Articles tagged Frank Lanchester

Page 68 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1987

The Roads of the 1920s

We left Owen John enthusing over the 9/20 Rover, which resided with his own 16/50 Rover saloon, and which recalled summer Sunday runs from London to the seaside, to Brighton and Eastbourne chiefly, which were a feature of motoring in vintage times. I still remember, long before I had a driving licence or a car, how jealous I felt of a friend taken only as far as Burnham Beeches, but in a twin-cam...

Page 71 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, December 1988

Veteran to classic

The roads of the 1920s We left Owen John lamenting the demise of the steam-car, and watching the first of what were to become the RAC/VCC London-Brighton Veteran Car Runs. At the dinner following this 1927 frolic (for light-hearted it was in those days), OJ met such pioneers as Colonel Charles Jarrott and Sir Edward Iliffe, who both made speeches, SF Edge, Ernest Instone (Rupert Instone attended...

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

Lanchester Day 1984

Lanchester Day 1984 was organised by the "Lanchester Register" section of the Daimler and Lanchester Owners Club. It was held at the Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic on Sunday, April 29th. A glorious day saw Mrs George Lanchester, Mrs Marjorie Bingeman (Frank Lanchester's daughter), and many other members of the Lanchester family enjoying the fine selection of cars present. The beautiful...

Page 5 of December 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 1948


THROUGH THE BRIGHTON RUN IN LUXURY The Editor of "Motor Sport" Rides in George Lanchester' s 1902 Lanchester TI IE Lanchester was a remarkably advanced and refined car in 1902, and consequently I was distinctly intrigued to learn that F. W. Hutton Stott had kindly arranged for me to see this year's R.A.C. Veteran Car Run from the tonneau of a car of this make and age, entered by Frank Lanchester...

Page 92 of May 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 1998

LMB and some IFS incidents

I have seen something of the development of cars since WWI, and recall how feelings were mixed on the arrival of independent front suspension, forced on designers perhaps rather more to combat the gyroscopic effect of front brake drums on steering than to improve ride comfort. However, I have been impressed by the late Anthony Blight's theory that the second-coming of French sportscar racing was...

Page 72 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 2003

As old as the hills

Shelsley Walsh led the way for speed hillclimbs in Britain. Bill Boddy emphasises why this historic venue must not go the way of Brooklands Shelsley Walsh, the famous speed hillclimb course near Worcester, dates back to 1905. The pioneer of such courses in this country opened when other clubs were holding their speed events illegally on public-road hills. The Bugatti OC's 880-yard Prescott hill...

Page 58 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, April 1988

Veteran to classic

The roads of the 1920s In 1927, at a time when the 21hp six-cylinder Delage saloon (the 3-litre descendant of the Delage I wrote about last month) was being praised for its very smooth engine and admirable brakes, and when Armstrong Siddeley was handing out souvenir matchboxes shaped like its famous vee-radiator (if any still exist they must be valuable now), the chronicles of Owen John were once...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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