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Page 19 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 1970

MATTERS OF MOMENT

IT'S ALL HAPPENING . . . . There are compensations about being a heavily-taxed, Police-hounded motoring enthusiast. For instance, there is so much to do, so many diverse events to attend, that boredom is kept effectively at bay. Races of all kinds happen every summer week-end, with the March F1 car upholding its promise, although harried by Jack Brabham, with Rindt's old Lotus snatching a last-...

Page 22 of July 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1949

The Bugatti O.C. at Silverstone

R. C. Symondson Wins 48-Mile Final in His 575 Bugatti The first of the Club Meetings at Silverstone took place in perfect weather on June 18th, organised by the Bugatti Owners' Club, and all the fun and games of club days at Brooklands and Donington before the war were re-enacted again at the new R.A.C. circuit. It was a most enjoyable day. The invited one-make clubs co-operated warmly and an...

Page 31 of December 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, December 1946

Rumblings

Suggestion This year of Jubilee has served as a reminder that no adequate history of the Motor Industry has yet been written. The task of compiling such a history, admittedly, would be involved and arduous, and much of the required information would have to be supplied by the manufacturers themselves. This leads to the suggestion that if individual manufacturers would undertake to compile...

Page 41 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1989

World Rally Championship: Safari Rally

In developed Europe, much of a team's strategic resources may be buried deep in concrete jungles, never actually seen, whilst even their en route service points are very often in secure garages from which prying eyes are kept well away by doors which are slammed shut after the cars enter. But in the wide expanse of Africa, everything is clear for all to see; the fleets of mobile workshops, chase...

Page 25 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1952

The clubs at Silverstone

Maidstone & Mid-Kent MC chose delightful weather for its Silverstone race meeting on May 24th, which started late, but was run off efficiently, over the "long" Club circuit. The seven-lap 1,100-cc sports-car race should have been a gift for Len Gibbs' Riley, but it was not on form, so C le S Metcalfe won after a steady drive in his Persil-uniform and Balilla Fiat, Gibbs second, Wilson's "...

Page 19 of December 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1956

Books for Christmas

"Cape Cold to Cape Hot," by Richard Pape. 256 pp. 9 in by 53/4 in. (Oldhams Press Ltd., 96 Long Acre, London, WC2. 18s.) This is a book by a journalist rather than a writer, a record-breaker rather than a traveller. Those who might be misled by the title into expecting a genuine travel book will be disappointed, but those who like a racy action story will find it to their taste, even though they...

Page 11 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1934

VETERAN CARS MAKE LIGHT OF BRIGHTON RUN

VETERAN CARS MAKE LIGHT OF BRIGHTON RUN 93 STARTERS-85 CARS COMPLETE THE COURSE—INTENSE PUBLIC INTEREST SHOWN. AFTER the Commemoration Run to Brighton on the 18th November, let no one say that the pioneers of motoring have been forgotten. Nearly a hundred cars, of which two dozen first saw the light before the beginning of the present century, set off in turn over the historic road to the South...

Page 40 of January 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1969

Books for the New Year

"Conquerors Of The Air"", by Heiner Emde. 204 pp. 12 in. x 10¼ in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., 9, Ely Place, London, E.C.1. 190s.) This is a lavishly produced history of aeroplane evolution from 1903 to 1945, published by Edita, of Lausanne, who are responsible for "Automobile Year". It is a book which contains fine colour plans and action drawings; the illustrations are by Carlo Demand. The...

Page 15 of July 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1948

Victorious Equipment

G.E. Ansell's E.R.A. had its internals lubricated with Essolube for the British Empire Trophy race, which it won, and ran on Dunlop wheels and tyres. This car and the next three finishers in this race had Lodge plugs fired by Lucas ignition equipment, and were slowed for the corners by Ferodo-lined Girling brakes. The winner and 3rd and 4th home had Luvax-Girling dampers to control the suspension...

Page 45 of May 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1970

THE VCC OF GB 1,000-MILE TRIAL ANNIVERSARY EVENT

TO celebrate its 40th birthday and the 70th anniversary of the historic 1,000-Mile Trial the Veteran CC is staging a very exciting and strenuous event, which commences on May 1st. It is a reasonable approximation to the pioneer Trial but whereas that event was obviously confined to pre-1901 autocars, the 1970 event will include cars of up to 1914, the most intriguing of which is Philip Mann's...

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