Articles tagged Morris

Page 74 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1978

The Triumph Southern Cross

Sir, In the February issue of Motor Sport, under the heading of "Vintage Postbag", there is a letter from Mr. S. Basham, in which he denigrates the Triumph Southern Cross. Now I would be the first to agree that they were in the class of more sedate sports cars, but they did not lack "guts". I bought mine in 1946, and kept it for a couple of years, during which time it gave me excellent service. I...

Page 72 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 1994

Down Under

Down Under -1-let no one think that the VSCC of Australia is inactive not that any British participants i the rallies there could ever harbour such a thought. Further to endorse the view that the Australian club functions very much as the UK version of the VSCC, consider its recent two-day Alex Bryce Rally. It was run over undulating, vacant roads, and you can imagine what that implies, given...

Page 50 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1996

Fair Play

Sir, In response to Mr Morris's letter about overtaking in Formula One, I would say that more than one factor is responsible for 'processional' racing today. Due to the speed of the cars, the duration of the straights is no more than a second or two, thus giving no time to overtake. Also, as the top engine manufacturers approach the limit of power available, and the aerodynamics of the cars...

Page 62 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1995

Little wonder

The definitive pre-war sports car? The MG J2 certainly everything going for it When in the late summer of 1932 helmsmen William Morris and Cecil Kimber dropped the D-type from their fledgling MG Car Company's bewildering range of cars and replaced it with the J2, they quite unwittingly created a milestone in the history of British sports cars. Quite simply the J2, along with its four-seater...

Page 18 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1956

Some accessories at Earls Court

Automotive Products Ltd. Improved suspension joints and automatic transmissions are on view and oil and fuel filters. Stand 369. Avon India Rubber Co Ltd. The Avon Winter Safety tyre is on view together with the HM Airseal, which has no tube. Stand 205. Bosch Ltd. New exhibits are the P 11S sparking pings designed for motor-scooter engines and the M 11S range which has been introduced for the...

Page 37 of June 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, June 1938

ON BRITISH HIGH PERFORMANCE

ON BRITISH HIGH PERFORMANCE WE in this country have a curious habit of belittling our own -efforts. 'We Shout about the ways and achievements and productions of other countries to our own detriment. In _spite of this traditional reluctance to boost our ONVII productions before those of other nations, the fact remains that Great Britain has produced some of the finest and most successful high-...

Page 21 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1976

Matters of moment

Leyland's museum at Donington For far too long the very large accumulation of historic vehicles amassed by the various manufacturers who were amalgamated under the BMC banner and which have consequently been inherited by British Leyland has been sadly dispersed, in storage, on loan to a fortunate few, or scattered in various museurns—at one time it seemed that the sole-surviving Leyland Eight had...

Page 3 of May 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 1927

CONTENTS

CONTENTS. Motoring in Oxford 323-324 Sporting Events of the Month 325-329 Sporting Cars on Test... • • . 330-332 World's Record Broken ••• ••• 332 Prominent Speedmen : I. P. Riddoch 333-335 Recent Sporting Events in Pictures 336-337 Great Racing Marques—" Bugatti " ... 338-342 Italian News ... ... 344-347 Other Racing News ... ••• 347-348 The Advent of Mr. Morris • • • ... 349 Leading Motor Clubs...

Page 47 of November 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1953

On the Earls Court Motor Show

Here we are again in the seductive atmosphere of the Motor Show, our Motor Show, in the heart, or very nearly so, of the Metropolis. There is something secure, snug and uplifting about this greatest of all motor exhibitions in the spacious, well-ventilated and generally excellent Hall at Earls Court. Somehow, as you examine the cars on the manufacturers' stands, sleek and shiny because white-...

Page 32 of December 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1953

Letters from Readers

M.G.s - A COMPARISON Sir, All of us can imagine a child's feelings on the Eve of Christmas. There are lots of guesses. What kind of Christmas presents will there be ? Then suppose that this child does not have any presents or that instead of presents it gets a thorough hiding. This comparison is quite suitable when describing the cold douche which every believing M.G. enthusiast must have got...

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