Articles tagged Joan Johns

Page 13 of April 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1956

Matters Of Moment

The British Motor Industry The prevailing predicament in which the British Motor Industry finds itself, on short-time and hedged with industrial disputes, is exceedingly serious. Only a year ago we were told that prosperity had returned to Britain; now we face inflation (which deflates alike Government and citizens) and a gloomy Budget. An unhealthy Motor Industry can cause national disaster,...

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Around and about

Redex Economy Run  Traditionally, the Hants & Berks MC ran another Economy Run this year, much in the former format, thanks to sponsorship from Redex, who in return injected 5 c.c.-per-gallon of their upper-cylinder lubricating additive into the fuel tanks of the 40 competing cars. This was no petrol-conserving dawdle. The route of more than 1,000 miles took in the Wrynose Pass in the Lake...

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The grit and the good

The RAC Rally has seen several transformations but, by recalling some of its greatest drives and moments, John Davenport concludes the fighting spirit required to win is unchanged. The RAC Rally was conceived in haste, but has a long and lasting legacy. Regulations for the inaugural event of 1932 were out before the previous Christmas and attracted 341 starts. Its 2000-mile route took them from...

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Nancy Mitchell

We are saddened to learn of the death of Nancy Mitchell, after a short illness, aged 81. Having married early, Mrs Mitchell had time and the wealth with which to indulge in her hobby of competition motoring. She had an HRG, which she ran in the 1948 Rallye des Aloes and in many other events. Tall, rather serious and perhaps a little aloof, Nancy moved unintentionally from amateur to professional...

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The Roads of the 1920s

Resuming the O.J. "diaries" of those times, we left him after he had tested, and been notably impressed with, an Alvis, in 1925. Whether it was the pleasure that driving that Alvis gave him, I do not know, but shortly afterwards Owen John was pontificating about the beauties of Britain and the fun to be had in really exploring it, which was open to anyone with a car. As for learning to drive, O.J...

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MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT THE MONTE CARLO RALLY IN RETROSPECT Because it is the most widely publicised winter motoring event. the Monte Carlo Rally continues to be news until the racing season recommences. This year's Rally was highly satisfactory On wn counts—(I) although the average speeds seemed low, the organisers chose the route with such skill that the regularity section from Paris to Monte Carlo,...

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Sunbeam Rapier Series II wins very difficult R.A.C Rally

Fiat 1,100 vanquishes small Fords : Standard Pennants secure Team Award, Pat Moss (Morris Minor 1000) wins Ladies' Prize This year's R.A.C. International Rally, counting towards the Rally Championship, was described as the Rally of the Tests. It was hoped that continental entrants, intimidated by the difficult map-reading involved in the 1956 rally, would be attracted, and Le Touquet was named as...

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