Articles tagged Beeching

Page 19 of February 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1964

Railways into Roads

Is this the answer to Mr. Marples' problems? Dr. Beeching has road to spare. E. HARWOOD-KELLAWAY. Burbage.

Page 36 of February 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1963

Rumblings

A TWIN-ENGINED B.M.C. MOKE 4 x 4 One Friday in January the Editor was the recipient of a mysterious telephone call from Longbridge, Reg Bishop of B.M.C. Publicity requesting his company at the Austin works by 12 noon on the Monday. We agreed to go, imagining that a B.M.C. Rolls or a new Cheshunt-challenging rally car was to be released. It seemed rather tactless to visit the makers of front-...

Page 12 of November 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1962

Where are we?

The Editor's Annual Discourse on Topical Aspects of the Motoring Scene Do many motorists, in these days of powerful 4-cylinder cars, ever regret their earlier mounts ? Personally, I still remember, with affection, a light, single-cylinder car, which served me well: a small Renault, fitted with a 9-h.p. de Dion engine. Reliability and small upkeep-cost were its features. With a little care, outer...

Page 19 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1974

Matters of Moment

Strangulation? The older drivers used the term strangulation to imply the richening of the mixture in order to get an engine started from cold. But in the present context it means what will happen to motoring if the life-blood to the World's carburetters is cut off. The way in which the approach of probable petrol rationing in Britain, which the non-motoring media of all kinds seems so anxious to...

Page 11 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1963

Matters of moment

Wider use of disqualification for traffic offences from 29th May 1963 The writer went into a post office recently to buy a stamp, in a happy frame of mind. He came out a Very Angry Motorist. For on the counter was a leaflet bearing the pronouncement shown above, the worst piece of anti-motoring propaganda Marples has yet devised. For this leaflet not only told in large black letters of wider use...

Page 11 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1965

Matters of moment

The Budget The Budget was less of a shock to the motoring fraternity of Socialist Britain than past experience led us to anticipate. Nevertheless, the Government, as usual, bled a little more from already savagely-taxed motor vehicle owners, in the form of dearer annual licence fees, which hits motorcyclists particularly hard, while by withdrawing tax concessions on cars bought for business use...

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