Articles tagged Bob Spikins

Page 30 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, October 1937

KING'S CUP WON AT 233 M.P.H

KING'S CUP WON AT 233 M.P.H. EXCITING FINISH AT HATFIELD: CHARLES GARDNER'S SECOND VICTORY ALL eyes were strained towards the westward sky. It was late afternoon, and the lowering sun glared exactly from that direction. 'Suddenly a dark blob came into view, and grew larger with incredible rapidity. " Gardner I " said the coono.rPriti, when the layman could scarcely make out any details at all...

Page 74 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, November 1974

Salmson Asides

Sir, You mention in the Salmson Fragments article one of the Directors as Frank Huff: I think this should be Hough. You also mention the French typist Mdlle. Kirkhover, this should be Kirkhoven. Again, you refer to "Sir Thompson's nephews, Captain Edmonds and his brother"; this should be Sir Percy Thompson and the nephew Captain Edwards. You also say that I recall driving a chassis which was...

Page 37 of October 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, October 1963

Fragments on forgotten makes

No. 23 Hudson-Essex THE Hudson Motor Co. was founded in 1909 by Roscoe B. Jackson, R. D. Chapin and others, financial backing having come from Joseph L. Hudson of the great J. L. Hudson Company of America, Mr. Hudson being uncle of Mr. Jackson's wife. Hence the name Hudson for some of the U.S.A.'s most successful cars. The first model was the 4-cylinder Twenty and Hudsons were introduced to the U...

Page 95 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, March 1998

Miscellany

The federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs has announced that it is withdrawing from FIVA, as it is dissatisfied with its representation. Instead it will join a new body to be known as the International Historic Vehicle Organisation, using the services of Reg Dawson, who has had much experience in safeguarding historic vehicle interests in Brussels. The hobby now supports a substantial...

Page 60 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1975

The Wilks Special

The Wilks Special Sir, The letter and photograph from your correspondent, Malcolm Hearne, interests me greatly, and also reminds me that during one of my visits to my old friend, the late Olaf Poppe, (youngest son of old Peter August) to his house in Kenilworth I was shown what could have been the embryo of Mr. Hearne's mystery car, then under construction. I also knew Peter Wilks and Spencer...

Page 40 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1974

Fragments on Forgotten Makes

No.50: The Salmson With the excellent Salmson history by Chris Draper now published (it is reviewed elsewhere) it seems opportune to fill in with some fragments of the London side of this sporting make. This I have been able to do by interviewing Harold Garland, whose memory is prodigious, considering how far back we are going. Garland joined K.J. Motors of Bromley soon after the First World War...

Page 45 of July 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, July 1978

A Singer claim

Sir, As a reader since 1951 and a many times advertiser and purchaser via your Cars for for-Sale column I feel I must take you to task. reference your paragraph headed "Mis leading" in Matters of Moment, page 606, May Issue. In Ian Grange's advertisement in the April issue he offered for sale the "Spikins Bantam" which was a single-seater special built and developed by Bob Spikins in 1935-36....

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