Articles tagged Bentley

Page 49 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the November issue) WE HAVE reached the Diary entries of "X", the RFC Officer who became a well-known racing motorist after the war, for December 1917. He was met on December 14th by Bush and his Crossley, in which they went to the War Office and later net off for Wyton, arriving by lunchtime. Lady X was staying near Ely so her son visited her...

Page 16 of June 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1948

The Bentley Brains Trust

It was a happy thought on the part of Stanley Sedgwick, Secretary of the Bentley Drivers' Club, to form a "brains trust" of real Bentley celebrities, so that members might glean first-hand information relating to their cars. Under Question-Master Kenneth Horne he assembled W. O. Bentley himself, W/Cdr. Woolf Barnato, H. Kensington Moir, Lt. Col. Clive Gallop, L. C. McKenzie, and "Nobbie" Clark...

Page 40 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters ⁂ Sir, In reference to Harry Hawker's Mercedes-Sunbeam aero engined special — you say that after Hawker's death in 1921 the car disappeared. Well, not according to an article in the Riley Record of July 1934. I quote: "a representative of the Riley Record recently discovered what must be one of the biggest cars in everyday use, the car which is the property of...

Page 19 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1933

GREAT RACING MARQUES

RACING MARQUES GREAT BENTLEY The first car. THE name of Bentley was by no means unknown in the racing world before the first car bearing it ever made its appearance. All followers of the sport in pre-War days remembered " W.O. on his little D.F.P. in the 1914 T.T., and the plucky performance which he put up. When, therefore, directly after the war it became known that he was going to produce a...

Page 72 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, April 1978

Armstrong-Siddeley

Sir, With regard to the 3-litre double o.h.c. Armstrong-Siddeley, I can confirm that this car was indeed designed by W.O. Bentley. I was employed by Armstrong-Siddeley Motors from mid-1949 to mid-1953, in the aero-engine development division, but as it is not a very big factory the car and aero-engine people all knew each other and the car parts were machined in the same shops as the aero-engines...

Page 61 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, February 1990

The Iris

The Iris THE Iris, forgotten by most, was remembered by one of the work's apprentices who later owned and raced one, as a conventional British car with its good easy starting and slow running characteristics but poor acceleration, the legacy of its heavy flywheel, which made swinging the engine into life with the starting handle less onorous than with many other makes. Such qualities were...

Page 44 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1984

the top ten

THE TOP TEN — and the Ten Worst, British Cars THE 100th Anniversary of the birth of the motor car, even though there is a divergence of opinion as to when this comes up, will undoubtedly concentrate motoring history in a spate of articles, books, rallies and gimmicks. It has already caused a famous Sunday newspaper supplement to embark on an ingenious interpretation. The paper involved was the...

Page 32 of August 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1956

The Editor attends . .

Vintage Day at Oulton Park Last year the Vintage Sports Car CIub took another step forward  in its commendable career by holding a race meeting at Oulton Park road circuit, thereby forging a post-war link with those excellent race meetings it held pre-war at that other true road circuit at Donington Park. Alas, on that occasion I had to be elsewhere, but from time to time I cast my thoughts...

Page 16 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1954

Bentleys At Silverstone - (July 31st)

The Bentley Drivers' Club held its Silverstone Race Meeting on July 31st, and the inimitable exhaust thunder of long-stroke, sixteen-valve engines rang round Northampton. The morning session of speed consisted of a High-Speed Trial, in which Nicholson's imposing 6 1/2-litre Bentley saloon with protuberant luggage container, Oldworth's 2-litre Aston Martin and Mann's Lagonda retired and Beasley's...

Page 74 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, September 2001

Arresting development

Early motorists coping with rear-only brakes feared "the dreaded sideslip". Bill Boddy follows the development of four-wheel braking Brakes on modem-day cars,whether drum, disc/drum or all-disc, some with the reassuring presence of ABS, tend to be given little thought, but their development was a long and often complicated engineering study. Early cars were not badly anchored, transmission or...

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