Articles tagged Lincoln Zephyr

Page 7 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1949

The Editor Discusses This "Hot-Rod" Business

The "hot-rod" craze, which originated in Southern California in the late nineteen-thirties, has spread throughout America. Over here we find the speeds achieved by "souped-up" L-head engined American cars over a flat-out quarter-mile difficult to believe, in spite of electric timing. After all, a 1932 Ford V8 coupé, sans wings, doing 120 m.p.h., takes some swallowing, and perhaps that is as much...

Page 19 of August 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, August 1950


" BUNTY REMEMBERS" Some Experiences with the Less Usual Cars by DAVID SCOTT-MONCRIEFF THE description of the Renault "45 " in an old copy of the Motor, lying in a waiting room, unloosed a flood of memories. The earlier model " 455 " possessed it feature not described in the catalogues. If you burst one of the great. big front tyres the front braking system gave a terrific snatch. We missed the...

Page 30 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1936


THE SCOTTISH RALLY Those who maintain that Rallies appeal to only a minority of drivers should note that for this year's Scottish Rally 176 -entries have been received. The event, which is in its fifth year, takes place from June 1st5th, embracing -six special tests, a road mileage of 262, and a coachwork competition. This year there will be no night section, Tornapress Pass to Applecross has to...

Page 5 of February 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1950

Reports of Recent Events

North London E.C.C. Christmas Trial Held on December 18th, the results were not to hand in time for the last issue:—   Best Performance of the Day.—D. D. Render (Allard), 50.1 marks lost. First-Class Awards.—A. W. Richards (Austin), 64.8 marks lost; C. J. Abbott (Austin), 69.9 marks lost. Highest Placed Saloon Car.—Mrs. J. W. Evans (Austin), 95.9 marks lost.   Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C....

Page 7 of December 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1937


6,4,,,^ • • 11,.. ::•.:1614"," • A Promising Hill-Climb Venue IT seems that next season the shortage of speed hillclimb venues may be augmented by the advent of Prescott, which estate is now the property of the Bugatti Owners' Club. It will be recalled that about two years ago the Club planned to make Dancer's End a first-class hill-climb venue, and obtained approval from the landowner, Alan P....

Page 63 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, October 1965

Looking Back

The Editor chats with Capt. S. M. Townsend A rising out of the notes we published about the 1904 Gordon Bennett Weir Darracq with the "?" on its hub caps in the June issue, I drove down the notoriously congested A31, along which Army tank transporters added to the creeping and crawling, and through trolley-bus infested Bournemouth last month to talk, at his charming house overlooking Sandbanks...

Page 127 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, June 2012

Carbon updating

Interesting slant on marque revivals with the recent news that Atalanta, which built handsome sporting cars before WWII, is being restarted. Normally this sort of resuscitation involves pure replication, but in this case Martyn Corield, the man behind the wheel who owns original Atalantas, has chosen to use modern technology within a period outline. Which you might argue is appropriate, since...

Page 97 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, July 1996

Great Cars of the 1920s and 1930s

For many years the Vintage sports Car Club's annual April meeting at Silverstone has been characterised by high winds, torrential rain and face-biting temperatures. Those who have been experienced the sheer hell of standing at Woodcote in particular on one of these April days will know only too well what an inhospitable place it is. Yet every year we all return for more, and the crowds that...

Page 64 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, March 1988

Veteran to classic: V12 Lagonda

Casualty of War When I think back on the cars for which I have considerable affection, the final pre-war design-fling of WO Bentley comes readily to mind — the V12 Lagonda. Unfortunately it was hampered by the proximity of its conception and production to the Second World War; but had Hitler not intervened this car would surely have become one of the great all-time Classics. The project was born...

Page 61 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, April 1971

The new Jaguar V12

The Jaguar V12 engineTechnical description For some considerable time rumour implied that Jaguar were working on a vee engine to supplement or succeed their illustrious twin-cam XK six-cylinder power unit. It was not at first known whether this would be a V8 or a V12, but the truth is out—the new engine is a 5.3-litre V12 with two (not twin) oh. camshafts, for installation alongside the famous XK...



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