Articles tagged Gwynne Eight

Page 100 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, July 1984

Motoring as it was

A Look Back to the roads of the 1920s(Continued from the June issue) Continuing the saga of Owen John, the Crossley-owning motor-noter of 1923, we find him, after enthusing over the new Gwynne Eight, going, for his annual Easter tour, to glorious Devon, in splendid weather and a new Bean. This had a four-speed gearbox and O.J. waxed enthusiastic about that, saying he had never realised the value...

Page 74 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1984

V-E-V Miscellany.

The AGM of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club takes place at Bristol on April 29th. The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, which has its 1984 opening run on April 8th, can now claim a total of over 600 members, as at December 31st. The discourse elsewhere on Arab valve-gear reminds us that this 1926 sports car was sold with a guaranteed speed of 80 mph for the sports two-seater and 90 mph for the super-...

Page 14 of January 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1966

Fragments on forgotten makes

No. 33-The Bean. The Bean Car Club may not thank me for calling the Bean a "forgotten make" but I am sure they will know what I mean! It was a make intended to be built in mass-produced quantities but which never really made the grade. A. Harper, Sons & Bean Ltd. was a company, registered in 1907, which supplied the growing motor industry with stampings, castings and forgings from Dudley,...

Page 52 of September 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, September 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters Looking back at VSCC Silverstone The second VSCC Silverstone Meeting was plagued by heavy rain showers, which was unfortunate, because there was a record entry and because the wet track was directly responsible for the Bentley-Napier leaving the course and being badly damaged, with David Llewellyn being slightly injured. The traditional races at this meeting...

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

Page 33 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, September 1951

Club News

Club News WE HEAR John Whitehead now Itas the ex John Whitehead now Itas the exBriggs shortened 'Lancia Lambda•and has reduced further its weight and fitted a smart new body. Another S. Wales enthusiast, Alan Ford, is running a nice 3-litre Invicta and restoring a veteran Darracq. F. and E. Stoneham now print their house Magazine Torque. This is a " must " for those who want to keep flu fail with...

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

Reports of Recent Events

Rosario Grand Prix Reg. Parnell Finishes Second The third race in the South American trio of Grands Prix took place on February 13th at Rosario's street-circuit. Farina in the Ferrari won by 31.4 sec., at an average speed of 48.25 m.p.h. from Reg. Parnell's Maserati. Ascari's Maserati was third, Villoresi's Maserati fourth after much engine trouble, Campos' Simca fifth, Cantoni's Maserati sixth...

Page 21 of September 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1947

Club News

We Hear Group-Captain Tom Evans would appear to possess a most interesting motor-car, in the form of his Centric-supercharged, ex-Donaldson O.E. "30/98" Vauxhall, and, moreover, 'tis said that he has actually made the hydraulic front brakes work superbly! Those pessimists who consider that all the "discoverable" veterans have been found should note that a year ago a 1914 Bebe Peugeot in brand new...

Page 13 of December 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1941

A PLOT TO SAVE THE UNIOUE

A PLOT TO SAVE THE UNIQUE [Reference was made to this article in Rumblings last month under the heading of "Register," but unfortunately, owing to limitations of space, room could not be found for it in that issue.—Ed.] ARECENT pilgrimage to locate an unusual make of early small car, which ended in the discovery that it had .fallett foul of the breaker's weapons while still in splendid order...

Page 25 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, November 1951

VINTAGE VEERINGS

VINTAGE VEERINGS OUR particular interest. in vintage, i.e., pre-1931 ears of the better sort., is from the sporting angle, that is, the ownership of suds ears 1-dy enthusiasts who derive enjoyment from theta and from perhaps using t hem iii eompetition events contliwd to vehicles of this era. BILL, what With the allocation of new cars to the home market limited next year to only 80,000, and the...

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