Articles tagged Vauxhall

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Motor Show Review

(NEC, October 18th) So, the Cavalcade concluded - incidentally, the Midland Motor Museum ran Wright's 1951 Frazer Nash in it as well as their Mercedes-Benz - my next task was to go to the NEC Motor Show, in satisfactorily multi-cylinder style in the glass-roofed Editorial Rover 3500 (it has recently been Skyported, of which more next month). A press ticket did not enable one to park very near the...

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Fiesta Time in Mexico

"God Bless Freddie Laker!" As I write this the air-fares war which he started is spreading like a bush fire. So, with any luck, next year it will be possible to get to Mexico for not much more than a first-class return to mid Scotland on British Rail. It's the holiday place for retired people who are impoverished by inflation eroded savings. There are, of course, for civil servants with index...

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Two top-of-the-range Vauxhalls

The Editor Drives a 1923 23/60 Tourer and the Latest Royale Saloon When Jerry Duller of Vauxhall’s PR Department rang to say that he had booked Motor Sport the new top-of-the-range Royale model for road-test, it occurred to me that when I went to collect this fine General Motors’ saloon I might as well try another one-time top-model Vauxhall, the 1923 23/60, which is in the Vauxhall Motors’...

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Bedford History

To mark the 3-million production-milestone of Bedford vehicles, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. has issued a lavishly-illustrated 48-page, large-format booklet tracing the history of these vehicles from 1931 to 1978. Thus the story runs from the original 2-tonners to the present-day TM "heavies". Oddities and war-time Bedfords are included and I like particularly the picture of a Bedford OB Duple Vista...

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The Career of the Isotta-Maybach

So much interest has been created by last month's account of the aero-engined Wolseley Viper that I feel it permissible to write about another of these monster racing cars of the nineteen-twenties. The problem of which one to deal with is solved by what has gone before. Already, in writing of the racing cars in the Montagu Motor Museum and in other articles for Lord Montagu's magazine I have...

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Pomeroy Trophy won by BMW

Known for speed as the "Pom", this off-season bash gives the children something to do with their toys during the winter when any sensible player would leave them in the cup board. Instituted in 1948 by his son to commemorate Vauxhall designer Lawrence Pomeroy, and to detect the ideal touring car by comparative testing, the event has become a pre-season attempt to enjoy a day at Silverstone in...

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Matters of moment

Too soft for soft tops? Those who purchase cars for the pleasure of driving them are presented with a splendid selection from which to make a difficult choice. But the more rewarding the enjoyment, the greater the purchase price. Buyers now find themselves in a situation in which increasing inflation is being chased by rising interest-rates. If this financial instability continues, it may be that...

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Letters from Readers

Sir, Indirectly through correspondence in Motor Sport I got a 1931 Straight Eight Lanchester sports saloon (chassis No. 8089) last autumn (in case I should never see again the Sedanca I lent to the Ministry of Aircraft Production for the duration 18 months ago). I licensed it for March and my wife and I used the month's basic on a couple of drives in one week. The car is kept at the garage of a ...

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The enmity within

It’s war between Ferrari and McLaren in 2007, but this rivalry goes back over three decades By Adam Cooper The ongoing spy scandal involving Nigel Stepney and Mike Coughlan provides a distracting background to yet another World Championship battle involving McLaren and Ferrari. The two teams share an interwoven history, and have been locked in battle since the 1970s. Bruce McLaren entered his own...

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Racing car evolution part III: 1922-1925

We have great pleasure in presenting herewith a continuation of the "Evolution of the Racing Car" series, this time contributed by Laurence Pomeroy, Technical Editor of "The Motor" and author of the "Milestones of Speed" articles now appearing in that journal. The first instalment, covering the period 1919 to 1921, appeared in our October issue. The text and illustrations are published by kind...

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