Articles tagged Wolseley

Page 23 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1943

Bolide in a china shop

In these days of "shortest and most direct route" and, even worse, of "alternative means of transport," a long road journey is a rare treat. However, by good fortune the more usual 7 m.p.g. flying ferry wasn't to be had on a recent occasion, and much less fuel was with difficulty obtained for a spot of motoring. Without any embellishments, 300 miles in a little over 24 hours was a pleasing...

Page 28 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1978

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...

Page 58 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White The days of the true motoring pioneers are now so far distant that it is important not to overlook them. All aspects of the game were so very different then from those applying even in what we, today, call the vintage years. While much has been recorded about pioneers such as Charles Jarrott (who wrote "Ten Years of...

Page 44 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, January 1980

Memories

Memories Sir, I have read with interest the stories of old time motorists, and their many fine journeys and trouble-free runs. However, there is another side to the picture, that of the ordinary motorist in a rural area with the type of car that was not in the R-R Daimler, or Lanchester class. I was brought up in a small Devonshire village surrounded by steep hills, every hill had a loose flint...

Page 43 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1949

New Zealand's First Road Race

Successful Event at Christchurch won by M. Proctor (1,100-c.c. "Brooklands" Riley) By T. G. Moore Hill-Climbs, sand races and speed events have been held in New Zealand for many years, but the Canterbury Car Club aided by members of the newly-formed Vintage Car Club broke new ground this year in organising a full-scale road race. Originally it had been intended to use a road circuit on the...

Page 57 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, September 1963

"Give them a big hand"

The Bean C.C., no matter how small its own membership, has a happy knack of enticing an excellent entry to its meetings. Its Second Summer Rally at Bracknell Sports Stadium on July 21st had something like 90 entries of veteran to p.v.t. cars if historic commercials and vintage motorcycles are included. The event had some unusual items—the excellent grass arena was not open to the public until...

Page 23 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1977

Matters of the moment

A Date to Remember Among the heat and fury of Grand Prix races counting towards the World Championship club racing tends to be overlooked. But it flourishes, nevertheless, and on October 15th, at Silverstone, something rather special in this latter category is due to take place, namely, the 750 MC’s Six-Hour Relay-Race, This unusual and interesting means of packing a great deal of racing at club...

Page 50 of October 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1975

Chauffeur's Column

[My request that old chauffeurs with interesting driving careers behind them might get in touch with us, so that we might interview them for the purpose of recalling unusual cars they had in their care, the conditions appertaining to those days, when there was a decent relationship between employers and themselves, often extending over a lifetime, and when the cars they tended were valuable,...

Page 62 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 1963

The great tyre controversy

Sir, It seems to me that the Michelin versus Dunlop "battle" appearing in your columns has been very one-sided to say the least. The only letters I can recall defending the Dunlop product have come from Messrs. Dunlops themselves, and a great deal of utter nonsense has been written, and to my mind it's high time we had a change of subject. I think I am in a position to clear this matter up once...

Page 80 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, June 1988

Book reviews

Fifty Famous Motor Racesby Alan Henry. 224 pp. 11" x 7½". (Thorsons Publishing Group Ltd, Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2RQ. £16.95.) A nice idea, this, to remember fifty famous occasions - not necessarily superb contests but great events. Alan Henry has chosen races ranging from the 1935 German Grand Prix, when Nuvolari at his peak took victory for Alfa Romeo from under...

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