Articles tagged Eyston

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 November 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1989

Letter to DSJ

Dear DSJ It was with great interest that I read of the recent sale at auction of "The Ex 120" for a sum of some £60,000. Whilst the body and trim have been very well "replicated", the chassis, engine gearbox and running gear are, I believe, the same as I put together in 1973! It is not "the Ex 120", that car does not exist; the MG racing shop broke the car up after its serious fire at Montlhery...

Page 3 of December 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, December 1948

MATTERS OF THE MOMENT

MATTERS OF THE MOMENT PUBLICITY-I The importance of publicity in almost all present-day commercial undertakings needs no emphasis. Consequently, the R.A.C. and the J.C.C. can congratulate themselves that their races at Silverstone and Goodwood received an unusually good Press. The ,society papers covered Goodwood and amongst unexpected publicity for Silverstone was a useful illustrated write-up...

Page 40 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1936

"THE BOOK OF SPEED"

"THE BOOK OF SPEED" Speed in transport and speed in sport have become integral features of modern life, and the new edition of " The Book of Speed " reveals the sleek, smooth linos which give a beauty of their own to present-day liners, aeroplanes and racing cars. There are, in all, 150 photographs, many of them full page, reproduced in photogravure, while the text is supplied by numerous well-...

Page 25 of October 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1933

THE ULSTER T.T.RACE

THE ULSTER T.T. RACE. Many Records Broken in Hard-fought Contest. Nine Finishers at over 72 m.p.h. Won by Nuvolari on M.G. Magnette. WITH an entry list of only 31, which was certain to be decreased by last minute withdrawals, the chances of an interesting contest in Britain's only road-race seemed rather remote. The distance which the scratch cars had to cover was increased from 30 to 35 laps. or...

Page 9 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 1936

TUNING M.G. CARS

TUNING M.G. CARS SOME NOTES by W. E. WILKINSON (In an Interview) Everyone who has anything to do with sports or even touring cars knows that no two cars, apparently identical in every respect, give the same performance. Small variations in valve tinting, the casting of the cylinder-head, the fit of the bearings and pistons, all these can affect the ultimate result, though it is almost impossible...

Page 10 of March 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1938

THE "FIFTEEN HUNDRED" FORMULA

THE "FIFTEEN HUNDRED" FORMULA THE first full description of the revived li-litre Talbot of A. PowysLybbe, published in this paper last month, focused attention on the 11-litre G.P. Formula, and as the 11-litre class will be in a very flourishing state this season, there is reason to enlarge on the palmy days of 1i-litre racing. The 1i-litre Formula came into force in 1926, in conjunction with a...

Page 45 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, December 1934

THE BOOK OF SPEED

THE BOOK OF SPEED PEED is the spirit of the Age, and no one can deny its beauty as shown in the varying pages of this new production. One often comes across isolated speed pictures of outstanding merit in the newspapers and periodicals of the day, but the " Book of Speed" is the first attempt we have seen to bring together the newest and best in the spheres of land, water and air, and the hundred...

Page 36 of December 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1933

A BOOK TO READ

A BOOK TO READ. 7/at Out by THE autobiography of the late Sir Henry Birkin was published only last year, and any book with a similar plan must expect comparisons with it. Captain Eyston has tried rather to stress the personal element, the feel of a good car and the joy of driving, and the treatment has been completely successful. Ten years of almost continuous participation in motor racing and...

Page 22 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1938

VINTAGE CARS

VINTAGE CARS Sir, Here are a few notes on Talbot-Darracq racing-cars. Most old-time motorists remember the racing successes of Darracq cars and readers Of MOTOR SPORT will recollect the references to them in issue May 1936. But it was not until 1921, when the firm was associated with the English Sunbeam and Talbot Cos., that under the control of an Englishman—Mr. Owen Clegg— it turned its...

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