Articles tagged Percy Lambert

Page 93 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, July 1984

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car mattersTalbots in London At the instigation of Stephen Lally, the 80th Anniversary of the Talbot name, in particular the opening of the factory, Ladbroke Hall, in October 1904 for building the Earl of Shrewsbury and Talbot's cars, at Barlby Road in W. London, was duly celebrated, with a rally at that very factory (likely soon to be pulled down, alas). On May 26th,...

Page 82 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, July 2014

A world of its own

The first-ever permanent race track was built in Surrey – but did Brooklands rest too long on its laurels?Writer Gordon Cruickshank The Brooklands Gazette. That’s how our life started out, at a time when the world’s first purpose-built race track was still, 17 years on from its construction, the only motor racing track in mainland Britain. After the sun set on the Surrey speedway at the outbreak...

Page 49 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the November issue) WE HAVE reached the Diary entries of "X", the RFC Officer who became a well-known racing motorist after the war, for December 1917. He was met on December 14th by Bush and his Crossley, in which they went to the War Office and later net off for Wyton, arriving by lunchtime. Lady X was staying near Ely so her son visited her...

Page 81 of July 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, July 1985

Superior Experience

Superior Experience READING the Deputy Editor's article on Brough Superiors in last month's issue has reminded me of the time when I had a sixcylinder Brough Superior saloon to test for MOTOR SPORT. It was over a December week-end in 1936, the car being lent by Keville Davies & March of Berkeley Street, whom George Brough most have persuaded to become agents. I have cause to remember the...

Page 76 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1996

The Battle of Small Cars - 60 minutes Flat Out

A decent debate could be centred around which of the records, in the days when racing drivers and record breaking were largely synonymous, was the most difficult to achieve. To run for 24 hours involved the night spell. To keep going at a successful speed-pitch even for one round of the clock called for a high degree of mechanical reliability, although with time in hand repairs were permissible...

Page 99 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, July 1986

Roads of the 1920s

Continuing follow the motoring life of O.J., whom we left sampling the delights of the 18/55 hp Talbot in the New Forest, in 1925, and in view of Motor Sport's interest in cars in books, it is interesting that next we find him criticising a new novel about a honeymoon couple who went from London to Land's End and halfway back again in a car at which fun was poked because of the troubles this...

Page 35 of April 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, April 1931

A FIRM WITH A HISTORY

A FIRM WITH A ISTORY HE history of the motor industry contains many records of makes which have failed to stay the pace in the pioneer years, and given way to others who have grown up in the later stages of development. There are, however, some firms who have held on from the very beginning, and proving their products in open competition in the early days, have increased in experience and...

Page 53 of April 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, April 2003

The Seven wonders

Lord Austin spent a lot of money building racing versions of his cars, especially the exotic twin-cam. Did he get a good return on his investment, asks Bill Boddy? Great Britain did not rank very highly in the construction of racing cars for international events before the First World War, the exceptions being Sunbeam and Napier, with Weigel having a short-term try. However, we must not overlook...

Page 45 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1998

The one that got away

Though Bentley was usually unbeatable at Le Mans in the ‘20s, the marques attempts to set 24-hour speed records met with considerably less success. Bill Boddy takes a look back. In 1923 the tough Australian John Duff sent Walter Owen Bentley hurrying to Le Mans at the last possible moment to see his personally-owned 3-litre Bentley finish fourth and set a lap-record of 66.60mph in the first of...

Page 95 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, November 2000

Wolseley's still-born record car

Although the well-established Wolseley tool and Motor Car Company had not raced since the days of Herbert Austin's Wolseley 'Beetles', it could not ignore the publicity value of record-breaking on Brooklands Track. So around 1911 it built a car to attack the World's One-Hour record, a useful goal in the prestige stakes. Wolseley's had been making a wide range of cars for some time and selected...

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