Articles tagged Cecil Clutton

Page 23 of November 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1950

LIFE STORY OF A DELAGE

LIFE STORY OF A DELAGE CECIL CLUTTON explains what it is like to own and drive a twenty-seven year old 10+litre racing car in modern times IN 1940, when we were getting ready to be invaded, I had one of my rare attacks of sanity and bought. Iwo motor-cars at very cheap prices. One was my type 49 Bugatti which has served Me well for eonabints1 leisiness and pleasure motoring until the present time...

Page 33 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1938

ON CLUBS AND BODIES AND RULES AND THINGS

BODIES AND RULES AND THINGS ON CLUBS AND CREDIT for the good management of motoring sport rests with a number of leading organisations, and full and unstinted praise is due to them for the high status of the sport and the authenticity of its Internationally accepted records and race-results. First and foremost in bringing about this happy state of affairs is the A.I.A.C.R., which originated in...

Page 45 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, August 1973

Prescott's 35th Anniversary

The 35th Anniversary of Prescott, the hillclimb near Cheltenham which the Bugatti OC bought for its own use in 1938, was celebrated by the BOC/FOC on a gloriously sunny Saturday in June. (Strictly, it should have occupied the Sunday). There was a magnificent Bugatti entry, with almost all the more recent types running, some driven by overseas Bugatti owners who were on an International Rally to...

Page 48 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1968

On The Road

30/98s at Luton • A Ford Cortina GT Estate Car • Sunbeams at Sandhurst The third Vauxhall Motors' "At Home" to members of the 30/98 Register took place on September 21st and, having been invited. I decided that the right motor car to go in would be a 30/98. So I invited myself and my wife into the spartan tonneau of the well-known 1923 model belonging to Tony Jones, a car which serves him for...

Page 15 of June 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, June 1944

RUMBLINGS

The bulk of this issue is taken up with Cecil Clutton's masterful article on Sports Car Evolution. To those A Matter of History this painstaking study in which, for the first time, the origin and subsequent development of the sports or high-performance car is traced in one comprehensive and complete article. It seems evident that, whether you and I like it or not, we are about to see big changes...

Page 15 of October 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1943

Rumblings

How to get rich If you do not object to commercialising your enthusiasm for fast motor-cars, there is an infallible method awaiting you of entering a business which requires little capital and aims at an immense turn-over. There is really no need to know much about cars. All you require is a backyard, or two or three lock-up garages, a regular order for the motoring weeklies and a regular supply...

Page 40 of October 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1961

The Model-J Duesenberg

The Model-j Duesenberg Sir, I cannot help being delighted at the consternation I seem to have caused to the devotees of that silly car, the model-J Duesenberg. Mr. McMillan complains that I quote facts about the 30/98 Vauxhall but only suppositions about the Duesenberg. The reason for this is clear enough. The Vauxhall proved its claims by deeds, but, as far as I know, the Duesenberg has no...

Page 7 of August 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1949

"Motor Sport" Jubilee Letters

From T. G. Moore, Esq., who was Chairman and Editor of Motor Sport from 1929 until 1936: As a former Chairman and Editor of Motor Sport, I feel I must send you my congratulations on the Silver Jubilee of your publication. To keep the flag flying in the difficult days of the war, when news was meagre and paper almost unobtainable, was a great achievement. Now that things are more normal and...

Page 19 of December 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1956

Books for Christmas

"Cape Cold to Cape Hot," by Richard Pape. 256 pp. 9 in by 53/4 in. (Oldhams Press Ltd., 96 Long Acre, London, WC2. 18s.) This is a book by a journalist rather than a writer, a record-breaker rather than a traveller. Those who might be misled by the title into expecting a genuine travel book will be disappointed, but those who like a racy action story will find it to their taste, even though they...

Page 62 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1993

The Itala

It may be a misnomer (Ha, ha, very funny. No. I have not met her. Shall we continue?) to refer to the Itala as a forgotten make, because a surviving 1908 12-litre Grand Prix car of this make was raced in VSCC events by the late Cecil Clutton for more than 50 years, something of an unbeatable record surely? This ensured that the marque will be long remembered by everyone who has seen that great...

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