Articles tagged Heath Robinson

Page 37 of August 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, August 1949

Out of the Past . . .

Far too few people remain with us who remember the pioneering days of motoring or the grand Edwardian era and consequently any correspondence on the subject which is received at the Motor Sport offices is of more than passing interest. Recently we had a most interesting communication from Capt. W. H. Naylor, late K.O.Y.L.I., of Cross Hills, Keighley, Yorkshire, referring to a letter from Mr....

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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...

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A motoring art exhibition

Last November some of the James Barron collection of motoring objets d'art were tastefully displayed in part of Bethnal Green Museum. I remember, years ago, receiving from Barron some of the finest enlargements of motoring photographs I had then seen. I knew later that he was collecting posters and went in keen anticipation to see what this non-driving enthusiast has amassed. I was not...

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SOME IMPRESSIONS OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL FRAME. THE DUPLEX STEERING O.E.C. By E. B. N. Iordered the model in question last Show, greatly against the advice of my friends--technical and otherwise—who told me that it wouldn't steer; that it ran out of track ; the hind quarters were always off the ground ; with the aforesaid result—.1 ordered one. It was delivered to me at the end of last January, and...

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There's not a toolbox in sight

Testing plays a huge part in today’s Formula 1 programmes, and it’s a seriously high-tech business. Rob Widdows joined BMW Sauber at Catalunya and marvelled There’s nothing new about testing. But then there are precious few aspects of motorsport that can be described as new in the sense of changing the world. That is not the sport’s primary objective. One of the raisons d’être of racing is the...

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The 500 SL Mercedes-Benz

Fast, luxurious travel for two Parting with the 500 SL Mercedes after a ten day holiday in North Wales was something of a wrench — in the 1,000 or so miles covered between walking in Snowdonia and inspecting medieval castles along the Welsh coast, the car almost became a way of life. Introduced at the Geneva show in March last year and arriving in the UK last summer, the 500 SL is the fastest car...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Life and Times of Montie Grahame-White (Continued from the November issue) After his adventurous journey in the 20 h.p. Wolseley wagonnette to Marseilles, as recounted last month, Grahame-White (hereinafter referred to as G-W) returned to Monaco in March 1904, as he was due to steer the racing motor-boat Parisienne II for the Societe Parisienne in the...

Page 62 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1962


THE SUNBEAM ALPINE Sir, I must concur with your correspondent Mr. Leslie Seyd in his views on the Sunbeam Alpine. I have owned a t,6o0-c.c. model for the past year and my overall impressions have not been very favourable. My main criticism is of shoddy workmanship. The hinges on boot and engine cover were improperly aligned. The interior was liberally covered with rubber solution, but much of the...

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Scuderia M.A.R.S.

[We have put the case for the Scuderia method of joint ownership and a number of such organizations have been described. In this article J. R. A. Green, now 2nd Lieut., R.A.S.C., describes another successful stable.—Ed.] THE period over which our motoring experiences extended was from 1933-1939, although strong vintage sympathies, and impecunious state, led us to purchase motors of a much earlier...

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Letters from Readers

Sir, Your tribute to the late Robert Benoist in Motor Sport of August will bring feelings of deep regret and sorrow to all those whose memory of motor racing, goes back over the past 25 years and who saw his skilful driving in those long gone years. Robert Benoist first came to notice of British racegoers in the year 1922 when he won the 1,100-c.c. class of the second 200-Mile Race on a French...



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