Articles tagged Henry Benz

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 86 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, July 1988

Home from Australia...

Bob Chamberlain, who brought his meticulously-rebuilt Napier "Samson" here from Australia in 1983, and demonstrated it at Brooklands, Shelsley Walsh and other venues, is anxious to learn more about the 1910 competition Austro-Daimler engine which had five valves per cylinder (compared with the two of the production cars) and which beat the Prince Henry Benz — of which he has two examples in...

Page 44 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1984

Another look at valve multiples

A few more observations are perhaps justified under this heading, used for one of last month's articles, in view of the return by a number of leading makers of high-performance cars to multiple valves. The 1912 GP Peugeot is often quoted as having set the trend in four valves per cylinder but, in fact, this advance was more bound up with pioneering twin overhead camshafts, because four valves for...

Page 48 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1982

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS The 1904 Napier L48 WE HAVE referred from time to time to the giant Napier "Samson" which Alan ("Bob") Chamberlain has recreated in Australia, where it shares his fully-equipped workshops in Melbourne with his two 1910 Prince Henry Benz racing-cars, a 1913 Buckingham cyclecar to remind him of his youth — he is now 74 — a 1914 Cadillac...

Page 46 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 1986


The 100 hp lsotta Fraschini The question as to which was the very first sports car is one which can well give rise to much discussion. and no very definite conclusion. Some will opt for the 60 hp Mercedes dating from 1903. and who shall deny them their erudite opinion? Hard on its heels, or its wheel tracks, come such formidable last cars as the Prince Henry Austro-Daimler and the Prince Henry...

Page 72 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, September 1994


Having seen an innocent little BAC light car wrongly described as an Eric-Campbell, both in a pictorial book about Brooklands (not mine!) and in a monthly contemporary, (the Benz it was towing in the Brooklands' Paddock was also wrongly captioned as Hornsted's great 200 hp racing car, whereas it was a smaller Prince Henry Benz) I feel that not much can be known about the BAC and that the time has...

Page 34 of March 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1937


BROOKLANDS REMINISCENCES By Capt. A. G. MILLER No. I. EXPERIENCES WITH THE WOLSELEY VIPER In the following article Capt. Alistair Miller takes us back to the early pineteentwenties, and his experiences at Brook lands with the Wolseley-Viper. Capt. Miller raced probably more cars than any other driver in the early post-war days of Brooklands, nearly all of them essentially outer-circuit jobs...

Page 36 of September 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1974

Vintage postbag

Top Cars Sir, A major advantage of having been born well before the 1914-18 War is that one could motor at a time when motoring was a real pleasure rather than, for the most part, a necessary chore. Petrol was just over a shilling (five new pence) per gallon, I paid my chauffeur three pounds, fifteen shillings per week, and one could buy the most interesting and exciting motor cars secondhand,...


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