Articles tagged Lionel Martin

Page 64 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1982

The 16-valve Bugatti

ETTORE ARCO ISIDORO BUGATTI, myths or no myths, had a highly creditable career. Among his many claims to fame is the making of engines with two, three and four valves per cylinder. The latter became well established with the famous cars all popularly referred to after 1921 as the Brescia model. But whatever may have been the case in Bugatti's native France, I maintain that for a long time after...

Page 56 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- a classic protest

Protests over the results of races or rallies are nasty things! Necessary perhaps but nasty nevertheless. They can cause ill-feeling and friction, delay the publication of results, and cast doubts as to the validity of the outcome. There have been some classic protests, like the one relating to yellow headlamps on the Monte Carlo Minis, the refusal of the Le Mans scrutineers to accept Colin...

Page 43 of November 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1932

THE BUGATTI CLUB IN SURREY

THE BUGATTI CLUB IN SURREY A fairly easy route covered successfully by all competitors. THE Afternoon Trial organiised by the Bugatti Owners Club was an entertaining run, in which good weather allowed all the competitors to check in at the finish. Starting from the Bear Hotel Yard at Esher, the field was sent off at minute intervals, fierce 2-seater G.P. Bugattis being interspersed by Hornet...

Page 60 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, December 1992

MCC trials in the vintage years

As the MCC Edinburgh Trial took place last October and as I have dealt previously with the vintage Land's End and Exeter trials (Motor Sport, April 1990 and February 1991 respectively), it seems time to do the same for the London-Edinburgh trial of this old and much-respected club, which was formed as long ago as 1901. The "Edinburgh" was the first long-distance event the MCC organised, back in...

Page 21 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1931

Veteran Types

Veteran Types TN an article which appeared in "MOTOR SPORT" some half a dozen years ago, Mr. Lionel Martin ascribed the first appearance of the real sports car to the introduction of the 30/98 h.p. Vauxhall in. 1914. While I entirely agree that the real definition of a sports car does not include racing cars fitted with wings and a windscreen, nor on the other hand touring models modified by...

Page 29 of November 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1926

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE The Editor of MOTOR SPORT. DEAR SIR, I was most interested to see in the current issue of Motor Sport an account of the Halford Special and its designer (?). I think there are one or two statements and references which in justice to me should be amended. I believe Halford's first success on four wheels was when he drove the " Razor Blade" Aston-Martin, designed and built by me, to...

Page 29 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1938

A MODETNISED BAMFORD AND MARTIN ASTON

A MODERNISED BAMFORD AND MARTIN ASTON A RECONDITIONED FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD SIDE-VALVE ASTON-MARTIN. SOME NOTES ON THE TYPE IN GENERAL IT is an outstanding feature of motoring enthusiasm in this country that certain marques attract particular people, so that you have little groups of enthusiasts who each take a particular delight in a given make and who study the technicalities of the breed in which...

Page 12 of November 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1940

On selling sports-cars

THE war is on, and the production of new motor-cars has ceased entirely, so this is just the time to devote a little thought to the none too simple subject of selling sports-cars. Lots of important people who were in the Motor Industry—the third largest pre-war industry in this country— before the war, will return to it when peace breaks out. So, however busy they are just now and no matter how...

Page 11 of August 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1943

More Bamford and Martin data

We here present further information concerning these cars supplementing the notes in our May issue. When we published F. W. Ellis's article on the Bamford & Martin Astons in the May issue, we certainly "started something” – for additional information came in and was published in "Rumblings" last month, and now, yet more is to hand, which we have no compunction in printing for these cars are...

Page 47 of November 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1953

On the Earls Court Motor Show

Here we are again in the seductive atmosphere of the Motor Show, our Motor Show, in the heart, or very nearly so, of the Metropolis. There is something secure, snug and uplifting about this greatest of all motor exhibitions in the spacious, well-ventilated and generally excellent Hall at Earls Court. Somehow, as you examine the cars on the manufacturers' stands, sleek and shiny because white-...

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