Articles tagged Ken W. Purdy

Page 24 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1947

"Motor Sport" Brooklands Fund

The Fund instituted by Motor Sport to commemorate the Brooklands Motor Course has got off the mark rather slowly. We hope that you will give this deserving Fund your support, so that the great work of the late Mr. H. F. Locke-King may be properly perpetuated. Up to May 20th the donations stood as follows: — W.J.Tee, Esq. (Motor Sport) ... £10 0s. 0d. C. Clutton, Esq ... 11s. 6d. H.D. Harrison,...

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Last year representatives of the V.C.C. and V.S.C.C. met the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., to discuss tyres for their members' vehicles. As a result, Dunlop have issued the following statement:— 1. They would continue to deal with all matters affecting veteran and vintage tyres as sympathetically as circumstances permit. 2. Because demands are irregular and special craftsmen and techniques are needed...

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Quick-change views

Sir, If you correspondent Ken W. Purdy is the author of "The Kings of the Road," this quotation from his introduction may be of interest to your readers: "We have raised a generation of Americans who have been cheated out of one of life's important pleasures: the joy of driving a light, fast, safe and supple automobile, a vehicle to sit in, not on, a vehicle that steers where it's told, stops...

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Matters of Moment

• Showtime Soliloquy Less than a week ago the Earls Court Motor Show ended, marking the end of another year. It has been a year marred by riots, floods and strikes, and set about with speed-limits, so that the hand of both man and nature has inflicted us with disasters. Add to this the latest manifestation of Go Slow with Labour, whereby the Post Master General has messed-up Her Majesty's Mails (...

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Outstanding Newcomer We have waited a long time for the Jovvett Javelin. Now that details of it have become public property we find ourselves in no way disappointed. Indeed, it pleases us to discover that the old-established and ever-individual Bradford concern has introduced a world-beater — a car of which Britain and the enthusiast can be proud. That Motor Sport considers it high time this...

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152 m.p.h. Turbine Warm congratulations to the Rover Company, who set up the first timed records with a turbine car on the Ostend-Ghent motor road on June 25th. Driven by Peter Wilks and Spencer King this pioneering Rover set up final figures of 82.391 m.p.h. for the two-way s.s. kilo., 95.568 m.p.h. for the two-way s.s. mile, 151.196 m.p.h. for the two-way f.s. mile and, fastest of all, 151.965...

Page 26 of March 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1955

Book Reviews.

"The Kings of the Road," by Ken W. Purdy. 216 pp. 5 1/2 in. by 8 1/2 in. (Hutchinson and Co., Ltd., Hutchinson House, Stratford Place, London, W.1. 15s.) This book, well known in the U.S.A., has now come to this country. It is a study by Ken Purdy, Bugatti enthusiast and keen motor-minded Editor of the American monthly True, of all the more worthwhile motor cars and their reason for existence....


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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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