Articles tagged Wolseley Company

Page 54 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1958

A History of the Armstrong Siddeley Car

[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make, so far as the older models are concerned. No club exists to cater for these cars. Very few are to be found amongst members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. Sometimes the early versions are dismissed...

Page 74 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, November 1995

Cars in books

Richard Hough's very complete and detailed account of the life of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, Edwina, published by Weidenfield & Nicholson in 1983, it was a welcome surprise to find a photograph of the Countess in her bull-nose Morris Cowley, complete with coconut running-board mat, battery box, bulb-horn, and with its scuttle ventilator open, at the Cowes Regatta in 1926, Edwina...

Page 25 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1931

The Story of Streamlining.

The Story of Streamlining. How Science and Design have Overcome Wind-Resistance in the Quest /Or Speed. the course of extensive experiments carried out in the Polytechnic School in Berlin before the war, Dr. Riedler arrived at some extremely interesting conclusions with. regard to the relative importance of the various forms of resistance to its progress which are encountered by a car when...

Page 27 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1983

Matters of moment

The modern Bentley  As the road-test report by A.H. in the colour-section of this issue of Motor Sport is on the Bentley Mulsanne Turbo, it is appropriate to reflect on the Bentleys made by Rolls-Royce Motor Car Division of Crewe. When it was time to return the test car we went to the Rolls-Royce factory and talked about them with Jack Read ("J.M.R." by R-R identification), the present Future...

Page 42 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1974

Which Was First?

p>Sir, I agree with Mr. Robert I. Whyte that the Wolseley Register is a little presumptuous in claiming the Wolseley as Britain's First Car. When I was preparing the text of Lanchester Motor Cars I questioned George Lanchester closely about the first trial run. His remarkable memory was unable to provide a precise date but the run was made very early in the morning, before dawn, of a day of...

Page 40 of January 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1969

Books for the New Year

"Conquerors Of The Air"", by Heiner Emde. 204 pp. 12 in. x 10¼ in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., 9, Ely Place, London, E.C.1. 190s.) This is a lavishly produced history of aeroplane evolution from 1903 to 1945, published by Edita, of Lausanne, who are responsible for "Automobile Year". It is a book which contains fine colour plans and action drawings; the illustrations are by Carlo Demand. The...

Page 24 of April 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1953

Historical Notes: Lubrication

In spite of the fact that it is common to compare the lubrication system of an internal combustion engine with the blood circulation of the human body, the present-day ingredients of the artificial system took decades to crystallise, in striking contrast to most of the other technical features of both these "prime movers." To attempt to describe this process of evolution in a short article of...

Page 10 of March 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1948

Book Review

"Daimler-1896 to 1946," by St. John Nixon (Foulis and Co., Ltd., 42s.). A complete history of the motor industry would be an excellent thing to have, but the mind boggles as to how such a vast task could be attempted, in any worthwhile detail. In writing a history of the Daimler Company St. John Nixon has provided a possible solution, for should other historians follow suit with individual...

Page 65 of September 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1980

Obituary: Charles Van Eugen, MBE

Mr. Van Eugen, a Dutchman who left Holland in 1911, came to Coventry in 1913, after two years in Berlin, and joined the Daimler Company. He joined Clyno in 1921 and then became well known for his design work at the Lea-Francis Company. His greatest achievement was the creation of the V8 Autovia for the Riley Motor Company in 1938. The war killed a promising product and Mr. Van Eugen then joined...

Page 17 of March 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, March 1968

Racing Wolseleys

It so happened that when reporting last year's Clubman's Championship at Silverstone the Sports Editor of Motor, having commented that Alec Poole led from start to finish in the Saloon Car Race with his rapid Wolseley Hornet, went on to say that this is "probably the most successful Wolseley racer since the days of the Gordon Bennett cars." This reminded me that the exploits of the Wolseley...

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