Articles tagged Hampton Court

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Bespoke wheels It began as a schoolboy sketch; now one man’s highly personal mod-saloon hits the road Ian Callum is used to watching another striking new model from Jaguar appear from under a dust sheet. This time, though, we’ve seen it before – 55 years ago. The remarkable thing about the unveiling is that it’s carried out by someone who was there in 1959 to see it happen first time round....

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Matters of moment

Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg is great box office, offering Formula 1 a much-needed narrative at a time when it is clamouring to engage with a global audience that’s shrinking alarmingly. But the knee-jerk, mid-season decision to ban some – but not all – radio communications between teams and drivers, perceived as ‘puppets’ for doing as they are told, was an act of strange desperation. Regular...

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The prince and the palace coup

He once spent the night in a goods yard in his Austin Maxi, but then the Queen’s cousin is a celebrated car buff. Now he’s heading an invasion of Hampton Court Palace. Ahead of September’s prestige concours, we spoke to Prince Michael of Kent Writer Gordon Cruickshank If you plotted the venues for the grander concours d’élégance events you’d have a map of some beautiful places: Venice, Pebble...

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Fragments on forgotten makes: No. 24—The Bleriot-Whippet

The Bleriot-Whippet was one of the better-looking and more Practical of the cyclecars which flourished for a brief period between 1910 and the early 'twenties, and when I heard that Mr. G. H. Jones, whose brain-child this was, was living in retirement in Shrewsbury I drove to this medieval town of drinking houses and betting shops, past the old Sentinel steam wagon works (now occupied by Rolls-...

Page 35 of September 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1934

MOTOR CYCLING CLUB.

MOTOR CYCLING CLUB. The annual High-speed Trial will be held on September 8th, starting in the morning with a One Hour " blind " for cars. This will be followed lw a series of two-lap handicap and one-lap scratch races, then the second (Inc Hour Speed Trial, and finally the Team Relay races. Altogether a full day's sport. Full particulars can be obtained frcm the Secretary. Mr. J. A. Masters, 22...

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BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEWS • • • "Annual Automobile Review—I954 Edition." 262 pp., 12/ in. by 9} in. (G. T. Fouls and Co. Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand, London, W.C.2. 42s.) The arrival of this annual is one of the events of the motoring year. First published in 1954. then as now by Edita S.A. of Lausanne and handled in this country by Foulis, "Annual Automobile Review" makes similar publications look like...

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Club Affairs

Seventeen members of the Southern Jowett Car Club participated in the rally held at Balls Cross, near Petworth, on July 27th. The first event was a manoeuvrability test which involved the reversal into four rectangular parking spaces, finally reversing through two awkwardly placed stakes. Results: 1st: P. Kehl (7 h.p.), 1 min. 24 sec.; 2nd: D. E. White (10 h.p.), 1 min. 30 sec.; 3rd: N. Stranger...

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Book reviews

Ian Allan's Veteran and Vintage Series. 8 1/2 in. x 5 3/4 in. (Ian Allan, Craven House, Hampton Court, East Molesey, Surrey. 6s. each.) This new series, indicative of the fact that this well-known publisher of transport books has entered the automobile-book field, contains the following titles: "British Cars—1896-1914," by P. D. Matthews; "European Cars—1896-1914," by T. R. Nicholson; "Commercial...

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THE MOTOR CYCLE SHOW.

THE MOTOR CYCLE SHOW. The Mecca of the Motoring Sportsman : Sports Models for all Tastes : Economical Touring Machines for all Ages : Exhibition of Historical Interest. THLMotor Cycle Show is more of a sportsman's affair than is the Car Show, and its particular attraction in this regard is reflected in the attitude of the visitors. In the case of the Car Show, the majority are obviously of the...

Page 19 of December 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1941

Letters from Readers

orateio Sir, Being now fully engaged in building vessels for the R.A.F., I still greatly appreciate reading MOTOR Soar as a recreation, and have been surprised at the large aniount of correspondence that has appeared therein recently regarding the old Bentleys. I duly noted the letter from Mr. R. Bawden, who was asking for further information. It occurs to me that the information in question...

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