Articles tagged Michael Sedgwick

Page 63 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, August 1981

Vintage Postbag

Williams Sir, I can add a bit more, based on meeting and corresponding with Mrs. Williams some while ago. The information indeed was published in Bugantics and The Autocar but is perhaps worth repeating. William Charles Frederick Grover-Williams (to get it quite right) was born on the outskirts of Paris at Montrouge on January 16th, 1903 and was arrested by the Gestap at the house of Robert...

Page 57 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, September 1963

Vintage Miscellany

A 1904 single-cylinder Rover, with a channel-section chassis having very thin dumb-irons, awaits restoration in Wales, where a 1927 Morris-Cowley 2-seater and a 1930/32 Austin 12/4 saloon are derelict. Michael Sedgwick, Curator of the Montagu Motor Museum, has bought a 1934 Tipo 518L Fiat Ardita with a Steyr-Daimler-Puch cabriolet body. He wonders if any other Arditas are around? The Charles...

Page 57 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, September 1963

"Give them a big hand"

The Bean C.C., no matter how small its own membership, has a happy knack of enticing an excellent entry to its meetings. Its Second Summer Rally at Bracknell Sports Stadium on July 21st had something like 90 entries of veteran to p.v.t. cars if historic commercials and vintage motorcycles are included. The event had some unusual items—the excellent grass arena was not open to the public until...

Page 29 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1962

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1961 ANOTHER busy year is over and it is time to take out my diary and recall the pros and cons, the merits and shortcomings, of the cars I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT during 1961. It was a year during which I covered 18,930 miles on these test runs, 15,000 further miles in staff and personal vehicles, was a passenger for considerable mileages in...

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 56 of September 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 1965

"A taxation anomaly"

Sir, Together, no doubt, with many more of your readers, I rise to the bait thrown out at the end of your article on the "Taxation Anomaly." The anomaly arose as a result of a concession made by the government (Conservative) during the passage of the Finance Bill of 1952. The concession arose for purely mathematical reasons. As introduced into the Commons, the Finance Bill of 1952 provided for a...

Page 38 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1974

The Henry Affair

An investigation into a significant motoring mystery Since 1912 It Has Been Generally Accepted that the Peugeot Twin-Cam Racing Engine Set a Significant Fashion, one followed Ever Since for High-Performance Power Units, as The Work of Ernest Henry, Goux, Boillot and Zuccarelli. The Unsolved Question is whether Henry was the Engineer Responsible, or just a Skilled Draughtsman. In Probing this...

Page 99 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, August 1981

Book Reviews

"Vauxhall" by Michael Sedgwick, 112 pp. 10 3/4" x 8"  (Dalton Watson, Ltd., 76, Wardour Street, London, W1V 4AN. £7.70) This book was a disappointment. I had expected that at last the long history of the important Vauxhall Iron Works and subsequent Vauxhall Motor Company would have occupied that industrious researcher, Michael Sedgwick, to the same or greater extent than had the Fiat and other...

Page 90 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1989

Book reviews

Early MG by P L Jennings. 240pp. 93/4" x 7". (PL Jennings, Cwmbrain, Lanbister, Powys LD1 6UE. £37.50 including postage). Published privately and now in its second edition, this book is confined to pre-1930 MGs, aiming to provide an up-to-date register of the survivors among the 14/28, 14/40, 18/80 Mks I and II, and 18/100 Mk III cars. This is a very necessary task when fakes and hybrids abound,...

Page 54 of September 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1973

Vintage Postbag

Sir, "His Last Bow" As another avid Sherlockian I read Philip Liput's comments on the Sherlock Holmes' Ford with considerable interest. I even rushed to my much-thumbed copy of the collected Short Stories in quest of further clues. I rather agree with Mr. Liput's assessment of the automobile as being Manchester and not Cork-assembled, though one wonders if even the austere "Altamont" would have...



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