Articles tagged British Army

Page 35 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1958

Vintage postbag

Sir, Having had a slight shunt in the recent snow, and being motorless for a week or two, I bought a 1930, 27-h.p., six-cylinder Dodge saloon from a local garage. This car had changed hands a week previously for £12 10s., so that I was just a bit apprehensive! However, the excellent superficial appearance, and 30-lb. oil pressure when hot (in addition to four brand new tyres) made me think I...

Page 93 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, April 2007

Grand Prix saboteurs

Bravery in a racing car does not necessarily translate into the bravery of the battlefield. In the case of Robert Benoist, William Grover (‘Williams’) and Jean-Pierre Wimille, it did. When Hitler invaded France these three grand prix drivers, two Frenchmen and one French-domiciled Englishman, took up the fight in that most dangerous arena, the Resistance. Only Wimille survived the war: Benoist...

Page 15 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 1971

Matters of moment

Another lost cause?This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This fortress built by nature for herself, Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world. This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall, Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happy lands, This...

Page 39 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, December 1977

Books for Christmas

"The Four-Wheeled Morgan, Volume One The Flat-Radiator Models" by Ken Hall. 136 pp. 7 in. x 91 in. (Motor Racing Publications, 28 Devonshire Road, London W4 2HD £5.45) One would be justified in saying that the writing of books about the Morgan has been somewhat overdone, fascinating as is the subject. Because when I remarked last month, when reviewing Peter Garnier's IPC review of the Morgan...

Page 63 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1979

They Believed In Ghosts

Some years ago I enjoyed myself in these columns comparing the top-cars that were available to wealthy purchasers after the Kaiser war ended in 1918. It was apparent that on paper the short-lived Leyland of Parry Thomas, the first British production car to have a straight-eight engine, was the most desirable car, that the new "aeroplane-type" cars with their overhead-camshaft engines, offered by...

Page 44 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1983

"I worked at Rolls-Royce"

We have received the following from Mr. A. F. Atterbury: I started working for Rolls-Royce at Derby as an errand boy at the age of 14 in February 1935 for Mr. E. W. Hives. My starting wage was 9s 6d (47½p). "H.S.", as he was known was then the head of the Experimental Department, and his assistant, who was in thy same office, was Mr. W. A. Robotham. H.S. generally looked after the aero-engine...

Page 33 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, May 1993

In the beginning

Silverstone International Trophy 1954 "I only touched the tyres..." It is interesting how many readers saw and heard their first racing car in action at Silverstone. Since 1948, when the old RAF aerodrome was turned into a racing circuit, it really has been the home of British motor racing. Of course, Donington Park gave British motor racing enthusiasts the chance to see Grand Prix racing, as...

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

Aston plans

Bovis is to sponsor an Aston Martin Nimrod long distance racing car along with Pace Petroleum during 1983. The car will be racing at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Le Mans.  The car is owned by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Downe and will be managed by Richard Williams, whose London-based Aston Martin business ran the car last year. The Nimrod team have had a busy winter developing their already...

Page 38 of November 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1961


VINTAGE POSTBAG Motor Vehicles in the 19i4,48 War Sir, I was very interested to read Our review of " Fights and Flights," by Air-Commodore Samson, on page 830 of the October issue and, in particular, your thought that it would be nice to write a book on the motor vehicles of the 1914-18 War. As a matter of fact a letter appeared in The Motor of February lith last from a Mr. F. Brian Jewell, of...

Page 101 of July 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, July 1978

A Shattering Tale

Sir, In view of all the glowing publicity and praise surrounding the Japanese cars which are being sold in the UK at the moment I feel I ought to relate to you the saga of my Datsun, and the broken windscreen. It puts all tales of British manufacturers' poor service into perspective. After all, with all the credits the British press have been handing out, the odd debit will not come amiss. I...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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