Articles tagged Alec Issigonis

Page 43 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1980

Matters of Moment

THE AUSTIN MINI METRO "You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe" — James Abbott McNeill Whistler, the American painter (1834-1903). But we do like it, this much-publicised Austin "Big Min", made in the staggeringly complicated £275-million Longbridge robot factory, the new British small-car which went on sale on the eve of the...

Page 12 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, March 1990

They're not just

They're not just any old cars, so why use old oil? Everyone has a car they love. For some people, the 'exceedingly eye-worthy, fast and accelerative' Gull-wing, as Auto Car described it in 1955, gets the heart racing. For others, Alec Issigonis's chirpy, cheerful, and cheap Mini can bring on palpitations. But, whatever the car, there can be no denying that they become more than something to take...

Page 52 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1959

Small Car Comparisons

Orders for the new B.M.C. small cars, which we described in detail last month, are pouring in and enormous enthusiasm is being displayed, so that no excuse is needed for returning to the subject. In the first place, now that independent road-test reports have appeared (we await our turn impatiently and with keen anticipation), it is pleasing to be able to place on record the honesty of the...

Page 57 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1962

Letters From Readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. NO MORE FORDS Sir, I note that the majority of London motorists favour a Ford car and I wonder if they realise the risk they are taking, or do Londoners get better service than we provincials, in running a Dagenham-built car ? I have had three reasonably good Fords in the...

Page 95 of April 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, April 2011

It's David and Goliath just like with the old Mini

Mini returns to world rallying in 2011 facing the same big challenge as it did 50 years ago, but this time with the might of BMW and Prodrive behind it By Rob Widdows The Mini. We all love them. Whether car or fashion icon, both are indelibly lodged in our memories of the Swinging Sixties. Thanks to Alec Issigonis, the Austin and Morris Minis restored pride in the British motor industry. And it...

Page 10 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, January 1990

They're not just any old cars, so why use just any old oil?

They're not just any old cars, so why use just any old oil? Everyone has a car they love. For some people, the 'exceedingly eye-worthy, fast and accelerative' iitGull-wing, as Auto Car described it in 1955, gets the heart racing. For others, Alec Issigonis's chirpy, cheerful, and cheap Mini can bring on palpitations. But, whatever the car, there can be no denying that they become more than...

Page 13 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1960

Small car topics

A subtle distinction – mini-car, small car, family car In the Show Number of Motor Sport we remarked in the Editorial that "Germany goes on turning out the world's best small car on the basis of value, durability and driver-enjoyment" and stated elsewhere that the British Motor Corporation makes "quite the best of the smaller motor cars." Moreover, in the review of Earls Court, written by a...

Page 24 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, December 1960

Vintage postbag

Sir, Perhaps readers of your "Vintage Postbag" columns will be interested to see the enclosed photograph of a 1929 Clyno 9-h.p. fabric saloon, PK 6411, and to learn something of its history. I believe that 1929 was the last year that Clyno cars were in production. The car was bought new (price £160) in February 1929, and extreme care was exercised during its running-in period. After four months...

Page 23 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, April 1973

British Leyland's brand new car

—a speculative essay— A MOMENTOUS event in the motoring world is scheduled for next month—the story will be released in the June MOTOR SPORT namely, the announcement of the first truly new model produced by BL since the Corporation was formed, absorbing the BMC and its subsidiary concerns, and Lord Stokes took the helm. Such an event gives rise to much speculation, as the release-date of the new...

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