Articles tagged Lionel Martin

Page 23 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1938


A GUIDE TO 1939 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS THIS LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS AND DATA HAS BEEN COMPILED TO ASSIST THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF A FAST CAR IN THE DIFFICULT MATTER OF CHOOSING HIS MOUNT FOR THE COMING SEASON A.C. British. A.C. (Acedes) Cars Ltd., Thames Dillon, Surrey. 16180 h.p. 6 cyl„, 65x 100, 1,991 ex., 15.7 h.p. Tax £12. Overhead .valveS operated by eceent re, base camshaft driven by...

Page 14 of August 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, August 1931

We are appreciated.

. . . I have very great pleasure in enclosing my " su b" for another year. "M tor Sport" is one of those few paters to wh d one always looks forward with pleasurable cnticipation, and which always delivers the goods. Best of good luck to you. Surrey. Lionel Martin. We are appreciated.

Page 43 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, August 1977

Vintage Postbag

Not a Marendaz Shortcoming Sir, I have been asked to write to you in reply to the two letters in your April and June issues which you have captioned "A Marendaz Shortcoming" - that I am assured is not a term used by Dr. Brown Kelly, the author of the letter you published in April. Firstly I am, as others have described so in books and articles, "Of the Heroic Age", as Rolls, Austin, Morris,...

Page 28 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1938


THROUGH THE EXPERTS' TRIAL IN K. N. HUTCHISON'S NEW V8 ALLARD SPECIAL WHEN K. N. Hutchison, well known trials driver in the now famous Allard-Special " Tailwaggers " team, rang up and asked me to ride with him through the Experts' Trial I accepted readily, for two very sound reasons. In the first place it is extremely instructive to ride through a classic trial beside someone who has an...

Page 125 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 125, June 1999

Mercedes at Donington

The Mercedes-Benz W154 demonstration at the VSCC Donington Meeting on May 23 prompts the question of how Mercedes (which we never, ever called 'Silver Arrows) fared in the Grands Prix there in 1937 and 1938. In fact, they lost to Auto Union, driven by Rosemeyer and Nuvolari. Mercedes had not had a good year in 1936, but they had won the last three races prior to the 1937 Donington GP, at Berne,...

Page 42 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1992

A true GT

The arrival of an Aston Martin in our lives was not a quiet occasion. A large truck disgorged AM V8 from its wheeled garage, the authoritative boom of its V8 scattering wild life even more effectively than the automatic fire from a neighbouring bird deterrent. The Virage V8 has the kind of sheer presence that makes the price tag in excess of £134,000 seem natural. Finished in a magnificent...

Page 25 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 1939


DO YOU RECALL THEM? MEMORIES OF INTERESTING RACING-CARS WHICH HAVE COMPETED AT POST-WAR B.A.R.C. MEETINGS [The Articles on " Good old Days at Broohlands " which we published last January and February, aroused such interest that we now publish some further notes on the subiect.—Edj. AFRIEND, after looking through my scrap-book relating to Brookland's racing-cars of the early post-war period,...

Page 68 of August 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 2004

The JCC Brooklands high speed trials

Bill Boddy looks at an ingenious pre-war event in which beginners and expert drivers alike could enjoy a taste of speed without too much risk to their cars It was the idea of the Junior Car Club to have a high speed trial at Brooklands embracing a slice of road-circuit driving. This was a truly ambitious club. Formed before WWI as The Cyclecar Club to cater for a surprising interest in the new...

Page 44 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1980

Vintage Postbag - Early singers

What a treat to see a picture of a Singer in Motor Sport and of one of the almost unknown I.o.M. racers intended for the 1914 Light Car TT at that. I am currently researching early Singer history and have only just "discovered" these cars. Two were reported as having been sold by April 1915, one to Mr. Bolton, the other to Mr. J. P. Coates of Berkeley Square. Several sporting Tens were, over the...

Page 26 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, September 1955

Racing and the Catalogue Car

The Editor Looks at the Gap Between the Cars Manufacturers Race and the Cars they Sell I refuse to write another word about the Le Mans accident, which some people attribute partially to the immensely high speed of modern sports/racing cars, but which was really a freak happening which, if any known factor was involved, was the result of cars of widely-differing speeds occupying the same circuit...



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