Articles tagged Pre-War Austin Seven Club

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Pre-war Austin Sevens

The Vintage Austin Register, 750 M.C. and Cambridge Vintage A.7 Club have made valiant attempts to bring together pre-war Austin Sevens. But did you know that more than 20 such cars had a police escort through Birmingham to the Austin Motor Company recently? They belong to members of the Pre-War Austin Seven Club, formed a year ago. It has some 70 members. Sec.: G. Stafford, 124, Whittaker Road,...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Dawn of "The Daimler" Last month's issue of Motor Sport had quite a Daimler flavour to it, what with my description of an outing up Shelsley Walsh in the British Leyland Heritage/Coventry Museum's fine big Edwardian of that make, and my article about the motor-cars of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman who had a preference for Daimlers and drove them at Shelsley...

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V-E-V Miscellany

V-E-V Miscellany. That supposed Lagonda derelict in South London turns out to be a Mk. VI Bentley, sans radiator so if anyone craves a cut-and-shut . . . The Bean CC Magazine for January had an interesting survey of what motoring prospects looked like in 1920, which revealed tho the Government was about to tax cars more heavily, and that a suggested petrol tax might bring the cost per gallon to...

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Miniatures news

This month this feature appears on a vintage page, because it concerns vintage miniatures. The picture above is of a fine 1/5th-scale working model of a 1913 A-type Gnome Monosoupape rotary aero engine built by F. Boler of Leatherhead. He made every part, except the plugs, even to screws, nuts and washers, a 2 1/2 years' spare-time task. The engine has a bore and stroke of 0.718 in. x 1.000 in.,...

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Veteran to classic -- three pot thoughts

One of the pleasant things about running Motor Sport is the communication one receives from readers and clubs, which even if space does not permit comments and quotes, keeps us in touch with that side of the motoring world. Thus it was that I came upon an item of considerable interest in the June Newsletter of the Pre-War Austin Seven Club, whose Membership Secretary, for those owners of pre-war...

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V-E-V Miscellany

The person who owned that "unknown cyclecar" that was runner-up for first prize in this year's Cyclecar Rally from 1969 to 1975 tells us that it is a 1921 Burrell with a 1910 JAP engine having an automatic inlet valve. Lack of time, money and legislation were against its completion but Mr. Hogg says he did manage to get the ash, centre-pivot front axle onto the vehicle without having to undermine...

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Rally Review - Portuguese Rally / Club News

Lancia's Landslide In the face of road surfaces varying from smooth tarmac to rough dirt and even mud, and the strong opposition of Toyota, Mitsubishi and Mazda, Lancia's chances in Portugal of yet another runaway victory were certainly less than they were in the days of their totally unchallenged wins and winner selection by team management. Indeed, Lancia victories have been so common that,...

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Bill Boddy: an appreciation

When the sad passing of our Founder Editor Bill Boddy MBE was announced on the Motor Sport website, the response was both immediate and overwhelming. So this month, instead of our usual correspondence, we bring you a selection of those tributes, both from people who knew and worked with WB and those who simply admired or were inspired by him. We felt it worth the break with tradition we hope you...

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Deep pockets not required for in-depth book

I am delighted that at last the Pre-War Austin Seven Club has been able to reprint the Motor Sport Book of the Austin Seven which I edited in 1972, but which has been long out of print. Because, in spite of the innumerable excellent books covering every conceivable A7 aspect, this one contains some 'new' material which should be of interest to all A7 enthusiasts, it is now called The Austin Seven...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Brookland's Fastest Cars In the stop-press report of the VSCC Silverstone Meeting I wrote for last month's issue I mentioned that the Hon. Patrick Lindsay had the Multi-Union II in a race for the first time since 1939 and then, inadvertently, I said that it was the second-fastest car round Brooklands. In this I was wrong, and no doubt my nose will be well...

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