Articles tagged Lionel Martin

Page 11 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, July 1950

Nice to see

Sir, I believe you may be interested in my Lea-Francis. Purchased some three months ago, she has now covered over 3,000 miles in my hands and has done all that has been asked of her. This car was originally registered in 1928 and was built as a supercharged model rated at 12/70 h.p. If any of your readers have any details or a handbook on this type I should be very happy to make connection...

Page 19 of December 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1945


With deep regret we record the death of F/Lt. John Seth-Smith, a test pilot to Fairey Aviation. He was flying a Fairey "Firefly" fighter over London when the aircraft commenced to break up. Probably to save crashing in a crowded area, Seth-Smith made no attempt to leave the cockpit until later, and he was only partially out when the "Firefly" dived into the ground at Barnes. Such a brave deed was...

Page 9 of February 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 1944


THE OUTER CIRCUIT "200s" TIIE Junior Car C I ei h ec rtainly intrigued the motorina world alien it announced, for 1921, a 200-mile contest at Brooklands for cars not exceeding 1,500 c.c. We who have seen 500-mile races won at the Weybridge eourse, at over 120 m.p.h. in one instance, may assume a blasé attitude, but we hardly need to be reminded of the state of light-car developxnent in 1921, and...

Page 11 of December 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1946

Great British Achievements VI

The Editor describes Outstanding Light-Car Records — I922 and 1946 This country has favoured small cars since there were small cars to favour, and while this age of austerity continues, such cars will he more in evidence than ever. The British light car, regarded purely as transport, did„ before the war, represent extremely good value for money. If you could go into your local showroom now and...

Page 50 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1974

An interview with Capt. G.E.T. Eyston

The Editor Asks the World's Most Prolific and Successful Record-Breaker Some Questions and Gets Some Very Interesting Answers A book would be needed to detail all the racing and record-breaking achievements accomplished by Capt. George Eyston, OBE, MC, between 1923 and 1939. But the other day I was privileged to ask this astonishing man - Le Recordman to the denizens of Montlhery - some questions...

Page 23 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1931


0.14J liett4 THE JUNIOR CAR CLUB. Sir Arthur Stanley was unanimously re-elected president of the Junior Car Club at the annual general meeting, which took place at the RA.C. recently. The Council was also re-elected as constituted last year, the members of the 1931 Council therefore being Messrs. B. H. Austin, E. Burt, A. J. Crump, S. C. H. Davis, W. 'Urquhart Dykes, H. N. Edwards, E. C. Gordon...

Page 8 of March 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, March 1934


THE J.C.C. OPENS THE SEASON WITH A WELL-ATTENDED RALLY—continued. in a sad plight, while for open cars with cycle type wings there was little difficulty. A further suggestion for next year would be to fix a time limit for the manoeuvre. The figure-of-eight course marked out for the Monte Carlo Rally competitors was the scene of the fifth test. Starting at one corner of a rectangle which was set...

Page 49 of January 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 1985

The Speed-Model Hillman

The period immediately following the end of the First World War was remarkable for the number of cars, especially small cars, which appeared on the market endowed with sporting bodywork, whereas before the war there were comparatively few such offerings available to ordinary customers. In the first half of the 1920s there was a flood of them and W.O. Bentley was working on his 3-litre Bentley,...

Page 6 of May 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1944

Notes on the Original Aston-Martin Company

Notes on the Original Aston-Martin Company IN studying the early history of the Aston-Martin car it is interesting to go right back prior to the production of the first experimental model in 1914 and discover the origin of the marque.. In the early days of motoring, when the sport of cycling was at its height and road races were run off every week-end, there were a couple of enthusiasts named...

Page 5 of September 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, September 1944


THE OUTER CIRCUIT "200s" SEPTEMBER 20th was fixed as the day for the fourth J.C.C. 200-Mile Race at Brooklands, and this time, apart from the 1,100-c.c.. and li-litre categories, a 750-c.c. class was introduced. When entries closed at single fees 47 had come in, comprising HuntleyWalker's Darracq team, five Bugattis, four Horstmans, two Alvis,. four Aston-Martins, two Warwicks, two Thomas-...



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100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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