Articles tagged JEFF CLEW

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...

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"J.A.P. - The Vintage Years"

"J.A.P. — The Vintage Years" by Jett Clew. 255 pp, 10 in x 7 in. (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 7JJ. 12.95). One encounters JAP engines in every facet of historic motoring and I have often thought it would be nice to have a book about them, yet this seemed highly optimistic, because the precision engineers of J. A. Prestwich made myriads of different engines and to...

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"The Sunbeam Motorcycle"

"The Sunbeam Motorcycle" by Robert Cordon Champ. 205 pp. 91/4" x 61/2". (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkled, Yeovil. Somerset BA22 7JJ. £6951 This book is about Sunbeam motorcycles (and the Sunbeam push-cycles), and it mass high standard of how one-tasks hiss, should be presented. There is a wealth of information in this excellent book, about the origins of the Sunbeam bicyclas and motor-cycics,...

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The Sparkford Museum

Museums have a habit of Motor Museums have a habit of a springing up all over the place these days, like molehills on suburban lawns. The Patrick Collection will open in Birmingham in 1987, with full charitable trust status, and on July 10th Richard Noble, OBE, opened the Sparkford Motor Museum near Yeovil. The latter consists of the cars which John Haynes, of the well-known motor manual...

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Books for the New Year

"The Art of Gordon Crosby" by Peter Garnier. 95 pp. 13" x 9¼". (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex. £7.95). I may not be the best person to review this book of Gordon Crosby paintings and sketches, for the reason that as a motoring historian I prefer photographs to the work of artists, these being, in general, unable to lie, thus avoiding confusion over the past...

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1979 British Grand Prix race report - Williams all the way

  It was all sunshine and peace at Silverstone over the period of the Grand Prix, the sun was shining, everyone was affable and there were all the ingredients for the best possible British motor racing garden party. Clay Regazzoni crosses the line to win the 1979 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images There was everything on four wheels, from long, long ago to the very instant when...

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"The Lotus Elan and Europa"

"The Lotus Elan and Europa" by John Bolster. 128 pp. 7'/2" x 9" (Motor Racing Publicanons Ltd., 28 &32 Devonshire Road, London W4 2110. £6.95). To their earlier landscape-style books, which they term "Collector's Guides". MRP have added this well presented and illustrated book about two specific Lotus models vvhich are becoming rather rare, only 25,000 Elans, P2s and Europas having been built...

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The Schoolboy Who Sold Manuals to Adults

Interview Behind every classified advertisement there must be a story, but it is unusual to find that two lines in MOTOR SPORT's "back-page bible" have literally been the foundation of an Anglo-American publishing empire. That is what happened when Sutton Valence schoolboy John Haynes offered our readers Suggested Designs, Modifications and General Information on Building a 750 c.c. Special....

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W. 0. Bentley and Harry Weslake

Sir, I was intrigued to read your comments about my Harry Weslake book in the current issue of Motor Sport and to learn that I may have added a little to the controversy that centres around certain aspects of the Bentley marque. Having taken a close look at the copious shorthand notes I made during my various sessions with Harry, I can confirm that everything I reported was exactly as he told me...

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