Articles tagged Lorraine-Dietrich

Page 37 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, September 1937


BRIGHTON SPEED TRIAL PROSPECTS Once again, on September 25th, the speed trials over the famous Madeira Drive at Brighton will be staged, in morning and altertionn SeSF ions. The course, which was used for sprint meetings in the very early days Of the sport, measures half a mile in length. has an excellent surtace and ample pull-up .spaee. Add to that the fact that it is wide enough to permit two...

Page 42 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1983

An important trial

75 years ago  I have been reminded that it was 75 years ago this month that an important trial took place, which is usually regarded as having set the seal to the fame of the Laurence Pomeroy-designed 20 h.p. Vauxhall, which led on to his renowned Prince Henry, 30/98 and other desirable Luton-built motor cars. This was the RAC International Touring Car Trial of 1908, which covered nearly 2,000...

Page 36 of February 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1951


SIDESLIPS /111 " BALADEUR " I 1 EN 1 ,va, a boy, the chief crimi by which one's know(U: was judged by eontemporaries ca' the ability to recognise lite differ,.nt 'mikes by the shape of their radiators. I do net know what, for the present generation, has taken the place of this acid test. I am informed that cars still have radiators, but their makers, with one Or two notable exceptions, have...

Page 25 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1938


VETERAN TYPES--" VIEUX CHARLES III" A 1912 GRAND PRIX LORRAINE-DIETRICH By BALADEUR IN 1908 the French motor industry suffered a grievous defeat in the Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France. This race, the Grand Prix, had originally been organised to avoid just such a contingency. The Gordon Bennett Cup race rules stipulated that each country might enter three cars ; and although France had...

Page 122 of February 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, February 2010

An oldie but a goodie

A 1912 Lorraine-Dietrich that showed real staying power at Brooklands is being restored to running order The Brooklands Museum volunteers team are helping to return to full running order the 1912 15-litre Lorraine-Dietrich in collaboration with Richard Nash, whose father R G J Nash acquired the car in 1932. They hoped to get the engine running by the end of 2009. In later years the car was known...

Page 97 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, September 1997

Great cars: The 20/80 hp Lorraine Dietrich

In those long ago pioneering days of motor racing, before the First World War, the De Dietrich cars from Luneville on the Seine-et-Oise had a long if rather undistinguished record of appearances, with a variety of racing cars. After peace had broken out, the French constructor specialised in good, sound but to our eyes somewhat stodgy cars. The company's assets were considerable, for it had made...

Page 54 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 1999

The Blitzen Benz

Before the First War, the Benz company decided it needed a machine to boost its image. The result was a barnstorming monster which took the land speed record. Bill Boddy reports. Before the aero-engined cars stirred spectators at Brooklands there was sensation aplenty, when prior to the war of 1914 the gigantic Blitzen Benz were let loose there. When aeroplanes were only just about flying...

Page 32 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1966


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The vintage car movement and its associated derivatives has never been in better or more active fettle and it would be quite impossible to estimate how many people derive pleasure and entertainment from the numerous rallies and other fixtures that occupy every summer week-end and represent such a typically English form of motoring entertainment. Few of the...

Page 15 of March 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 1943


The second hand market Speculation as to where the sports cars go to when wars happens gives rise to two theories. One is to the effect that dealers are clinging on to once easily acquirable cars, expecting the value of interesting fast cars to soar when peace returns. The other is that before the war dealers in second-hand sports cars may have had a carefree habit of advertising several...

Page 82 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 1986

Brooklands Reunion

"Phew! Pretty hot, isn't it?' The speaker shaded his eyes with his hand and watched Meeson's AC flash across the finishingline at nearly 100 mph. His companion turned away despondently. 'Too hot for me', he replied, and tore the little betting slip into threads, casting them to the faint breeze that blew lazily across the grandstand. The first man may have been talking about the weather; the...


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