Articles tagged Kensington Moir

Page 52 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, April 1981

One Man's Pom

It is not often that cars ranging in age from the Edwardian period through to the present day, in character from the highly specialised sports racing machine to the family car or in construction from the home built special to the mass produced, have the chance to compete against each other on theoretically equal terms. But that is just what happens at the VSCCs “Pomeroy Memorial Trophy...

Page 19 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1933


RACING MARQUES GREAT BENTLEY The first car. THE name of Bentley was by no means unknown in the racing world before the first car bearing it ever made its appearance. All followers of the sport in pre-War days remembered " W.O. on his little D.F.P. in the 1914 T.T., and the plucky performance which he put up. When, therefore, directly after the war it became known that he was going to produce a...

Page 70 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, April 1995

When AC Cars Alarmed Bentley Motors

Back in 1922, one of the most meritorious achievements at Brooklands Motor Course was the "Double-Twelve-Hour" record established by Capt John Duff in his own 3-litre Bentley four-seater, at an average speed of 86.79 mph. This fine performance by the driver who had previously raced the old 10-litre Fiat and who had nearly met his end when the 200 hp Benz had taken him over the top of the banking...

Page 105 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, August 2003

The sad demise of 'Bunny'

Bill Boddy During the war I reckoned the Bamford & Martin side-valve Aston Martins of the early 1920s, built in small numbers by ex-Etonian Lionel Martin in South Kensington, London, to be the car to have. So I set about trying to find one. But those looked at were either in `bitsa' condition or were exceptionally expensive. 12/50 Alvises proved good substitutes, but there was the lingering...

Page 11 of December 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1946

Great British Achievements VI

The Editor describes Outstanding Light-Car Records — I922 and 1946 This country has favoured small cars since there were small cars to favour, and while this age of austerity continues, such cars will he more in evidence than ever. The British light car, regarded purely as transport, did„ before the war, represent extremely good value for money. If you could go into your local showroom now and...

Page 20 of August 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1925


THE GRAND PRIX D'ENDURANCE FOR THE RUDGEWHITWORTH CUP, 20th and 21st JUNE, 1925. By J. D. BENJAFIELD. The following article, contributed by Dr. Benjafield, who was one of the Bentley Team, gives some interesting details of the event. THIS, the greatest race for cars in touring trim, took place at Le Mans, starting at 4 p.m. on June 20th, 1925, and finishing 24 hours later. Arriving at the circuit...

Page 6 of May 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1944

Notes on the Original Aston-Martin Company

Notes on the Original Aston-Martin Company IN studying the early history of the Aston-Martin car it is interesting to go right back prior to the production of the first experimental model in 1914 and discover the origin of the marque.. In the early days of motoring, when the sport of cycling was at its height and road races were run off every week-end, there were a couple of enthusiasts named...

Page 3 of November 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, November 1944

"Those were the days"

Lionel Martin looks back Soon the war will be over and we must look forward. Meanwhile it is pleasant to look back, and in this interesting contribution Lionel Martin describes some of his experiences in the very early days, and throws yet more light on the origin and development of the Bamford and Martin Aston-Martin.--Ed. The Editor has paid me the very high compliment of asking me to write...

Page 16 of November 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, November 1935


SHUTTLEWORTH WINS THE DONINGTON GRAND PRIX Foreign stars make the running in first half of the race, but retire after half distance. C. E. C. Martin; loses first position through last minute skid At last the ambition of the Donington organisers has been achieved, and a 300 mile rate run under Grand Prix rules run off on England's only road-circuit. It was a most successful affair from every angle...

Page 5 of February 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1947

The 3-Litre Bentley

[To many people the 3-litre which was evolved by W. O. Bentley just after the Kaiser War and which remained in production for six years, represents the finest sports car in the world. Amongst members of the Bentley Drivers' Club there are still 209 of these fine cars in use, practically all of them maintained in a condition such as should gladden the eyes even of Mobile Policemen. In spite of...



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