Articles tagged Brian

Page 32 of January 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1951

LETTERS from READERS

LETTERS from READERS REAL ENTHUSIASM ! Sir, Browsing Btrongh la1111bel's Of MOTOR SPORT recently, I came across your write-up on ;IIr. K.. Smith's Speed Twenty Alvis AXX 335. This car has now come to live opposite to me and. as its owner is called to his labours at II a' migodly hour of Wren) 7 a.m., its exhaust note provides one of the most pleasant alarrit chicks a fellow; eoold have. Every...

Page 48 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1996

Prime Movers

Prime Movers, by Karr Lucivigsen. Transport Bookman, £25.00. Here is a full account of lImor Engineering Ltd and its place in modern racing, from the capable hands of Karl Ludvigsen, who has made a point of seeing and discussing racing engines with their engineers for much of his life, from Meyer Drake and Leo Goosen onwards. For the first time we can read of how the Chevrolet, Leyton House,...

Page 65 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, March 1980

Cars in books

Those who have been reminded of the days when the far-flung British Empire was linked by Imperial Airways' flying-boats, from brief but nostalgic shots of these boats in the BBC documentary "Diamonds In The Sky", may be interested to know that when the author M. E. Bates wanted to go to Tahiti after the Second World War, he went by flying-boat, but by then operated by the BOAC, to Fiji, Calcutta...

Page 50 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, February 2008

An American banking dynasty

This year will mark the 50th running of the Daytona 500, a race that has grown beyond even the ambitions of its founder and promoter ‘Big Bill’ France. By Gordon Kirby Through most of 1958, ‘Big Bill’ France worked flat-out to build his long-planned dream of a race track called the Daytona International Speedway. France spent more than five years trying to pull together the support and finance to...

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