Articles tagged l'Automobile Club

Page 9 of April 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1946

Sideslips

by "Baladeur "Baladeur" hides the identity of one of our most notable motoring historians and veteran car enthusiasts. So we are very pleased that he is now able to resume those "Sideslips" which so many people found absorbing before the war. — Ed. I remember walking one winter's day about 30 years ago along a rather gloomy London street in the neighbourhood, unless I am mistaken, of Paddington...

Page 9 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Spring Half-Day Trial Held on January 14th, the results were: M.C.C. Cup: K. Burgess (Allard). First-Class Awards: G. Best (M.G.), A. Faulkener (Mercury), C. C. Evans (Daisy). Second-Class Awards: L. Parker (Allard), L. Morrish (M.G.), H. E. Roberts (Morris). Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Full Moon Cup Trial Run on February 12th this trial embraced Stroud Lane, Oatlands,...

Page 29 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1983

Club news

Mille Miglia 1984 The quaintly named Musical Watch Veteran Car Club, together with l'Automobile Club di Brescia, is organising a re-run of the Mille Miglia in 1984, from May 24th to May 27th. The event will start at night, and in four days will cover three journeys between Brescia and Rome; it's to be timed, and is open to cars manufactured between 1927 and 1957. Support from a number of...

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Rumblings

A round Britain tour It is becoming increasingly difficult to think up worthwhile publicity stunts in motoring, but Tommy Wisdom, well-known motoring journalist and racing driver, thought up a good one at the close of last year. He took a VW Microbus, in standard trim save for the addition of fog-lamps and heater, fully laden, for an R.A.C.-observed Round-Britain Tour. The route was Folkestone-...

Page 32 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1936

GRAND PRIX

GRAND PRIX By BALADEUR In 1936, the Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France is to be a race for touring cars. It can only be a rather minor feature of anything but a very mediocre season of motor racing; and yet this was once not just a motor race, but the motor race. It is not just the oldest race; it is the lineal descendant 'of the first motor race of all, when forty years ago, Levassor...

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VETERAL TYPES-"VIEUX CHARLES III"

VETERAN TYPES--" VIEUX CHARLES III" A 1912 GRAND PRIX LORRAINE-DIETRICH By BALADEUR IN 1908 the French motor industry suffered a grievous defeat in the Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France. This race, the Grand Prix, had originally been organised to avoid just such a contingency. The Gordon Bennett Cup race rules stipulated that each country might enter three cars ; and although France had...

Page 38 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 1937

MOTOR RACING IN 1911

MOTOR RACING IN 1911 The Real Days " The real days of racing are over." That is a remark which is frequently made to-day, and as a matter of fact it has been made at not infrequent intervals ever since racing started. They said it in 1903, after Paris-Madrid, when there were to be no more town-to-town races ; in 1905 when the race for the Gordon Bennett Cup was run for the last time ; in 1908...

Page 70 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, February 1990

Le Mans Outrage!

Le Mans Outrage! Sir, I have read MOTOR SPORT for the last twenty three years, but never before have I felt so incensed that I felt the need to write to you. Today I was reading Cotton on . . . on the future (or lack of it) of Group C racing, which annoyed me intensely, but the final straw came when I read tonight on teletext that FISA intend to revoke the licence of the A.C. de L'Ouest to run a...

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Lyon

For two years, either side of World War I, France’s second city hosted the prestigious GP. But first Mercedes and then Alfa Romeo dashed all hopes of a home win By Chris Willows It was the race every manufacturer wanted to win. Having created the Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France in 1906, France hosted the single most important automobile contest in the world. Although the ACF...

Page 17 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1965

Books for the New Year

"The Rolls-Royce Motor Car"by Anthony Bird and Ian Hallows. 320 pp. 10 in. x 7 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 105s.) Books about the Rolls-Royce are something of an obsession with profit-intent publishers, because they sell well, especially for dollars. Batsford enlisted the aid of that painstaking historian Anthony Bird, and Ian Hallows of the 20 Ghost Club Record...

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