Articles tagged John Harvey-Jones

Page 69 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, May 1993

The diary people

Some time back, on BBC TV, troubleshooter Sir John Harvey-Jones waded into the directors of long-established Charles Letts & Co, publishers of the well-known diaries, which are as old as the Company itself, but a company which has had to borrow £3 million from Hambro's Bank to survive. Seeing this, I was instantly back at Brooklands, in the 1930s. With a more knowledgeable companion I was...

Page 75 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, June 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 60 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1993

Veteran to classic

The Seabrook RMC At a time when the First World War was fast approaching, and American cars looked outwardly, to European eyes, mostly all the same, with unpretentious outlines and rounded radiators and bonnets later associated with the low-priced Chevrolet and similar makes, one import from the USA stood out significantly. It was the Regal, made in Detroit, by the Regal Motor Car Company of...

Page 84 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1996

A-Z Classic Sporting Cars 1950-1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 80 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, October 1996

A-Z of Classic Sporting Cars 1950 - 1975

Part Two Jensen 541 1954-1963 Glass-fibre body, 4-litre straight-six engine but styling is an acquired taste. 541 introduced 1957 with rack-and-pinion steering and disc brakes. More power from the same engine but replaced by 541S version with auto transmission in 1961. Bigger and heavier, the S didn't catch on either. Less than 600 examples produced from start of Production. Not an earth-...

Page 20 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, September 1997

Simon Draper

A man with the world's best collection of Aston Martins and the force behind the Palawan press If you see an unusual Aston Martin at a race, chances are the entrant will be Simon Draper. His collection is the biggest and quite possibly the most complete single-make grouping of any marque. But after some years racing old cars, he has turned his attentions to publishing books about them, creating...

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