Articles tagged John French

Page 20 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1941

On something in English tradition

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." — the prime minister, of the R.A.F. fighter pilots, 1940 THE firm of Rolls-Royce Ltd. is, perhaps, the most famous in the whole Motor Industry; indeed, it is so well known, and so highly respected, as to be virtually an institution. This was the case in the days before the last war with Germany, but it can fairly safely...

Page 63 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1979

They Believed In Ghosts

Some years ago I enjoyed myself in these columns comparing the top-cars that were available to wealthy purchasers after the Kaiser war ended in 1918. It was apparent that on paper the short-lived Leyland of Parry Thomas, the first British production car to have a straight-eight engine, was the most desirable car, that the new "aeroplane-type" cars with their overhead-camshaft engines, offered by...

Page 31 of March 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1964

Book Reviews

"Auto-Universum: 1964." 244 pp. 12 7/8 in. x. 9 1/4 in. (Arthur Barker, 20, New Bond Street, London, W.1. 52s. 6d.) This, the 7th edition of an annual formerly called "AutoReview," produced by Arthur Logoz, might be termed the poor man's "Automobile Year," were not both these annuals of approximately the same price. "Auto-Universum" sets out to review the World's automobiles in picture and...

Page 39 of April 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 1967

Cars in books

Some time ago I referred in this feature to a rare book by Toby Rawlinson about his experiences as a member of the R.A.C. Corps in France during the First World War. I did not think it likely that another book of this kind had been published, until Mr. A. E. Sharp of Ealing kindly sent me a copy of " From Mons to Ypres with French," by Frederic Coleman (Sampson Low, 1916). This is a similar book...

Page 26 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1967

Cars in books

It really is quite remarkable! Having referred last month to Fred Coleman's book about driving in the R.A.C. Corps in the 1914-18 war and mentioned therein a Baker Carr who, I was informed by the Imperial War Museum, drove a borrowed Mercedes on the same tasks, Baker Carr's own reminiscences have come to hand – "From Chauffeur to Brigadier," by Brig. Gen. C. D. Baker Carr, C.M.G., D.S.O. (Ernest...

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