Articles tagged Anthony Blight

Page 18 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 1967

Vintage Postbag

Twin o.h.c. Sir, May I be allowed to correct Mr. Anthony Blight's totally erroneous remark that " in 1930 twin overhead camshafts were a barbaric necessity . . . and wholly unsuitable for commercial production." Three cars come immediately to mind which used twin overhead camshafts in this period and which could certainly not be described as " mechanical abortions "; the " 1750 " Alfa Romeo, the...

Page 40 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1965

REQUESTS

A schoolboy enthusiast who is rebuilding a 1938 model-Y Ford 8 wants a workshop manual for it, or data on engine and body repairs. Anthony Blight wants, if possible, to contact Don Wilcoxon, foreman mechanic to Foxe Nicholl in the 'thirties, Ben Higgins and Bob Winter, mechanics in Talbot's test department from 1931 onwards in connection with his forthcoming book on Roesch Talbots, which promises...

Page 69 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1984

V-E-V odds and ends

- The Rolls-Royce EC announces that among its main meetings this year will be the National event at Stowe School on September 2nd, while it will again be taking a very active part in the “Rolls-Royce On a Wheel And Wing – Eighty Years On” at Duxford Aerodrome on June 17th, when it will be working in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, an occasion when the occupants of Rolls-Royces in nine...

Page 44 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, May 1984

Grand Prix - History

This month’s story was sparked off by a small but interesting happening in the recent Nice Grand Prix retrospective, when René Dreyfus appeared in a 4½-litre V12 cylinder sports / racing Delahaye. It prompted me to do some research into the subject of V12 Delahaye racing cars, and the first thing to do was to re-read the delightful book by René Dreyfus on his racing life (see MOTOR SPORT review,...

Page 61 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, April 1988

Starting up

It would be somewhat misleading to suggest that veteran and even vintage cars were all easy starters. Indeed, in the early days, what was known as the starting-up procedure could be quite complicated. It might involve flooding the carburettor, priming the cylinders with petrol via the compression or priming taps, or on more sophisticated cars skilfully operating the mixture control or Ki-gass...

Page 39 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1965

THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY

An Interesting Experiment OULTON PARK, May 1st. AFTER some rather uninspiring years at Goodwood, the T.T. moved to the pleasant parkland circuit at Oulton Park for this year's race, and was organised by the B.A.R.C. for the R.A.C., with the co-operation of the Cheshire Car Circuit Ltd., and financed by the Senior Service cigarette company. Somehow, the idea of a T.T. race on anything other than a...

Page 76 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, June 1989

Turbo response

Sir, With no intention of debating the merits of turbochargers on sports and racing cars, I must disagree with Mr Anthony Blight (Motor Sport letters, May) when he says of turbocharging "nor can it possibly lead to any engineering advances". A turbocharger can provide a small thrifty engine with a reserve of power, enabling it to replace a larger unblown engine in the interests of fuel-saving....

Page 81 of July 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 1985

Superior Experience

Superior Experience READING the Deputy Editor's article on Brough Superiors in last month's issue has reminded me of the time when I had a sixcylinder Brough Superior saloon to test for MOTOR SPORT. It was over a December week-end in 1936, the car being lent by Keville Davies & March of Berkeley Street, whom George Brough most have persuaded to become agents. I have cause to remember the...

Page 53 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, June 1966

B.M.W. Blue Ribbon Service

A small party of Pressmen met at Langley Motors, Thames Ditton, in April, to see how the B.M.W. Blue Ribbon Service, announced in January, works. Every owner of a B.M.W. car sold from last January is given free servicing, the cost of oils and filters excepted, for the first six months or 6,000 miles, whichever is first. This embraces servicing at 750, 2,000, 4,000 and 6,000 miles, during which...

Page 32 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1977

The Bass Museum

The Bass Museum at Burton-upon-Trent was opened on July 16th by Sir Alan Walker, President of the Bass Charrington Group, to commemorate their 200 years of brewing. This compact but all-embracing museum is situated in an 1866 building within the Bass brewery at Horninglow Street. It tells of the history of brewing from the earliest days, and how the various brewing processes operate. The brewing...

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