Articles tagged Michael McEvoy

Page 27 of February 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1937


The Aero Engine that Never Was A motoring scribe has to be so very careful. Witness the case of the man who makes racing and sports-cars on a modest scale and who some time ago announced a flat-twin baby aero-motor. Full particulars and a power-curve were forthcoming, but when a photographer went in search of the engine it was not to be found. Subsequently it was discovered that it never got as...

Page 21 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1939


ON TWO IMPORTANT NEW VENTURES IT is curious, but true, that rumour, persistently repeated and accepted, comes to mean as much as a watertight statement of fact. The A.I.A.C.R. has, one believes, so far, said nothing definite about the 1940 International Grand Prix Formula. Yet nearly everyone in motor-racing is convinced that the Formula will be a simple one of a capacity limit of Ii-litres, with...

Page 24 of January 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1939


This Supercharging SUPERC.HAR( ; I NG of ordinary road-cars is ever a fascinating topic, for all save the very fortunate can do with more urge beneath the throttle foot, and yet not so many wish to go to the trouble of super-tuning or hotting up and the more frequent attention that this entails. Unfortunately, you cannot buy a blower in a big cardboard box, tack it onto your engine, and sail past...

Page 16 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1936


etta .....„„„,?•??=111111111. STANDARD CAR OWNERS' CLUB The South-Eastern Section of the Standard Car Owners' Club held their annual dinner-dance on November 22nd at the • First Avenue Restaurant, Holborn, where revelry continued until 2 a.m. on November 23rd. An amusing treasure hunt, in which members became " Flying Squad " officers, started from the " Ace of Spades " on December 13th. Seven...

Page 16 of May 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1965

The cars of Maurice Falkner

Described to the Editor in a recent interview On a perfect April evening, with spring sunshine lighting up the flat fields, I drove into Cheshire, past the fringes of OuIton Park, with which he is intimately associated, to talk at his beautiful house in Cheshire parkland to Maurice Falkner, the well-known amateur enthusiast, who has driven in pre-war Mille Miglia and Le Mans races. The young...

Page 8 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1938


CAMBRIDGE SPEED TELLS LIGHT BLUES WIN INTER-VARSITY SPEED TRIALS. I. F. CONNELL'S COURSE RECORD CAMBRIDGE, once again proved victorious in the Inter-Varsity speed trials, held at Syston Park, near Grantham, on March 19th. Although the Light Blues won all the car classes, Oxford produced a very fast motor-cyclist in E. N. Bunting with his big twin Vincent-H.R.D., and won both the events for two-...

Page 92 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, September 2000


The supercharger is enjoying an Indian Summer on road cars. Bill Boddy recalls when its shrill whine was the biggest noise in Motor Racing. Superchargers no longer figure in Formula One racing, the regulations now forbidding them. But at one period they were the dominant part of the grand prix scene. This form of power increase dates back to the dim ages of the internal combustion engine. Louis...

Page 14 of October 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1960

Interview with Col. Michael McEvoy

It is nearly always interesting to winkle out famous personalities from motoring's past and interview them. and I try to do this from time to time. Recently, I made Col. Michael McEvoy the subject, calling on him at his extremely pleasant house at Iver. You remember the MvEvoy big-twin motorcycles? These were M. A. McEvoy's first essay in motor vehicle manufacture. In 1923 the duplex-frame...

Page 54 of March 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, March 1982


We regret to have to record the death, at the age of 75, of Lord de Clifford, OBE, the 26th Baron, last January, the funeral taking place at the end of the month. Lord de Clifford will be remembered for his enthusiasm for competition motoring before the war, and in particular for his frequent onslaughts on the Monte Carlo Rally, usually in big Lagonda cars, one of those using a Gardner diesel...

Page 64 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, August 1992

Up Kop

Not long ago, I had the interesting experience of driving the Bugatti 'Black Bess' up Kop Hill, near Princes Risborough. This Bugatti is one of only two of the five-litre cars created by Ettore Bugatti before the First World War to come to this country, although there is another in what was the Schlumpf museum in France. After 'Black Bess' had appeared in Brooklands races and then been driven in...



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