Articles tagged Cecil Lewis

Page 11 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1964

Books for Christmas

[With the approach of winter and British motoring more savagely taxed than ever, solace will be sought in “fireside motoring” through the medium of books, of which a record flood of new titles has been released for the festive season. We are devoting more space than usual to reviews of some of the more outstanding of them in this issue, and another expanded book-reviews feature will be published...

Page 71 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1994

Cars in books

Cars in books Cecil Lewis, still writing at 95, but perhaps best-remembered for his wonderful account of flying with the RFC during the First World War (Sagittarius Rising, published in 1936 by Peter Davies and commended by no less a person than Bernard Shaw, so that it went into at least six impressions), caused me and the LeaFrancis OC some problems when, in a later book Farewell To Wings (...

Page 34 of February 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1970

Into the Blue

"Into the Blue", by Wing Comdr. Norman Macmillan, OBE, MC, AFC. 256 pp. 8 1/2 in. x 5 3/10 in. (JarroIds Publishers (London) Ltd., 178-202, Great Portland Street, London, W1. 35s.) After forty years this classic of flying over the Western Front during the First World War has been rewritten and reprinted. This is welcome news to those who collect such books and who missed the original edition. The...

Page 105 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, September 1982

PILOTS' VIEWS - of some WWI aeroplanes

IT IS a fact of life that no two persons see things in quite the identical way, whether they are looking at cars, women or aeroplanes. It is rather interesting, however, to consider how war-time aeroplanes from the first World conflict of 1914/18 appeared to the pilots who had to fly them, often under extreme combat conditions, machines we now regard as precious museum exhibits, but which were...

Page 52 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, August 1973

Book reviews

Rolls-Royce Alpine Compendium, 1913-1973by Christopher Leefe. 160 pp. 9-1/2 in. x 6-3/4 in. (Transport Bookman Ltd., 528-530 High Street, Chiswick, London, W4 5RG. £3.50). It might be thought with some justification that every possible word about Rolls-Royce had been written and published. That this is not so is evidenced by the keenly-anticipated history of the great Phantom models which John...

Page 38 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1971

Aero sport: Brooklands as an aerodrome

[D. Bradley-Watson, who learned to fly at Brooklands, recalls some history and recaptures the atmosphere of one of our most famous flying fields—which, incidentally, has outlived the track.—Ed.] It was my first visit to Brooklands and from the front cockpit of a DH Moth I viewed with dismay the scene below as we were gliding in on our approach to the aerodrome in the centre of the Track. What...

Page 78 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, April 1983

The Air Speed Record

Motoring enthusiasts should be conversant with the LSR, but are probably far less familiar with the ASR, if the World's Air Speed Record was ever thus condensed. So a short study of it may not come amiss. The LSR was of much interest, especially during the developing 1920s, when the newspaper-reading public was kept well aware of the activities of Sir Malcolm Campbell, Parry Thomas, Sir Henry...

Page 38 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, February 1975

Cars In Books

More cars in books occur in "George Formby", a biography by Alan Randall and Ray Seaton, which is published by W. H. Allen and was sent to me by the Chairman of the George Formby Society with the compliments Of Alan Randall, the jazz piano and vibrophone player; who is a great Mercedes-Benz enthusiast. The book makes it plain that the famous Comedian, who rose to become Britain's highest-paid...

Page 27 of November 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, November 1946

Club News

We Hear Although prices generally remain at staggering levels, a few interesting cars came up recently at fairer figures. Notably a 1924 "Monza" Hispano-Suiza, less tyres, in Exeter; a 7th Series 2-seater Lancia "Lambda" with six good well-base tyres but wrecked 8th Series engine, for £60; and a 1922 Rolls-Royce "Silver Ghost" with Barker open touring body, stored since 1939, and with one owner...

Page 19 of January 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1947

Club News

We Hear Competition Cars, Ltd., have in their possession a what sounds like the old "flat-iron" Thomas-Special which at one time took diesel records. It now has the straight-eight engine reinstalled and, while the heavy steel body and frame will be kept for sentimental reasons, the new owners intend to fit a streamlined body of light alloy and to carry out certain other "mods." The Thomas will...

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