Articles tagged B. H. Austin

Page 45 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1966

Vintage Postbag

High Prices Sir, May I comment on B.R. Bowyer's letter ? The writer completely reveals himself when he states "If you could buy a Ghost or Hispano for a hundred or two, who would bother to restore and maintain them ?" If we follow this statement to its logical conclusion, what he is saying is this. If something costs a lot of money it therefore becomes desirable—if it doesn't, then it's not worth...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 5 of June 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1940

Club news

750 CLUB The 750 Club deserves warm praise for going ahead with social gatherings. On Sunday, May 5th, there was a meet at Coulsdon and the club room at the Sunderland Hotel, in Sackville Street, was again the scene of a gathering of enthusiasts on May 25th. Nineteen members with nine cars attended the former, and a great deal of photography took place. There seems no curtailment of specials'...

Page 24 of May 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 1958

VW Motors' new depot

On March 20th, Lord Brabazon of Tara opened the impressive new Service Depot and Showrooms now occupied by VW Motors Ltd. at Lord's Court, 32/34, St. John's Wood Road, London, N.W.8. These new premises occupy 50,000 sq. ft. and they are additional to the 45,000 sq. ft. VW workshops at Plaistow, which, in future, will be devoted to body repairs and painting. The Lord's Court depot has an imposing...

Page 3 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, December 1944

Sprint events twenty years ago

A condensed history of club events as they were during the last season racing was allowed on the public roads of this country. The days before the ban on speed events on public roads are, to many people, almost legendary and, with thoughts of post-war planning in mind, it seems opportune to glance backwards to those days, if only to see how popular club events were twenty years ago. The chance...

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