Articles tagged Arthur MacDonald

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 32 of November 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1952


By "Balaydeur" According to a report in the daily press, those responsible for the 16-cylinder B.R.M. are now contemplating building a 4-cylinder car "to comply with the 1954 formula." I am glad that they know what the 1954 formula is going to be. I must confess that I do not. But then in 1950 I did not know that Grand Prix races in 1952 would be for 2-litre unsupercharged cars. Apart from this...

Page 36 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1951


THE FIRST TO WEAR THE GREEN A Review of Napier Racing Cars, 1900-1908 IN 1004 Napier's produced their first six-cylinder racing car, L48. It was unfortunately not completed in time to run in the Gordon Bennett race on the Taunus circuit but made its debut early in September at the Speed Trials on Porttuarnock Sands where it put up the fastest time. Nominally of 90 h.p. (15 litres), the car...

Page 70 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, April 2006

Boiler vroom

It's 100 years since Stanley broke the Land Speed Record with steam power. Leigh Dorrington relates the story behind the unlikely bid and attempts to repeat it in '06 Bonneville and the Black Rock Desert; before Daytona Beach or Pendine Sands in Wales, the Land Speed Record belonged to an exclusive turn-of-the-century holiday resort— Ormond Beach, Florida. Ormond Beach is located on a barrier...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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