Articles tagged Maurice Smith

Page 32 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1970


A section devoted to old-car matters To Brighton by Benz I have been on more Veteran Car Runs to Brighton than it is perhaps expedient to count. But this year, entries being restricted, the Montagu Motor Museum which, in recent years, has generously provided me with a pre-1905 car to drive, was permitted but one vehicle, Lord Montagu's 1899 Daimler Phaeton. So I had no plans and intended to give...

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A section devoted to old-car matters The RAC London-Brighton Veteran Car Run (November 7th) I have tried the Brighton Run most ways—by tram and bus to Croydon to watch the veterans climb up past the Airport before the war, riding on veterans since 1936, driving some of Lord Montagu's in more recent runs. This year I did it in comfort—staying in Brighton on the Saturday night and reporting from...

Page 46 of January 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1978

In Sunbeams, to Scotland

And in other cars as well... But read on Why Sunbeams? Why Scotland? I hasten to explain. In the 1920s it seems that whoever was then responsible for publicising the products of the Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton had the bright idea of asking the Leading motoring writers of the day to accompany him on the long journey to the Scottish Motor Show, which the weekly motoring journals were...

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matters of moment

MATTERS OF MOMENT 1111 SHOWTIME SOLILOQUY Although less so than in Olympian and Earls Court times, the British Motor Show, which concluded recently in Birmingham, marks the near-close of another momentous motoring year. It has been a year that will long be remembered in general terms as well as in a motoring context. Nineteen-eighty-two saw the successful conclusion of a bloody war to regain...

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A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters To Brighton on a Brushmobile Since before the war I have been riding as a passenger in the London-Brighton Veteran Car Run and this year I was entered by the Montagu Motor Museum to drive their 1904 Brushmobile in this unique and exciting event. It had been my intention to visit the Museum some days before "Brighton Sunday" in order to sort out the intricacies...

Page 31 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1977

Brighton Run reflections

The annual Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton, as a "modern" spectacle, if it can be thus described, has been going strongly since 1927. It is said to bring millions of onlookers to the route, and while it is unlikely that anyone has actually counted them, it is a fact that every year spectators and their children are thick on the sidewalks and grass verges of the famous road that leads from...

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Austin re-Registers

Good to see that the unusual 1909 Austin town-carriage with its underfloor engine and driving compartment right at the front, only the radiator ahead of it, has resurfaced in a fine colour-spread in the Vintage Austin Register's magazine. I remember when it was owned by the late Maurice Smith, DFC, son of Geoffrey Smith, who headed The Autocar in its Iliffe days. I admired Maurice, firstly...

Page 27 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1967

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters A Powerful and Practical Veteran.—The 1903 16-h.p. F.I.A.T. after its on-schedule arrival at Brighton in this year's Veteran Car Run. It was soon back for another year's sojourn in the Brighton Museum at the other end of the Madeira Drive. Down To The Sea In A F.I.A.T. The Editor Goes Through the Veteran Car Run to Brighton in Lord Montagu's 1903 16-h.p....

Page 44 of February 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1973

Book reviews

"Safari Fever" by Nick Brittan. 160 pp., 81 in. x 5 1/2 in. (Motor Racing Publications) Ltd., 56, Fitzjames Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, SDD. £2.80.) This is an enthralling account of the 1972 East African Safari Rally, which was won for the first time by an overseas crew, Mikkola and Palm, driving a Ford Escort RS1600. The author went out to the rally with Ford especially to write this book, so it...

Page 138 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, March 2009

Facing an uphill struggle to stay awake...

Reading the recent Freddie Dixon book recalled an occasion when we motoring writers received an invitation from Harry Ferguson to attend at his Gloucestershire estate at 9am, with gumboots, to see a demonstration of his four-wheel-drive system. A steep bank was presented to us, watered by Major Tony Rolt, Ferguson’s manager, but who was to us the well-known racing driver. I thought Ferguson...



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