Articles tagged Dawson

Page 87 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, November 2001

Pescara

Reckon Nurburgring's Nordschleife was the longest track to host a World Championship Grand Prix? Wrong, as David Malsher explains Shielding my eyes against the sun, I gaze back along the straight Stretching to the horizon is a silver-black band of Tarmac spray-gunned with can and shrouded by converging lines of lamp-posts. I do an about-turn and, with the buildings much closer to the road in this...

Page 25 of April 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1958

Dawson details

Sir, The Dawson car, I remember, was made by a Jack Dawson, who came from Wolverhampton and at one time was works manager at the Hillman Motor Car Co., FoIley Lane, Coventry. He was fortunate enough to make contact with F. Neale, a real "πr2" engineer, who designed the car throughout and which, according to report, was far ahead of its time. Sorry I cannot give you any mechanical details, because...

Page 59 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, January 1993

An old friend

The accompanying picture of a smart Sunbeam Sixteen tourer owned by Bernard Burgess reminds me that this is an old friend. It started life as a 1930 fabric saloon, at one time run by Dr Dawson, who used it for towing a caravan on Alpine holidays. When the body disintegrated he had an estate-car body made to replace it. Bodies of this kind had got a bad reputation during the war years because they...

Page 82 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, January 1986

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

Fragments of forgotten makes No 68: The Dawson A car which was almost a lost cause before it was announced appeared lust after the Armistice, in the form of the Dawson. At that time it was generally foreseen that in the prevailing economic situation following the most punishing war yet fought, small-engined economical cars would be in demand. Those who set out to meet this requirement. yet sought...

Page 56 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1951

FOR SALE--continued

FOR SALE-continued FRAZER-NASH R.M.W. Type 328, 1930. 88,000 utiles on elock believed genuine. Just recellulosed black and white. Faultless condition. Many extras. Offers ? Ring Kensington (1955, or write Robin Richards. 62, Princes Gate Mews, London. S.W.7. (9271 B17OATTL Type 44 (3-litre single cam 24-11.p.) Open 4,seater tourer. Maintained regardless of cost. One of the best examples in U.K....

Page 22 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1956

Vanwall Victory In "Daily Express" International Trophy Race, Driven By Moss At Record Speed

Connaughts Second and Third. Ferraris Retire. Sports-car Successes by Cooper-Climax and Aston Martin. Russell Wins 500-c.c. Race, Jaguar the Touring-car Event. Lap Records Shattered The Daily Express International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone is one of the highlights of the British racing season and this year, organised by the B.R.D.C. on May 5th, it provided good entries, plenty of variety, and...

Page 88 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, July 1997

Discovering BMW's lost leader

As both racing car and money-making machine, the BMW M1 was an abject failure but, on the road,it proved sublime. Roger Bell unearths the most underrated supercar in the world Heaving into a three-point turn, I was reminded of TV pundit Martin Brundle's observation about racing cars being pigs to park and manoeuvre. They're heavy and cumbersome, he told Murray. Racers are designed for driving...

Page 38 of August 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1968

Vintage Postbag

A Doctor's Cars Sir, Recently my mother, aged 88, died and I had occasion to sort through numerous old papers. Amongst these I found an account of a motor tour undertaken by my father and mother in 1907. It was written in diary form and the typed copy is a word-for-word reproduction. It is not an account written particularly from the "motoring" angle, but is nevertheless interesting as a general...

Page 32 of November 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, November 1965

B.A.R.C. Silverstone Meeting

October 9th Before the war the last race meeting of the season at Brooklands used to take place during the middle of October, with the light fading early and a decided nip in the air. The idea was to attract visitors from the Olympia Motor Show. In 1938, for instance, the last meeting was held on October 15th and, had war not intervened, there would have been motor racing at Weybridge on October...

Page 30 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1992

Forza Fiorio

Whilst World Championship devotees were busying themselves in Australia (see following pages), those concerned with the European series were getting ready for that championship's final co-efficient 20 round, the Rothmans Cyprus Rally. That statement is not strictly true, however, for the championship had been settled, as it usually is, before this qualifier in the Eastern Mediterranean and those...

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