Articles tagged Metropolitan Police

Page 32 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1969

American Comment

Two American Championships have been decided in the past month and a third has come close to a decision. On the same weekend, but on opposite sides of the country, Mario Andretti put an unbreakable grip on the United States Auto Club's National Championship and Mark Donohue won the Sports Car Club of America's Trans-Am Championship for Chevrolet for the second year in a row. Andretti won the USAC...

Page 56 of October 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1972

Book reviews

"Air-Cooled Automotive Engines", by Julius Mackerle, M.E. 518 pp. 8¾ in x 5 4/5 in. (Charles Griffin & Co. Ltd., 42, Drury Lane, London, WC2. £8.00.) This is the second, fully revised edition of a truly comprehensive work which looks at every aspect of the air-cooling of automotive internal-combustion engines and thereby makes out a strong case for dispensing with coolant fluid and radiators...

Page 21 of September 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1947

Club News

We Hear Group-Captain Tom Evans would appear to possess a most interesting motor-car, in the form of his Centric-supercharged, ex-Donaldson O.E. "30/98" Vauxhall, and, moreover, 'tis said that he has actually made the hydraulic front brakes work superbly! Those pessimists who consider that all the "discoverable" veterans have been found should note that a year ago a 1914 Bebe Peugeot in brand new...

Page 96 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, September 2001

Hailing a piece of history

The London Black Cab may have been an attraction to visitors from places like America, but the age of taxi-appeal for vintage car enthusiasts has long gone. I remember how, in the late 1920s, I used to cajole my mother, when we wanted a taxi to get home to SW London from the West End for instance, into waiting until a make I had not previously experienced went to the head of the rank. This could...

Page 80 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, November 1981

Reflections on rotorcraft

Power is usually associated with the production of movement, not its prevention. and one might have difficulty thinking of a machine winch can use its power to produce either. Such machines do exist and the one we have in mind is capable of becoming airborne, of flying in any direction and even of station, flight. You will need no core prompting, of course, to recognise that our subject is the...

Page 36 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1975

Books for the New Year

"The Indy 500—An American Institution Under Fire" by Ron Dorson. 229 pp. 9¼ in. x 6 in. (Bond Parkhurst Books, Newport Beach, California. 9.95 dollars). An ususual book this, which takes a hard look at the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race, that remarkable Memorial Day institution that attracts enormous crowds and some 10,000,000 dollars to the American town of Indianapolis during the month of May each...

Page 34 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1968

Down to the Sea on "Solids"

The Editor Goes on the H.C.V.C. Brighton Run The Historic Commercial Vehicle Run to Brighton is a memorable annual event, not to be missed if this can possibly be avoided. This year it took place in beautiful weather on May 5th, starting at the gruesome hour of 6 a.m. from Battersea Park, because the Metropolitan Police wanted the ancient load-carriers clear of their Metropolis before the traffic...

Page 24 of November 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1947

Club News

We Hear J. Lindsay Hatchett has an overhauled 1922 G.N. chassis, with twin Amal track-racing carburetters and two-plug alloy-bronze heads, for disposal for £50, including another engine and miscellaneous spares. V. Jones is constructing a "special" with 7 ft. 1 in. wheelbase chassis outrigged and underslung at the rear, with pre-selector gearbox from an N-type M.G. Magnette and a 1934 Riley "...

Page 74 of October 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 1967

GOOD GOING IN A FIAT 500

GOOD GOING IN A FIAT so° To prove that apart from the qualities of economy, reliability and compact size, the Fiat 50 has staying power and reasonable performance, two private owners recently attempted to drive one z,000 miles in 48 hours on the roads of this country—no mean feat, remembering the publicity accorded to Joyce Wilkins for her 1,Ooo miles in under 24 hours on Continental roads in a...

Page 72 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 1974

The XK Jaguars

Sir, Further to the letter of David Mathers denigrating the Jaguar XK150 in your March issue, it is possible that a psychologist might interpret his choice of a Capri as a "sensible" car—with two non-full-size rear seats together with limited rear headroom, a boot that I am told one cannot stand a briefcase upright in, two doors, a car with sporting pretensions and looks (and possibly a 1300...

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