester, "of gas-engine fame", had a deservedly high reputation long before the First World War and during the conflict this was enhanced by the good service the Royal Flying Corps, and later the RAF, had from its Crossley...

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