Articles tagged Anthony Heal

Page 113 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, May 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

Old photographs continue to come to light. For instance, the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald was sent a picture showing the Graphic Motor Works, a garage in King Street, Penrith, which is now the site of the Herald office, probably taken before the First World War and showing a line-up of early cars outside, with owners and a chauffeur in attendance, one being a Lanchester landaulette, while...

Page 108 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, May 1984

Ulmann on V12s

In spite of having been chastised by us for his cracks at British accomplishments, notably W. O. Bentley's engines, Alec Ulmann of New York remains one of our staunchest readers. He says generously that he gets a lift from reading the gems of previously unknown pieces of historical information we print in MOTOR SPORT and that he has an obsession with "nothing new under the sun". This time it...

Page 138 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, December 2010

The racing historian, his fighter pilot son, and the Nazi…

One of the most cherished of all the volumes on my library shelves is a first-edition A Record of Motor Racing, published for the Royal Automobile Club by Reveirs Bros of Fetter Lane, London, in 1909. This was the first great British history of motor sport, and its young author, Gerald Rose, put his painstaking training as an engineer into researching and writing it. He addressed the earliest...

Page 10 of March 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1940

The appeal of the vintage sports-car

[IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE CECIL CLUTTON EXPLAINS THE APPEAL OF THE VINTAGE SPORTS-CAR AND GOES ON TO GIVE VALUABLE DATA RELATING TO SOME OF THE MORE FAMOUS SPORTS AND FAST TOURING CARS OF THE PERIOD 1920-1930. WE ARE OFTEN CHIDED FOR PUTTING IN SO MANY REFERENCES TO EDWARDIAN AND VINTAGE MOTORS, BUT THE VINTAGE S.C.C., FOR OWNERS OF PRE-1931 CARS. HAD A TREMENDOUS FOLLOWING WHEN WAR BROKE OUT—...

Page 64 of November 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1989

Veteran to classic

War year All this interest in the papers and on TV about Britain's entry into the war fifty years ago gives us an excuse for recalling a little of what motoring was like in 1939. What we were doing then cannot be more boring than pictures of people filling sandbags, trying on gas-masks or sprinting towards air raid shelters. There had been a hint of impending disaster when the German drivers...

Page 22 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1947

Club News

We Hear R. W. Pollack knows of ten keen Frazer-Nash owners in the Birmingham area. His own Black burn-engined "Shelsley" Frazer-Nash is being fitted with a Clyde supercharger by Chris. Shorrock. Leslie Seyd has very thoroughly rebuilt the ex-Shakespeare 1913 "12/14" Mors and also has the 1912 14-h.p. Gregoire. L. W. Thomas is building a 2-seater "special", using 3 in. by 16-g. tubular chassis...

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 67 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 1994

New Year at Adstock

The VSCC meeting at The Old Thatched Inn at Adstock near Buckingham on New Year's Day was the largest ever, without doubt. A wide variety of interesting Edwardian, Vintage and Post-Vintage cars and a few vintage motorcycles arrived on a bright frosty morning, and over 180 lunches were served. The cars included Peter Stevenson and the Jeddere-Fisher's 30/98 Vauxhalls, Ian and Ros Hall and Jeff and...

Page 17 of July 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1945

Club News

WE HEAR Mr. Sheppard is building up quite a fleet of 2-cylinder Renault cars for future veteran events, and also possesses a 1910 Model-T Ford. Haining is disposing of his rebuilt 1928 "12/50 " Alvis and is completing another, based on a 1931 T.J. chassis. Meanwhile, his 1925 " 12/50 " Alvis motors as well as ever. F/Lt. C. M. Tait, who owned a 1987 14-litre Riley " Kestrel " before the war, is...

Page 18 of June 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1942

Club news

750 Club The 750 Club meeting at the "Osterley" on May 3rd went over big, as usual, many useful contacts being made, much motoring conversation indulged in, and, best of all, George Monkhouse showed his inimitable films of Grand Prix racing of the 1935-38 period. There is no gainsaying the value of these meetings as a break from the monotony or excitement of war-effort existence, and everyone who...

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