Articles tagged Car Recovery Service Club

Page 71 of September 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, September 1974

Cars in books

It is known that electric cars were popular in America at the turn of the century and consequently I was interested to find, in "Images and Shadows" by Iris Origo, (Kirt Woolf, 1970), a reference to the author's grandmother still enjoying, approaching the age of 90, "the drive in the electric car through the woods". I think the year was 1923, at Westbrook and there is a photograph of "My...

Page 23 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1975

Matters of Moment

Showtime Soliloquy With autumn merging into winter this is the period of the Motor Shows, in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Turin and Glasgow, sparked off as it were by that Birmingham Motoring Festival at which real racing cars were actually allowed to circulate within the Armco-guarded precincts of this Midlands City. But there is so much uncertainty around that this Editorial might just as well...

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The Porsche 928

A Car for the Eighties Even under the accumulated mud of a couple of thousand miles spent in a round-Britain pursuit of the RAC Rally the Porsche 928 is a striking car, its bullet shape, futuristic wheels and vacuum-operated headlights pointing naked to the sky often attracting more enthusiastic gapers than the cream of the world's rally cars whenever our manual gearbox test car was parked nearby...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Second Devoted To Old-Car Matters Vintage Mumm THE firmly established link between Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne and vintage cars was further cemented last year when Robin Wodehouse of Cock Russell Vintners, led a team of five vintage Lagondas to the cellars of G. H. Mumm in Reims to see the end of a great 1973 vintage. The five vintage and near-vintage Lagondas were quickly recognised as they...

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My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove During 1974 From the motoring aspect, and many others, 1974 was hardly inspiring, and the stop-go effect of fuel shortages and the imposition of pedestrian new speed-limits made it an unsatisfactory one from the road test viewpoint. In my opinion the Petrol Industry treated us very casually, in as much as it rationed supplies at the beginning of the year...

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Steam at Much Marcle

To add variety to the motoring round, I like to attend one Traction-Engine Rally and an Air Display every year. This time it was the Steam Rally of the Ross-on-Wye SES, at a nice site near the pleasant village of Much Marcle. But with 30 steam vehicles, 38 farm tractors, most of them post-war, 19 motorcycles (down to 1954), 39 vintage cars and commercial vehicles and 96 stationary engines, it is...

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The Car Recovery Service Club

Some time ago we referred briefly to the Car Recovery Service Club. Since then we have had experience of how this useful organisation functions. It was started by Alec Woodford twelve years ago as a specialised collection service and so successful has it been that he now has more than 2,500 members. From one trailer the Club has expanded until it can cope with up to 250 stranded vehicles a day....

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