Articles tagged Dion Houton

Page 25 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1947

Club News

We Hear Bernard Coulter informs us that the French motor paper L'Actualite Automobile, edited by Camille Lacome, has been revived. Coulter has a Type 40 Bugatti sans engine, into which he has fitted an Alvis "Speed Twenty" gearbox, the power unit still constituting a problem. Incidentally, Coulter broadcast reminiscences of "L'Ecusie du Lapin Blanc" at Le Mans, over the B.B.C. Free French Service...

Page 34 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1971


A section devoted to old-car matters The RAC London-Brighton Veteran Car Run (November 7th) I have tried the Brighton Run most ways—by tram and bus to Croydon to watch the veterans climb up past the Airport before the war, riding on veterans since 1936, driving some of Lord Montagu's in more recent runs. This year I did it in comfort—staying in Brighton on the Saturday night and reporting from...

Page 36 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1953

A Coronation Occasion

The Veteran Car Club's Hyde Park-to-Windsor Rally (June 7th) THE V.C.C. Coronation Rally was indeed a memorable occasion, An entry of 220 vehicles was secured, ranging from E. S. Berry's 1895 4-h.p. Lutzmann Victoria to five cars built, during the Great War, in 1915. This was the largest assembly of veteran motor cars ever gathered together and the setting in which this remarkable concourse was...

Page 49 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, May 1962

fragments on forgotten makes

FRAGMENTS ON FORGOTTEN MAKES No. 19: THE TAMPLIN THE cyclecar boom began in 1912, when nearly 40 different makes were 'exhibited at the Motor Cycle Show at Olympia and it was claimed that the first issue of The Cyclecar sold too,000 copies. The cyclecar survived the war but the advent of the Austin Seven in 1922 killed off these simple vehicles. Amongst the better-known cyclecars the Tamplin is...

Page 18 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1957


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters To Brighton on Lord Montagu's 1903 Sixty Mercedes In spite of the fact that it is confined to cars built before 1905, the 1957 Veteran Car Run to Brighton, organised by the R.A.C. in conjunction with the Veteran C.C., attracted a record entry of 236. This annual sporting and commemorative event, which is watched by a greater number of spectators than any other...

Page 44 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1979

Cars In Books

I am indebted to a reader, Mr. J. E. Robinson of Barnsley, for drawing my attention to a book with some interesting motoring references, namely "Portal of Hungerford" by Denis Richards (Heinemann). Had I known of it I would have read it myself, and I shall now set about doing so, if for no better reason than because the period with which it deals appeals to me and because I once had the temerity...

Page 89 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, September 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

This year's originality prize at the motor Concours d'Elegance at the Fleet, Hampshire, Carnival (which my wife and I used to organise, years ago) was was by a 1931 Citroen C4F saloon which had been unused since 1957, until taken out of storage and tidied up this year by its owners, John and Peter Cody, who are the grandsons of Vivian Cody, son of the famous pioneer aviator who built his...

Page 39 of December 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, December 1955

Brighton Brevities

The most popular make was de Dion Bouton, with 38 examples entered, but a dozen Benz and eleven each of Humber or Humberette, Panhard-Levassor and Wolseley, and seven each of Oldsmobile, Peugeot and Renault. *   *   * It is pleasing that some "new" veterans competed. For instance, E. J. "Wasp" Moor bought his 1900 Benz only last year as scrap, and it was running, restored, for the first time...

Page 23 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, April 1951

Club News

WE HEAR We hear that a well-preserved 1923 Gwynne Eight witli spare engine was for sale in Leeds recently and that a 1919 Royal Enfield combination with three new tyres, acetylene lamps, etc., Nvas looking for its next owner up in Forfar, the price being under £20. According to N. P. Waring, who has " covered " every Indianapolis 500 since 1927, the car Clark Gable drives in "To Please IL Lady "...

Page 19 of January 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1953


By "Baladeur" "I am able to present my readers this month with a genuine curiosity of motoring."  Thus wrote a contributor to World's Work in December 1903, and I agree so thoroughly with his description of his contribution that it seems that the "genuine curiosity" is worth reproducing, nearly half-a-century later. Unfortunately, I do not know the identity of the contributor and so can make no...



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