Articles tagged House of Commons

Page 60 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, August 1963

Another tale of woe

Sir, Your correspondence columns have long been open to aggrieved car owners, and a very useful service you have done them by your courage in giving names and publishing facts when their vehicles have given unnecessary trouble. My own recent experience seems to show that the inspection system of one of the "Big Five" has fallen to new depths. On May 23 of this year I took delivery of a new...

Page 3 of August 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, August 1926

EDITORIAL NOTES.

EDITORIAL NOTES. A Plea for a Brighter Brooklands. TFIE month of August, 1926, will long be remembered as the time when the first great International car race was held in this country. Whatever measure of success attends the organisation of the R.A.C. Grand Prix, the running of the race may be said to constitute a definite step in the right direction, the thin end of the wedge which may...

Page 11 of March 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1954

Matters Of Moment

Lancia Wins The Monte Carlo Rally Any disappointment that Britons feel that this year's comparatively easy Monte Carlo Rally was won by an Italian car can be tempered by the knowledge that the victorious car is one of the more roadworthy and technically-advanced modern high-performance vehicles and that Louis Chiron, who drove it, is one of France's most popular racing drivers. In hoping that...

Page 48 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, December 1931

HERE and THERE

II-1 IE 11Z E and IF IH IE ik IE By -arnsliez ft" Father of the Motor Industry /_T is difficult to realise that the British motor industry, now so important a factor in the national scheme, is actually an infant concern compared with the majority of our leading undertakings. It is thrown into strong perspective, however, by the announcement that one of its pioneers has recently celebrated his...

Page 113 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, January 2010

New event mirrors World Cup Rally

Part of the route of the 1974 World Cup Rally will be retraced by a new event running in January 2011, the London–Cape Town Rally. The new event is the brainchild of prolific marathon rally organiser Philip Young and will start in London as Big Ben chimes midnight on December 31, 2010. Cars will line up in the House of Commons car park for the start of the 10,000-mile adventure, and the event...

Page 22 of March 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1941

War and the expert driver

Expert drivers still have no really big jobs to do in this war—at least as civilians; while although the Army is industriously training vast numbers of drivers at special schools, knowledge of electrical theory and the art of carburation does not prevent these drivers from involving Army lorries in 300 accidents a week, vide figures recently glinted in the House of Commons. We hope the women...

Page 11 of April 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 1957

Matters Of Moment

The Parliamentary Debate on the British Motor Industry Motor Sport has drawn attention on frequent occasions for the need for entirely new British cars of up-to-date design and appearance, backed by a foolproof spares service throughout the world, in order that our Motor Industry can combat the growing menace of foreign competition and the workers in Coventry, Birmingham, Luton, Oxford and...

Page 16 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1992

Club Stakes

A controversial deal and the resultant membership backlash has broken friendships and split the British Racing Drivers' Club. The fate of the recently announced joint venture between Silverstone Group and TWR Group, to form Silverstone Motor Group, hangs in the balance. It is a very lop-sided balance at present, and a decidedly thin thread by which the situation is suspended. Quite possibly the...

Page 15 of December 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, December 1945

Rumblings

The New M.G. There have been many announcements of new modes, but the first post-war sports car comes from the M.G Car Company, Ltd., of Abingdon. Based on the pre-1939 T.B. Midget, the new car is known as the T.C. Midget. It has a rather wider body and improved weather protection, but is typically a product of Abingdon. The 1,250-c.c. 66.5 by 90-mm. engine has a compression ratio of 7.5 to 1 and...

Page 66 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, December 1976

Doing the Brighton Run on a 1902 Beaufort

It is the in-thing these days to do the Brighton Run for Veteran Cars, now called the RAC Commemoration Run, with no mention of the Veteran Car Club on plaque or medal, although it was the latter club that took the organisation out of the hands of a well-known motoring magazine and long ago set it on the path to its present International status. Back in 1930 Sammy Davis, before driving his 1897...

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