Articles tagged DEREK ARGYLE

Page 45 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1963

Hants & Berks M.C. Specials Evening (July 26th)

For three years now Nancy Cawthome has organised an unusual and most interesting assembly of privately-owned "specials" from amongst the Hants & Berks M.C. membership. Known by the delightful title of "Sloggin and Clatter," the idea is that unusual, even unexpected, vehicles shall turn up, to be examined, discussed, and perhaps ridden-in. This year the assembly was a couple-of-dozen strong,...

Page 11 of February 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, February 1965

Building & running a Rochdale

In January of last year Motor Sport tested the Phase II version of the Rochdale Olympic, fitted with a Ford 1,498-c.c. GT engine (see February 1964 issue). Those of the staff who tried the car were impressed by its handling and vivid performance. The photographer's A40 was beginning to show signs of senile decay at this time, and it was decided that the Rochdale would be a more interesting...

Page 30 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, March 1972

Work or play

When people ask me what I do for a living, I find it rather hard to define accurately what it involves so I lump everything together and say that I just "mess about with cars and motorcycles, and watch motor racing, and travel, and write, and generally enjoy myself with things with wheels and engines". Sometimes they look puzzled and insist that "surely you do something specific" but it is...

Page 10 of April 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, April 2002

Lasham to Gotham

Sir, The article by Bill Boddy covering Jenks' time with OVX 355D, the Ford GT40, brought back many happy recollections. Jenks was a long-standing friend and it was usual to be invited to be driven in whatever 'super' car he had currently on test. I was picked up one Sunday morning, and off we drove towards Lasham airfield. There was one corner near Odiham that I had always found difficult to...

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