Articles tagged German AC

Page 51 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, January 1981

Some Eyston Papers

A Glimpse Behind the Pre-War Record-Breaking Scene I have always had the greatest admiration for the late Capt. G. E. T. Eyston, OBE who although he achieved considerable success as a racing driver, made record-breaking his main activity (see Motor Sport for October, 1974). Some fascinating glimpses behind the scenes have come to light in the form of letters and papers left by Ernest Eldridge,...

Page 40 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1982

The Sixty Mercedes

HAVING written a number of articles on different makes of sports-car, the last of which dealt with the 20 / 70 h.p. Crossley, the thought arose, which was the first sports-car? Several contenders come to mind, and have been cited by others — the 27 / 80 h.p. Prince Henry Austro-Daimler, the Prince Henry Vauxhall, the 15T Alfonso Hispano Suiza, even' the E-Type 30/98 Vauxhall itself. Yet all these...

Page 65 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1992

America Did It, Too

The French pioneered those great intercity road races at the turn of the century, which were terminated by the fatal accidents in the 1903 Paris-Madrid contest, causing it to be stopped at Bordeaux, but which continued over closed public-road circuits thereafter. It should not be forgotten. however, that America was not all that far behind France in organising a great road race. It took the form...

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