Articles tagged David Scott-Moncrieff

Page 48 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting (July 30) By the time this issue is published the Cadwell Park VSCC meeting will be over, so this is a review, not a report. The second VSCC Silverstone races had 180 entries, sunshine, and an excellent attendance. The main 15-lap Hawthorn Trophy scratch contest between the historic racing cars was a tour de force for Simon...

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

V-E-Vodds & Ends

V-E-Vodds & Ends.—To set the record straight, let us correct, unprompted, the results of the big racing-car class at the last VSCC Prescott hill-climb. These should have read: 1st A. Cottam (Connaught), 43.24s.; 2nd P. Van-Rossam (Cooper-Bristol), 45.77s,; S. Phillips (328 BMW), 45.87s. We hear that the Lea-Francis show at Coventry Museum was very well staged and that the Lea-Francis OC's...

Page 32 of February 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1961

Cars in books

One Of the privileges and pleasures of editing MOTOR SPORT is the constant stream of interesting correspondence received from its readers, which is something I appreciate deeply, even though only a very small proportion of the intelligent and ingenious letters sent to me get published, due to the ever-present exigencies of space. However, I can assure all who write that their letters are read...

Page 43 of August 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, August 1978

A Six-cylinder Mathis

Sir, In his book "Veteran and Edwardian Motor Cars", David Scott-Moncrieff mentions a possible link between Ettore Bugatti and Emil Mathis. Enclosed is a photograph of my 1924 11.3 h.p. six-cylinder Mathis. A four-speed box and four-wheel brakes gave it quite a useful performance. You were good enough to publish a letter about my 1927 Bugatti in an issue of Motor Sport last year. Verwood, Dorset...

Page 37 of November 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, November 1955

Book Reviews

"Veteran and Edwardian Motor Cars," by David Scott-Moncrieff. 256 pp., 9 in. by 6 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, Portman Square, London, W.1. 25s.) "Edwardian Cars," by Ernest F. Carter. 245 pp., 8½ in. by 5½ in. (G. T. Foulis and Co., Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand, London, WC.2. 25s.) A good example of the manner in which, out of a flood of motoring books, clashes are bound to...

Page 40 of January 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1956

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS The path of the motoring journalist, and even more so that of the motoring historian, is strewn with pitfalls. For instance, the PITFALLS Aston-Martin of the Bamford and Martin days is hyphenated, but the Aston Martin of a later era is not. Then from " Three-Pointed Star," David Scott-Moncrieff's recent book, we learn that the accents were discontinued from the name Mercedes from 1909...

Page 43 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, October 1956

B.M.C. SERVICE

B.M.C. SERVICE Sir; It muet come as a slight consolation to a .multitude of Motoring nonentities such as myself CO read that even David Scott-Moncrieff's experience with the B.M.C. Spares Service is just .another long chapter of non-availability and " couldn't care less," and such utter lack Of interest in their customers' motoring welfare is not only directed towards the '' bread-and-butter"...

Page 66 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1992

Economy Peugeots

A Peugeot Talbot Motor Company hand-out citing the Peugeot 205 Diesel, which was launched in 1983, as the best-selling diesel-engined car in Britian, with 88,200 sold over the nine years of its existence, and claiming a fuel thirst of 72.4mpg from this lively little oil-burner, sparked off a recollection of pioneering by Peugeot in this field. As far back as early 1923 the Peugeot engineers were...

Page 11 of November 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1950

THE PARIS SHOW

THE PARIS SHOW Reviewed for "Motor Sport" by David Scott-Moncrieff IDON'T know whether to throw my hat in the air for joy at the almost complete victory of the Britishbuilt car, or weep for the decline of France, the cradle of the motor industry. Value for value the British ears win all along the line, with only one or two exceptions. The most notable of these exceptions is the ease of the Man...

Page 52 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1982

A matter of identity

An attempt to solve a classic motor racing problem "A maze of legend has grown up about the destiny of those five Mercedes cars, at least three of which are known to survive . . a whole chapter could easily be filled with them, which does nothing but bear out Mark Twain's old aphorism about the fragments of the True Cross" — William Court, in "Power and Glory". THE 1914 French Grand Prix at Lyons...

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