Articles tagged Geoffrey de Holden

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"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work."

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work." Edited by Ronald Barker and Anthony Harding. 374 pp. 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. (David & Charles, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4 4s.) At first this weighty tome seems to cover an odd selection of designers, because engineers of the calibre of Sir Henry Royce, Laurence Pomeroy, Georges Roesch, Louis Coatalen, Ernest Henry, Ettore Bugatti...

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"The Power to Fly"

By L. J. K. Setright. 224 pp. 9 1/2 in. x 6 in. (George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 40, Museum Street, London, WC1. £3.75.) I have been saying for some considerable time that, with the flood of books about aeroplanes of all kinds, it is high time that someone wrote about the engines that powered them. I thought that Putnams, who specialise in some of the finest aeroplane histories available, would...

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RUMBLINGS

Mercedes mystery In 1914, after the Mercédès one, two, three victory at Lyons, motor-racing and aeronautical circles discussed the question of which came first – the racing engine or the aero engine – and of what had become of the Grand Prix Mercédès left at the mercy of the Allies on the outbreak of war, until a first-class topical mystery developed. It was thought by some that the cars were...

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Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Driving Tests (Dec. 5th) Miraculously the weather was dry, but cold, for the traditional December frolics of the VSCC and the tests were run at comparatively high speed, involving driving skill and being a test of a car's better qualities. But the entry was comparatively small, only eight in the Touring class and 49 all told. The tests are difficult to...

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