Articles tagged Lionel Martin

Page 14 of November 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 1948

SHOW-TIME REFLECTIONS

SHOW-TIME REFLECTIONS THE Motor Slum is a time for letting one's enthushemls for the latest in automobile engitt cring and styling run riot and for taking stock of the technical progress made since the previous exhibition—held, in this instance, ten years ago. But as the highlights of the individual exhibits are dealt with at some length elsewhere in this Special Show Number of MOTOR SPORT, we...

Page 22 of January 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1926

On Salcombe Hill.

On Salcombe Hill. Coining within the 1,53o c.c. class we had to average at least 15 m.p.h. on Salcombe from a standing start, but the cheerful little Riley romped up in great style without dropping below 20 m.p.h. Clarke's Amilcar gave some trouble on this hill, and R. Antony (Matchless) also failed to make the ascent. At Colyford, 8i miles from Salcombe, Bond once again began to agitate the...

Page 43 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, January 1983

Bogus sports-cars

The editor casts his mind back to some that were more sporting in appearance than in performance. It is rather astonishing that the interest in, and demand for, sports-cars in the vintage days was so pronounced that a great many manufacturers sought to cater for it and try to tap this supposedly lucrative market. It would be more accurate to say that almost every make of car competed at some time...

Page 44 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1978

The Brooklands Speed Model Riley Nine

Having written at some length about the Brooklands Model, or Super Sports, Austin Seven in Motor Sport for October 1968, it seems worthwhile devoting a little space to the Riley Nine Brooklands Speed Model, a car which has survived better into the present vintage era than that specialised edition of the immortal Austin Seven in one of its quicker forms. It is a well-known fact of motoring history...

Page 94 of August 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, August 1998

The cars that Vickers built

Vickers, who have sold Rolls-Royce to VW, used to make cars. It began in 1901, when Vickers Sons & Maxim Ltd formed a subsidiary company, The Wolseley Tool & Motor Car Co Ltd, with offices in Westminster and a factory at Adderley Park, Birmingham. This 3½-acre site had been empty since 1899 when the Lifu steam-wagon people had failed to take it over. The Wolseley Sheep Shearing Co,...

Page 31 of February 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, February 1981

Summers' Cars

It was while reading, ten years ago, that very entertaining book about life at Rolls-Royce by the late Mr. W. A. Robotham (Constable, 1970), that I came to realise what an enthusiastic motorist the late Mr. R. F. (Dick) Summers had been. It is in this book, "Silver Ghosts and Silver Dawn", that the description appears of the series of match-races staged on a private road in their steel works in...

Page 27 of August 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1925

AN ASTON-MARTIN ROAD RACER.

AN ASTON-MARTIN ROAD RACER. WITH reference to the illustration which appeared on the cover of our March issue, we now have pleasure in giving a few constructional details of the special Aston-Martin racer as shown above, which was built to the order of a Swiss gentleman who is well known on the Continent as a keen sporting motorist and has a preference for road racing. In its main features the...

Page 22 of October 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1948

EARLS COURT

EARLS COURT PRE--VIEW by the Editor QUITE early on the first public-view day of the recent S.B.A.C. Display, when the weather was by no means set-fair, it was announced that 100,000 persons had passed the turnstiles. Attending that display before it became so enthused, I spotted certain hush-hush 1949 cars in the car-parks and I wondered whether as many people will go to Earls Court at the end of...

Page 32 of July 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1925

"Many Happy Returns of the Day."

"Many Happy Returns of the Day." LETTERS FROM READERS ON OUR BIRTHDAY ISSUE. The Editor, THE BROOKLANDS GAZETTE, I2ilt June, 1925. Dear Sir, _ May I be permitted to offer you, on the occasion of the first Birthday of THE BROOKLANDS GAZETTE, my very sincere congratulations. THE BROOKLANDS GAZETTE has undoubtedly filled a very definite want in the motor world—that of a paper entirely devoted to the...

Page 23 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, May 1984

Matters of Moment

Aston Martin milestone THE recession nearly finished off the Aston Martin company in Newport Pagnell, just as various depressions and vicissitudes of the market have threatened its existence many times before. But this most British of companies has survived thanks partly to finance from Greek-born Americans, to celebrate the production of its 10,000th car in April. As chairman Victor Gauntlets...

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