Articles tagged Cecil Gibson

Page 70 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1966

Letters from Readers.

N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed An appalling prospect. Sir, I commend you for your stand against bureaucratic control of the motorist. As an American motor enthusiast I have watched, through the window of your editorial and correspondence pages, the government of your country steadily approach the "...

Page 29 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1977

European Letter

(By means of which our European reporter occasionally keeps in touch with the Editor.) Dear W.B., For a change I am starting to write this one from the offshore island of Great Britain, instead of the Mainland of Europe, the reason being that I went on strike and flatly refused to go and watch the German GP being run at the Hockenheim Stadium. Over the past months we have heard various out-...

Page 76 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 1993

Calculators out...

Sir, While leafing idly through a current text-book of psychiatry. I read that disinclination to accept blame, violent criticism of others and a maniacal wish to be first may indicate a schizoid personality disorder. This may sound familiar to anybody who has watched and listened to the antics of the 1992 Grand Prix drivers. Turning now to something completely different, could any of your readers...

Page 32 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1971

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

On the Can-Am trail While in North America last month for the Canadian and US Grands Prix I was lucky enough to have a week in between the two World Championship races to spend my time as profitably as possible. Looking through the American calendar I realised I had the choice of the USAC race at Trenton, New Jersey, or the Can-Am race at Edmonton way over in Western Canada. It was a hard...

Page 42 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1962

Book reviews

"Seven Year Twitch," by Marcus Chambers. 225 pp. 8¾ in. x 5 5/8 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, Holborn, London, E.C.1 30s.) This book, in which Marcus Chambers describes the seven years he spent as Competition Manager to the British Motor Corporation, will be both interesting and instructive to those who aspire to organising or driving in "works" rally teams. It also offers...

Page 38 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1973

Miniatures news

Grand Prix Models of 173-175, Wading Street, Radlett, Herts, can supply a big plastic kit which makes up into a very realistic and detailed Citroen 2cv. We understand it has been given a clean bill of health by a knowledgeable member of the Citroen OC and admirers of the imperturbable Deux Chevaux will love it. It is to 1:20 scale and the kit costs £1.80. The same firm has imported a 1/12th-scale...

Page 38 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1973

Book Reviews

For the moment the flood of hooks about cars has slowed down but no doubt the tide will flow again around Christmas. For the present we have only "Passenger Vehicles-1893-1940" in the Olyslager Auto Library series, the joint work, as it were, of Denis N. Miller and Bart H. Vanderveen, the latter being the Editor. This landscape book with some 150 illustrations, many of them new, is best regarded...

Page 12 of February 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1971

Matters of moment

The Woolmark British Grand Prix We are becoming used to motoring surprises, such as a footballer opening the Motor Show, a footballer crewing a rally car, hot-drinks and perfume paying for F1 teams and an F3 driver stepping trimly into an F1 car after a single season's suceess. So, with "The Right Crowd" and gentlemen racing drivers in the main 30 years behind us, the shock of Woolmark...

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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