Articles tagged Automobile Association

Page 30 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, January 1931

items of interest

ITEMS OF INTI-4,R1-4,ST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES A New Low-Priced Fuel. "Motor Sport's " Technical Investigator writes :— IHAVE recently had the opportunity of carrying out an extensive test of some spirit now being put on the market by Trinidad Leaseholds Ltd. This fuel, known as " Regent Super" is of particular interest as being a British Empire product, and is put on the market in a No. 1 grade,...

Page 46 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1931


TROPHY CONTEST AND CIVIL AIRCRAFT THE Automobile Association will be in sole charge of the arrangements at the Portsmouth and Cowes Aerodromes, which have been officially appointed to receive civil aircraft taking visitors to witness the Schneider Trophy Contest. In view of the large number of aircraft expected, hangar accommodation will not be available, but aircraft parks for a limited number...

Page 31 of May 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1933


" AND THERE HER Sporting Trophies. The R.A.C. is lending to the National Sporting Trophies Exhibition, which is being organised in aid of the " Dockland Settlements," a number of trophies principally concerned with motoring. The best known of all is probably the Tourist Trophy, which was first competed for in 1905, and is at present held by Mr. Victor Riley. There are also the Wakefield Trophy at...

Page 24 of January 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1932


" B•H.P. AND HOW IT IS FOUND TYPICAL EQUIPMENT OF THE TEST SHOP IN the complicated and intricate process of automobile production there is, perhaps, no more interesting or essential branch than that of engine testing. When a designer, after prolonged thought and careful calculation, has ultimately placed his plans on paper, and when the multitudinous operations have been carried through so that...

Page 26 of December 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1925


THE ROAD FUND. At a Conference held at the R.A.C. on 2nd November, 1925, of organisations representative of users and makers of motor vehicles, the following resolution was unanimously adopted and has been forwarded to the Minister of Transport : "This Conference of organisations representative of owners, users and manufacturers of all classes of motor vehicles, views with the greatest concern...

Page 28 of March 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1932


ANOTHER NEW ROVER. ANEW sports saloon, with striking lines and embodying several unique features, has been announced by the Rover Co. Ltd. It is known as the " Ultimax "—a combination of the words "ultimate " and " maximum "—and may be obtained on three different chassis, one of 16 h.p. and two of 20 h.p. Streamlining of the bodywork has been carefully carried out, and smoothness of exterior...

Page 56 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1980

Books for the Autumn

"The Engines Were Rolls-Royce" by Ronald W. Harker, OBE. 202 pp. 9 1/2" x 6". (Collier Macmillan Ltd., Stockley Close, Stockley Road, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 9BE £7.95). It has been said, perhaps optimistically, that everyone has at least one book in them. Ronald Harker, brother of W. E. Harker of Harker Special memory (he still has his V8 racing car), who was test pilot, Export Sales...

Page 28 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1977

Unmarked police cars

Our story in the March issue relating to an unmarked police MGB V8 provoked the following reaction from the Thames Valley Police: Sir, I think it is unfortunate that your responsible publication should be prepared to publish such an item as "That Bucks MG". The fact that you are some nine years out of data and not aware that in 1968 five forces were amalgamated into the Thames Valley Police is...

Page 61 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, May 1965

Letters from readers

N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. Persecution – of the police Sir, In order to redress the scale a wee bit I would be grateful if you would publish the following: In response to a 999 call from a woman who is watching a man trying to rape a schoolgirl, a police sergeant is driving a police vehicle at...

Page 19 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1972

Racers for the road

Firestone have just introduced a Sports GP road tyre which looks for all the world like a racer and incorporates competition compounds but is of a much more robust construction. Firestone recommend them particularly for Beach Buggies and for Lotus Elan +2s. Lotus 7s, Escort RS 1600s and the like. We haven't tried a set and presume that the road holding is superb but wear limited. More details...



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