Articles tagged Harry Ricardo

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 80 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, July 2002

Students of speed

The intense sporting rivalry between Cambridge and Oxford stretches beyond the Thames, Lor'ds and Twickenham. Bill Boddy remembers their car and bike battles - a veritable breeding ground for future British Motorsporting talent It is rather pleasing to thing of the sight and sound of racing cars invading usually quiet private drives in country estates, as the Dark and Light Blues compared their...

Page 13 of April 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1942

THE 1921 T.T VAUXHALL ENGINE

THE 1921 T.T. VAUXHALL ENGINE Although the T.T. Vauxhall engine was designed by Harry Ricardo over twenty years ago, its design and construction are such that it remains an object-lesson to students of design and a source of enduring interest to racing-car historians and enthusiasts for the Vauxhall marque ; consequently, no excuse is needed for publishing Cecil Clutton's notes thereon.—Ed.1...

Page 36 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Dawn of "The Daimler" Last month's issue of Motor Sport had quite a Daimler flavour to it, what with my description of an outing up Shelsley Walsh in the British Leyland Heritage/Coventry Museum's fine big Edwardian of that make, and my article about the motor-cars of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman who had a preference for Daimlers and drove them at Shelsley...

Page 52 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1955

A V.S.C.C. Occasion

To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Vintage Sports Car Club a rally was arranged at Goodwood circuit on September 10th, and a truly memorable and picturesque occasion this proved to be. A total of 253 veteran, Edwardian and vintage vehicles (the actual sub-divisions were 16 veteran cars, 55 Edwardian cars, 168 vintage cars, and 14 Edwardian and vintage motor-cycles) took part in a mass...

Page 66 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1992

Morris Mis-fits

The Morris car clubs, Bullnose Club and the Register, are well-endowed with researchers and historians, but it is just possible that what follows may be new to them, or at any rate to you. In 1919 H R Ricardo (to become the great Sir Harry Ricardo, famous for the Ricardo Triumph motorcycle, his slipper-piston, the 1922 TT Vauxhall, his classic book on the IC engine, and combustion chamber...

Page 68 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 1992

Forza Ricardo

Sir, Oh history! Re the 1939 V16 Alfa Romeo — Ricardo or Ricart? In 1947 I wrote to Harry Ricardo asking his advice on having new bronze cylinder heads for the Vauxhall Villiers, a modified version of his 1922 three-litre TT Vauxhall. The last two paragraphs of his reply confirmed that he did design the cylinder heads for the V16 three-litre Alfa Romeo. In later correspondence with a member of...

Page 64 of July 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 1992

Oh history!

A reader, engineering consultant Mr Brian T Pritchard Lovell, had brought to my notice something which I had not previously appreciated. It concerns who the designer of the engine for the 1939/40 three-litre, 135 deg V16 Alfa Romeo. In June 1945, Capt Moon wrote an article for us on his ideal 1½-litre racing car, in which he referred to the engine's designer as HR Ricardo, the well-known British...

Page 58 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1982

A 1922 TT Vauxhall Re-born

The Editor Investigates Alistair Templeton's Exciting Re-creation of a Famous Twin-Cam, 3-litre Racing Car. WHATEVER the position since the war, enthusiasts are aware of the fine sporting cars built by Vauxhall Motors of Luton, Bedfordshire, which faded with the 20/60 h.p. Hurlingham. Before the First World War, with the 30/98's great career ahead, Vauxhall's did noteworthy things in competition...

Page 88 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, July 1988

Debating Dimensions

Looking at the specification of the new Volkswagen-backed Seat Marbella, I was reminded of a classic discussion which took place before the First World War between the great L H Pomeroy Snr, designer of such famous motor cars as the "Prince Henry" and 30/98 Vauxhalls, and the race-loving Louis Coatalen, brilliant Chief Engineer of the Sunbeam Motor Car Co of Wolverhampton. Why? Well, I noticed...

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