Articles tagged George Bedford

Page 47 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1981

Three GNs

An interview with Stafford East One of the articles which excited me very much when I was a small boy, reading avidly all the motoring papers I could lay my hands on, was that headed "The Fastest Cyclecar in The World!" which appeared, with nine enticing illustrations, in The Light Car & Cyclecar on June 16th, 1920. It was a description of Captain A.G. Frazer-Nash's famous GN "Kim", which the...

Page 35 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1977

Looking back with Mr.H.W.Butcher

From time to time Mr. Harold Butcher has shown interest in items about happenings in the Herefordshire country where he grew up which have appeared in Motor Sport and, realising that he knew intimately the Motor Trade during its formative years, I asked him to tell me more. His father, Mr. George Henry Butcher (1875-1961) began his transport connections in the cycle-business, being Works Manager...

Page 83 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, December 1995

V-to-C Miscellany

As a contribution to 100 years of the motor car, Rod Fitzhugh has written a little 28-page booklet about the relatively unremembered Bridgwater cars and the company that inspired their production and which was in existence from 1887 to 1994. Those who like a bit of off-beat history can obtain copies, at £2.95 post free, from the Avalon Press, II Regency Drive, Green Lane, Coventry, CV3 60A. The...

Page 76 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1996

The Battle of Small Cars - 60 minutes Flat Out

A decent debate could be centred around which of the records, in the days when racing drivers and record breaking were largely synonymous, was the most difficult to achieve. To run for 24 hours involved the night spell. To keep going at a successful speed-pitch even for one round of the clock called for a high degree of mechanical reliability, although with time in hand repairs were permissible...

Page 36 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1959

Motoring Books for Summer Reading

"The Vintage Motor Car Pocketbook." Compiled by Cecil Clutton, Paul Bird and Anthony Harding. 256 pp. 5⅝ in. by 41/8 in. (B. T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 8s. 6d.) There is no end, it seems, to the books that pour from the presses about vintage cars, but this little reference work is the greatest fun. Indeed, it is more likely to be used for pleasant browsing than for...

Page 67 of February 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 2002

Sand Blasts

Pre-WWII British Motorsport was forced to the fringes of the country to find venues. Bill Boddy takes us on a trip to the seaside More motor racing on sand courses has occurred than may be generally realised. The inaugural use of such a venue appears to have been in 1904 by the Irish AC on The Velvet Strand', near Dublin, where MacDonald's big Napier beat the Hon. Charles Rolls, on his 100hp Mors...

Page 36 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1976

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC at Silverstone again This year's first Vintage SCC Silverstone Race Meeting will not take place until May 1st and as we go to Press with this page we have no information about it. But it will undoubtedly be on the well-proven lines and provide as much pleasure as these races for Edwardian, vintage and historic cars always do. The Meeting is open to...

Page 49 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 1985

The Speed-Model Hillman

The period immediately following the end of the First World War was remarkable for the number of cars, especially small cars, which appeared on the market endowed with sporting bodywork, whereas before the war there were comparatively few such offerings available to ordinary customers. In the first half of the 1920s there was a flood of them and W.O. Bentley was working on his 3-litre Bentley,...

Page 54 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1956

Vehicles I have driven

[In this variant of our "Cars I have owned" series, RMV Sutton, Chief Tester of Alvis Ltd, recalls his motoring experiences and reveals some hitherto unpublished facts relating to Alvis, Lea Francis, Jaguar and other cars.—Ed] In the course of 40 years' motoring, mostly in the capacity of a works tester, a vocation I still follow, many and diverse types, ranging from touring and racing cars to...

Page 42 of March 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, March 1969

Book Reviews

"Milestones in a Motoring Life", by Dudley Noble. 252 pp. 8 13/16 in. x 5 7/16 in. (The Queen Anne Press Ltd., Giles House, 49, Poland Street, London, W.1. 36s.) If 1969 continues like this, book-reviewing for Motor Sport is going to be very enjoyable! Because Dudley Noble's keenly anticipated autobiography of a busy motoring life fully lives up to the enthusiasm with which we awaited it. It...

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