Articles tagged Norman Johnson

Page 75 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, March 1984

Borgeson on Miller

The history of the Miller racing cars which contributed such an important part to the American racing scene has been fully covered in the book written by Mark Dee, which for some reason or other has not come the way of this reviewer. I have heard enough about Miller history, however, to believe that nothing else on the subject is called for. So it came as a surprise to find an article on various...

Page 26 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1966

V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

Page 91 of April 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, April 2005

WB Rumblings

  Should surprise be expressed that I reviewed favourably the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust's book about Army tanks, may I say that the similarity between motor racing and designing a battle tank was quite close. Preparing, for instance, an R-R Merlin or Liberty aero engine for a new challenge, that of repulsing the German Panzers, required specialised technical assistance from several car companies...

Page 26 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1967

"The Vintage Alvis"

by Peter Hull and Norman Johnson. 400 pp. 9 in. x 6 in. (Macdonald & Co. Ltd., Gulf House, 2, Portman Street, London, W.1. 126s.) This long-awaited one-make, almost one-model, history by Peter Hull of the V.S.C.C. and Norman Johnson of the 12/50 Alvis Register may be expensive but it comes fully up to expectations and brings Macdonald to the forefront of specialist one-make book publishers....

Page 64 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, March 1992


It was in 1958, at Lavenham, that I attended an event expressly for steam cars. It was a very small gathering of a 1904 Turner-Meisse, a Doble and a home-built LBC. Since then l have enjoyed a London-Brighton Veteran Car Run on a 1900 Gardner-Serpollet, so I am delighted to hear that the Steam Car Club of Great Britain has been formed. At its first event last May 20 cars and a steam motorcycle...

Page 32 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1967

Vintage postbag

Alvis Pros and Cons Sir, In your "Further Thoughts about The Vintage Alvis'" you mention that my book "Alvis Car 1920-1966" does not go into the merits and demerits of the various Alvis models. There are two reasons for this, quite apart from lack of space, First, I was far more concerned to spotlight the fine technical and racing achievements of the Alvis Company for which, in the opinion of...

Page 82 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, December 1995

The worst racing mistake of all - or was it?

The 1928 RAC Ulster TT was a very important sports-car race, and after nearly six hours driving over the distinctly difficult road circuit, Kaye Don, the popular Brooklands driver, was declared the winner, in a supercharged 1½-litre Hyper Lea-Francis. Second to finish, seemingly a mere 13sec in arrears, was Leon Cushman's supercharged 1½-litre FWD Alvis. A 19/100hp Austro-Daimler was third in...

Page 53 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 1967

Book reviews

"The 1100 Companion," by Kenneth Ullyett. 184 pp., 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (Stanley Paul & Co., 178-202, Great Portland Street, London, W.1. 25s.) It could be said of this book about the B.M.C. 1100 range of cars that all or nearly all of it has been published previously. But that is unfair, because such comment applies to many works of reference and history and the value of such works is that...

Page 62 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 1989

Book reviews

Alvis — The Story Of The Red Triangle by Kenneth Day, 375pp. 10' x 8". (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. £24.95). Recent months have been a grand time on the books front for one-make followers. We have had Seaton's pictorial Lagonda history, Styles' Riley competition history (which, whatever some critics have against it, is packed with nostalgic photographs), and now...

Page 97 of March 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, March 1998


This year's Bert Hadley Memorial Championship for pre-war A7s, run by the Pre-War A7 Club, commences on April 18 with a hill-climb at Gurston Down, and ends in September with a sprint at Thoresby Park. Details from Geoff Roe on 01159 894091. The Club also runs the Grasshopper Challenge and a series of A7 trials, etc. Club details from Dave MacCurrie on 01455 239736. Chris Searle will chair a...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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