Articles tagged Air Force

Page 22 of November 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1935

FLYING CLUBS FOR THE MASSES

FLYING CLUBS FOR THE MASSES Sir,—Great Britain, aware of her position in World leadership, led the way in world disarmament, jeopardising her very existence in the cause of humanity. Several nations, still unready for the practice of this ideal, reward us not with respect but with contempt, and, .emboldened by our weakness, ignore our .counsel. The sacrifice on our part has been in vain, and...

Page 42 of August 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1937

Motor Sport Classified Advertisement Section SPORT'S SPARES (ALEX. S. BLACK)

Carry a comprehensive range of spare parts for all makes of genuine sports-cars including : ALVIS ALFA-ROMEO AMILCAR AUSTRO-DAIMLER ANSALDO BENTLEY BUG ATTI BALLOT DIATTO DELAGE f-f.E., 0.M. VAUXHALL SUNBEAM TALBOT GWYNNE SALMSON M.G. MORGAN LANCIA HADFIELD BEAN LAGONDA LEA-FRANCIS HISPANO ISOTTO FRASCHINI All parts dismantled, cleaned and ready for delivery. Also large stock of complete engine...

Page 35 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, July 1982

MATTERS OF MOMENT

THE TYRE WAR The important subject of tyres in modern motor racing formed the topic of D.S.J.'s article in his "Behind the Grand Prix Scene" series in the April issue of MOTOR SPORT. He described the dedication of the tyre companies' representatives and workers, who have to make the rubber function to the best possible effect during practice and the qualifying laps for a high place on the...

Page 46 of October 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1983

Book reviews

"Grand Prix Bugatti" by Hugh Conway. 272 pp. 11 in x 8 in (Haynes Publishing Group Ltd., Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ, £19.95). This is the second edition of "Grand Prix Bugatti", the first having appeared five years ago, so naturally Hugh Conway, who might almost be said to have "invented" Bugatti lore in recent times, has considerably revised and added to the contents. To say the book...

Page 48 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, August 1994

"Invader is rolling"

Short, powerfully built, laconic, 43 year-old McGlashan has been drag racing since he was a teenager. "When I was . . . oh, I don't know, 11 or 12 I suppose . . . a couple of mates and I found some tubing somewhere, got hold of a motor, got it running and built ourselves a hot rod. "Much to my parents' disgust, I didn't even make it to high school. They thought I was crazy." Early in his career...

Page 52 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, March 1931

HERE and THERE

11-1 IE 1k IE and 111H 1E IR IE _By -arnsitaft" Triplex History. I IDDEN away amongst the multitude of wordy clauses in the much-discussed Regulations concerning the Construction and Use of Motor Vehicles, issued in January, is one which makes safetyglass compulsory. Motorists may be forgiven if they have not noticed the clause, because for several years now Triplex has been a commonplace on...

Page 53 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, January 1998

How the man with a head for speed developed the right stuff

The son of a Baptist minister and himself a devout Christian, Stan Barrett was a leading Hollywood daredevil, performing all the major stunts in Hooper, the film in which actor Burt Reynolds played the role of an ageing stuntman. Barrett has doubled for Reynolds and Paul Newman in numerous films including Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, Airport '77 and When Time Ran Out. His career in...

Page 45 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1985

"Happy Landings"

"Happy Landings" by Group-Captain Edward Mole, BSc, FRAeS. 222 pp. 8 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in (Airlift Publications Ltd, St. John's Hill, Shrewsbury, Salop, SY1,7E, £10.95). Those who enjoy flying books have been in luck recently, with some splendid new titles emerging. Now we have a "corker", which covers life in the RAF between the wars most entertainingly and goes on to include the author's war-time...

Page 9 of August 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, August 1944

CARS I HAVE OWNED

CARS I HAVE OWNED THE exact birth Of a craze to drive swift cars in eompetition is lost to memory, but from the age of about seven I filled the house with every copy Of every available motoring periodical, compiled km. exact serap-book of the best material from 11w combined race reports from each, and filled in my spare time in making models of my eordemporary favourite. As I got older the models...

Page 24 of March 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1958

Cars I Have Owned

By Air Commodore H. V. Rowley I always read this feature of Motor Sport with interest tinged with envy. For most of the authors seem to be blessed with enough cash to provide a succession of exotic machinery beyond the purse of a poor Air Force Officer. But even a serving officer, not blessed with private means, may have quite an amusing lot of motor cars, in spite of his hobby being interrupted...

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