Articles tagged Post Office

Page 90 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, December 2014

Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

Page 113 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, May 1984

An Unexpected Concession

We do not recollect anything encouraging in the recent Budget speech about motor taxation, only the unhappy fact that the Chancellor was raising both Vehicle Excise Duty and the tax on petrol. However, study of the Government's V149 which sets out the overall rates of vehicle excise duty, while emphasising the unwelcome increase from £85 to £90 in annual car tax, contains a piece of good cheer...

Page 49 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the November issue) WE HAVE reached the Diary entries of "X", the RFC Officer who became a well-known racing motorist after the war, for December 1917. He was met on December 14th by Bush and his Crossley, in which they went to the War Office and later net off for Wyton, arriving by lunchtime. Lady X was staying near Ely so her son visited her...

Page 29 of March 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1928

THE COLMORE CUP TRIAL. GALE DRIES THE COURSE.

THE COLMORE CUP TRIAL. GALE DRIES THE COURSE. THE results of the Colmore Cup Trial show that twostroke motor-cycles have once again made outstanding performances. 'Me Colmore Cup itself was won by J. Parker, on a four-stroke B.S.A. cornbination, but two of the premier solo prizes—the Walker Cup and the Calthorpe Trophy—were won by two-strokes. The Walker Cup, for machines up to 175 c.c., went to...

Page 10 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1948

149 Cars

(In this interesting contribution, G. R. N. Minchin, at our request, describes some of his 149 personal motor-vehicles. - Ed. My present two cars are my 148th and 149th, and let me say that if anyone should think this is a record, it is not, as I know someone who has had 212! In my opinion every real motorist should start with motor-cycles and thereby graduate to cars. A sweeping statement...

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 49 of February 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, February 1964

Police Radar Warning Device

Sir, I wonder if we may use your editorial columns to make a statement about our Police Radar Warning Devices which have caused so much comment recently. No doubt your readers will be aware that we developed this device when police radar was first introduced into this country. This warning was achieved very effectively by an electronic technique and the prototype units were then exhibited some...

Page 74 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 1995

The Alldays & Onions

AIldays & Onions cars may not be all that well remembered, but in their time they had the distinction of being manufactured by the oldest company to turn to motor-car production, and can be seen as a very well designed and constructed make. Indeed, the original ironmongery company dates back as far as 1650, when it made blacksmiths' equipment for Midlands engineering works. It also made...

Page 98 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 2001

Air-raiding the archives!

It is war! That was the devastatingly chilling declaration made by Neville Chamberlain in 1939 and now in 2001 by Tony Blair. I still remember vividly how, just after war broke out, Mr Wesley J Tee, the then-owner of Motor Sport , called me into his office and said, "Well, see you after it's over, perhaps. I've stopped publication." "Can't we go on?" I responded. "But the last war lasted five...

Page 54 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, July 1953

229 WEST LANE, N.W.6

229 WEST END LANE, N-W•6 'PHONE HAMPSTEAD 3 4 3 NOTICE.WE ARE STILL SEEKING GOOD SPORTS CARS AND WILL BE PLEASED TO HEAR OF ANY FOR SALE HIRE PURCHASE AND IMMEDIATE INSURANCE. OVERSEAS INQUIRIES WELCOMED FOR SALE-continued M.G. PB BODY, seats, etc. Offers. List. .Green, Sergeants' MeS4, PORthrTy, Llanelli. [8717 750-e.e. AUSTIN 2-seater. Cambridge axle, lightened flywheel. 15-in. wheels, etc....

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