Articles tagged John Citizen

Page 17 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, November 1951

AUSTIN SEVEN REBORN

AUSTIN SEVEN REBORN ON October 16th the long-awaited Austin Seven was revealed to privileged "gentlemen of the Press " and a day later, at Earls Court, was unveiled to John and Joan Citizen. 1V1ile this newcomer has nothing to do with ltighperformance motoring, we feel that it merits study, if only on account of the nostalgia created by its inurtortal forebear, on the basis of which so many...

Page 50 of October 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1964

Reflections on the T.T

The T.T. has been a peculiar affair. It began in 1905 as a genuine attempt to have a race for touring cars, even to the drastic measure of insisting that vast wooden boards be carried upright behind the driving compartment to simulate the drag of a landaulette body. Arrol-Johnston, Rolls-Royce, Rover and Hutton won these I.O.M. contests. Then the thing became a race for true Grand Prix cars (or,...

Page 12 of November 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1940

On selling sports-cars

THE war is on, and the production of new motor-cars has ceased entirely, so this is just the time to devote a little thought to the none too simple subject of selling sports-cars. Lots of important people who were in the Motor Industry—the third largest pre-war industry in this country— before the war, will return to it when peace breaks out. So, however busy they are just now and no matter how...

Page 11 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1953

MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT ENTHUSIASM Since the end of the second world war enthusiasm for motor sport in all its diverse and varied forms has soared to new heights. This enthusiasm is reflected in congestion in the national fixture list, in the large entry for all types of competitive events and no less in the splendid attendances seen alike at club and international fixtures. The question arises, will...

Page 11 of January 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, January 1943

Things to which we can look forward

The war news, which is about the only news we get now, is so promising at the time of writing that there is a stronger incentive than ever to look forward to peace and consider what motoring then has in store for us. This is not a political paper, but motoring is such a vast and far-reaching business that everyday politics have a very important influence on it, and, remembering how great a part...

Page 27 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, September 1937

HADLEY WINS THE CRYSTAL PALACE CUP WITH LORD AUSTIN'S AUSTIN

HADLEY WINS THE CRYSTAL PALACE CUP WITH LORD AUSTIN'S AUSTIN SMALL ATTENDANCE VERY dismal weather after a fortnight of summer resulted in a poor attendance at the big composite meeting at the Crystal Palace road-circuit on August 14th. Cyclists, solo motorcyclists, sidecar-riders and car-drivers were all featured for the Great British Public,who should have turned up in huge masses and who...

Page 2 of March 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, March 1942

VIEWPOINTS OF A PASSENGER

VIEWPOINTS OF A PASSENGER Mrs. Kitty Hutchison looks back to the days when she rode beside her famous husband in trials and rallies IT is true that the onlooker sees most of the game, and, when it comes to motoring events, that the passenger sees least of all, yet it might not be altogether amiss to record how the herculean struggles of men and machines affect those who get none of the glamour of...

Page 14 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1938

RUMBLINGS

Hybrids CONSTRUCTION of a hybrid is an enthralling business. Usually, of course, the scheme is controlled by the components that become available and the money and time that can be expended, but even then the results can be very well worth while. Happy is he who can build the special job to a preconceived plan, either uniting specially favoured components or building to achieve a particular...

Page 6 of April 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1928

SPORTING CARS ON TEST

SPORTING CARS ON TEST. THE 36-220 h.p. SUPERCHARGED MERCEDES. By THE EDITOR. year, it will be remembered, we enjoyed an exciting trip in the very impressive 33-180 h.p. supercharged Mercede3, a car with a performance not easily forgotten., While the speed and general behaviour of this model left little to be desired, there is no doubt that its great weight, size and considerable height, somewhat...

Page 5 of June 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1941

Readers discuss the Strachan stir-up

[In the April issue, R. C. S. Strachan suggested that the sports car is doomed to disappear from the new-car market. Mr. Lowrey's reaction to this theory was published in the correspondence pages last month and three more replies follow—incidentally, the views expressed all take different angles and would seem to offer convincing collective disposal of at least the fundamentals of Strachan's...

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