Articles tagged Bob Currie

Page 68 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1985

Motoring as it was

To set the period we have arrived at in following the motoring of Owen John, as we have been doing in this look-back to the 1920s, we are at the point in his diary where he was praising Mr Lionel Rapson for having won the Dewar Trophy in 1923 with his puncture-proof tyres and Gordon England's A7 for having done so well in that year's 200 Mile Race at Brooklands. I have heard this O.J. described...

Page 39 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, December 1975

Books for Christmas

"Rolls-Royce in America" by John Webb de Campi. 256 pp. 10 in. x 7¼ in. (Dalton Watson Limited, 78, Wardour Street, London, W1V 4AN. £9.50) Never has one make of motor car been better or more beautifully documented than the Rolls-Royce. Following John Oldham's great reference work comes this specialised book about Rolls-Royce in America. It is as magnificently produced and illustrated as its...

Page 48 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1977

Mystery forecar

Sir, I think I can identify the mystery forecar (picture number 3, page 32, January issue) as a Century Tandem. This was produced from 1899 to 1904 by the Century Engineering and Motor Company, and an early example took part in the Automobile Club's 1,000mile trial of 1900. Century were originally based at Altrincham, Cheshire, but later opened larger works at Willesden, London, where the Century...

Page 17 of December 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1966

Books for Christmas

BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS "Motor Road Tests, 1966 Series." 130 p.., soft covers, 11 3/5 in. x 8 1/3 in. (Temple Press Books Ltd. George Newnes Ltd., Tower House, Southampton Street, London, W.C.2. 31s.) At this time of the year, welcome as a Christmas gift, comes this annual containing reprints of road-tests published by Motor between July 24th, 1965, and July 9th of this year. The cars covered range...

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