Articles tagged Vertex

Page 153 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 153, June 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

Sydney's opera horse Problems with a 4wd Ferguson trigger memories of bygone engineering complexity Late on the Saturday night at Goodwood’s ‘72’ meeting, I was walking through the paddock when I happened upon a perplexed little group huddled over the fabulous four-wheel-drive Ferguson P99. Owner/driver Stuart Rolt explained that its Climax engine had subsided into silence on his first practice...

Page 134 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, March 2010

Improving on Le Patron

Today a Bugatti is an object of reverence, but it was not always so, as WB demonstrates with this much-altered example The Bugatti was one of the foremost sports cars from 1909, and most of those who owned them were content with these very delectable cars in standard form. However, a few owners had the audacity to make changes to the specifications of these cars. For instance, one example was Mr...

Page 3 of October 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, October 1940

Cars I have owned

[Here is another article of this popular series, this time by peter clark, a truly versatile amateur, well known for his le mans successes with the h.r.g., his trials exploits and his interest in edwardians.—ed.] My first velocipede was a B.S.A. three-wheeler sports, chiefly notable in that it was bought (secondhand) from H. M. Bentley and Partners. It was not very fast, about 65 flat out, but...

Page 9 of April 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1943

Cars I have owned

C. W. P. Hampton, well-known member of the Bugatti Owners' Club and Vintage S.C.C., and now a lieutenant in the Guards, continues the story of his 22 cars in 12 years' ownership, and expresses a decided preference for Continental productions. The Editor and proprietor of this paper do not necessarily endorse his views.—Ed. In 1937 I decided to have a crack at winning the Bugatti Owners Club's...

Page 26 of February 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1957

The Shape Of Racing/Sporting Cars

The racing/sports car is very much a thinly disguised Grand Prix car and bears little resemblance to production sports cars as sold to the public for use on the roads. This selection of 1956 racing/sports cars not only illustrates the point, but also serves to identify the various models. To the left is the works DB3S Aston Martin with the latest type of bodywork prepared for Le Mans and other...

Page 3 of March 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, March 1938

READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED

READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED FOR SALE 16 h.p. A.C. (from t he Barson Special), spreial crankshaft and rods, Martkat pistons, KE 965 veiyes, special large capacity Sump (steel), large capacity high piesSure oiling system. High lift camshaft, Watford rating magneto, 3 Antal carburetters, outside exhaust natnifold, steel flywheel. Engine has done 105 m.p.h. on 3.6 to top with 19 x 5.25...

Page 17 of October 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, October 1942

Shall we go motor-bicycling?

The indications are that if a lot of us want to go places after the war we assuredly shall Which line of thought has prompted Cecil Clutton to review modern motor-cycle design in another of his inimitable and valuable articles, giving, also, some consideration to what the future has in store. – Ed.   Never having been a motor-cyclist before the war I have at least to thank the Axis for...

Page 16 of May 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1943

Rumblings

Expert Opinions The Second Motor-Racing Brains Trust is reported elsewhere in this issue, but it is interesting to consider in greater detail some of the points raised. Let us take the vexed topic of under- and over-steering. Roesch thought that neither mattered much if the effects were negligible, but that, if excessive, either characteristic resulted in a bad feeling of instability. Berthon...

Page 14 of March 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 1930

THE FIRST BROOKLANDS MEETING

THE FIRST BROOKLA\DS MEETING 1907 When the sport was very young DECEMBER 6th, 1906 and July 6th, 1907 stand as red-letter days in the annals of English motor racing, for on the first date the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club was granted a spec;a1 permit by the A.C.G.B.I., to hold races at the Weybridge track which was then under construction, and on the latter date the Club held their first...

Page 54 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, July 1953

229 WEST LANE, N.W.6

229 WEST END LANE, N-W•6 'PHONE HAMPSTEAD 3 4 3 NOTICE.WE ARE STILL SEEKING GOOD SPORTS CARS AND WILL BE PLEASED TO HEAR OF ANY FOR SALE HIRE PURCHASE AND IMMEDIATE INSURANCE. OVERSEAS INQUIRIES WELCOMED FOR SALE-continued M.G. PB BODY, seats, etc. Offers. List. .Green, Sergeants' MeS4, PORthrTy, Llanelli. [8717 750-e.e. AUSTIN 2-seater. Cambridge axle, lightened flywheel. 15-in. wheels, etc....

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