Articles tagged Gerry Palmer

Page 39 of June 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1969

Letter from Europe

[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., Before leaving Spain on a recent trip I made a detour down to Sitges, just south of Barcelona, to look at the disused concrete banked track. The man in the Tourist Office did not cotton on when I asked about it in English, even though his English was quite good, and...

Page 47 of November 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1953

On the Earls Court Motor Show

Here we are again in the seductive atmosphere of the Motor Show, our Motor Show, in the heart, or very nearly so, of the Metropolis. There is something secure, snug and uplifting about this greatest of all motor exhibitions in the spacious, well-ventilated and generally excellent Hall at Earls Court. Somehow, as you examine the cars on the manufacturers' stands, sleek and shiny because white-...

Page 54 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1976

Road-Test Miscellany

The Saab 99GL Combi Coupe The previous Saab tested disappointed but the new Combi coupe made considerable amends. Indeed, once I had become used to a number of Saab practical peculiarities, I enjoyed driving this 2-litre four-seater coupe with the lift-up tail-gate (it rises automatically, actually) and folding back seat that gives just over 6-ft. of luggage space, in a 53 Cu. ft. space,...

Page 114 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, October 1981

Book reviews

"Bugatti by Borgeson — The dynamics of mythology" by Griffith Borgeson. 223 pp, 10" x 7" (Osprey Publishing Ltd., 12-14 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9LP. £9.95). Osprey are to be congratulated on getting this one! It is intended as a fascinating "debunking" of the "mythology" surrounding the cars of Le Patron, Ettore Bugatti, and disposing of what the author calls "The Myth". There will be wailing and...

Page 58 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1976

The International VCC

The Federation Internationale des Vottures Anciennes Rally brought to Harrogate in Yorkshire a most impressive assembly of pre-war cars. It was the first of these International events to be held in this country since 1963 and, apart from the competitors, who numbered 313, the majority of those associated with the old-car movement seemed to be present, in one capacity or another. The...

Page 5 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, March 1949

The First Post-War Monte Carlo Rally

Convincing Hotchkiss Victory. Bristol Placed First of the British Cars. Good Showing by Jowett Javelin, Allard, Ford, o.h.v. Simca and rear-engined Renault entries. The Monte Carlo Rally, held last month for the first time since the war, was a great success, and a gruelling test of the modern car which warranted, and received, world-wide publicity. The regulations called for closed cars and the...

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