Articles tagged Louis Coatalen

Page 56 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1981

The Inside Story of the Irving-Napier "Golden Arrow"

In April 1976 we published intimate information about the unsuccessful Sunbeam "Silver Bullet" Land Speed Record car and as we have also looked at the 200 m.p.h. twin-engined "1,000 h.p." Sunbeam of 1927, about which a contemporary has also published  much data, and some years ago Motor Sport gave a "mechanics' eye view" of the 400 m.p.h. Railton Special, it now seems opportune to consider the...

Page 108 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, May 1984

Ulmann on V12s

In spite of having been chastised by us for his cracks at British accomplishments, notably W. O. Bentley's engines, Alec Ulmann of New York remains one of our staunchest readers. He says generously that he gets a lift from reading the gems of previously unknown pieces of historical information we print in MOTOR SPORT and that he has an obsession with "nothing new under the sun". This time it...

Page 62 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1984

Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

Page 74 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1984

Culled From An Advertisement

Years ago the weekly motor papers sometimes helped fill their pages by culling news items from the advertisements. We have no need to do that but it did so happen that the other day I chanced on an old advert in The Autocar with a motor racing connotation that set me thinking. The ad in question appeared on November 12th 1921. It was a half-page inserted on behalf of H. B. Cook Ltd, of Gt...

Page 153 of June 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 153, June 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

Sydney's opera horse Problems with a 4wd Ferguson trigger memories of bygone engineering complexity Late on the Saturday night at Goodwood’s ‘72’ meeting, I was walking through the paddock when I happened upon a perplexed little group huddled over the fabulous four-wheel-drive Ferguson P99. Owner/driver Stuart Rolt explained that its Climax engine had subsided into silence on his first practice...

Page 122 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, September 2014

Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

Page 47 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1979

The Editor looks at the legand of the invincible Talbot-Darracos

One of Louis Coatalen's great interests was motor racing and when he became Chief Engineer of the STD organisation he was able to indulge this whim to the full, perhaps at the expense of the share-holders. Naturally, he set his sights on winning the Grand Prix. In 1912 his small cars, based on the standard Sunbeams, had given the bigger cars a fright. In 1913 Coatalen's side-valve GP Sunbeam had...

Page 35 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1977

Looking back with Mr.H.W.Butcher

From time to time Mr. Harold Butcher has shown interest in items about happenings in the Herefordshire country where he grew up which have appeared in Motor Sport and, realising that he knew intimately the Motor Trade during its formative years, I asked him to tell me more. His father, Mr. George Henry Butcher (1875-1961) began his transport connections in the cycle-business, being Works Manager...

Page 46 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1971

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work."

"Automobile Design: Great Designers And Their Work." Edited by Ronald Barker and Anthony Harding. 374 pp. 10 in. x 6 1/4 in. (David & Charles, South Devon House, Newton Abbot, Devon. £4 4s.) At first this weighty tome seems to cover an odd selection of designers, because engineers of the calibre of Sir Henry Royce, Laurence Pomeroy, Georges Roesch, Louis Coatalen, Ernest Henry, Ettore Bugatti...

Page 101 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, December 1997

Miscellany

At one of the greatest wedding ceremonies of the year, Ben Collings was married to Lady Louisa Gordon Lennox on November 1 at Boxwood Priory, followed by a reception for the 360 guests at Goodwood House, home of the March family for 300 years. The magnificent village church was lit by hundreds of candles, to which the Duke and his daughter were driven by Sally Collings in the 1913 Zust, used...

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