A section devoted to old-car matters
The Dawn of "The Daimler"
Last month's issue of Motor Sport had quite a Daimler flavour to it, what with my description of an outing up Shelsley Walsh in the British Leyland Heritage/Coventry Museum's fine big Edwardian of that make, and my article about the motor-cars of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman who had a preference for Daimlers and drove them at Shelsley...
OUT OF THE PAST
ONE OF THE rewarding things about editing MOTOR SPORT is the arrival in the office from time to time of unusual snippets of motoring (and flying) items from the past. For instance, the other day Mr. Julian Brownridge of Chatham sent us some faded but fascinating photographs that had just come into his possession, relating to a coachbuilding concern that operated in Kingston-on-...
The Payne & Bates
The makers of the experimental Payne & Bates cars were gas-engine manufacturers of Coventry, a company which evolved from the Godiva Engineering Company of Castle Street. Around the year 1890 Walter Samuel Payne had established this Godiva works, his engineering expertise having been acquired, alongside his brothers, at George Stephenson's Thrapson factory in...
A MARINE ENGINE SALESMAN ANSWERS A FEW QUERIES
" sir. The cylinder is N
made of cast iron. This copper thing is the water jacket.
"No, the engine is useless without a boat. Why ? Because it would sink.
"You say that you have had one of our engines in use for 14 years and it is now beginning to clank ? Hum ! You must have had a faulty one. Send it back to us.
"No, madam. This is a...