Articles tagged Classic

Page 29 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1962

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1961 ANOTHER busy year is over and it is time to take out my diary and recall the pros and cons, the merits and shortcomings, of the cars I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT during 1961. It was a year during which I covered 18,930 miles on these test runs, 15,000 further miles in staff and personal vehicles, was a passenger for considerable mileages in...

Page 17 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1964

The Evolution of Modern Small Car Engines

Last year the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers instituted a Symposium on the Design of Small Mass-Produced Motor Car Engines. The following is a summary of these. Ford: Mr. R. A. S. Worters, Assistant Chief Engineer, Engine and Transmission Engineering, of Ford Motor Company Ltd., Dagenham; Essex, commenced his paper by saying that the Ford Anglias and Prefects of...

Page 16 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1961

Worth looking at…

It is pleasing that Smiths Motor Accessories are continuing their series of "Worth Looking At…" advertisements wherein they fit fashion model to new car to draw attention to a facia (the car's not the girl's) equipped with Smiths instruments. Taking a cue from these layouts, the owner of a Ford Consul Classic will look for a wind-swept brunette in a casual, long-sleeved sweater, the sportsman in...

Page 44 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1984

the top ten

THE TOP TEN — and the Ten Worst, British Cars THE 100th Anniversary of the birth of the motor car, even though there is a divergence of opinion as to when this comes up, will undoubtedly concentrate motoring history in a spate of articles, books, rallies and gimmicks. It has already caused a famous Sunday newspaper supplement to embark on an ingenious interpretation. The paper involved was the...

Page 36 of December 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1961


Guild Day at Goodwood Rather belatedly we present the Editor's impressions of the 14 cars he drove round Goodwood at the Guild of Motoring Writers' Motor Show Test Day on October 22nd, between talking to friends and enjoying the hospitality in the big refreshment marquee. Fourteen was an appropriate number of cars to try because this was the 14th of these annual Test Days, which form one of the...

Page 34 of October 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1962


The 1½-litre Fords Last month we announced the 1½-litre 59½-b.h.p. version of Ford Consul Classic and Capri, which replaces the 1961 1.3-litre 54 b.h.p. versions of these Dagenham-built cars. We have since been able to drive a smart dark blue Goodyear-shod Classic with the enlarged engine, 4-speed all-synchromesh gearbox and other improvements. What difference to perforniance do the larger, Lotus...

Page 26 of June 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1962

Driving the new Ford Zodiac III

Over 100 mph and good acceleration allied to the former merits of this American-sponsored 6-cylinder 2-litre, £1,070 car The new cars which Ford of Dagenham have brought out to replace the old Consul/Zephyr/Zodiac range were described last month, and I remarked that although driving them fast round Silverstone was great fun, I preferred to wait until I had tried the new Fords on the road before...

Page 99 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, May 2002

Ford in Britain

Ford in Britain (Haynes, ISBN 1 85960 823, £30.00), a history of the company and its cars, is by Martin Rawbone, who was inspired after buying a Corgi toy Consul Classic and collecting 'Blue Label' brochures from the age of eight onwards. His 302-page discourse on the great range of Fords goes from 'T' to today. Top-quality art paper enhances the multitude of fine pictures, colour included, no...

Page 28 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1961


FOUR FORDS "MOTOR SPORT" Tests the Discbraked Zephyr Overdrive Convertible, the Latest Taunus 17M 4-speed Saloon, Anne Hall's Tulip Rally Anglia and an Allard Shorrock-supercharged Anglia LAST year, although our road-test curriculum was a full one, I drove but one Dagenham Ford car, and that to sample its optional disc front brakes rather than the car itself. This is a state of affairs that might...

Page 42 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1961

Further Comments on the Ford Consul Classic

The Ford Consul Classic, although not a revolutionary new car, is such a significant addition to the family car field that a great deal will be heard of it as production at Dagenham gets into its stride. Motor Sport published a road-test report on the 4-door de luxe Classic last month and I have since had experience of the steering-column gear-change. The short cranked lever protruding from the...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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