Articles tagged Edsel Ford

Page 25 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 1990

Cats for Group C?

It would be rather appropriate if the sports-racing 'Coventry Cats', Jaguars in other words, were the first to compete in World Championship racing with catalytic converters in the exhaust systems, but that's the way the industry is thinking at the moment. Whilst FISA is hustling the manufacturers down the corridor marked 'horsepower unlimited', more than one is expressing concern about the...

Page 23 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, January 2008

Believe the hype

Bernie’s Mercedes-Benz makes mega bucks as market booms Speculation was rife recently that the market for historic cars was going to come to a grisly end, with machines with strong race pedigrees being left to gather dust rather than face the humiliation of an ‘unsold’ notice in an auction results table. Except this is not proving to be the case. H&H achieved £1.25 million in its inaugural...

Page 85 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 2007

Jackie Oliver – nearly man

He’s modest about his record, but most people would be delighted to count a Le Mans victory and a Can-Am championship on their CV "I was the nearly man,” he says with a smile I cannot precisely read, “I always thought if you were good enough, then the opportunities would come. Perhaps I was never good enough to win a grand prix. So you can call me Mr Nearly.” Well, it’s better than Noddy, the...

Page 35 of April 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, April 1962

THE MODEL-A FORD

THE MODEL-A FORD [There are so many Rolls-Royce cars about that they are almost commonplace and some of the interest in them is thereby diminished. At the opposite extreme the model-A Ford has become a rarity, and is worth restoring. This article by the model-A authority, Dr Paul R. Woudenberg of Long Beach, explains why and lists changes in specification down the four years this famous Ford was...

Page 82 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, September 1984

Motoring as it was

A Look Back to the Roads of the 1920s Looking again at the travels of amateur motoring writer Owen John as a may of reflecting the changed conditions of motoring and how the roads and cars were, back in the now far-away nineteen-twenties, we left him reflecting on loss of a wheel from his trusty Crossley due to careless maintenance, and enjoying driving over roads in the "quiet hidden valleys...

Page 31 of July 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, July 1932

The Indianapolis "500"

The Indianapolis "500" FRAME ON A HARTZ MILLER 8-cyl. SPECIAL, WINNER OF AMERICAN CLASSIC AT 1o4.144 THE LEADERS' SPEEDS m.p.h. 1st Fred Frame 104.144 (Hartz Miller 8-cyl. Special) 2nd Howard Wilcox 103.8 (Lions Head Special Miller) 3rd Cliff Bergere 102.6 (Studebaker Special) 4th Bob Carey 101.36 (Meyer Special) AFTER an interval of seven years, the record speed of 101.13 m.p.h. for the apnual...

Page 39 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1969

Vintage Postbag

Those Old Leyland Lorries Sir, In your account of the H.C.V.C. run to Brighton you commented on the sterling qualities of the World War 1 Leyland vehicles supplied to the R.A.E. You may not be aware that these vehicles were still in service up to the outbreak of World War 2, as indeed were the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost armoured cars originally taken to Mesopotamia by Lawrence. I have photographs...

Page 22 of July 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1942

The Ford National Museum

An interesting and instructive extract from a letter written by Leading Naval Airman D.B. McLean, of the R.N.Z.A.F., describing some of the cars he saw whilst in Detroit, U.S.A. We had not realised just how extensive, and of what appeal to the enthusiast, is the Ford Motor Company's National Automobile Museum at Detroit until the other day. It so happened that last summer Leading Naval Airman D....

Page 83 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, November 1983

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

The Ford V8 as a Racing Car A Remarkable Facet of Between-Wars Indianapolis History The Ford Motor Company has won so many races and other competition events that it is permissible to look back on an ambitious racing effort that did not come off. In this context, although it is sometimes thought that Ford had to turn to motor racing and rallying in order to live down the reputation of a utility-...

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