Articles tagged Air Force

Page 16 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1965

Morgans galore

Sir, I am interested in your article on Morgans, having had thirteen 3-wheelers and one four. My first was in 1913—J.A.P. a/c., and most reliable. I won't weary you with the full list. The picture is of a Morgan I had in 1916. The M.A.G. engine has two No. 1 cylinders, the original being spoilt by frost and a replacement being then unobtainable (note the steel-studded tyre). You mention the 1919...

Page 2 of September 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, September 1941


BUYING BRITISH WNETHER anyone in this country will feel inclined to purchase German or Italian ears after the war, assuming there is a single Axis factory left intact to manufacture such complex products, seems a debatable point. We rather doubt if these countries will walk into international affairs within three years of the armistice in *as big a way as they did last time. For many, many years...

Page 59 of August 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, August 1966

Letters from readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. MOTORISTS AND THE EXCHEQUER Sir. It may be of interest to note that in 1965, through taxation, the motorist contributed over £1,000m. to the Exchequer, viz. £671m. in fuel tax, £235m. in licence duties and £140m. in purchase tax; in all £1,046m. From one section of the...

Page 45 of November 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, November 1934


(AYE DON THE MAN BY J. WENTWORTH DAY. pOSSESSED of a speed demon at an early age, Kaye Don has created a special niche for himself as the only man in the world to exceed 120 m.p.h. on land, air and water. Starting with reliability trials before the war, and the Air Force during the Great Unpleasantness, he returned to trials (unfortunately termed " reliability races " by the author), thence by...

Page 28 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 2010

Gordon Kirby

The US ScenePrivateers keep ALMS afloat The American Le Mans Series suffered during 2009 from the loss of the factory Audi and Penske/Porsche teams, and at the end of the season Acura also departed the series. As a result, ALMS series boss Scott Atherton has combined the LMP1 and P2 classes for 2010 and added the ‘Challenge’ class for the Oreca-Courage Le Mans prototype spec-type car, designed as...

Page 1 of October 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 1, October 1939

It is war

Since the September issue of Motor Sport was published this country has entered into war against the German Reich. The following week a quick decision was made to suspend publication of Motor Sport until motor racing was in full swing again, but we have received so many requests from our readers not to stop publication that it was ultimately decided to produce the October issue in its present...

Page 2 of July 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, July 1943

A veteran collector in South Africa

One good effect which the war has had is that of enabling us to learn something of the enthusiasm that prevails overseas for real motor-cars, in countries and continents where conditions are less nostalgic than they are here. In the article which follows, Jeffs Watson, of Johannesburg, describes his collection of ten veteran cars which he has got together. Incidentally, it may interest German...

Page 58 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, March 1988

Veteran to classic: ERAs in Thailand (cont'd)

board the Bank of Bangkok's former Royal Barge which glided up and down the river while the drivers polished off a substantial feast. The air force transported the cars the 100km or so to Pattaya, while everyone else went in coaches driven by Thai army personnel. Some of the drivers were of the opinion that the coach drivers were frustrated racers, but there were no casualties. The Montien Hotel...

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

Motor Sport Classified Advertisement Section

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Page 90 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1983

Mazda's new 626 GLX 2.0 Coupé

Accent on driver convenience  Having been favourably impressed by the Escort-sized Mazda 323 saloon, it was interesting to be allowed to make an early appraisal of the new Mazda 626, especially as this came to us in 2-litre top-model GLX two-door coupé form — a smart car in light Air Force blue that I hoped would not cause adverse attention from "Kamikazi pilots". Unlike the old Mazda 626, this...



October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



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