Articles tagged Wilson

Page 102 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, December 2014

The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

Page 60 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1979

Rally review

The Welsh Rally There are several reasons, some apparent and some obscure, why international rallies in Britain’s forests are popular among many of Europe’s leading professional drivers. It was the RAC Rally which first gathered a large following, not forgetting the equally popular former London Rally, and when the forest roads found favour with foreigners they very quickly realised that there...

Page 93 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1984

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car mattersTalbots in London At the instigation of Stephen Lally, the 80th Anniversary of the Talbot name, in particular the opening of the factory, Ladbroke Hall, in October 1904 for building the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot's cars, at Barlby Road in W. London, was duly celebrated, with a rally at that very factory (likely soon to be pulled down, alas). On May 26th,...

Page 31 of January 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1950

Sunbeams Between The Wars

by John R. Coombes and John Wyer Continued from December, 1949 issue. 1928 The "six" model range was continued almost without change for 1928. The wheelbase of the Sixteen was increased to 10 ft. 6¼ in., and was therefore 1¾ in. longer than the Twenty. The axle ratio was lowered In 5.5-to-1, and the Twenty also had the lowered ratio of 5-to-1. The 3-litre was somewhat detuned, the compression...

Page 35 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, June 1972

Scrapbook

Perusal of scrapbooks about motor racing are invariably interesting. We have been looking through one kept by C. U. M. Walther, about his experiences with a racing Austin 7, appropriate in this Jubilee year of the famous Seven. This was one of the Gordon England Brooklands models, about which a chapter will be devoted in the forthcoming "Motor Sport Book of the Austin Seven"—our contribution to...

Page 15 of May 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1948

The new Talbots

The "Monoplace" and the "Lago Grand Sport," described by T. G. Voore One of the most interesting newcomers to 1947 racing was the Talbot single-seater, which made its debut in the Grand Prix de Nice. Large-engined unsupercharged cars are normally at a disadvantage on twisty round-the-town circuits, but in this race Chiron held his own against the lighter and faster blown 1-1/2-litres, and at 30...

Page 47 of October 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, October 1949

Riley Nine Recognition

Like the Austin Seven, the Riley Nine remained in production for a long spell with no major changes in its basic design, and therefore parts from different models are readily interchangeable and spares are comparatively easy to find. Consequently these cars are much sought-after by enthusiasts and certain firms have begun to specialise in supplying spares and re-builds. The Riley Nine first...

Page 19 of February 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1943

Letters from readers

Sir, Interest in the Alvis "12/50" has never been greater than at present, and has prompted me to write regarding my own model, the performance of which, in its original form of "big-port" 2-seater and subsequently as a single-seater "special," may be of interest to Alvis fans. My car was a 1928 beetle-backed 2-seater (SD series), and when I got it in 1934 had been through a number of hands. It...

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 7 of August 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1940

1 ½-litre racing from 1935

A survey of recent international small car races. British E.R.A. achievements in perspective TO the British enthusiast 1½-litre racing has a special significance, because, while this country has never made any attempt to compete in full Grand Prix racing, she has sought, and attained not a little success in events confined to cars the engine size of which does not exceed 1,500 c.c. There is,...

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