Articles tagged Harris

Page 50 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, June 1963

The Midland Motor Museum

On May 29th another museum was opened. This is the Midland Motor Museum at Measham, of which Lord Montagu is Chairman and which is owned by a company formed by David Wickens, Chairman of Measham Motor Sales. The Museum is housed in a fine new building, able to accommodate 80 vehicles and with natural lighting front glass panels in the roof. High doors enable commercial vehicles to be driven in,...

Page 6 of February 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, February 1937


THE SIXTEENTH MONTE CARLO RALLY THE HIGHEST PLACED BRITISH ENTRANT WAS D. H. MURRAY (FRAZER-NASH-B.M.W.) DELAHAYE FIRST, FIFTH AND EIGHTH. This year, people once again prophesied the Monte Carlo Rally would not be a success. and until the last entries were received it did rather look as if interest in this event was waning. The last min. ute entries however, proved this was all wrong, as 133...

Page 36 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 2014

When they were new: Austin Cooper

An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, October 1961 | by Bill Boddy Down the years it has always been fun to own a ear with a larger engine than normal for its size or weight, giving a resultant sparkling improvement performance-wise, to the astonishment of drivers of outwardly similar vehicles who have the misfortune to challenge it. Many years ago the late F?L?M?Harris,...

Page 41 of May 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1934


THREE TRIALS The Brighton and Hove 12 Hour Team Trial. THE idea of a team-trial is a thoroughly sound one, for there is a greater demand for all-round consistency when three drivers instead of one are involved. One of the most successful events of this description is the 12 Hour Teams Trial organised by the Brighton and Hove Club. This year the start was given at Bolney at midnight on Saturday,...

Page 83 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, August 1977


Sir, I find myself in sympathy with Mr. Harris and his X1/9 insurance problems. My own renewal premium for a Ginetta G15 was £218 for comprehensive cover and including one year's no claim bonus, I being twenty-five. This is from the only company I can find who rate the car as Group Four and I would regard Group Four as excessive for an 875 c.c. car. Even accepting that younger drivers are a...

Page 62 of November 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1960


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters THE MODEL-T FORD RALLY AT BEAULIEU (Sept. 25th) LAST year a model-T Ford annniversary Rally waas organised by the Montagu Motor Museum and in the meantime the T-Register has formed, so this year they rallied to Beaulieu for a Concours d'Elegance judged by William Boddy, Editor of MOTOR SPORT, Mr. M. Beaumont, and Mr. Lewis, Editor of the Ford Times. A pity...

Page 16 of March 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1944


THE OUTER CIRCUIT " 200s " Rthe flag fell the following left the line : 4-litre class—H. 0. D. Segrave, K. Lee Guinness and Malcolm Campbell (Talbot-Darra,cqs) ; P. de Vizcaya and Mones Maury (Bugattis) ; Hawkes, Temple and Edwards (H)rstmans); Bedford (Hillman); Stead, Brownsort, Munday, Davis and Davy (A.C.) ; Marshall, Victor Bruce, Zborowski and Kensington-Moir (Aston-Martins) .; Hammond and...

Page 35 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1986

Veteran to Classic: VSCC Welsh Trial

The popularity of this annual two-day event was assured before it started, with 90 competitors wanting to have a go, cut down to just over 80 for organisational practicality, although there were not enough to run the one-time Saturday driving-tests. So it started, after an obligatory 100-mile run, from the Rhydspence Inn, where free coffee had been laid on, a later promise being two barrels of...

Page 37 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, November 1969


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Presteigne Rally (October 4th/5th) This popular annual assault on Wales by the Vintage SCC, based on the Radnor Arms at Presteigne, was oversubscribed, attracting 65 cars for the Sunday Trial, which is preceded by a 200-mile road section, and 28 for the more gentle beauty show and driving frolics on the Saturday; this in spite of p.v.t. entries not being...

Page 47 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, February 1978


When we tested the Monoposto Genie of Peter Gillett earlier this year it aroused a fair bit of interest in the club's activities. Now we can add a couple of snippets to cover progress since that test, including the fact that Gillett won the championship ... And was then deprived of the title for taking commercial advertising! Whatever the rights and wrongs of such a decision, and the writer who...



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