Articles tagged United Nations

Page 125 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 125, November 2014

On the road with... Simon Arron

Mersey Beaucoup Aintree, August 9: the British Grand Prix has long been absent, but racing exists still. Not a lot of people know that… It is 20 years since I was in the area and precisely 32 since last I saw any racing here, but there’s no need for satellite navigation. Homing instinct kicks in at the end of the M57: bear left as you enter what might be the world’s largest roundabout (Switch...

Page 29 of September 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C. Team Test Trial — June 26th Results: 1st. — Lancashlre and Cheshire C.C. Red Rose Team — C. Corbishley (C.C. Special), K. Bancroft (Bancroft Special), J. Price (Price Special). Total time 496.6 sec. 2nd. — Lancashire and Cheshire C.C. Wheatsheaf Team — J. Clegg (Clegg Special), K. Bailey (Riley), B. K. Thompson (A.W. Special). Total time, 508 sec. 3rd. —...

Page 31 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 1957

Interview With Basil Davenport

The Story of the "Spider" and other G.N. Matters After the Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park, I met Basil Davenport, creator of the immortal "Spider" which held the Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb record in 1926, 1927 and 1928, and spent the rest of the weekend with him at his charming house in Macclesfield, to glean the true story of his remarkable G.N. Basil Davenport took to motoring at art early age...

Page 12 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1951

Reports of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events NEW CLASS E RECORDS Piero Taru (hiving his new twin nacelle Italcorsa, which has a 270 b.h.p., 1,720 c.c., two-stage, four-cylinder Maserati engine in the power-nacelle, has raised the International Class E f.s. kilometre record to 18549 m.p.h. and the equivalent f.s. mile record to 180.55 m.p.h. These new figures improve; by 6 and 9 m.p.h., respectively, those held by...

Page 11 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, January 1958

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars He Drove in 1957 I tested fewer cars for Motor Sport last year than I did in 1956. This had nothing to do with old age, lack of opportunity or decreasing enthusiasm. The fact is that, as you may remember, petrol rationing returned during the early part of the year, which is a pretty disgraceful thing to have to put on record, for, although no one expects to enjoy...

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


CARS I HAVE OWNED Tall, dark, sartorially-correct George Abecassis, partner with John Heath in the successful H.W.M. Formula II venture, contributes this article in the new series, in which racing drivers and other celebrities discuss the cars used for their everyday motoring. Abecassis has done plenty of motor racing, in Austin, Alta, Maserati, Bugatti, Cooper and other cars, but, at our request...

Page 28 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1969

Can-Am Races

Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit. Opened only last year, MIS is a multi-purpose facility which incorporates both a banked oval track (for USAC and NASCAR races) and a road circuit. The road circuit is three miles in length and is...

Page 19 of January 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1955

The G.N. Hasn't Joined the Dodo!

Enchaîné Describes Some "Specials" of G.N. Ancestry Which Should Enliven 1955 Sprint and Race Meetings There are indications that this coming season will be a vintage G.N. year and probably the last good competition year for G.N. Specials for ever. A large proportion of the motor-racing public regard the G.N. Special as a frail device which is always likely to come to blows with its owner. This...

Page 44 of March 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1963

Miniatures news

Several motor-car miniatures have appeared with dummy engines revealed when the bonnet is opened, but in particular the Issigonis-inspired Morris 1100 lends itself to this, because its transverse power-unit is particularly interesting and worthy of display. So it is interesting to find that Meccano Dinky Toy No. 140 is of just such a Morris 1100 saloon, 3 7/16 in. long, with the "East-West"...

Page 36 of February 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1966

My Year's Motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1965 This annual review is intended as a refresher course for those readers who are interested in the good, bad, and indifferent aspects of the cars that came to us for road-test during the past twelve months. Consequently, it will not be a resume of the Good Life, as provided by D.S.J. last month. Nor do I claim to have toiled so hard at my motoring...



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