Articles tagged Navy

Page 74 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, July 2003

Forward thinker

Back in 1903 Walter Christie was a determined pioneer of front-wheel-drive — which he called 'direct action'. But his real legacy lies elsewhere. By Phil Llewellin There is, believe it or not, a direct link between grand prix racing's biggest-ever engine, a 19th-century battleship and what most military historians agree to be WWII's best all-round tank. The connection is a brave, innovative...

Page 43 of September 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 1931

HISTORY OF THE RACE

HISTORY OF THE RACE What Has Happened in 18 Years. THE history of the race for the trophy given by the late Jacques Schneider goes back eighteen years. The first contest was held in 1913 at Monaco over a course measuring 150 miles. The winner proved to be Prevost, one of the French entries with a Deperdussin monoplane, powered with a Gnome rotary engine of 160 h.p., and his speed was 45.75 m.p.h...

Page 59 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, May 1965

Book reviews

"Rallying With B.P." Edited by Peter Roberts. 128 pp. 9-3/4 in. x 7 in. (Stanley Paul & Co., 178-202, (Gt. Portland Street, London, W.1. 12s. 6d.) This is a beautifully produced book the purpose of which is to explain what modern rallies are all about and how the B.P. organisation goes about supplying petrol and oil to the competitors. It covers every sort of rally from a treasure hunt to the...

Page 71 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1994

Cars in books

Cars in books Cecil Lewis, still writing at 95, but perhaps best-remembered for his wonderful account of flying with the RFC during the First World War (Sagittarius Rising, published in 1936 by Peter Davies and commended by no less a person than Bernard Shaw, so that it went into at least six impressions), caused me and the LeaFrancis OC some problems when, in a later book Farewell To Wings (...

Page 11 of December 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1925

MOTORING SPORTSMEN.

MOTORING SPORTSMEN. Lieut. Glen Kidston, RN. By THE EDITOR. LIKE so many other of the famous racing men who are known to our readers by reason of their exploits on the road and track, Lieut. Glen Kidston, R.N., appears on the track, disappears for a while, then returns again to thrill the spectators with his speedy Bugattil In the following notes we shall attempt to show Lieut. Glen Kidston in...

Page 32 of March 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1956

MOTOR SPORT

NEW CARS The t. c. rear-engined Fiat MuItipla six-seater. L'..1 l V ERAL noteworthy new cars have been released recently. Fiat have announced their brilliant Multipla, which is a tiny car based on the Fiat 600 but with a forward driving position obtained by using 1,100-type cod-spring i.f.s. in place of a transverse leaf-spring, so that six scats can be installed. Various combinations of seating...

Page 40 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1990

VETERAN TO CLASSIC Maserati V8 RI

As we saw in Part Two 4502 remained almost unchanged through to 1949, apart from the engine capacity being reduced to 3 litres for the Indianapolis rules. It then almost lost its identity when the Granatelli brothers changed it into a Grancor, installing a 4-cylinder Offenhauser engine and making a completely new body bearing no resemblance to the original Maserati one. The Maserati engine went...

Page 67 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, December 1989

Motoring with Bill Little

JEB (Bill) Little, a friend of Kenneth Neve's, is one of those enthusiasts who as owned a great variety of interesting cars. Although expressing some regrets that he was born too late to know vintage cars when they were at their best, he takes consolation from the fact that coming to driving-age in the mid-1930s, such cars were not worn out and could be bought for very much more sensible prices...

Page 31 of December 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 1969

Books for Christmas

"Ford: The Dust and the Glory. A Racing History", by Leo Levine. 630 pp. 9½ in. x 6¾ in. (Collier-Macmillan Ltd., 10, South Audley Street, London, W.1. 63s) The bulkiest of the new batch of motoring books received recently for review, this work follows the theme, now so popular, of one-make racing history. It covers practically every aspect of racing in which Ford cars indulged, from the early...

Page 34 of August 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1959

Looking Round the Speed Shops

Downton Engineering When we called on Daniel Richmond to see what the Downton Engineering Works are offering in the way of "hotting-up" equipment we found him trying to start a 1920 Rolls-Royce "Silver Ghost," reminder that he used to be a Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialist. For the past year, however, he has concentrated on tuning equipment, mainly for B.M.C.-engined cars, to such effect that he...

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