Articles tagged Alta

Page 26 of June 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1939

THE KENT & SUSSEX L.C.C.

THE KENT & SUSSEX L.C.C. A VISITOR At Prescott we were pleased to meet again James Allison, home on a month's leave from India, and very happy to be back. Allison did very well at Club speed events and trials last year with the ex-Marcus Chambers' 4i-litre shortened Bentley. In India he runs a Red-Label 3-litre Bentley and says you go on climbing a Pass for a week on end, when even a Ford V8...

Page 47 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, February 1986

The sports-model Altas

Alta, the product of keen engineering fettler Geoffrey Taylor, is a comparatively neglected sports-car. Even books devoted expressly to sports cars either omit it or give it very little space. Yet this admittedly small-production British make not only made a number of successful competition apearances but Alta engines were used by British racing teams of the calibre of HWM and Connaught. It is....

Page 29 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, August 1953

A Visit to the Weber Carburetter Factory

A Visit to the Weber Carburetter Factory (By Our Continental Correspondent) SINCE the decline of Formula I and the subsequent increased interest in Formula II and, more especially, the unsupercharged engine, the carburetter as such has come into its own. Furthermore, with sports-car racing now the playground of more manufacturers than ever before, mostly in the unsupercharged category, this...

Page 7 of October 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, October 1943

Subjects for debate

Of recent months in these pages we have had Peter Hampton explaining to Mr. A. F. Brookes why he prefers Continental cars to British, and Mr. Brookes explaining that Hampton is barking up the wrong tree. This popular subject for debate invariably starts up that other happy business of vintage cars versus the moderns. So it has been in this instance, and we have duly received a screed which both...

Page 19 of January 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1947

Club News

We Hear Competition Cars, Ltd., have in their possession a what sounds like the old "flat-iron" Thomas-Special which at one time took diesel records. It now has the straight-eight engine reinstalled and, while the heavy steel body and frame will be kept for sentimental reasons, the new owners intend to fit a streamlined body of light alloy and to carry out certain other "mods." The Thomas will...

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