Articles tagged Eliot Zborowski

Page 58 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White The days of the true motoring pioneers are now so far distant that it is important not to overlook them. All aspects of the game were so very different then from those applying even in what we, today, call the vintage years. While much has been recorded about pioneers such as Charles Jarrott (who wrote "Ten Years of...

Page 57 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, August 1973

Mercedes 60s at Brooklands

Some idea of the potential of this greatest of all veteran cars can be obtained from some of their lap-speeds at Brooklands, where they were popular before the First World War, in later years frequently entered, re-bodied and specially-prepared by Gordon Watney:— 1909 W. Jochens .......... 76.59 m.p.h. 1910 L. Collinge ............. 74.98 m.p.h. 1911 F. Samson ............. 82.86 m.p.h. 1911 F....

Page 33 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, October 1976

More about VSCC Cadwell

The two main races at the VSCC Race Meeting held at that most attractive setting of Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire last August are reported in the colour-section of this issue. But this was the first time VSCC members had raced there, and it was such an enjoyable and memorable occasion that the rest of the programme must not be neglected. It began with a 5-lap Scratch Race for vintage and p.v.t....

Page 66 of September 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1987

Veteran to classic: The 1903 Gordon Bennett Napier

First to wear the green" Last month we heard the good news that, after persevering since 1979, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has been able to arrange for the return to this country of Britain's oldest surviving racing car, which had been in the United States for 37 years. The National Heritage Memorial Fund has contributed £150,000 to the total cost (approaching £300,000), and it is hoped that the...

Page 60 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, October 1981

The Brooklands Miller

The heading applies, not to the single-seater Miller that appeared at this year's Brooklands Re-union, which seems to be a post-war replica or rebuild judging by its dating, but to the Miller which Count Louis Zborowski imported in 1923, to which interesting reference is made by Griffith Borgeson in his new Bugatti book (see "Book Reviews"), he being one of the best "automotive-detectives" to sit...

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

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

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 35 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1986

Mercedes-Benz in Britain

The Editor Takes a Random Look at the Great German Manufacturer's Presence in This Country, at the Time of its 100th Anniversary Whereas the rest of the World celebrated the birth of the motorcar last year, in Germany the 100th anniversary of the automobile is being commemorated this year, the first Benz horseless-carnage having been a marketable proposition in the year 1886. How this came about...

Page 40 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1982

The Sixty Mercedes

HAVING written a number of articles on different makes of sports-car, the last of which dealt with the 20 / 70 h.p. Crossley, the thought arose, which was the first sports-car? Several contenders come to mind, and have been cited by others — the 27 / 80 h.p. Prince Henry Austro-Daimler, the Prince Henry Vauxhall, the 15T Alfonso Hispano Suiza, even' the E-Type 30/98 Vauxhall itself. Yet all these...

Page 34 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, June 1956

Book Reviews

"From Veteran to Vintage," by Kent Karslake and Laurence Pomeroy, F.R.S.A., M.S.A.E. 353 pp., 10 in. by 7 1/2 in. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London. E.C.1. 42s.) This long-awaited study of "a history of motoring and motor cars from 1884 to 1914" does not come into the common category of being just another from the sausage machine. It is a work to read carefully, study and treasure....

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Miscellany

There may not be many two-stroke Trojans left, but this does not deter the Trojan OC, which publishes a magazine and books on these cars. Don Williams' The Great No 1 Factory at Kingston, Surrey, relates the story of this works at Ham where, from 1912, a former skating rink became Tom Sopwith's aeroplane factory and where, along the years, aeroplanes, restored WWI Leyland lorries, Trojan cars and...

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