Articles tagged Henry Wessells

Page 62 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, January 1996

United States of automobiles

American tour One of the side-effects of making friends with car people is that your entire calendar can end up concentrating on cars. And holidays, too: staying with friends in the USA, I fancy I attended more motoring socials than in a season at home. My host Dave George restores cars, but only prime, mainly pre-war, European stuff: on my latest visit, his capacious workshop housed 1 1/2-litre...

Page 50 of September 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1993

40 years on

Spectators engrossed in the enthralling Frank Sytner vs Nick Faure battle at the head of the GT field in the Coys' Silverstone Historic meeting might have been forgiven for overlooking the machine which finished 16th. While the Bamford GTO traded tarmac with Draper's Aston Martin prototype, Chris Mann brought an unusual red coupe home to a promising result in a field of cars a generation younger...

Page 70 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, January 1989

Lies, damned lies...

Sir, In answer to Mr Millward (Motor Sport, November 1988): yes my driving experience in England is limited, although I have trailered vintage cars as far there as here, but pehaps the same is true of his experience with USA data. I agree that safety is of great importance, but we can still be realistic about speed limits. It would be refreshing if Mr Millward did not continue to quote from one...

Page 64 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, February 1989

The Russian Prince

Sir, Nice to see the picture of the ex-Prince George Imeritinsky 41/2-litre Bentley in the Bill Ford Collection (Motor Sport, January 1989). I knew the Russian Prince quite well; he was a respected amateur coachwork designer of his day. He said he would design a body more attractive than the standard VDP and cheaper. The price from Wylder was considerably less than VDP; I drove the Bentley when...

Page 73 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, December 1988

Letters:

Trial by media Sir, DSJ's "Letter" (Motor Sport, October 1988) reeks of trial by media, and suggests sour grapes, in impugning the motives of enthusiasts. In my opinion the owners of the Multi-Union should be congratulated for saving an important historic car. A genuine and historic GP car, the most effective model of its time, is being returned to original form with almost all of its original...

Page 115 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, November 2013

Events of the Month

Goodwood Revival Now 16 seasons old, the Goodwood Revival has become a celebration of the distinctive and the distinguished. Core themes in 2013 included the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark’s first Formula 1 title, featuring a parade of cars the Scot raced or drove on the road, and a tribute to the Ford GT40, which began to take shape 50 years ago. It was GT40’s turn to be granted a one-make race...

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