Articles tagged Jonathan Wood

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Miscellany

Matthew Freddenberg’s Negative Gravity is the story of Miss Beatrice Shilling, who raced her Norton to Gold Star speeds at Brooklands, did valuable research on wartime aero engines at the RAE, and with her husband raced a very special Lagonda Rapier after the war. A most attractive book, its appealing front cover showing the lady in leathers, Norton mounted; I recommend it strongly. (£13.99,...

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Letters from Readers.

Vauxhall Coachwork Sir., I was interested in Bill Ward's paragraph in the February issue concerning the Vauxhall "Wensum" and the other Vauxhall body types of the 1920s, but I am surprised that he does not mention the 23/60 Malvern tourer, which was longer than the Kington (not Kingston surely ?) and which was fitted with two extra occasional tip-up seats. I well recall, as a schoolboy in 1923,...

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There really should be a prize for the pot-boiler of the year. If there were, Octopus Books' "Great Marques: Rolls-Royce" by Jonathan Wood would be well in the running, for can there be anything new to say? The colour pictures. many specially commissioned say the publishers, are the saving grace, but alas the bigger ones are bisected over two pages. The price is £3.95, so at least there is no...

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Wheels of misfortune -- The rise and fall of the British Motor Industry

by Jonathan Wood. 91/2" x 61/2" . 250pp. (SidgwIck and Jackson Ltd, 1 Tavistock Chambers, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SG. £15.95) Symbolically picturing a punctured tyre, its dust-jacket proclaims this work to be the result of a quarter of a century of research, and it shows. Its author, a freelance journalist, has succeeded in squeezing the entire history of automobile manufacture in Britain,...

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Book reviews

Directory Of Historic Racing Cars by Denis Jenkinson. 190 pp. 9"x53/4 (Aston Publications Ltd, Bourne End House, Harvest Hill, Bourne End, Buckinghamshire SL8 SJJ. £11.95) In this nicely-illustrated soft-cover book Jenks sorts out the genuine, authentic and facsimile among surviving historic racing cars. He further sorts them into such categories as original, resurrection, re-construction,...

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THE LAST OF THE PROFILES

THE LAST OF THE PROFILES CAR PROFILES are no more. These fascinating 2s. " potted histories " with colour pictures of the cars concerned, edited by Anthony Harding, apparently did not make enough money for their publishers and the last batch were issued in September. As they may be in some demand by collectors, let us look at those not previously reviewed in these columns. Before we do so, it is...

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Vintage Postbag

Bean Factory Methods Sir, I was interested to read your article on Bean production methods. I enclose a photograph, taken in 1920, just after Harper Bean's moving track assembly line had been laid down. This picture is a bit of a fraud, as it shows "fully-fledged" Beans complete with bodies, in the Tipton assembly shop. As you rightly point out, the cars were only produced in chassis form there...

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Britain's Motor Industry

Britain's Motor Industry — The First Hundred Years, by Nick Baldwin, Anders Clausager, and Jonathan Wood (Nick Georgano, Ed). Haynes, £24.99. To mark the first one hundred years of the British Motor Industry Haynes of Yeovil got Nick Georgano to edit, and contribute to, along with the authors named above, this comprehensive 256-page study of the first century, with 120 pictures to illustrate...

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Bugatti - the Man and the Marque, by Jonathan Wood. Crowood Press. £50.

It's easy to say "What, another one?" when particular subjects crop up in the motoring press. Bugatti, along with Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche, is one. Of these, all creators of cars bearing their own names, it is surely Bugatti who exerts the most personal fascination, and to rely on a book which gives no picture of the man would be to see only the outlines of the picture. Jonathan Wood's book...

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Shire Albums

Shire Publications of Princes Risborough has added Nos 289 and 292 to the motoring titles in its attractive Shire Albums series. The first is a discourse on the Citroen, by Jonathan Wood. It brings one bang up to date on these individualistic cars, and devotes eight pages to the splendid 2CV and subsequent two-cylinder models. The pedal and electric Citroens, intended for children, are remembered...

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