Articles tagged Morris Eight

Page 55 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, May 1989

Veteran to classic

The roads of the 1920s As autumn approached in 1928, diarist Owen John observed that this seemed the correct time to hold the Motor Show at Olympia, an event which dated back to 1905. How well I remember the thrill of those shows, when, as boys, we would make for the Trojan stand to obtain free bags and then rush about filling these with all the catalogues and brochures we could scrounge. The...

Page 37 of January 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, January 1950

Rumblings

Going up Fifteen pence or eighteen pence?—that was the problem that faced the publishers of Motor Sport. As you know, fifteen pence was the figure agreed for Motor Sport, and for three months we have published at this price. Many readers have complained that on the new paper the sharp reproduction of the excellent photographs has been lost, and why not improve quality rather than cut price? So,...

Page 84 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, November 1986

V to C Miscellany

The article in the September issue about Ulster A7s aroused much interest and J. P. Ashenden of Romsey who owned car Reg. No. G06302, referred to specifically in the article, from 1932 to 1934, would like to know whether it still exists and whether it would be possible to track it down. *** Julian Collins of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register would be grateful to anyone who can...

Page 25 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1956

THE 32nd M.C.C. EXETER TRIAL

THE 32nd M.C.C. EXETER TRIAL HOW the Cars Fared on Tillerton, the new hill TT is satisfactory that although trials-driving has become a specialised branch of the Sport, many enthusiasts are prepared to -continue 'with the less severe form of trials-driving, so that 285 entries were received by the Motor Cycling Club for this year's Exeter Trial, now in its 56th year, for the first London-...

Page 13 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1947

Reports of Recent Events

Mid-Surrey A.C. and V.S.C.C. Grand Cup Trial This famous trial, in its austerity guise, was confined to hills around Pirbright, after starting from a puzzled village in that area. Michael May was the leading light in organisation, rushing hither and thither in his mother's S.U.-carburetted Austin Seven "Chummy" with the brave owner as passenger. Nine observed sections and two special tests...

Page 43 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, February 1956

CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENT SECTION

PREPAID RATES 6d. per word (maximum number allowed 80) Minimum Charge 6/-. Box Numbers, for the convenience of Private Advertisers only, 2/extra. No insertion will be made unless prepaid. Copy received after first post on the 21st of the month will be held over until the next issue unless cancelled in writing before the 10th of the following month. The publishers reserve the right to refuse or...

Page 11 of October 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 1952

Reports of Recent Events

Eastern Counties M.C. Felixstowe Rally (Aug. 22nd-23rd) Winner.-D. J. Morley (Austin A90), 99 marks lost. Runner-up.-E. S. Ridley (M.G.), 101 marks lost. Team Prize.-Kemp-Place, Westwood, Murkett (XKI20 Jaguars). S.S.C.C. Turnberry Races (Aug. 23rd) National Formule Libre Race. 1st: Parnell (B.R.M.) 79.5 m.p.h. 2nd: Gaze (Maserati) 3rd: G Whitehead (E.R.A.) Fastest Lap: Hawthorn 83.36 m.p.h....

Page 10 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 1947

Pat Driscoll at the 750 Club

Last month the 750 Club persuaded Pat Driscoll, the famous Austin racing driver, to attend a meeting of theirs, and Pat, in turn, invited the 750-ites to fire questions at him. The meeting wanted to know a lot about aluminium heads but Driscoll said the Austin designer did not hold with them — he used to motor sedately about in an Austin Twelve —although later they vastly improved Austin...

Page 80 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, January 1994

Innes Ireland

Sir, I am sure that all those who knew Innes Ireland will join me in thanking you for the generous tribute in December's Motor Sport. He was indeed a very fine fellow. I am certain that stories of Innes' riotous life will continue to entertain us for many years to come. Perhaps I may recall one incident that occurred during the winter of 1958. I was then a Sandhurst cadet, and although cars were...

Page 46 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, March 1983

V-E-V odds and ends

News is to hand, possibly, of the ex-Hornsted 3-litre Cottin-et-Desgouttes mentioned in Motor Sport recently. This car, which ran ineffectually at Brooklands in 1925, its best lap at only 69.85 m.p.h., is thought to have been built for the French touring car races that then preceded the French Grand Prix, these cars taking the first three places in their class in 1925. It was fitted with a...

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