Articles tagged Charles Cheers Wakefield

Page 33 of February 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, February 1957


This time I am again indebted to a reader for sending me some interesting items out of history. These consist of a selection of pages from The Badminton Magazine of 1915-21. W. H. Berry was writing the motoring features for this eminent magazine in the war days, and one of his contributions comments on American firms which were taking advantage of dumping cars on the English market without any...

Page 2 of February 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, February 1941

Lord Wakefield

THE motor industry and the entire sporting motoring world lost a valued friend and benefactor when the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Cheers Wakefield, Bt., Viscount Wakefield and Baron Wakefield of Hythe, passed away last month at the age of eighty-one. Lord Wakefield, like many other great men, lived simply and sincerely. He founded the famous concern of C. C. Wakefield and Co. Ltd., makers of "Castrol"...

Page 54 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1966

New Formula Castrol

I have used Castrol oil in the engines of the cars I have owned and for topping-up the sumps of road-test cars for as long as I can remember and the only bearing trouble I have experienced has been a "run" big-end on a 1924 12/20 Calthorpe a few years ago, when the engine was already extremely worn. My preference for Castrol stems from the respect I felt as a boy for Sir Charles Cheers Wakefield...

Page 55 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 2000

Castrol R

It is curious that we understand much better than its inventors the way Castrol R works, yet take it for granted. Keith Howard redresses that balance In the case of Sir Charles Cheers Wakefield, later Baron Wakefield of Hythe, the sweet smell of success was more than a metaphor. You still catch the scent of the substance that made his company a household name in the early 1900s wherever older...

Page 39 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1952

Oil !

Car engines have been modified to run on fuels other than petrol, but one and all, two or four-stroke, poppet, sleeve or rotary valve, blown or unblown, they require oil for lubrication, and will only work for a very short time without it. So it occurs to us that readers may care to know something of the leading oil companies and the brands they supply, hence this special article, prepared with...

Page 49 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1955


Prestige Through Racing A leading article elsewhere in this issue discusses the relationship between the publicity which successful participation in motor-racing fosters and the type of car which sells most readily as a result. Not all manufacturers race directly to increase sales — the research and a third value of racing is well known, and a third reason for racing is the prestige, both...

Page 101 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, June 2002

A Press handout

A Press handout from Castrol UK informs us that David Beckham says, "It is exciting to be working with Castrol". For more years than I like to admit to I have used Castrol oil in various cars with the greatest satisfaction, and I have enormous respect for Charles Cheers Wakefield, its producer, who sponsored so many worthwhile motoring and aviation ventures. Now it is to help Beckham. I hope it...

Page 8 of July 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, July 1949

The Castrol Company's Jubilee

There is a story told that during the desert campaign of the recent war a motor racing enthusiast with the Eighth Army found a tin of Castrol R. He took it back to his headquarters where his mates lit a stove and poured some of it on the lid to obtain the famous blue haze and pungent smell that was the very essence of pre-war Brooklands, the Isle of Man and the Ards circuit. For wherever men...

Page 50 of April 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1974

Castrol's 75th Anniversary

The Editor looks at some of the Many Frames which have embellished the "Masterpiece in Oils" This year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of C. C. Wakefield & Company, suppliers of the famous Castrol lubricating oils. I have been asked to write something appropriate to the occasion which I am very glad to do, because ever since I began to own and drive cars, which is longer ago than I...

Page 68 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, December 1997

The Irving Napier Golden Arrow

The chance find of three Napier engines in the caribbean has brought hope of making a famous record-holder run again. Bill Boddy relates how Segrave's car differed from the machines it beat to take the LSRs As announced last month the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu plans to raise funding to restore to running order the Irving Napier LSR car 'Golden Arrow'. The LSR is very much in the news now...


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The World According to Max



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