Articles tagged Mike McCarthy

Page 32 of March 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1977

Mazda join the European hatchback war

The Assistant Editor reports from Japan on the first Japanese car designed specifically for the European Market The four main islands of Japan contain 110,000,000 people crammed into an area of 146,000 square miles of which 80% is mountains. Mixed into the dense population areas which consequently ensue on the plains, basins, tableland and coastline are 30,000,000 vehicles, for which there are 35...

Page 64 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, March 1980

Book reviews

"Grand Prix Racing — 1906-1914" by T.A.S.O. Mathieson. 300pp, 11¼" x 10" (F.F. Publishing Ltd., 64, West Smithfield, London, EC1 9EE. £25.00)  Here is some extremely good news for serious motoring historians and book collectors. That great pictorial study of the French Grand Prix, the most important race of the day from 1906 to 1908 and after a break when voiturette contests took over, from 1912...

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The Things They Say . . .

"As in the case of real cars supremacy . . . has now passed to the Japanese".—A strong Oriental bias expressed in Motor recently by Mike McCarthy, writing of plastic kit model cars. Dinky TR7 In the past there have been good efforts by model makers to bring out miniatures of new cars on the maker's release-date. The new Triumph TR7 is a case in point, because a Meccano-Dinky miniature of it is...

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I made reacquaintance in December with that unique Bugatti "Black Bess". A quite remarkable Edwardian, able, as I observed, to cruise all day at 70 mph or more, which isn't bad for a 1913 car with a 5-litre engine. The call was from the BBC, to again drive the old warrior up Kop Hill near Princes Risborough, where Miss Ivy drove it to class wins in 1923. For its "Top Gear" appearance Ivan Dutton...

Page 79 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, October 1995

Bid for a ride

If you have ever fancied a ride in something truly spectacular — a D-type, Jaguar X1220, or even a McLaren M8F — this could be your chance. Our friendly rivals at Classic & Sportscar magazine are organising a bash at Castle Combe on November 4 at which you can bid for a ride round the circuit with the car and driver of your choice. The aim is to raise funds for the Stroke Association, as both...

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Rally Review -- RAC Historic Rally

RAC Autoglass International Historic Rally RAC Rally, as a road event, was first held in 1932. It covered 1000 miles at 22 mph, took place in early March, had 341 starters, ended at Torquay with driving tests and was won by Col Loughborough (Lanchester). So it was a sound idea for the RAC, with Autoglass as main sponsor, to emulate it this March, with a similar event for cars of 1931/1965. One...

Page 32 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1990

Veteran to Classic. . . . . Lost Giant

Lost Giant A contemporary (I must not mention names, but I respect Mike McCarthy for running a slick ship!) published a story recently that has a ring of mystery about it. The correspondent responsible calls it "the strangest tale I have heard for some time, and somehow something just didn't ring true". It concerns an original Ulster Austin 7 that was advertised for sale, and which was seen very...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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