Articles tagged H. J. Griffiths

Page 52 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1981

Alta

Sports and Racing Cars Fifty years ago, in 1931, the Alta Car and Engineering Company Ltd. was formed by Geoffrey Taylor, then 27 years old and the owner of a small home-built sports car, the object being to build production versions of this car. Taylor had been earning a living doing contract machine work for the nearby ABC company close to where he lived in Kingston Hill, in SW London. Late in...

Page 47 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, February 1986

The sports-model Altas

Alta, the product of keen engineering fettler Geoffrey Taylor, is a comparatively neglected sports-car. Even books devoted expressly to sports cars either omit it or give it very little space. Yet this admittedly small-production British make not only made a number of successful competition apearances but Alta engines were used by British racing teams of the calibre of HWM and Connaught. It is....

Page 7 of August 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, August 1938

THE MODERN ALTA

THE MODERN ALTA SOME NOTES ON AN EXTREMELY PROMISING BRITISH RACING MARQUE THE Alta has been doing surprisingly well this season and lots of knowledgeable people predict a very stirring future for this essentially British production. At Brighton Geoffrey Taylor, designer and manufacturer of these cars, took the Course Record with a normally suspended, several years' old blown 2litre Alta, at 80....

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