Articles tagged Spanish government

Page 83 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, November 2014

100 years of Maserati

It seems so improbable: a century has elapsed since Alfieri Maserati set up shop in Bologna, initially carrying out general engineering work and perfecting his own brand of spark plugs. Scroll forward to the present, and his surname is synonymous with exotic GTs and illustrious racing cars. Alfieri and his siblings forged a legend, one that cannot be distilled into an attention-grabbing soundbite...

Page 133 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 133, February 2014

Cars on show – and on sale

Lunchtime gathering uncovers an investment opportunity Anyone want to buy a car collection from the Spanish government? I was asked this across the table at this year’s Wimbledon classic car lunch, when some of us wheel out our old machinery and convene at the golf club. (No golf involved, thankfully.) I’d been talking with Richard Lemmer, founder of Barwell Motorsport who came in his lovely...

Page 40 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1986

Road Impressions

Take a Seat. . . SEAT have made Spanish Fiats from 1953 onwards. The challenge from Renault proved too much, however, the Renault 5 made in Valladolid becoming Spain's best-selling car. By 1980 Seat was on the brink of bankruptcy and the marriage between Fiat and this once-leading Spanish car maker came to an end. Seat was faced with the prospect of going into liquidation or fighting for survival...

Page 40 of January 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1932

THE AUTOGIRO ADVANCES.

THE AUTOGIRO ADVANCES. TWO NEW PRODUCTION MACHINES WITH MECHANICAL ROTOR STARTER AND FOLDING BLADES. IT is eleven years since Senor Don Juan de la Cierva designed and built the first Autogiro, and in the intervening period, in spite of many set-backs--of which popular prejudice against the unconventional was not the least serious —this remarkable aeroplane has slowly but surely advanced in...

Page 27 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1938

Continental Notes and News

ConEnentall Notez and Newz By AUSLANDER The Latest Monoposto Having emerged from the ordeal of the Mille Miglia with full marks for reliability, the new type 308 Alfa-Romeo engine will not be altered very much for Grand Prix racing. It is a modified version of the famous 2.9-litre engine of which there are several specimens in England, with a bore of 68 mm. and a stroke of 69 mm., giving a cubic...

Page 12 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1946

Cars I Have Owned

This time Vivian-Brann, director-cameraman for "Pathe News and Pictorial," tells us how he regarded many cars he owned for more than mere transport. His last paragraph makes especially good reading. — Ed. First, I write as a biased person. Secondly, I am not, and have never pretended to be, a real mechanic. My bias is against small engines and heavy bodies — to my mind the downfall of so many...

Page 168 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 168, April 1999

Pegaso's brief revival

In my recent piece about the demise of the Pegaso sportscars which I saw at Barcelona in 1950, Andy Charlton of Ricardo Consulting Engineers at Shoreham by Sea has drawn my attention to a rebirth of this promising make. He tells me that in 1988 International Automotive Design of Worthing were given the task of re-engineering the Pegaso, using modern technology, to promote Pegaso trucks. However,...

Page 46 of August 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1931

HERE and THERE

IH IE IR. IE weld IF IH IE IR. IE By 'an-zshaft" BRITISH motor manufacturers are pleased by the news from Spain that the Spanish Cabinet has decided to reduce by 50% the duty on motorcar chassis and parts imported into the country for erection by native labour. It will mean a definite expansion of British trade for, as Mr. Sidgreaves, Managing Director of Rolls-Royce, points out, Spain has always...

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