Articles tagged Austin Twenty

Page 50 of October 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1975

Chauffeur's Column

[My request that old chauffeurs with interesting driving careers behind them might get in touch with us, so that we might interview them for the purpose of recalling unusual cars they had in their care, the conditions appertaining to those days, when there was a decent relationship between employers and themselves, often extending over a lifetime, and when the cars they tended were valuable,...

Page 14 of September 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1946

The British Motor Industry's Jubilee

Althoug fifty years of motor-car construction have seen the industry rise to occupy the position of the third largest industry in this country, petty restrictions have not diminished in anything like the proportion they should since the days of the red flag. So publicity of any sort on behalf of motoring is vitally essential, and the Jubilee of the British Motor Industry afforded a much needed...

Page 42 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, December 1981

The 20/70 h.p. Crossley

A Rare Vintage Sports Car The 20/70 h.p. Crossley is less well-known than many vintage sports cars that were scarcely as distinguished. Crossley Motors Ltd. of Gorton, Manchester, "of gas-engine fame", had a deservedly high reputation long before the First World War and during the conflict this was enhanced by the good service the Royal Flying Corps, and later the RAF, had from its Crossley...

Page 36 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1969

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 21st) This popular event was as well supported as usual, with 151 entries, and was run off in sunshine and showers on a rather cold June afternoon. Undoubtedly the afternoon was improved by the legendary Mme. Elisabeth Junek all the way from Czechoslovakia, who although she had not driven a Bugatti since about 1930, a...

Page 27 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1981

Matters of Moment

• "April Fool" Cars As this issue of Motor Sport is due to appear on April Fool's Day we can perhaps be excused for thinking about those cars which, because they have fooled their owners and drivers by developing defects, often all too early in their life-span, might be called "April Fool's" cars, or at least be described as cars apparently designed and/or made by fools. Those addicted to motor-...

Page 31 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1952

Club news

We hear Geoff Duke was voted Sportsman of 1951 in a national ballot organised by the Sporting Record. Out of over 223,000 votes Duke polled 61,939, a fine indication of the present popularity of motor sport. Runner-up was Randolph Turpin, with 52,219 votes, Reg Harris, winner in 1949 and 1950, dropping to 30,202 votes. Duke will be presented with the Sportsman of the Year Trophy at the Savoy...

Page 26 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1966

V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

Page 11 of February 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, February 1949

Charles Goodacre on Austin Racing Cars

A very interesting lecture, illustrated by lantern slides, was given by Charles Goodacre, ex-Austin racing driver, to the 750 Club on January 5th. Goodacre had a great deal to do with the development of the "works" Austin racing cars and, although he apologised for any errors consequent on having to think back a great many years, his talk was not only extremely interesting, but his replies to...

Page 7 of February 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, February 1939

GOOD OLD DAYS AT BROOKLANDS

GOOD OLD DAYS AT BROOKLANDS CONTINUING SOME RAMBLING REMINISCENCES OF A REGULAR BROOKLANDS HABITUE BEFORE reverting to the old photograph album which has inspired these memories, I must record that I have been taken to task by a reader for two inaccuracies in my first article. The first was that I included the Wolseley Viper among the number of "chaindriven aero-engined monsters," whereas in...

Page 23 of September 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, September 1950

Vintage Veerings

On a wet Saturday in July the Bentley Drivers' Club held its Silverstone Meeting and, although now rather ancient history, it is interesting to reflect on the results, for not only is this club the biggest one-make vintage-minded organisation, but it generously opened its programme to certain vintage cars other than Bentleys. In the kilometre s.s. sprints Lycett's famous 8-litre Bentley showed...

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