Articles tagged Montagu

Page 32 of February 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1961

Cars in books

One Of the privileges and pleasures of editing MOTOR SPORT is the constant stream of interesting correspondence received from its readers, which is something I appreciate deeply, even though only a very small proportion of the intelligent and ingenious letters sent to me get published, due to the ever-present exigencies of space. However, I can assure all who write that their letters are read...

Page 5 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, November 1997

Golden Arrow set top run again by 1999

Golden Arrow, the stunningly beautiful car in which Major Henry Segrave raised the World Land Speed Record to 231.36mph at Daytona Beach, Florida, in March 1929, could run again following the discovery of three Napier Lion aero engines of the type which powered it past the White Triplex's 1928 mark of 20'7.55mph. The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu's dream of returning the Irving Special (...

Page 47 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, June 1965

THE HISTORIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLUB'S BRIGHTON RUN

THIS year's Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Brighton Run had a record entry and was a great success, the weather being delightful, the traffic comparatively light once Redhill was left behind and National Benzole, acting, as usual, as generous sponsors. I was able to travel the route, by courtesy of Lord Montagu (who was again driving his 1922 Maxwell charabanc in which I rode last year) in the...

Page 17 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1964

The Evolution of Modern Small Car Engines

Last year the Automobile Division of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers instituted a Symposium on the Design of Small Mass-Produced Motor Car Engines. The following is a summary of these. Ford: Mr. R. A. S. Worters, Assistant Chief Engineer, Engine and Transmission Engineering, of Ford Motor Company Ltd., Dagenham; Essex, commenced his paper by saying that the Ford Anglias and Prefects of...

Page 34 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

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 99 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, July 1983

Facilities at the NMM

Sir, On a recent visit to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, I was surprised and dismayed to find that once one was inside the museum building itself, there appeared to be absolutely no facilities for the disabled. There are only stairs leading from the main gallery to the ground floor, thus apparently necessitating a journey all the way round outside the building to enter by one of the fire...

Page 58 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1973

Celebrating a Gordon Bennett – Part 2

It is not surprising that the 60s had been forgotten by then, for 27 long years and a devastating World War had passed since their inception. But Kent Karslake remembered, and his article in Motor Sport of September 1930 was responsible not only for the subsequent interest in the big Edwardians and historic racing cars but perhaps for the entire vintage and veteran movement as we now know it. For...

Page 30 of May 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 1968

SR.N1 Hovercraft at Beaulieu

The Montagu Motor Museum took on the role of a transport museum when the "Bournemouth Belle" went to live in Lord Montagu's garden. This role was extended when, on April 6th, the SR.N1, the World's first hovercraft, was placed on public exhibition there. The occasion was historic, for, as Sir David Follett, Director of the Science Museum, emphasised, the hovercraft, brainchild of Dr. Cockerell,...

Page 39 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1980

Historic racing

I do not know who coined the word "Historic" and applied it to old racing cars, but it was an awful mistake, for it implies that the car has a history worth recording. In some cases this is justified, in other cases it is a poor joke, and there are some cases that are downright false. The Germans use the word "Oldtimer", which I believe they got from America, while the French use the phrase "...

Page 29 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1966

5th Historic Commercial Vehicle Run (May 1st)

Organised by the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club and sponsored by National Benzole, this run from the Museum of British Transport at Clapham to Brighton has become as important and popular as the R.A.C. Veteran Car Run. This year's event had an astonishing entry of 164 vehicles, from the 1908 Unic taxi driven by Lord Montagu (with Lady Montagu and London's oldest taxi-driver, who started on...

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