Articles tagged MORRIS MINOR

Page 44 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, January 1980

Memories

Memories Sir, I have read with interest the stories of old time motorists, and their many fine journeys and trouble-free runs. However, there is another side to the picture, that of the ordinary motorist in a rural area with the type of car that was not in the R-R Daimler, or Lanchester class. I was brought up in a small Devonshire village surrounded by steep hills, every hill had a loose flint...

Page 10 of June 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, June 1949

Letters from Readers

Sir I have been very interested in the recent correspondence which has appeared in your columns with regard to the H.R.G. It seems to me that this is a very overrated car. After all, the M.G. was doing 15 years ago what the H.R.G. is doing now. The 1,100-c.c. L- and K-type M.G.s were genuine 80-m.p.h. vehicles but the current H.R.G. 1,100 c.c. seems to have a 75 m.p.h. maximum. Fifteen years...

Page 49 of October 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, October 1958

The Oldest Bull-Nose

At a time when the Government is attempting to belittle the older vehicles it was a splendid idea on the part of the Daily Express to organise a competition which drew public attention to the interest and serviceability of really old cars, even if the result was rather a foregone conclusion. We refer to the prize of a new Morris Minor 1000 offered to the person owning the Oldest Bull-Nose Morris...

Page 50 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, June 1963

The Midland Motor Museum

On May 29th another museum was opened. This is the Midland Motor Museum at Measham, of which Lord Montagu is Chairman and which is owned by a company formed by David Wickens, Chairman of Measham Motor Sales. The Museum is housed in a fine new building, able to accommodate 80 vehicles and with natural lighting front glass panels in the roof. High doors enable commercial vehicles to be driven in,...

Page 29 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1958

A Picnic

During Showtime in London a picture appeared in a respected weekly contemporary journal showing a Lotus Elite coupé parked at the roadside approximately 100 miles north of Rome on the Mediterranean coast road for the porpoises of a picnic lunch. However, further reading prompted the thought that this might have been an enforced picnic, because elsewhere in the same journal the Technical Editor...

Page 98 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, September 2014

Where the grassroots are greener

The 750 Motor Club, founded by our own Bill Boddy, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It continues to thrive thanks to low-cost rules, diversity and – as we found out – good, clean fun Writer Ed Foster, photographer Mitch Pashavair Variety is, according to the dictionary, “the quality or state of being different or diverse; the absence of uniformity or monotony”. There should really be a...

Page 147 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 147, April 2014

Long-distance runaround

Meet a man who has opened borders, closed Tower Bridge and practically created a whole sport I used to think it was a long drive to Oulton Park. I’m put to shame by Philip Young, who recently spent 10½ days on the road from Cape Town to London in a Fiat Panda TwinAir, breaking the previous record by more than a day. As Philip’s adventures go it was relatively tame – he and co-driver Paul Brace...

Page 108 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, March 2014

Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

Page 6 of January 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1933

THE LONDON-GLOUCESTER TRIAL

RECORD ENTRY AND PERFECT ORGANISATION ENSURE SUCCESS OF THE N.W.L.M.C.'s ANNUAL TRIAL THE North West London Motor Club deserve every success with their annual London to Gloucester Trial. To begin with, it is a real trial, and makes severe demands on cars and drivers alike if a premier award is to be gained. Those who want hills will find them here in plenty, Maiden's Grove, Stancombe, Bis more,...

Page 36 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, November 1933

THE M.C.C. GOES OFF THE GOLD STANDARD!

THE M.C.C. GOES OFF THE GOLD STANDARD! THE M.C.C. One-Day Sporting Trial held over a route near Buxton is always one of the most important events of this nature during the season. This year a difficult course was arranged, including the observed hills of Jenkins Chapel (two sections), Blackermill, Litton Slack and Highcliffe (twice). It was originally intended that competitors should tackle...

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