Articles tagged British Government

Page 98 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 2014

Too free a spirit for Ferrari

He started only one GP, but had a better track record than the wider world appreciated. This is our tribute to the unconventional Jonathan Williams, who always knew there was more to life than racing. He passed away recently Writer: Adam Cooper Given that he lived a quiet and low-key life in Spain, Jonathan Williams was always bemused by the ability of a certain group of people to track him down...

Page 74 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, July 1975

Letters from Readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. MG-C and Jaguar Spares Sir I was concerned to read your article entitled "MG-C and Jaguar Spares" in the May issue of MOTOR SPORT and in particular your comments on the so-called disposal of parts for various non-current Jaguar and Triumph models. All the models you refer...

Page 5 of December 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 1935

SANCTIONS AND GRAND PRIX RACING

SANCTIONS AND GRAND PRIX RACING The Italo-Abyssinian conflict—or should we say the difference of opinion between Italy and the League, as such—bids fair to jeopardise, among other things, the future of Grand Prix racing. Already Italy has cancelled certain sporting engagements with Sanction1st countries, and it is only logical to assume that a similar attitude will be adopted in regard to...

Page 22 of August 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1942

Letters from readers

Sir, In the never-ending controversy that goes on in the motoring Press about the respective merits of British and foreign cars, how rarely is the " K.3" M.G. put forward in support of the home-produced car. I feel that an article about these supremely successful 1,100-c.c. cars would be much appreciated by readers of Motor Sport. How many people remember the great successes gained by the "K.3s...

Page 30 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 2009

iQ tested against the Mini

Fifty years ago this month, a new small car was launched to the press. In the post-Suez era, the need for a compact and economical offering was seen as critical by both the British Government and BMC, not least because there was a desire verging on compulsion to repel the invasion of the German bubble cars which, perhaps without the greatest justification, were feared to be on the point of...

Page 17 of February 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1939

ON THE E.R.A. OUTLOOK

ON THE E.R.A. OUTLOOK ALTHOUGH English Racing Apathy has been painfully apparent in the degree of support -afforded to the E.R.A. Club in its endeavours to financially help the E.R.A. team, I am convinced that the majority of racing enthusiasts in this country do feel a real debt of gratitude to E.R.A. Ltd., for the very splendid way they have upheld British raving prestige during the last three...

Page 21 of April 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1950

Rumblings

Lulsgate It is excellent news that the West Country is to have another club race meeting this year. The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. will organise another day's sport at Lulsgate aero-drome on April 15th. Last year this was one of the most enjoyable of the smaller race meetings, so its inclusion in this year's calendar is very welcome. The meeting will be a closed invitation one, open to the B.A.R.C...

Page 13 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, January 1948

The Meeting Of The Clubs

On December 10th the R.A.C. Competitions Committee (hereinafter called the C.C.) held its 1947 meeting of the Clubs, which was well attended and in many ways resembled the previous year's meeting. [Our comments in the following report appear within square brackets.] The Chairman of the R.A.C. opened the meeting and Major Dixon-Spain gave an account of all the C.C. had done for the Sport last...

Page 64 of October 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, October 1963

An Austin Healey in Gibraltar

Sir, I heartily applaud your efforts to better the plight of motorists in Britain and wish you every success. Perhaps you might be interested to know the position of motorists here in Gibraltar. Gibraltar has an area of roughly five square miles, of which a sizeable proportion is Military property and out of bounds to civilians. There are approximately six thousand vehicles on the roads at the...

Page 46 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, February 2011

Gold star for effort

The BRDC has come a long way under president Damon Hill. The swell of optimism at the club's annual awards reminded us that Silverstone and the British GP are in good hands These are good times for Britain's most prominent and important motoring club. Perhaps it's too early to say the dark days of relentless Silverstone-baiting are over — you never know with Bernie Ecclestone — but the 'home of...

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