Articles tagged Charles Rolls

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Remembered for the wrong thing

The name Brabazon is often associated with an aircraft that no-one bought, but this pioneer had much to boast of Lord Brabazon of Tara was a most remarkable man who had many interests and achieved many firsts in his long life. Born John Moore-Brabazon, at Cambridge he founded the first motor club with Lionel de Rothschild and during the holidays was a mechanic to Charles Rolls who remained a...

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Letters

Memories of Henry Taylor It’s sad that Henry Taylor has died, but I have a good memory of him. In 1968, when the London-Sydney Marathon rally was announced, I was part of the Supersport rally team in Acton. We had an excellent relationship with the Ford Competition Department in Boreham, so I phoned Henry, then Ford’s competition manager, and said “Any chance of a car?” Henry said, “If you get a...

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THE HOME OF CRAFTMANSHIP

THE HOME OF CRAFTMANSHIP THE BUILDING OF ROLLS-ROYCE CARS. BEHIND an institution as famous as that of the Derby works of RollsRoyce one always finds an interesting history. Even to deal briefly with the present-day routine of manufacture of the world-renowned cars requires a lengthy article, so nothing more than an outline of the foundation of the firm can be given here, leaving the sporting and...

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100 reasons why we love Aston Martin

There are certain companies that immedately conjure a British way of life. Aston Martin is one of those. Redolent of polished wood, the scent of leather, of pulling up at polo match or cricket pitch, it is a name recognised across the world. This year the company celebrates its centenary something which few of its early figureheads would have predicted. It's been a rocky100 years, an anxious...

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Book reviews

Green Dust — Ireland's Unique Motor Racing History 1900-1939 by Brendan Lynch. 160pp. 91/2" x 7". (Published by Portobello Publishing, distributed in UK by Menoshire Limited, 49 Churchfield Road, Acton, London W3 6AY . £13.95). Brendan Lynch is a journalist well acquainted with motor sport, having written for many Irish and British magazines, and his depth of knowledge is immense. What is quite...

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Events of the month

Wales Rally GB Not so much an event of the month, this, as one of the finest of 2013. Its success, though, was founded on the clamour surrounding the stages rather than anything that happened within. A move to rallying's North and Mid-Welsh heartland generated a bumper crowd and a vibrant atmosphere, with numbers being such that spectators occasionally had to be turned away. World champion...

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Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

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Lunch with Mike Costin

At one time Colin Chapman’s deputy, Costin is famed for his engine business with Keith Duckworth. And when it came to product testing, he was handy at the wheel By Simon Taylor The first seeds of many a great enterprise have been planted by the meeting of two young people with similar ambitions and complementary talents: like the day in May 1904 when Charles Rolls and Henry Royce sat down to...

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Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes a.road Ncws More Alterations Following my remarks about the alterations being made to the Rheims circuit, comes the news that the Nurburg Ring is to be considerably modified during the intervening months before the 1939 season starts. The German authorities are of the opinion that some of the corners and curves as they stand at present are not suited to the speeds attained by...

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Vintage Postbag

Coventry Museum Sir, I very much appreciated your article on the Coventry Motor Museum (Motor Sport, July 1972). Having viewed the various exhibits on a number of previous occasions your description of the various marques and their special features has caused great interest, particularly in the case of the Siddeley-Deasy and its track-rod adjustment. Many veteran and vintage cars of that era were...

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