Articles tagged Laura Ashley

Page 83 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, December 1995

V-to-C Miscellany

As a contribution to 100 years of the motor car, Rod Fitzhugh has written a little 28-page booklet about the relatively unremembered Bridgwater cars and the company that inspired their production and which was in existence from 1887 to 1994. Those who like a bit of off-beat history can obtain copies, at £2.95 post free, from the Avalon Press, II Regency Drive, Green Lane, Coventry, CV3 60A. The...

Page 111 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 1995

Cars in Books

From Laura Ashley by Anne Sebba (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1990) we learn that the famous fashion designer's husband, Sir Bernard, liked fast driving and had a Lotus Elite, reconditioned and tuned by Anthony Sheppard, who later became the Ashleys' works manager. The Elite had been brought for £500 in kit form and built up by Sir Bernard himself. There is also reference to the first Company...

Page 45 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1977

Loton Park Hill-Climb

The sport of synod hill-climbing, which remains largely an amateur undertaking, continues to flourish, encouraged by the RAC National Championship. Among the courses used is Loton Park, on the Shropshire estate of Sir Michael Leighton, Bt., which has the distinction of being the longest in England, at 1,475 yards. (Scotland can claim a longer course, at Doane.) Loton had its round of the RAC...

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