Articles tagged G. M. Giles

Page 14 of September 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1946

The British Motor Industry's Jubilee

Althoug fifty years of motor-car construction have seen the industry rise to occupy the position of the third largest industry in this country, petty restrictions have not diminished in anything like the proportion they should since the days of the red flag. So publicity of any sort on behalf of motoring is vitally essential, and the Jubilee of the British Motor Industry afforded a much needed...

Page 17 of July 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1945

Club News

WE HEAR Mr. Sheppard is building up quite a fleet of 2-cylinder Renault cars for future veteran events, and also possesses a 1910 Model-T Ford. Haining is disposing of his rebuilt 1928 "12/50 " Alvis and is completing another, based on a 1931 T.J. chassis. Meanwhile, his 1925 " 12/50 " Alvis motors as well as ever. F/Lt. C. M. Tait, who owned a 1987 14-litre Riley " Kestrel " before the war, is...

Page 9 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Spring Half-Day Trial Held on January 14th, the results were: M.C.C. Cup: K. Burgess (Allard). First-Class Awards: G. Best (M.G.), A. Faulkener (Mercury), C. C. Evans (Daisy). Second-Class Awards: L. Parker (Allard), L. Morrish (M.G.), H. E. Roberts (Morris). Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Full Moon Cup Trial Run on February 12th this trial embraced Stroud Lane, Oatlands,...

Page 56 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1977

A Rare Bugatti

Sir, Much as I dislike letters from people who get all stuffy about the correct description of their cars, I thought that I ought to write to correct the description of the 1912 Bugatti given in your VSCC Silverstone report in the May issue of Motor Sport. The 1912 5-litre was Bugatti's own racing car, with which he competed at the Mont Ventoux hill-climb and probably elsewhere, though I have...

Page 19 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 1937

Club News

etta /1.4 KENT AND SUSSEX L.C.C. The first of the 1937 series of the always excellent Lewes speed trials was held on May 8th. Spectators arrived in plenty, many specials were being exercised and there were some fast runs, indeed the only thing missing was a spot of sunlight to warm and brighten this delightful spot on the downs above the sea. J. Lemon Burton made the fastest run of the afternoon...

Page 8 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 1936

THE BUGATTI OF 1937

THE BUGATTI OF 1937 Two Bugatti models will be offered for next season, the 3.3-litre Type 57 and the Type 575, or " Competition " edition of the 3.3-litre. A very beantifully produced catalogue has arrived from Molsheim, the frolitispieee of which reminds us that Ettore Bugatti is still very busy with rail-cars, as well as recalling the outstanding successes which the maroue gained in this year'...

Page 40 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, April 1985

Vintage postbag

Pomeroy Trophy Competition Sir, I will try to be brief and not too earnest on a matter intended only to provide fun for time-warped motoring enthusiasts. The Pomeroy Trophy Regulations make the Trophy winnable by any car which is unusually powerful for its year and engine size, and unusually long in the wheelbase. The ideal contender for this "ideal touring car" competition should therefore...

Page 64 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1982

The 16-valve Bugatti

ETTORE ARCO ISIDORO BUGATTI, myths or no myths, had a highly creditable career. Among his many claims to fame is the making of engines with two, three and four valves per cylinder. The latter became well established with the famous cars all popularly referred to after 1921 as the Brescia model. But whatever may have been the case in Bugatti's native France, I maintain that for a long time after...

Page 33 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, July 1931

Club News

eta /lewd THELIGHT CAR CLUB. DTAILE S have now been issued by the Club regarding the forthcoming 90-lap Relay Grand Prix race which is to take place at Brooklands on Saturday, the 25th of this month. In this event any openIcar of under 1,500 c.c., which is capable of lapping at 55 m.p.h. is eligible to compete ; every car will be handicapped individually so that all teams will be on equal terms....

Page 21 of August 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, August 1939

VETERAN TYPES

VETERAN TYPES THE 5-LITRE TYPE BUGATTI KNOWN AS "BLACK BESS " THE motoring world is sharply divided into those to whom antique vehicles appeal, and those to whom their attraction is quite incomprehensible. Even among the former, I think their enthusiasm may spring from quite a variety of different reasons. To some, the appeal is almost entirely historical ; others enjoy getting the machinery back...

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