Articles tagged Wolseley Motors

Page 18 of April 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1959

Rumblings

V.W. Derrington looks back Passing through Kingston-on-Thames the other evening, we called on V. W. Derrington, well-known purveyor of "pieces for specials" and pioneer of the speed shop in this country.  "How," we asked V.W.D., "did you start your close association with the tuning business? " It appears that in 1914 Derrington joined the Sopwith Aviation Company in Kingston and when the war...

Page 28 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1974

Looking back with Dick Jacobs

Earlier this year another era ended in the history of MG when a compulsory purchase order forced the closure of W. Jacobs and Son Ltd., Mill Garage, the most famous of all MG dealerships, run by that famous MG racing driver and entrant Dick Jacobs in Chigwell Road, South Woodford, Essex. Jacobs and Mill Garage possibly gave the MG marque more publicity in the '50s than the entire Nuffield or BMC...

Page 109 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, April 2004

Bill Boddy

Economical with the truth The Winter edition of the always welcome Morris Register Journal has Roger Bird's account of the stunt sponsored by Sir William Morris in 1931 to publicise the new range of side-valve cars, induding a £100 two-seater. The ploy was to advertise a 100mph/100mpg/£100 Morris. This entailed Thomson & Taylors and Wolseley Motors building a single-seater racing car with a...

Page 61 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, January 1989

Veteran to classic

Sir Alistair Miller, Mr Brooklands! If you had to choose, who would you call "Mr Brooklands"? Parry Thomas, perhaps, who lived there and achieved many great successes with the Leylands and other cars of his own design and construction between 1922 and 1926? Or John Cobb, very much a Track specialist, who took the lap-record to 143.44 mph with the 24-litre Napier Railton? Or GP Harvey-Noble, one...

Page 40 of September 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1932

HORNET IMPROVEMENTS FOR 1933.

HORNET IMPROVEMENTS FOR i933. Cylinder Liners, Enlarged Back Axle, New Type Clutch and alteration in Rear Track size among refinements developed by experience in competitions. THOSE who have had experience of that delightful little car, the Hornet Special, will not be surprised to hear that Wolseley Motors have not introduced an entirely new sports model for 1933. Instead, they have confined...

Page 63 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, October 1981

VSCC at Madresfield

There are few more pleasant places for VSCC driving tests than the drive of Madresfield Court on a hot September afternoon and at the annual frolics there, this year on September 6th, there seemed to be more spectators' cars than competitors, and these exceeded 50, of which six, and a Model-A Ford coupe, doubled-up for the beauty contest. Having flunked the long journey to the venue in a vintage...

Page 36 of March 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1961

Book Reviews

"Automobile Year-1960-1961," edited by Ami Guichard. 220 pp. 12¾ in. x 9¼ in. (Editor S.A., Box 1109, Lausanne, Switzerland. English edition 52s. 6d.) This luxury publication, now in its eighth year, forms a fine addition to the bookcase besides being an excellent source of reference to motor cars, motor racing and motoring year by year. The generous use of art paper and colour illustrations puts...

Page 32 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1958

The Wolseley 1500

Road-test shows this new B.M.C. saloon to perform briskly and possess good controllability. High gear ratios and a splendid gear-change amongst the outstanding features of this small luxury car. At the conclusion of a 400-mile week-end with the much-discussed Wolseley 1500 saloon we formed a high opinion of this new small car. The B.M.C. has succeeded in combining above-average performance and...

Page 25 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1952

Vintage veerings

There is no doubt about it, the Vintage Sports Car Club is a very successful and altogether exellent organisation. It runs a wide variety of worthwhile events for competitive types, issues a first-class, indeed inimitable, Bulletin, gets a large number of invitations to other club's events, and its members are the better class of enthusiast, favouring real motor cars in the traditional style. But...

Page 46 of November 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, November 1930

Gliding Gossip and News

Gliding Gossip and News MEMBERS of the motor trade appear to be amongst the keenest followers of gliding. Already several car firms have their own clubs, and one of the latest to be formed is the Wolseley Gliding Club. The President of this club is Mr. W. Cannell, Managing Director of Wolseley Motors, and Mr. Oliver Boden, 0.B.E., is Vice-president. Memberships figures now stand at 75, and...

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