Articles tagged Lionel Martin

Page 58 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, September 1982

Speed Guarantees

THESE DAYS, with very full performance figures published in road-test reports conducted by what is now termed "the Media", there is no lack of information as to how cars live up to their maker's claims, or fail to do so. But in older times it was difficult for the customers to check these claims and for that reason some manufacturers saw useful publicity in putting out guaranteed speeds for their...

Page 8 of February 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, February 1939


MOUNTAIN RACING AGAIN? General Meeting submitted to the Racing Committee Proposal at Brooklands THE general meeting of the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club, held on January 28th, was of more than usual interest, for though the suggestions put forward were fewer than usual, they were very much to the point. It may be mentioned that the Brooklands A.G.M. differs from most club meetings of the type...

Page 7 of December 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1945

BRDC Bulletin

Some time ago we stated that the secretary of the B.R.D.C. had left no address to which communications could be forwarded, but now that a meeting has been held under the chairmanship of Lord Howe, and H. J. Morgan has agreed to be acting secretary, letters can be sent on. However, to avoid unnecessary work, we feel it advisable to remind new readers that B.R.D.C. membership was, before the war,...

Page 30 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1938


TAZIO NUVOLARI WINS DONINGTON'S GREAT RACE FOR AUTO-UNION IMMENSE CROWDS SPECTATE AT A THRILLING RACE. LANG (MERCEDES-BENZ) AND SEAMAN (MERCEDES-BENZ) SECOND AND THIRD. WELL, the Crisis blew nicely away and the German teams returned to Donington for the postponed Formula Grand Prix, run on October 22nd instead of on October 1st. It was easily the greatest British race ever held. It was started by...

Page 41 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1991


The scene will be familiar to anyone who has ever been stuck behind a milk lorry, a truck full of sheep and a local bus on a rain swept back road in Wales. And so will that mixed feeling of boredom, discomfort and impatience. The cure, I discovered last week whilst testing the latest crate from Aston Martin, is British Racing Green, Connolly leather and 330 bhp. I was happy at 35 mph, but...

Page 97 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, December 1980

"Talking With Ernest Siddeley"

"Talking With Ernest Siddeley" Sit . One rather good point I did not mention to you during the interview is really of considerable interest and is as follows: In about 1927 1 was home to London after a visit to Vl'inchelsea to see some old friends and was driving my 30 h.p. Armstrong Siddeley Sociable oo that well-known hill out of Sevenoaks when I came alongside an open 2-seater Aston Martin '...

Page 29 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1990

Vetreran to Classic - MCC Trials In Vintage Times

That the Motor Cycling Club is the oldest such organisation for cars and motorcycles, having been formed in 1901, and that it continues to run its classic trials, with their traditional night sections, much as it has done for the past 86 years, starting with the London-Edinburgh run, earns congratulations from most enthusiasts and much satisfaction on the part of those who still participate in...

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 6 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1934

the inter varsity trail

THE INTER-'VARSITY TRIAL CAMBRIDGE AGAIN THE WINNER INTERESTING TESTS ON MIDMERE—MAIDEN'S GROVE AND WHITELEAFCROWELL TAKES ITS TOLL. Aii)N.D very considerably by their motor-cycle entry, Cambridge again defeated their rivals in the annual inter-varsity scramble in the Chilterns at the end of last month. Nine out of the ten motor-cycle entries hailed from Cambridge, and only 11 out of the 48 car-...

Page 18 of June 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1943

Club News

We hear S. H. Statham reports that all except himself and one other member of the Scuderia Statham are overseas; the Scuderia's cars include J2, N and K-type M.G.s, a "Brooklands" Riley Nine, a 3-litre Invicta, a special Austin Seven and a Fiat "500." Statham himself is down in Wales and reports seeing only three interesting cars – two T-type M.G.s and a 1 1/2-litre M.G. – in the last six months...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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