Articles tagged Automobile Association

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


BETTER STREET LIGHTING THE steady increase in night traffic emphasises the necessity for adequate and efficient illumination of roads and streets. The Automobile Association has recently closely investigated street lighting conditions in Greater London. The types of lighting employed include electricity, incandescent gas, high pressure gas (which is practically super-charged incandescent gas) and...

Page 62 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1956

The new road traffic act

Sir, I was most interested to read the letter from Mr HP Wright, of Lewes. His feelings concerning the new Road Traffic Act entirely reflect my own. Quite apart from the British Motor Industry, who will never shift themselves to help the motorist so long as they are selling cars, what the devil are the AA and RAC doing ? I am a member of both organisations and, as far as I can see, the answer is...

Page 31 of November 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1931


A YEAR OF RECORDS. c. C. WAKEFIELD & CO. have produced an attractive little booklet entitled "Achievements of 1931 " which tells of the achievements of British drivers and pilots, and of British enterprise during the year. Greatest among our achievements on land, of course, is Sir Malcolm Campbell's world's speed record of 246 m.p.h., which he secured in the" Bluebird" at Daytona last...

Page 25 of June 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1934


FOREIGN TOURING By T. G. MOORE. DURING the past few years many more motorists from the British Isles have been sampling the roads of the Continent than used to be the case, but there is still a feeling that something unusual in the way of preparation is required before a journey of this nature may safely be undertaken. The following notes based on personal experiences may be of use to those who...

Page 11 of April 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 1928


MOTORING SPORTSMEN: LIEUT.-COLONEL CHARLES JARROTTI O.B.E. By RODNEY L. WALKERLEY. The name, Charles Jarrott, conjures up visions of the past, and there rises before us the long poplar-lined French road, blinding clouds of white dust hanging in a thick pall mile after mile, through which thunder the shadowy shapes of bygone racers, rocking and roaring along, bygone heroes of half-forgotten epics...

Page 82 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, September 1976

AA commercialism

Sir, In a footnote to a letter in your August issue "C.R." complains about AA handbooks not being sent to members because of rising postal costs whilst on the other hand the Association continues to send out promotional literature. In doing so "C.R." immediately falls into the trap of relating the finances of one with the other when a quick check on what has been stated by the Association on many...

Page 82 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, February 1994

Motoring collectors items

Motoring art has captured the imagination of collectors since the first automobile took to the road. It is a fascinating subject covering many areas of collecting including literature, printed ephemera such as sales brochures, magazines, postcards, race programmes, photographs, mascots and badges, bronzes and trophies, pictures, posters and prints, brass acetylene and electric lamps, other...

Page 12 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, December 1931

Driving in Fog.

Driving in Fog. AT the recent International Illumination Congress held at Cambridge, the fallacy of using a yellow light to improve penetration during fog was raised by The Automobile Association's representative, and unanimously supported. Fog contains minute droplets of water which act as lenses, consequently the more powerful the illumination, the greater is the reflection. Coloured rays...

Page 78 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1976

The AA Replies . . .

Sir, Just to put Mr. J. L. M. Cotter (Letters, July issue) straight following his criticism of the AA and its reaction to Government motoring policies, he is obviously ignorant of the fad that the telling work in the legislative field on behalf of the motoring community is done many months before proposed new regulations become publicly known. It is during this time that proposals we would regard...

Page 16 of December 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, December 1932


RE AND THERE. Varsity Notes. DISCUSSING the Inter-Varsity Trial next year, we were informed by A. C. Fairtlough, the Cambridge secretary and very much the moving spirit of the organisation, that Crowell could not be used again, as the surface suffered severely in this year's event. A new hill, called Benson Edge, near Watlington, will probably be used instead. airtlough incidently was one of the...



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