Articles tagged House of Commons

Page 27 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1964

Towards real silence or Ford versus Rolls Royce

Several readers have sent in cuttings of a recent Ford advertisement, which has been appearing in American newspapers. The text of this advertisement concerns the quietness of the 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 in comparison with that of a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III. Experts having commented favourably on the outstanding quietness of these new Fords, the manufacturer chose to demonstrate this important...

Page 62 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, September 1991

Book Reviews

In Full Flight by Tony Spooner, DSO, DFC. 267 pp. 8-1/2 x 6in. Wingham Press, Seymour Place, 28 High Street, Wingham, Kent, CT3 1AB. £15.00) This is a revised edition of a book which was published in 1965 by Macdonald. If you enjoyed Hurricane Combat (available from the Motor Sport offices) you should obtain this one. It covers a large spectrum of flying, from training days at Brooklands in...

Page 35 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1981

Matters of moment

End-of-the-year soliloquy If Motor Sport were a more trade Journal, concerned solely with the welfare of the Motor Industry and its ancillary businesses, we would have every reason to be deeply depressed as the second year of the 1980s draws to a stormy close. For 1981 saw the closure of the great Solihull Rover factory, built only a few years ago at vast expense (although it was as silent as a...

Page 16 of June 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1951

The first to wear the green

A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 AS the result of Edge's victory, the honour of organising the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup race fell to the Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland (now known as the R.A.C.). Then, as now, the idea of closing roads to enable an International motor race to take place was quite unthinkable for our legislators. Claude Johnson, the energetic seeretary of the...

Page 23 of June 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, June 1946

Letters from Readers

Sir, To anybody carefully following the discussions reported in the motoring Press concerning the de-requisitioning of Donington, the statement made recently by the Government spokesman in the House of Commons that the owners were not demanding the return of their property for its pre-war use must have occasioned little surprise. One can only assume the present arrangement is more attractive than...

Page 50 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1966

Book Reviews

"The German Grand Prix," by Cyril Posthumus. 143 pp., 7/2 1 in. 6 1 in. (Temple Press Books, Bowling Green Lane, London, EC 1. 21s.). This is the third in Temple Press' "Classic Motor Races" series, and extremely welcome. It covers the German G.P. of 1926 to 1965 inclusive, with results, and starting grids for later races, contains many enthralling pictures, some of them rather small, and covers...

Page 7 of November 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, November 1945

The Meeting of the Clubs

Important and useful discussion at the R.A.C. The meeting at the R.A.C. on September 28th was a most successful and invaluable occurrence. It was called by the Competitions Committee of the R.A.C. to enable the representatives of recognised motor clubs to meet the members of the Competitions Committee and to express their opinions on divers matters appertaining to the Sport and make requests and...

Page 51 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1931

SLIP STREAMS

STREAMS Out of the Past. W V HOE was responsible for the organization of the flying meeting held at Hanworth last month is to be heartily congratulated for shaping a programme which was different—and really interesting: The occasion was the N.F.S. Parliamentary "garden party," when members of the House of Commons and House of Lords visited the air park by invitation. So often these sort of...

Page 5 of January 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, January 1946

Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 1 — Earl Howe The Rt. Hon. the Earl Howe is a gentleman of excellent taste. This was evident to us when we had the pleasure of visiting him at his charming Elizabethan country home in Surrey. Known as the "Old Rectory," it contains many valuable pieces of antique furniture, beautifully set off by the Linenfold...

Page 49 of May 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, May 1934

A DEBATE ON THE NEW ROAD TRAFFIC BILL

A DEBATE ON THE NEW ROAD TRAFFIC BILL The Toronto Brake Tests show that Braking Offences are 12i% of the Total of Motoring Offences for the Year. ONE of the most practical contributions to the second reading debate on the new Road Traffic Bill, in the House of Commons on April 10th, was made by MT. Isaac Foot, M.P. He drew the attention of the Minister of Transport to the danger arising from...

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