Articles tagged War Department

Page 40 of August 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, August 1960

Vintage Postbag

Sir, I was most interested in your May issue with an article on my old Belsize-Bradshaw car. The article is at least 90 per cent correct and I cannot quarrel with any of it but it has occurred to me that some of your readers might like to know, from the designers of these older models, the real reason for some of the drastic changes they have made and how technically sound have these changes been...

Page 27 of March 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, March 1936

GREAT WEST M.C.

GREAT WEST M.C. A London-Bournemouth trial will be run off on Sunday, March 15th, open to the M.G., Singer, Brighton and Hove, N.W. London and West Hants clubs. Entry fees are 7s. 6d. for members of the organising club and 10s. for visitors, the team entry being 7s. 6d. extra. The start, at 12.30 a.m., is from Egbam, but there is the option of joining in at Crewkerne, after the 9 a.m. breakfast...

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

OUT OF THE PAST

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 56 of June 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1974

Vintage Variety

The Editor drives some of the older Vauxhall, Austin and Bentley cars Although there is no denying the publicity value of the older cars, some manufacturers have been either a bit late in collecting representative examples of their earlier products or, having collected and restored them, have allowed their collections to become scattered, even neglected. At the opposite extreme, there are now...

Page 127 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, October 2013

Working with John Wyer

The legendary team chief had a fearsome reputation, but Doreen Green was better placed than most to judge his methods One of my regular correspondents is Michael Green, whose late father Dick was an Aston Martin race mechanic through the 1950s. Michael has a ton of his dad’s tales to tell, but when he told me his mother Doreen was due over from the States, for the Aston celebrations, I had to...

Page 81 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, August 1995

Lost Royce

John Hirons who told us about a 40/50hp Rolls-Royce that had been used as a breakdown truck by his business partner Jack Wharton until it was commandeered by the War Office during WW2 and never seen again, has kindly suppled some details of this lost Ghost. It was first registered on April 27, 1921, as R 4878, chassis no 411W, with a 1920-type engine, No 1-166. It started life with a cabriolet...

Page 35 of June 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, June 1964

Miscellany

Miscellany.—The 1½-seater streamlined Singer Nine raced at Brooklands by F. W. Carr and others came to light in Berkshire recently, and has found a new owner. The Sky Fame Museum at Staverton Airport keeps a D.H. Mosquito, a 1938 Avro Anson I and an Airspeed Oxford in flying trim and can supply them for displays, etc. The Mosquito costs around £110 to for a landing and take-off visit but the...

Page 58 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1990

RAC Rally Preview - To the Woods. . . .

As this issue reaches the magazine racks the Lombard RAC Rally will be just about getting under way from Harrogate. In order to put the present event into context, GP recalls the history of the event and then goes on to explain the meaning of the Pace Notes system which has been introduced this year. To The Woods. . . Imagine an RAC Rally without any forests! Unthinkable, isn't it — almost like...

Page 90 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, February 2005

WB miscellany

From track to traffic I have previously recalled the excitement which the reappearance of ancient giant ex-racing and similar cars created when they began to run at VSCC meetings from 1936 on. During WWI such cars were commandeered for military service. It was rumoured that General von Hindenberg's staff car was one of the huge Benz touring versions of the racing Blitzen Benz, and Capt Malcolm...

Page 40 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section devoted to old-car mattersThe Itala TrophySilverstone, April 21st Since this event was run off at Silverstone the VSCC Donington Meeting has happened (see elsewhere), so only a brief report is called for. The entry was down by 14 on 1978, totalling 152, and spectators did not seem quite so numerous. Morley's 24-litre Bentley-Napier was the largest car racing. It has been lightened by...

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