Articles tagged Guild of Motoring Writers

Page 108 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, July 1981

A Midland AC Occasion

June 4th. After tea got the Alfetta out and drove along that very pleasant road between Knighton and Bridgnorth to the Midland Motor Museum, where Kay Petre, talented lady racing-driver in the pre-war Austin and Riley works teams, etc., was to unveil a frieze. (After disposing of her well known Mini-Cooper, Kay had a Fiat 126 in London for a time, but his now changed this for a modern Mini.)...

Page 41 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, March 1980

All in a year's work

In which the Deputy Editor reviews his 1979 motoring activities  It doesn't feel as if a year has passed since I last wrote this annual review, and looking back through my diary for this flash of time I wonder how I have managed to fit in the long list of cars driven, the countries and events visited, the production of 12 issues of this magazine and a semblance of relatively normal life as well....

Page 30 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1956

Gran Premio D'Europa - Pirelli Win Italian Grand Prix

Monza. September 2nd THIS year the Italian Grand Prix took the title of the Grand Prix of Europe and was held as usual at the Monza Autodromo near Milan. This event was the last in the 1956 World Championship series and for that matter the last serious Grand Prix event of the year, so everyone, with the exception of BRM and Bugatti, were out for a final win-or-bust effort, knowing that the rest...

Page 30 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1957


The Guild at Goodwood This year's Test Day at Goodwood circuit, organised for the edification of its members and foreign guests by the Guild of Motoring Writers, was an unqualified success. A great variety of British-built cars was available for the journalists to fling round the course for three uninhibited laps and many famous personalities in the overseas motoring journalistic firmament, some...

Page 33 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1976

Around and about

Living in a Grandstand There's something rather special about taking afternoon tea in the comfort and shelter of your own home as a posse of Formula One cars blares past just yards from your window. Revelling in the warmth of gas central heating as other fans shiver in the biting wind blowing across the wastes of the old Silverstone airfield. Then, as the wind drops and the sun peers shyly...

Page 46 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1958


Two New Shell Films During the London Motor Show Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd. held their eagerly-awaited party at Shell-Mex House, which was attended by many celebrities, amongst whom were noticed Hawthorn. Moss, and many other racing drivers. The ample refreshment was punctuated to show two new Shell films.The first of these was a brief but entertaining quiz film, conducted by Nevil Lloyd, in which...

Page 36 of December 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1961


Guild Day at Goodwood Rather belatedly we present the Editor's impressions of the 14 cars he drove round Goodwood at the Guild of Motoring Writers' Motor Show Test Day on October 22nd, between talking to friends and enjoying the hospitality in the big refreshment marquee. Fourteen was an appropriate number of cars to try because this was the 14th of these annual Test Days, which form one of the...

Page 34 of November 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1952


Elkhart Lake Rally By air mail from the U.S.A. have come some very interesting notes on the Elkhart Lake Rally, held last September by the S.C.C. of America. C. A. West, Chicago Region rally, hill-climbs and trials Chairman, who sends them, describes Motor Sport as the Sports-car " bible " of S.C.C.A members. Incidentally, his father built cars from 1901 to 1909 and no less a person than Fred...

Page 24 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1961

LADY competition drivers

LADV competition drivers [The women did pretty well in motor racing before the war and by 1936 even the cautious Brooklands' authorities permitted them to compete on a level basis with the men. There was Gwenda Hawkes who was faster round Montlhery in the 2-litre Derby-Miller than John Cobb was round Brooklands in 24 litres of Napier-Railton, Kay Petre who looked exceedingly feminine but tamed...

Page 24 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1977

All in a year's work

In which the Assistant Editor looks back on a varied, exciting and sometimes dramatic year All this excitement has to be put into perspective before readers gain the impression that such a way of life is the everyday norm for me. Far from it: most days are taken up with fairly tedious office-bound editorial work; usually this writer is the only editorial man in the office and somebody has to put...



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