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Page 58 of November 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 2012

Lunch with... Ron Dennis

Ambition, focus and an abiding passion for detail has helped the McLaren Group’s executive chairman build a high-tech empire that extends far beyond racing By Simon Taylor Where better to have lunch with Ron Dennis CBE than in the McLaren Technology Centre, which houses most of the companies in the McLaren Group and over 2000 staff, including the F1 team. Curling futuristically around an...

Page 25 of July 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1958

RUMBLINGS

THE GLASS FIBRE PEERLESS A party was held at the. Distillers' Sports Club, East Moesley, on June 19th, for the purpose of displaying the latest Peerless Gran Turismo, this Triumph TR3-engined four-seater saloon with de Dion back axle and disc front brakes. now having a handsome and more spacious glass-fibre body by James Whitson. The chassis specification is unchanged. except for a damper leaf...

Page 13 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1951

A JOWETT-BASE SPORTS CAR

A JOWETT-BASE SPORTS CAR Alt N I fAM, pleasant ifooneested town at one dit«I et` the 1 liee's Back road, is noted for quite a number or inditoring activities. It is here Hutt the Tourist Troplty Garage Itas its beitie. as WC described not long ago at (11t rest tilt the very successful I fa wthorw., I. Riley to MIT readers. In Farnham, too. u. see \yew/eget-in is producing the minicar, and...

Page 16 of March 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1953

Case for nationalisation ?

Sir, I have a 1937 Riley Monaco. It is not, I must admit, anything to write to Motor Sport  about. I have not owned it long enough to be able to claim any outstanding performances and, apart from a pretty little "mod." on the tail, there is nothing outstanding about the car. It has acquired some distinction, however. It is the first car I have owned on which I have been refused insurance, and my...

Page 68 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1964

Letters from readers

Who was first with light-alloy pistons? Sir, In your June issue, you published an article under the heading "Did W. O. Bentley Crib?" I don't have any intention of joining sides with either you or Mr. Ulmann, and only seek clarification of a small issue that has bothered me, off and on, for some time. Perhaps, when you have a moment to dig into your obviously impressive library, you could give...

Page 19 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1967

V.S.C.C. Seaman Trophies meeting at Oulton Park – June 17th

The heat brought marshals in shorts, girls in sun-tops and mini-skirts, babies in prams, and one little doggy to this always enjoyable day's sport at the picturesque setting of the Cheshire circuit. This feast of vintagery was marred, however, by the fatal accident in practice to M. Johnson (whose real name was Mike Chipperfield). His ex-Gardner Connaught hit a tree at Old Hall corner and was...

Page 12 of November 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1941

THE LIFE STORY OF PARRY-THOMAS

THE LIFE STORY OF PARRY-THOMAS IThe late J. G. Parry-Thomas, who was killed while attempting to raise his own " Land Speed Record " at Pendine Sands in 1927, is still remembered as one of the most famous and picturesque figures that the Sport has produced. One of his greatest achievements was taking the Brooklands Lap Record in 1925 at 129.36 m.p.h. with the Leyland-Thomas. At the outbreak of war...

Page 16 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 1950

The Accessories and Components Section

Details follow of the exhibits of those exhibitors who have submitted details to Motor Sport:— A.C. SPHINX Stand 312 Sparking plugs, plug-cleaning machinery, air-cleaners, air-silencers, fuel pumps, oil filters, instruments, thermostats, radiator caps, fuel filters, etc., will attract the enthusiast to this stand.A.C.-Sphinx Spark Plug Co., Dunstable, Beds. AUTOCAR ELECTRICAL Stand 340 On this...

Page 49 of June 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, June 1955

Peter Collins Runs Away With Maserati-Dominated "Daily Express" International Trophy Race at Silverstone

Parnell Wins Sports-Car Race for Aston Martin. Hawthorn's Mark VII Jaguar Takes Touring Car Honours. Bueb (Cooper) Leads the 500s. Horrible weather for practice gave way to a beautiful day at Silverstone on May 7th and an enormous crowd gathered for the "Daily Express"-sponsored B.R.D.C. International Trophy Meeting, a day of varied, interesting competition. The great teams of Mercedes-Benz,...

Page 27 of December 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1968

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Northern Lakeland Trial (November 9th) "I suppose if someone had entered a modern heavy lorry for the 1927 Mille Miglia it would have won!" These words were spoken, with feeling, by Jack Knight after he and his 1928 O.M. had diced with the juggernauts all the way up the M6 during their long journey from Gloucestershire to Cumberland to take part in...

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