Articles tagged Ken Rudd

Page 54 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 2014

When they were new: AC Ace

An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, August 1961 | by Michael Tee Introduced in 1953 the AC Ace was the first post-war British sports car to feature all-independent suspension, and it is still one of the best-looking sports cars on the road. Designed mainly by John Tojeiro, the Ace features a chassis based on two large diameter tubes with subframes front and rear to take...

Page 46 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1960

A very hot Healey

The energies of the majority of speed-shop proprietors are directed towards extracting high bhp figures from small displacement engines, with the idea of turning Britain's small saloons into "Q" cars capable of vanquishing their larger brothers. Just occasionally a tuner will attempt to extract even more horsepower from an engine, which is already extremely powerful in standard form, such a man...

Page 94 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2005

A law unto himself

Family fur business in the winter, motorsport come the summer. Mike Anthony tells Anthony Pritchard about his racing days, in which he was courted then taken to court by Colin Chapman "I came out of the Army in 1947 and bought a Jag SS90," Mike Anthony recalls. "When I bought it I thought it was an SS100 — I didn't even know that there was an SS90. I modified its cylinder head and beat a lot of...

Page 46 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1960

Road impressions of the Kieft-modified Morgan Plus-Four

Having acquired a taste for "rorty racers" when testing Ken Rudd's 185-b.h.p. Austin Healey 3000, we quickly accepted the opportunity to try a Kieft-modified Morgan Plus-Four. The Kieft Sports Car Co., Ltd., is now situated in Princip Street, Birmingham, and is in the process of rejuvenation. At the moment conversions are being manufactured for the Triumph Herald and TR3-engined cars, while a...

Page 28 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, January 1965

The cars of Betty Haig

Described to the Editor in a recent interview Late in November I drove out of Hampshire and across the rolling Berkshire downs, bleak under a blanket of grey cloud, to Shellingford, to talk to Betty Haig, grand niece of Field-Marshal the Earl Haig, K.G., G.C.B., O.M., about the cars she has owned, and driven in rallies, races and sprints. As I talked to this keen lady racing motorist in a study...

Page 12 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, January 1965

Automobile accessories reviewed

Radiator Decanters A novel idea from Ken Rudd of Ruddspeed Ltd., Ford Aerodrome, Sussex, is a decanter in the shape of classic car radiators. Those available at present are the Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Bugatti, but it is planned to include others, including the Jaguar S.S.100, as soon as possible. The decanters stand about 8 in. high and are exact replicas of actual radiators. The knowledgeable...

Page 15 of October 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1957

Bugatti O.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb (Sept. 8th) and European Hill-Climb Championship Events

Fastest time of the day was made by Dick Henderson at the wheel of his Cooper, the third occasion on which he had achieved this, having won at Craigantlet and SheIsley Walsh in previous weeks. Tony Marsh succeeded in retaining his title of Hill-Climb Champion of Great Britain, with 41 points against his nearest rivals, Henderson and Mike Christie. who were equal second. W. G. Sadler, the Canadian...

Page 66 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1995

Lancashire hot shot

The name of Chevron is so familiar that it's almost a surprise to remember that it was a major manufacturer only for about 12 years. The car that put the company on the map was the B8, still highly successful in Historic racing. The main force behind Chevron was one man: Derek Bennett, who first made his reputation as a midget racer on Northern speedway tracks during the 1950s. He was a fine...

Page 36 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 1962

motor sport

Motor Sport-Readers' Car Survey (Part 2) With part two of our readers' car survey we report on the Ford Anglia, the Austin-Healey roo and 3000, the Renault Dauphine and the Austin-Healey Sprite. Unfortunately, due to pressure on space, we have had to omit the Triumph Herald this month but it will be included in the June issue. On pages 316 and 317 we publish some remarks made by representatives...

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15,000 watch the first public Cinturato test day!

In January and February of this year Pirelli distributed an elaborate, 26-question questionnaire — through motoring magazines and motoring clubs. It asked Cinturato users to describe — in detail — their experience of the tyre. And it outlined a special test day to be held at Brands Hatch. The response was remarkable. Four thousand people filled in the questionnaire — and we were swamped with...

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