Articles tagged Gordon Wilkins

Page 9 of April 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 1943

Cars I have owned

C. W. P. Hampton, well-known member of the Bugatti Owners' Club and Vintage S.C.C., and now a lieutenant in the Guards, continues the story of his 22 cars in 12 years' ownership, and expresses a decided preference for Continental productions. The Editor and proprietor of this paper do not necessarily endorse his views.—Ed. In 1937 I decided to have a crack at winning the Bugatti Owners Club's...

Page 18 of November 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1944

Club news

We hear Ronny Burnett has had the good fortune to acquire one of the last 11/2-litre sport Altas to be produced, a 1940 unblown car. What is more, he has also had the luck to get Geoffrey Taylor to service it, and it is now at Tolworth for overhaul ; this is not to suggest that this busy little factory can do such work for everyone. EV Busk, who competed with some success in Vintage SCC events...

Page 22 of March 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1956

BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEWS • • • "Annual Automobile Review—I954 Edition." 262 pp., 12/ in. by 9} in. (G. T. Fouls and Co. Ltd., 7, Milford Lane, Strand, London, W.C.2. 42s.) The arrival of this annual is one of the events of the motoring year. First published in 1954. then as now by Edita S.A. of Lausanne and handled in this country by Foulis, "Annual Automobile Review" makes similar publications look like...

Page 2 of November 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, November 1942

The "Rembrandt" meeting

As the Editor of "Motor Sport" was unable, at the last moment, to attend, this report was written for him by J. Lowrey Sunday, September 27th, was the occasion of the second war-time gathering of enthusiasts at the Rembrandt Rooms, Kensington. Proceedings commenced around the hour of noon, as the enthusiasts began to arrive, and it was cheering to see that quite a few managed to travel by road....

Page 22 of April 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, April 1954

Books for Easter

"The Grand Prix Car," by Laurence Pomeroy, F.R.S.A., M.S.A.E. Second edition, volume one (Temple Press, Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, E.C.1 ; 268 pages, 8 1/2 in. by 11 1/4 in., £3 3s.) There is no more satisfactory volume to the serious student of motor-racing than Laurence Pomeroy's "Grand Prix Car." Published as a single volume by Motor Racing Publications in 1949, this classic work has now been...

Page 22 of November 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1960

The Ford 7-day-and-night marathon at Goodwood

The New Anglias Cover Well Over 10,000 Miles, Each At Over 60 m.p.h., Average 32.2 m.p.g. During the the week in in which the Ford Anglia celebrated its 21st birthday, but not, we think, on account of this, the Ford Motor Company booked Goodwood for a week and set three New Anglias to lap the course for a week, setting as their target a distance of 10,000 miles. They allocated Roy Salvadori,...

Page 35 of March 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1956

RUMBLINGS

RUMBLINGS Before the war Leslie Bellamy was well known wherever specialbuilders gathered to discuss their art, because not only had he built several specials of his own conception, but I.F.S. FOR THE he supplied independent front suspension for FORD POPULAR Austin Seven and Ford cars. This L.M.B. suspension, which achieved independence very simply by cutting the axle-beam in two and pivoting the...

Page 64 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1994

The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933

The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933 Alpine In recent times many retrospectives of former important competition events have been held, for classic and other cars. They are commendable in that they provide good sport with a flavour of the past for those who take part, and perhaps they enhance the value of some of the cars so publicised. But none of them, for a variety of rather obvious reasons, can quite...

Page 11 of October 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 1941

THE ENTHUSIASTS' RALLY

THE ENTHUSIASTS' RALLY THE second " Enthusiasts' Rally " took place with pronounced eclat at the Rembrandt Hotel on Sunday, October 5th. It was again organised by the B.O.(',, V.S.C.C. and E.R.A. Mb, and was fully as great a success as their previous entertainment at Cheasiogton in the summer. This time the programme consisted of luncheon and a film show by George Monkhouse, followed by tea....

Page 50 of July 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 1972

Getting to know Britian's best selling car

A Long-Duration Test of the Ford Cortina Mk. 3 in 1600 (o.h.c.) GT form People in Britain are buying More Cortina Mk. 3s than any other cars. The Cortina by Ford of Britain, their first model to have a name based on a European town, was introduced in September 1962, known then as a Consul Cortina. I remember going to its its pre-view and being unimpressed, for it seemed a gutless affair compared...

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