Articles tagged Dail

Page 36 of April 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1952

Letters from readers

Morganatics Sir, During the past few months I have read in your correspondence columns two violent anti-Morgan tirades, both aptly headed "Oh dear," and after Mr Marsh' letter in your February issue, I feel I must dash into print on the subject. Mr Marsh's formidable array of troubles are really nothing like as serious as they seem, or at least, the causes of them aren't, and I do not think he...

Page 20 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1957

Enthusiast's Directory -- No. 11 Brakes And Brake Linings

Introduction In post-war years the general motoring public has become much more performance-minded, from owners of the ever popular two-seater sports cars down to those with 8-h.p. family saloons. This has come about partly because of extensive wartime training of civilians in all forms of mechanised transport, the possession of motor cars by those who were previously not in a position to own one...

Page 100 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, December 1998

VSCC Welsh Trial

This traditional event, dating from 1939, this year reverted to the 200-mile navigational road-run on the Saturday for cars less suitable for the Sunday trial. Thus, of the 38 entries, 32 were standard cars, whereas for the trial, out of 94 applicants, only 25 ventured the hills in such vehicles, the rest using Modified or Special ones. But, fittingly, all were pre-1939. The road run over, people...

Page 38 of August 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1951

LETTERS from READERS

LETTERS from READERS TUNING THE .11N1011. Sir, I own a 1931 Singer Junior, and whilst I have no wish to provoke further correspOndence On the relative, merits of this little car, I must confess that on all points except braking I find it preferable to a 1938 Ford Eight I have been driving this last: 12 months. What I am particularly interested in is, have any of your readers any experience of...

Page 11 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1931

TH CHOICE OF A ROAD-RACE COURSE

The Choice of a Road-Race Course. There is Much to be Done Before a 131.(1 Race is Run. time to time one reads in the correspondence columns of the motoring press suggestions that it would be a good idea if someone could arrange a road-race on Salisbury Plain, or some other spot favoured by the writers, but many of the letters reveal a complete ignorance of the factors which have to be taken into...

Page 64 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, August 2003

Silverstone's take-off

The BRDC's post-war growth was mirrored by its rapid redevelopment of an old bomber base, in Northamptonshire. Gordon Cruickshank charts the early years of Britain's premier track As the dust of WWII settled and everyday life began to revert to something like normal, UK motor racing enthusiasts had a big problem: there wasn't a major functioning racetrack in Britain. Vickers-Armstrong was busy...

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