Articles tagged V

Page 59 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, September 1963

Frazer Nash data wanted

Sir, It is hoped that before long a history of the chain-drive Frazer Nash will be published by MacDonalds and written by myself. It is to he hoped that when this book is published it will be as free from error as any book can possibly be. In the mid-'twenties Archie Frazer-Nash used the Pluspower and the Anzani engine and I am very anxious to contact people who can throw additional light on to...

Page 50 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, June 1963

Forthcoming fixtures

There is to be a parade and Concours d'Elegance of veteran and vintage cars in connection with the Flimwell Youth Club Fete at Ticehurst, Sussex, starting at approximately 2.30 p.m. on July 6th. Entries, at 2s. 6d. per car, close on June 28th. Entry forms from J. Molesworth Edwards, Ticehurst Motors Ltd., The Square, Ticehurst, Sussex. The Oxford Freedom From Hunger Committee is staging a big...

Page 31 of January 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1950

Sunbeams Between The Wars

by John R. Coombes and John Wyer Continued from December, 1949 issue. 1928 The "six" model range was continued almost without change for 1928. The wheelbase of the Sixteen was increased to 10 ft. 6¼ in., and was therefore 1¾ in. longer than the Twenty. The axle ratio was lowered In 5.5-to-1, and the Twenty also had the lowered ratio of 5-to-1. The 3-litre was somewhat detuned, the compression...

Page 30 of March 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, March 1966

The Carson Special

Sir, MayI be afforded the hospitality of your columns to add to the observations of Geoffrey Samson, about the Carson Special ? That the car illustrated is in fact the original Carson Special is news to me. Whilst thanking Geoffrey for his kind remarks about the present state of the car, I would like to make it clear that I have always thought the car I have is a sort of replica of the Carson...

Page 22 of February 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1958

Vintage Postbag

Sir, On page 724 of your December issue, you begin paragraph three, " Another recent discovery...", to which I would like to add a similar discovery near a remote English village a couple of years ago. In this instance it involved a just-post-vintage Austin Seven saloon, which was also found in a barn but, funnily enough, a two-storey barn and, funnier still, on the first floor. There were no...

Page 20 of May 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 1944


* * * Sir, Like every other enthusiast I have devoted considerable 'thought to the question of the post-war sports car. One is constantly seeing in the motoring Press designs and visions of fantastic machines which it is suggested would be the ideal post-war motor for the ordinary enthusiast. Surely a glance is sufficient to show that these machines, although no doubt brilliantly advanced, are...

Page 29 of September 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1962

Book reviews

"500 Miles To Go," by Al Bloemaker. 278pp. 8½ in. x 5 3/5 in. (Frederick Muller Ltd., 110, Fleet Street, London, E.C.4. 30s.) This is the Story of the Indianapolis Speedway, from 1908 to present-day, and thus this book joins Boddy's monumental tome about Brooklands, his more recent history of Montlhéry and the Monza Year Books in providing a history of a given historic motor racing venue....

Page 11 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1946

Personality Parade

A Series of Interviews with Personalities famous in the Realms of Motoring Sport No. 5 — Cecil Clutton Cecil Clutton has largely antiquarian interests. This is apparent not only in his connection with vintage and veteran motor cars, but in his other hobbies, which include collecting old watches, of which he has some fine examples, dating as far back as 1693. He is also a keen student of ancient...

Page 48 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, May 1975


OUT OF THE PAST ONE OF THE rewarding things about editing MOTOR SPORT is the arrival in the office from time to time of unusual snippets of motoring (and flying) items from the past. For instance, the other day Mr. Julian Brownridge of Chatham sent us some faded but fascinating photographs that had just come into his possession, relating to a coachbuilding concern that operated in Kingston-on-...

Page 32 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1968

Vintage Postbag

14/40 or 16/60? Sir, Although I would not dream of crossing pens with Peter Pringle, is RPK500 a 14/40 Lea-Francis? In 1953, when the car was owned by F. Willcox and Maintained by D. W. Wright, they claimed that the engine was of 2,090 c.c. capacity and of 1927 manufacture and this would mean that it was a 16/60; the 14/40s being 1,780 c.c. (Incidentally, in Batsford's Vintage Car Pocket Book...



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