Articles tagged George Liston-Young

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

A remarkable Sunbeam revelation

How Louis Coatalen copied a 1913 Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot for his 1914 TT cars It is accepted that the Sunbeam that won the 1914 TT, driven by Kenelm Lee Guinness, was a direct crib of the famous and successful 1913 Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot. Louis Coatalen, who had come to the Sunbeam Motor Company in Wolverhampton from Hillman in 1909, had shown himself to be extremely keen on motor racing. He had...

Page 44 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1972

Factory methods of the vintage era

No. 15: Rolls-Royce Soon after this series was instituted we took a look at the careful and academical methods of construction which made Rolls-Royce cars what they were in 1928. Long before that, circa 1912, F. Henry Royce, yet to be knighted, had evolved his famous, or notorious, bumping-rig, for stressing Rolls-Royce chassis to extremes. It was said that a well-known American car was chained...

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Veteran – Edwardian – Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The April V.S.C.C. Silverstone meeting The race meetings so ably organised by the Vintage S.C.C. attract notably large numbers of spectators because, apart from their own members and friends and others who prefer old to modern motoring sport, the variety of the competing cars appeals greatly even to those who, in general, side with Henry Ford in thinking that...

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Fiats

Last month Humbers, this month it is Fiats. The occasion was the First International Fiat Register Meeting, with 13 cars from the UK Fiat Register, ten from the Registro Fiat Italiano and the same number from the Club Amateurs Fiat d'Epoque converging on Eastbourne on July 1st. This memorable event was supported with the utmost generosity by the Fiat organisation and run with unflurried...

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My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove in 1964 Road-testing is one of the more pleasurable aspects of a motoring writer's life, the only snag being that after driving a manufacturer's press car there follows the chore of writing about it. As a matter of fact, a conscientious motoring journalist probably gets less enjoyment out of driving road-test cars than his friends and acquaintances...

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Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Blackbushe (February 10th) An untimely fall of unforecast snow, which came just as the vintage cars were about to start their frolics at bleak Blackbushe, ultimately caused Tim Carson to call the meeting off, but not before the Zig-Zag, Garaging and Brake Judgement tests had been cautiously run off. After this the driving sleet won the...

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