Articles tagged Ken Fidgen

Page 35 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1977

A remarkable Sunbeam revelation

How Louis Coatalen copied a 1913 Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot for his 1914 TT cars It is accepted that the Sunbeam that won the 1914 TT, driven by Kenelm Lee Guinness, was a direct crib of the famous and successful 1913 Coupe de L'Auto Peugeot. Louis Coatalen, who had come to the Sunbeam Motor Company in Wolverhampton from Hillman in 1909, had shown himself to be extremely keen on motor racing. He had...

Page 51 of July 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1978

Cars In Books

Cars In Books KEN FIDGEN of the STD Register, has sent me the following for this column: Here is a "Cars in Books" reference for you if it has not already .cropped up in the past. Cecil B. eaton In "My Bolivian Aunt A memoir" (Weidenfeld and Nicolson) writes: ... "Her hats alone caused a sensation in London though they were difficult to manoeuvre whenever she went out in her open carriage. When...

Page 59 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, December 1977

Which came first - Brooklands or Indianapolis?

It is universally accepted that Brooklands Track, built by Hugh Fortesque Locke-King in 1906/7 and officially opened on June 17th, 1907, was the first specially-constructed motor-racing track in the World. This has always been my impression and the Americans are said to have based their famous Indianapolis speed-bowl on the British Motor Course. However, I have recently come across a reference to...

Page 46 of August 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1966

Sunbeams at Wolverhampton

July 3rd THE annual rally ot the S.T.D. Register to Wolverhampton will never reacts the impressive proportions of one-make gatherings like the Rolls-Royce and Bentley assemblies or the invasion of Austin Sevens at Beaulieu. But it has become an institution, nevertheless, and one which. I think, enjoys the distinction of being the first "return to birthplace" rallies, at all events in recent years...

Page 55 of July 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 1964

Vauxhall Get-Together

A get-together of vintage Vauxhalls is being planned to take place at Vauxhall Motors, Luton, on September 5th. All owners of 30/98, Prince Henry, D-type, 14/40, 23/60 and 25/70 are invited as the guests of Vauxhall Motors Ltd., and anyone wishing to enter should contact G. W. Samson, 12 Mayfield Avenue, Penkridge, Stafford. A luncheon is being provided for all entrants by Vauxhall Motors. Owners...


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Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special



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