Articles tagged George Lanchester

Page 32 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1966


The foregoing may stimulate interest and discussion. Whether or not it does so I am glad that Lord Montagu recognises, in his fascinating book of automotive lost causes, that "Of the firms who toyed with this impressively lengthy power unit in Britain, only Daimler emerged scatheless." I am glad, because for some time I have been pondering whether, amongst all the magic and legend surrounding the...

Page 22 of August 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, August 1948

Club News

We hear A well-preserved and very small vintage Mercedes tourer of 12-h.p. is to be seen in the Crystal Palace district. The June V.C.C. event seemed to attract vintage small cars, in addition to veterans and Edwardians. We noted a truly beautiful "10/23" Talbot two-seater, an "8/18  Talbot-Darracq two-seater, Barker's "11.4" Lagonda coupé, which went on to the Lagonda C.C. Rally at Northampton...

Page 37 of April 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1965

Book reviews

"Lanchester Motor Cars," by Anthony Bird and Francis Hutton-Stott. 240 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-1/2 in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 36s.) Following closely on Anthony Bird's Rolls-Royce book, this history of Lanchester cars by these two well-known enthusiasts for this make of car, is, taken as a whole, more readable than the former, although its presentation isn't anything...

Page 11 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1945


VETERAN SPECIALIST (Continued from the February issue) AFTER the Kent Messenger run in September. 1934, there was nothing until the "Brighton" in November. The 1903 Lanchester had been running solely on the low-tension magneto ignition, although a trembler coil and wipe H.T. ignition was fitted. Upton said that coil ignition was often fitted as an extra and was original, and that if we ran on...

Page 7 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1944

Veteran specialist

Francis Hutton-Stott Jnr, has concentrated all his energies on veteran motoring. In this interesting article he describes one of his historic cars— his 1903 2-cylinder Lanchester—not from the "museum" aspect, but as it was prepared and run in Veteran CC and other events, a task Hutton-Stott applied himself to as thoroughly as other enthusiasts do participation in racing, sprint events and trials...

Page 39 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1977

Leyland Eight Follow-up

When writing last month about going to Donington to drive the sole-surviving Leyland Eight I gave a brief resume of the controversial luxury-car of the 1920s, which was designed by J. G. Parry Thomas with the express intention of surpassing the excellence of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. Previous to this (Motor Sport, 1974) I wrote about the place the car from Lancashire occupied in relation to...

Page 13 of June 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1946

The Genius Lanchester

Earlier this year Dr. F. W. Lancheter died in Birmingham at the age of 77. Thus it is opportune to review the history of the company which Dr. F. W. and his brothers formed at the very beginning of the Industry. In doing so one encounters such genius of design, such sanity of purpose and such perfection of detail as to engender a feeling of pride that cars bearing the name of Lanchester emanated...

Page 29 of September 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1966

Vintage postbag

Mercedes Identified Sir, The car illustrated on page 710 of Motor Sport is a four-wheel drive Mercedes Colonial, built by Daimler in 1907 to a special order issued by the "Reichskolonialamt" (State Department of Colonies). In 1908 it was used by the Secretary of State, Dernburg, for an official visit to, and sightseeing trip through, German South-West Africa. Not only did this car have four-wheel...

Page 15 of September 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1945

Club News

We hear Major Souter has purchased Boddy 's "14/75" open sports Alvis, and hopes to race his 2-litre Bugatti as a sports car when sports-car racing is resumed. Chapman is running a "Red Label" 3-litre Bentley and a 1936 Riley "Sprite" saloon. A 1924 "14/40" Delage was sold last month in Sutton-under-Whitecliffe, in the shadow of Sutton Bank. Major A. L. Galloway has a 1924 Rolls-Royce "Silver...

Page 48 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1966

More Profiles

Profile Publications 2s. The second batch of Profiles has been issued, namely Nos. 5-8, for May. They cover the Lanchester 38 h.p. and 40 h.p., by Anthony Bird, Tim Nicholson on that controversial American car, the Duesenberg J & Sj, George Oliver writing of the 3 and 4 1/2-litre Bentleys and a model presentation of the G.P. Vanwall, with lists of successes, drivers, specifications, analysis...



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