Articles tagged BDC

Page 103 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, June 1978

A Bentley log book saga

Sir, I am prompted to write to you following my sad experiences with my local Motor Taxation Office atter requesting the re-issue of an original log book for my 1930 4 1/2--litre Bentley. I purchased the car in a very incomplete state, with no log book available, in August 1975 and have since acquired all but a few of the parts required to restore the car as a replica of one of the short chassis...

Page 56 of June 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1974

Vintage Variety

The Editor drives some of the older Vauxhall, Austin and Bentley cars Although there is no denying the publicity value of the older cars, some manufacturers have been either a bit late in collecting representative examples of their earlier products or, having collected and restored them, have allowed their collections to become scattered, even neglected. At the opposite extreme, there are now...

Page 4 of February 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, February 1988

Matters of moment

Community edicts Motor Sport was optimistic last month about 1988 being reasonably happy for those who mess about with cars. However, judging by the anniversaries to be celebrated and the continuing interest in older vehicles, from Veterans to Classics, many people prefer to look to the past rather than to the future! The time appears to have come for them to heed more than a word of warning! We...

Page 95 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, June 2001

Interviews - a few more

After my recent recollections of interviewing motoring celebrities, a few more might be worth recalling. I lunched with George Eyston at his Winchester house. He was a thrice-LSR holder, breaker of so many other records, and with diverse interests — sculling, deep-sea fishing, a pioneer pilot (he took his seaplane licence aged 70), cox for Cambridge crews, etc. But, being modest, he spoke only of...

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


MINISTER OF SPORT An interview with a very sporting MOTOR SPORT penetrated the corridors of power at the Department of the Environment in order to interview Hector Motto, MP. Officially listed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of the Environment, with special responsibility for sport. More popularly called Ministcr of Sport. A keen motorist with a strong interest in vintage sports Cars...

Page 113 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, November 1978

Letters from Readers

N.B. — Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. In Retrospect Sir, I have read with great pleasure your report on the 1978 Italian Grand Prix. Let me congratulate you and underline your unique discretion in this excellent report. Nowhere else have I found such decency in reporting poor Ronnie's unfortunate death. I...

Page 85 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, December 1982

Books for Christmas

My Thirty Years Motoring for MOTOR SPORT" by Bill Boddy. 160pp. 11" x 8 1/2" (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard house. Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4DA. £14.90). This book, which has had a long gestation, is now ready from Grenville, for Christmas perusal. It reproduces the summing-up articles which W.B. has done for 30 years at the end of each year of his road-testing of cars of all kinds,...

Page 67 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, May 1993

V-to-C Miscellany

Anyone who has recently looked into the Rolls-Royce showroom in Conduit Street, London W1, will have seen the prototype Bentley R-type Continental, which in the 1950s was used by R-R for development testing and attained a speed of 120mph, then 20 per cent faster than any others of this range. This Bentley, OLG 490, covered over 250,000 miles on this and demonstration work between 1951 and 1960....

Page 100 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, December 1981

Cars in books

Fiction figures in this column less than it once did, because cars are encountered so frequently in biography and autobiography and such references have their small bearing on history. But I would not like members of the BDC to think I have overlooked the "Field-Marshal's Memories" by John Masters (Michael Joseph. 1975), with its complicated plot. The hero. Field-Marshal Sir John Durham, rid.....

Page 65 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, January 1971


Sir, I was interested to read your article about the Mk. VI Bentley tourer rebuilt for Major Lambton. However, I was disappointed to read on further that you are once again being critical of the so-called cut-and-shut Mk. VI Crewe Bentley, naming them "imitation racers". As the owner of one of these modified Mk. VI motor cars, I question your necessity to make your not uncommon remarks...



October 2019
Brawn Supremacy



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