Articles tagged Cecil Clutton

Page 7 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, June 1947

Book Review

Cecil Clutton Reviews - "The 200 Mile Race"by W. Boddy (Published by the Grenville Publishing Co., Ltd., 15 - 17 City Road, London, E.C.1 Price 8/6 net). This book will appeal to different readers in different ways, but however it is regarded, Boddy has done a very useful and necessary job in writing it. In the introduction he writes of his hope that the book will be "the first of a series which...

Page 76 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1984

Vintage Postbag

Discovering lost Cords Sir, I was interested to see the reference in January's MOTOR SPORT to the Cord unearthed in a Derbyshire barn, and would agree with you that it is not the only one left in this country. There is another in the Manx Museum. My friend Norman Sharam, owned a very rare six light saloon, which I think is still in Britain. Coys had a Sportsman two-seater for sale not long ago,...

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Flintstone effect

In 1946, through the generosity of Mr Forrest Lycett and the added support of Cecil Clutton I was able to acquire a 1913-14 long-wheelbase Hispano-Suiza, if I went and collected it from a distant aerodrome at which it was available. Lycett had, I believe, found it at the Phoenix Green Garage, and Hartley Wintney and Mr McKenzie rebuilt it for him with a three-seater body, bringing the weight up...

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An island gathering

Most of us have a ‘fantasy garage’ in our minds, but some people are able to fill that garage for real Motor museums are of great importance for a number of reasons and this country is fortunate in the high quality of the many we have, from Lord Montagu’s National Motor Museum onwards. But in a very different category are the private collections maintained by discerning enthusiasts. One of these...

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The appeal of the vintage sports-car

[IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE CECIL CLUTTON EXPLAINS THE APPEAL OF THE VINTAGE SPORTS-CAR AND GOES ON TO GIVE VALUABLE DATA RELATING TO SOME OF THE MORE FAMOUS SPORTS AND FAST TOURING CARS OF THE PERIOD 1920-1930. WE ARE OFTEN CHIDED FOR PUTTING IN SO MANY REFERENCES TO EDWARDIAN AND VINTAGE MOTORS, BUT THE VINTAGE S.C.C., FOR OWNERS OF PRE-1931 CARS. HAD A TREMENDOUS FOLLOWING WHEN WAR BROKE OUT—...

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Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 61 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, June 1967

Short-list

Some thoughts about choosing new editorial transport Deciding which new car to have, even when you are not paying for it yourself, is a problem. The best way of tackling it is to draw up a short-list of possibles, and then eliminate them one by one, until only the most desirable or practical remains. The choice is difficult even then, but I suppose we should be thankful that the variety is so...

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The V12 in production

There is something definitely intriguing about the V-twelve, and in this article Cecil Clutton traces the history of production examples of the type, from the Packard of 1915 to the 4.3-litre Alfa-Romeo of immediate pre-war days. – Ed. Six cylinders we accept as a matter of course, and Eights are in fairly common parlance, but there is something rare and exciting about a twelve-cylinder motor,...

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VETERAN- EDWARDIAN- VINTAGE

VETERANEDWARDIANVINTAGE A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters STA NDA R DS AT HOME.— Following a precedent. set by the Sunbeam S.T.D. Register with their annual Wolverhampton week-end, it has become fashionable for old ears to return to their place of birth. Here J. Due's 1906/7 30-h.p. Standard leads cars of this make through Coventry's Civic Centre last month, on the .....—.. occasion of the...

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The 20/70 h.p. Crossley

A Rare Vintage Sports Car The 20/70 h.p. Crossley is less well-known than many vintage sports cars that were scarcely as distinguished. Crossley Motors Ltd. of Gorton, Manchester, "of gas-engine fame", had a deservedly high reputation long before the First World War and during the conflict this was enhanced by the good service the Royal Flying Corps, and later the RAF, had from its Crossley...

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