Articles tagged Earls Court

Page 62 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, December 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Limiting factor The Japanese Grand Prix accident involving Jules Bianchi has raised many suggestions, ranging from stricter flag-waving to closed cockpits. The latter option, I believe, has its own dangers, particularly with regard to removing an injured driver from his car. The solution appears, to me at least, to be simple. We see teams fret over the ‘risk of a safety car’,...

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Road test

The Lotus Esprit S2 Fast, fun and frenzied Since Colin Chapman first put spanner to nut in Hackney there have been few road cars available at any particular period in time to rival the Lotus for sheer exhilaration behind the wheel. The maestro's touch has inbred a unique agility of handling and performance in every road-going chassis. There have been inferior models, like the Renault-engined...

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15,000 miles with the handsome but wilful Beta Coupé

Reliability versus desirability, those were the arguments that governed my selection of a staff car. My initial desires were based on one of the bigger-engined coupés from Opel or Ford, for some of my most enjoyable miles were completed behind the wheel of an Anglo-German Capri hybrid that carried an effective Weslake-modified 2.6-litre V6. Earlier this year I drove both the GS and GS/E versions...

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Sports XK 120 Jaguar Breaks Records at over 132 m.p.h.

At the Jabbeke motor road on May 30th, a standard, fully-equipped, 3 1/2-litre Jaguar Sports two-seater of the kind that created such a profound impression at Earls Court, broke Belgian local records standing to the credit of a Healey. 132 m.p.h. was easily exceeded, the highest speed ever attained by a production car. Driven by R. N. V. Sutton, Lea-Francis exponent of twenty years ago, the...

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Wheeler-Dealing

Motorfair, the biannual Earls Court alternative to Britain's Birmingham international Motor Show, continues to expand and attract more customers. Amongst this year's innovations were a separate working weekday set aside for motorsport people and exhibits, plus a parking space for the Bugatti Royale on its multi-million "hyperway" to the auction chambers. The attendance figures tell the story of...

Page 29 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1958

A Picnic

During Showtime in London a picture appeared in a respected weekly contemporary journal showing a Lotus Elite coupé parked at the roadside approximately 100 miles north of Rome on the Mediterranean coast road for the porpoises of a picnic lunch. However, further reading prompted the thought that this might have been an enforced picnic, because elsewhere in the same journal the Technical Editor...

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The S.M.M.T. and the Vanwall

It is generally conceded that in not requesting a Vanwall G.P. car for exhibition at the Earls Court Motor Show the S.M.M.T. did the Wrong Thing. Mike Hawthorn, in his speech at the R.A.C. after the presentation made to him to commemorate his World Championship, thought so and so did Bob Gibson-Jarvie in his speech at the United Dominions Trust luncheon at Earls Court on the last day but one of...

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The Jaguar E-type 2+2

The Jaguar E-type ranks as one of the greatest cars of all time and an extremely valuable British export commodity. Some owners find themselves in need of enough space to carry their children or to give an occasional lift to a second passenger, and for this reason, and to increase its dollar-earning capacity, a longer-wheelbase 2+2 coupe version was put in hand, the floor re-formed to enable a...

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Accessories at Earls Court

Accessories at Earls Court Far from providing relief from the "madding crowd," the gallery stands at the Motor Show attracted as much attention as the other exhibits. Amongst exhibits of special interest to MOTOR SPORT readers, Automotive Products, Ltd., showed how the new Percolator Micronic oil filter could be adapted to any engine either for full or by-pass filtering. They also showed the...

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Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

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