Articles tagged Cliff Michelmore

Page 69 of April 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 1994

On The Air

Sitting in a Bugatti in a freezing gale at the top of a one-time speed hillclimb course, at the behest of the "Top Gear" '1V programme, I thought back to a few other times when I have been "on the air". At first it was very new and exciting, cables snaking across the studio, worried technicians abounding (not to mention bounding) and all sorts of worries for producers, not least whether the...

Page 26 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1974

Matters of moment

50 years young This issue of Motor Sport marks the fiftieth anniversary of the journal's introduction, for it was started, as The Brooklands Gazette, in July 1924. We feel that we cannot let this pass without of congratulation and good wishes for the future our staunch readers. These letters are very much even though it is but possible to publish a small brief comment, in view of the very kind...

Page 27 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1979

Matters of Moment

Where The Menace Lies "Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising."— Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, Chap, 3. So-called civilised countries these days fear all manner of menaces. They face industrial unrest, go-slows, strikes, kidnappings and riots, as undeveloped lands suffer from famine and pestilence. To the menace of crime and violence can be added the nightmare of...

Page 21 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1977

Matters of moment

Outlook tepid As the year advances the general and motoring outlook can he described as tepid, improving in some quarters but showing little or no uplift in others. The most momentous moment of the past month, judging by the column-inches in the Press that it evoked, was the release on the Home markct of the new Ford Fiesta. Expectation set it high, in anticipatory terms. In the event it can be...

Page 34 of May 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, May 1969

V.S.C.C Silverstone Meeting (April 19th)

With 150 entries ranging from a Chummy Austin to the 10½-litre Delage the first Vintage S.C.C. race meeting of 1969 was a complete success, which good weather and prompt organisation endorsed. There was a good deal of frenzied work going on in the Paddock beforehand, however. Giles' G.N. broke the crank of its A.B.C. engine, Rankin ran No. 1 big-end on the Merlin crank of his Riley 9 Special and...

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