Articles tagged Herbert Austin

Page 28 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1958

Car Mart's Jubilee

Car Mart Ltd. recently held a party to celebrate their Jubilee, Major R. S. Grigg having founded this well-known firm on October 29th, 1908. Showrooms in Piccadilly were opened in 1909 and from 1921-23 Car Mark dealt in Angus-Sanderson, Sizaire-Berwick, Fiat 501, Singer, Bean, Rolls-Royce and Daimler cars. Later, Sir Herbert Austin invited Car Mart to take the distribution rights for Austin cars...

Page 62 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, July 2006

Track visit: Le Mans 1906

It’s 100 years since the first grand prix was held, on the roads near Le Mans, in 1906. It was won by a Renault, so we just had to drive the course in a Clio V6 To paraphrase Pete Townshend, this straight goes on for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles. Fifteen minutes away from here is the legendary Ligne Droite des Hunaudières, and you laugh when you consider that, for 1991, they had...

Page 146 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 146, November 2008

Rumblings

The impressive annual Triple-M Register 2007 Yearbook, covering the overhead-camshaft MGs, is now available for £9 inc postage, from Peter Hemmings, Folly Farm, Thornford Road, Headley, Berks RG19 8AN. The MAC has asked us to request owners of Shelsley specials not registered in recent years to supply details of their cars to Robin Parker, 10 Earles Lane, Kensall, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 OQR, as...

Page 54 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1958

A History of the Armstrong Siddeley Car

[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make, so far as the older models are concerned. No club exists to cater for these cars. Very few are to be found amongst members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. Sometimes the early versions are dismissed...

Page 35 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1977

Looking back with Mr.H.W.Butcher

From time to time Mr. Harold Butcher has shown interest in items about happenings in the Herefordshire country where he grew up which have appeared in Motor Sport and, realising that he knew intimately the Motor Trade during its formative years, I asked him to tell me more. His father, Mr. George Henry Butcher (1875-1961) began his transport connections in the cycle-business, being Works Manager...

Page 46 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1971

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work."

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work." Edited by Ronald Barker and Anthony Harding. 374 pp. 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. (David & Charles, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4 4s.) At first this weighty tome seems to cover an odd selection of designers, because engineers of the calibre of Sir Henry Royce, Laurence Pomeroy, Georges Roesch, Louis Coatalen, Ernest Henry, Ettore Bugatti...

Page 60 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1991

Going West

On a journey to Wiltshire last month I spent an interesting afternoon with Mr Freddie Henry, 'talking Austin'. He started an apprenticeship with the Longbridge Company in 1926 and remained with Lord Austin's concern for many years thereafter. He shared lodgings with Ralph Secretan, who spoke fluent German and helped Austin on visits to that country, etc, and who bought a Bugatti from Malcolm...

Page 27 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1981

Matters of Moment

• "April Fool" Cars As this issue of Motor Sport is due to appear on April Fool's Day we can perhaps be excused for thinking about those cars which, because they have fooled their owners and drivers by developing defects, often all too early in their life-span, might be called "April Fool's" cars, or at least be described as cars apparently designed and/or made by fools. Those addicted to motor-...

Page 15 of June 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, June 1931

Rumblings

urrih..in9s 4., 74, 130fitlERGES NOW that the Double-Twelve is over, the J.C.C. will no doubt be considering what they are going to do in the matter next year. If the race is run again there will be various points to attend to, but there is plenty of time to think these over, and a better idea is often obtained when the event has receded somewhat into the past and its perspectives adjusted. There...

Page 29 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1938

THE J.C.C. FILM SHOW

THE J.C.C. FILM SHOW The J.C.C. gave easily the best motorracing film show ever, at Wardour Street, on November 2nd. All the best racing films were shown, with two of the best Micky Mouse cartoons and other pictures as a pleasant variation. The film showing the construction of the racing Austin Seven was well received and one wonders whether there is any significatfce about the taking of this...

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