Articles tagged Maurice

Page 72 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, April 2014

Letters

Memorable John Button What a shame… and what a shock to be informed of John Button’s passing in your editorial. Having seen or heard nothing in the media, my wife and I were taken aback, since we frequently watch BBC news headlines and I admit to being a Facebook addict. I had the pleasure of meeting him at last year’s Festival of Speed. I had been ushered into the ‘red carpet’ area, for a cuppa...

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I Remember: Bentleys and Balls

I remember, before I was due to interview the Duke of Richmond & Gordon about his cars and aeroplanes, asking where I could park. I was told that his private parking space was near his London house. Two cars were there but I backed mine in and locked it. When the Duke heard this he was delighted, saying the other cars had no right there and I had trapped them. I had visions of a smashed...

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Letters from Readers

I wonder if you could spare a little in the correspondence colwnn on of a lonely airman ? I am up here for some time and have touch with most people interested the sport. Could anyone with a for a chat on motoring sport round at the address given ? I shall be more than delighted to see Thanking you in anticipation and wishyou all the best. I am, Yours etc., DENNIS W. BATEMAN. AC2, Bateman, c/o 25...

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Bill Boddy

Taking the road to Reims I have never been in the habit of taking holidays. I was working at copy for Motor Sport right up to the moment when I left on my honeymoon and immediately I got back, and even Christmas Days were no exception. The nearest I got to one was a trip to see the 1956 French Grand Prix. Previously we had hired planes for such trips, which sometimes involved mild adventures and...

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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...

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The Test That Went Wrong

The Test That Went Wro In the earlier days of motoring, car owners paid great attention to tyres. Punctures were frequent, skids dreaded, and the mileages obtainable from the covers of the pre-1914 era were very miserable indeed. No wonder there was endless controversy about which was the best equipment to invest in. Choice wasn't easy, with 31 different makes — and I mean makes, not types, of...

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WHY NOT TWO WHEELS?

WHY NOT TWO WHEELS? I IN VIEW OF THE PRESENT HIGH COST OF MOTORING, THERE IS REASON TO CONSIDER THE CASE FOR THE SPORTS MOTOR-CYCLE, AND IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE SOME POINTS WORTH CONSIDERING ARE PUT FORWARD IN ITS FAVOUR—Ed.] MY stable is limited to two motorcycles and the usual rebuilt Austin Special. The former consist of a 1920 side-valve Stinbeam which was purchased at the local garage for £...

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Sir David Brown

The former chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, Sir David Brown, passed away at his adopted Monaco home on September 3. He was 89 years old. Brown had wide experience of the engineering and manufacturing industries, being involved in aviation work, nautical programmes and tractor production. In the world of motoring, however, he was best known for his acquisition of Aston Martin, in 1947, to which...

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Continental Notes and News

Continental Notes and News By HAROLD NOCKOLDS. Preparations for the Swiss G.P. ALTHOUGH hill climbs have been very popular throughout Switzerland for many years, road races over a fixed circuit have seldom been held. This year, however, the Swiss A.C. has decided to hold the first Grand Prix of Switzerland, and has entrusted to the Bernese Section the task of organising the race, which will take...

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Roll-centre

Sir, I've enjoyed recent issues of Motor Sport even more than usual and was most interested in the expenences of Mr. J. B. Perrett. On the subject of "roll centre" I have always believed the term to be attributed to F. H. Royce's famous assistant Maurice Olley, being a renaming of Dr. Lanchester's "side location" or "lateral location" which the latter coined around the turn of the century. Olley...

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