Articles tagged Lionel Martin

Page 17 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1947

The Twin-Cam Aston-Martins

As some readers may remember, I wrote a few notes on the Bamford and Martin side-valve Aston-Martin cars some few years ago, and, whilst my first s.v. car is still in the family it is not in my possession, my brother having taken it over after he was demobbed. The four-seater was sold to Mr. Yeates of Eccles, and all I have left is the ex-Zborowski Grand Prix 16-valve car. It is with this car...

Page 21 of October 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1947

On Gregor Grant's Book

("British Sports Cars," by Gregor Grant Foulis & Co., 8s. 6d.) Amongst the spate of new motoring books which we have had recently or which are promised in the next few months, a title which stands out is "British Sports Cars," by Gregor Grant. A book on the high-performance cars which have graced our roads and delighted enthusiasts down the years has been long overdue and now Grant's...

Page 46 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 1986


The 100 hp lsotta Fraschini The question as to which was the very first sports car is one which can well give rise to much discussion. and no very definite conclusion. Some will opt for the 60 hp Mercedes dating from 1903. and who shall deny them their erudite opinion? Hard on its heels, or its wheel tracks, come such formidable last cars as the Prince Henry Austro-Daimler and the Prince Henry...

Page 15 of October 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1945


The R.A.C. In some quarters when anything has seemed amiss with the Sport the "old gentlemen" of the R.A.C. Competitions Committee have been advanced as the scapegoat. We of Motor Sport have always kept faith with Capt. A. W. Phillips and the Competitions Committee. Recently, when Raymond Mays, anxious to ensure a square deal for British Motor Racing, asked the R.A.C. to state its policy, we...

Page 64 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1998

The Hon. Victor Bruce

The Honourable Victor Bruce started his career by driving in national trials but went on to win the Monte Carlo Rally. Bill Boddy remembers him The Hon Victor Austin Bruce, son of the second Baron Aberdare, was born on August 4th, 1897. He left the Army in 1919 and found himself in the midst of the increasingly popular and expanding field of motoring and offered his services to the AC Company at...

Page 8 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, May 2007

Ford sells Aston Martin

A consortium headed by Prodrive boss David Richards buys the famous British marque for £479m Aston Martin has been sold to a consortium headed by Prodrive boss David Richards for £479m. The move brings to an end speculation about the fate of the marque that has latterly boomed thanks to its range of highly capable sports and GT cars. Richards will become the non-executive chairman of the firm....

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Busy Days Again!

Reports Of Recent Events Bugatti Owners' Club Rally The Rally of Bugatti owners at Bagshot in August was a signal success and a credit to Eric Giles. Five Bugattis came along, including Birkett's old Type 30 straight-eight 2-litre and Hindes's remarkable 3.8-litre, road-equipped G.P. The latter car, ex-Nuvolari, has small wings and an inertia starter, and that is about all in the way of road...

Page 40 of March 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters The McKenna Duties — A Piece of History with Present-Day Overtones As the 1980s unfoId the British Motor Industry continues to be seriously threatened by the high rate of imports opposing its products. With these imports representing a new high of 56.7% of the market in 1980 the position is desperate, but so far, import controls have not been adopted as the...

Page 18 of March 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 1969

How Aston Martins Are Made

A Visit to the Newport Paynell Factory The history of Aston Martin has been long and illustrious, and looks like being just as interesting in the future as it was in the past. I have been enthusiastic about this famous British sports car for very many years. I remember calling on Mrs Lionel Martin, after her husband's death, to talk about the days of the Bamford and Martin Astons. I recall how...

Page 14 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1938


Hybrids CONSTRUCTION of a hybrid is an enthralling business. Usually, of course, the scheme is controlled by the components that become available and the money and time that can be expended, but even then the results can be very well worth while. Happy is he who can build the special job to a preconceived plan, either uniting specially favoured components or building to achieve a particular...



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



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