Articles tagged Cyril Posthumus

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

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Ulmann on V12s

In spite of having been chastised by us for his cracks at British accomplishments, notably W. O. Bentley's engines, Alec Ulmann of New York remains one of our staunchest readers. He says generously that he gets a lift from reading the gems of previously unknown pieces of historical information we print in MOTOR SPORT and that he has an obsession with "nothing new under the sun". This time it...

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Grand Prix - History

This month’s story was sparked off by a small but interesting happening in the recent Nice Grand Prix retrospective, when René Dreyfus appeared in a 4½-litre V12 cylinder sports / racing Delahaye. It prompted me to do some research into the subject of V12 Delahaye racing cars, and the first thing to do was to re-read the delightful book by René Dreyfus on his racing life (see MOTOR SPORT review,...

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The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

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Delage's engines ran like clockwork

As long as I’ve known anything about ‘proper’ racing cars I’ve been a confirmed Delage fan. My one-time editor on Motor Racing magazine – 1966-68 – was the great Cyril Posthumus, a wonderful man, a fine historian and one who could always offer intriguing snippets to paint in personality and character as much as mechanical intricacy. That Delage had it all was confirmed to me one day in our London...

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Racing Car Development

Racing Car Development CARS designed and built for record-breaking probably undergo more development and changes for less running fime dim any other form of racing car, but if the development is good then the rewards are great. Some r.ord breaking .ry have been built for one successful attempt and then never run again, and a classic example of this .n be seen in the National Motor Museum at B....

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Books for the New Year

"'The Motor' Guide to Makes and Models" by David J. Culshaw and H. B. Cottee. 169 pp., 8¾ in. x 5½ in. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 15s.) This is a remarkably painstaking work giving in great detail information about all the British cars made from 1945 to 1956. It gives their development histories, their specifications and prices and is, in fact, a fund of information...

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Book reviews

"Automobile Year 1978/79" Edited by Douglas Armstrong. 249 pp. 12½" x 9½" (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £17.50). This famous annual, now in its 26th year, is produced by that high-class publisher, Edita of Lusanne, and the English version is available, as above. A truly de luxe approach to recording in word and picture the competition and other motoring events of last year...

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Mistaken identities

Sir, I wonder if other readers find it confusing when well-known names and phrases are used in new contexts. I read of a new motoring book "E type: end of an era", how interesting I thought, yes indeed the ill fated "E-type was virtually the end of the ERA. I wonder who has written it, someone like "Jenks" or Cyril Posthumus I expect. But no! I have got it all wrong, it is about a Jaguar! Then...

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The current profile

Still they come—these two-bob car "Profiles," edited by Anthony Harding. No. 17 covers the 40/50 Napier, by Ronald Barker. Although so little is known about the origins of this interesting British luxury car of the 'twenties that there is rather a lot of conjecture about some aspects, with words like "it seems probable," "according to," "I suspect" and " I would think" instead of facts in this "...

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