Articles tagged JAMES LEASOR

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The Midland Motor Museum

On May 29th another museum was opened. This is the Midland Motor Museum at Measham, of which Lord Montagu is Chairman and which is owned by a company formed by David Wickens, Chairman of Measham Motor Sales. The Museum is housed in a fine new building, able to accommodate 80 vehicles and with natural lighting front glass panels in the roof. High doors enable commercial vehicles to be driven in,...

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Vintage Postbag

Discovering lost Cords Sir, I was interested to see the reference in January's MOTOR SPORT to the Cord unearthed in a Derbyshire barn, and would agree with you that it is not the only one left in this country. There is another in the Manx Museum. My friend Norman Sharam, owned a very rare six light saloon, which I think is still in Britain. Coys had a Sportsman two-seater for sale not long ago,...

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Letters from Readers

N.B. -Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. - Ed. XJ-Satisfaction Sir, At the end of Mr. R. F. Anderson's letter (Motor Sport, January) describing his experiences with a Jaguar XJ-S, you invite other owners to give their impressions of this car. No doubt you will be inundated with replies, but I would nevertheless like...

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Books for the new year

"Thirty Years of Motoring for Motor Sport" by Bill Boddy. 160pp. 11" x 8-1/2" (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Streeet, London, EC2A 4DA. £14.90). Here at last is the book so many of our readers say they have been waiting for — a résumé of W.B.'s road-testing, and driving other cars (veteran, Edwardian, vintage and historic racing cars included, the last-named embracing two...

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Out of the Past

I mentioned recently some venerable ladies who have been driving for longer than most of us. One such lady is Lady Olwen Carey Evans of Criccieth, a daughter of David Lloyd George, who began in 1916. Being curious as to the sequence of cars Used, I wrote to her and she has kindly replied, saying that long before 1916 she was allowed to try her hands on what was a high two-seater controlled by a "...

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Book Reviews

"The Millionth Chance," by James Leaser. 176 pp., 8¾ in. by 5½ in. (Hamish Hamilton, Ltd., 90, Great Russell Street, London, W.C.1. 18s.) This is the story, dramatic, tragic but technically and historically enthralling, of the loss of the airship R101, which crashed and caught fire near Beauvais in France while on a flight from Cardington to Egypt and India in October 1930. James Leasor covers...

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Cars in Books

This time, thanks to a reader, Mr. J. H. Dunn of Weybridge, we are able to quote a rather luridly written passage from "The Log of the Maken", by Ian Nicolson, which will be of interest to members of the Morgan Three-Wheeler Club. But we hope they will not emulate the drive described:— "A tiny car hurtles down the Dover Road. As it roars past policemen, they instinctively reach to their tunic...

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Book reviews

"On The Road" by Jackie Stewart. 120 pp. 10" x 7" (Collins Willow, 8 Grafton Street, London, W1X 3LA £7.95). The reason this book gets into the full-review section of this book reviews' page is on account of the fame of its author rather than the breathtakingly thrilling content of his book. Jackie Stewart needs no introduction to our readers, although they may hold the view that apologies are...

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To Brighton in a Foden Steam Wagon

Last year the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club held its first London-Brighton Run, which I reported after going through as passenger in Rootes' 1909 solid-tyred Commer Type WP3 omnibus. This year I felt I should travel on a steam wagon and a ride on Messrs. T. T. Boughton & Sons' 1928 Foden was immediately forthcoming. This wagon (No. 13138) was rebuilt some years ago at the suggestion of Mr...

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Cars in Books

Having enjoyed "Motor Tramp" by John Heygate (see this column last December), I set about reading his earlier book "Talking Picture" (Cape, 1934), which the local library eventually, after a bit of a tussle, obtained from the National Central Library, who appear to have got their copy from the British Board of Film Censors! This is a delightful book, which is concerned with the lighter side of...

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