Articles tagged Dion Boutons

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Belated Book Review

By a curious coincidence, shortly after the September Motor Sport was published, we walked into a secondhand bookshop (we are rather fond of them) and came face to face with "The Defence of London 1915-1918," by A. Rawlinson, C.M.G., C.B.E., D.S.O. (Melrose, 1923). Being intrigued by early aeroplanes and things, we bought it. Now the coincidence mentioned above wasn't evident at the time, but...

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Sideslips

By "Baladeur" It was, I suppose, inevitable, as soon as Serpollet, Levassor, de Crawhez and the other pioneers of the Nineteenth .Century had successfully demonstrated the ability of the motor car to go anywhere suitable for motor cars to go, that enterprising automobilists of the Twentieth should seek to prove their ability to go everywhere that wasn't. Having successfully raced to Berlin in...

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Vintage Postbag

The "Henry" Peugeots Sir, Reading Kent Karslake's letter, one point struck me as being slightly incorrect. He says "The Cars which used 4-wheel brakes in the 1914 Grand Prix . . . were the first serious racing cars which had ever done so." Should not "G.P" be substituted for "racing" ? Surely the 1913 "Coupe de l'Auto" cars were serious racing cars and they had 4-wheel brakes—being virtually...

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Bob Gerard looks back

The history of the ERA in pre-war "voiturette" races has been well chronicled and widely acknowledged as one of the first tentative steps which led towards the development of Britain's post-war dominance in international motor racing. But with the immediate years following the war, the ERA was campaigned with vigour by many private entrants against the measurably more powerful and up-to-date...

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VETERAN EVENTS AND COMMENTS

VETERAN EVENTS AND COMMENTS IT is rath r a curious coincidence that a few days after I had been wondering whether there was any racing car still going which was Old enough to have taken part in any of the Gordon Bennett events, I heard of the recent exploits of various motors which took part in even earlier. races. 'there has reached me, in fact, an account of a most amusing event which was...

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Matters of moment

Fun from your fuel With the cost of everyday existence ever rising, Britain running up enormous debts, and food prices failing to stabilise, those pessimists who forecast that the cost of a gallon of petrol will soon be £1 are probably right, or not far wrong. Which gives rise to the thought that with the cost of this essential fluid so high it behoves all of us to get the best we can from it,...

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New cars

Some more new models introduced at Earls Court Since our Motor Show Preview last month several new and modified ears have been introduced, and in this article we give brief details of these new cars which were not released in time to be included last month. Alfa Romeo.—The Alfa Romeo range is unchanged for 1965 but the British Concessionaires have announced a price reduction of £44 15s. for the...

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Veteran- Edwardian- Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The R.A.C. London-Brighton Veteran Car Run - The Editor's " Hat-Trick " with the 1904 Montagu Motor Museum Brushrnobile The London-Brighton Veteran Car Run to commemorate the Emancipation Run of 1896 originated in 1927 as a bit of lighthearted motoring sponsored by The Graphic, subsequently encouraged on a more serious footing by The Autocar and the V.C.C.,...

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The International VCC

The Federation Internationale des Vottures Anciennes Rally brought to Harrogate in Yorkshire a most impressive assembly of pre-war cars. It was the first of these International events to be held in this country since 1963 and, apart from the competitors, who numbered 313, the majority of those associated with the old-car movement seemed to be present, in one capacity or another. The...

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A BEGINNING, AND AN END

A BEGINNING AND AN END These are the last -wo stories from WB. We felt it right to publish these in normal form, the close of an amazing run and well-known participant in the very early days of motor tricycles and automobiles was Charles Jarrott. Jarrott and SF Edge were track racing competitors; they spent much time experimenting with cars and took many happy runs together. Both were for some...

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