Articles tagged Percy Northey

Page 20 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 1941

On something in English tradition

"Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." — the prime minister, of the R.A.F. fighter pilots, 1940 THE firm of Rolls-Royce Ltd. is, perhaps, the most famous in the whole Motor Industry; indeed, it is so well known, and so highly respected, as to be virtually an institution. This was the case in the days before the last war with Germany, but it can fairly safely...

Page 78 of December 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, December 1995

Forgotten Makes: Vinot et Déguingand

The Vinot et Déguingand was a typical product of France, hailing from Puteaux beside the Seine, so that perhaps some of the great reputation of Renault should have been passed on to it. I was reminded that it is not quite a "forgotten make" when I encountered Tobias Ward's 1922 15/20hp two-seater in Presteigne High Street and again later attempting to climb Pilleth One, on the occasion of the...

Page 46 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, September 1990

Rolls-Royce and the 8-litre Bentley

It is well known that in 1930 Rolls-Royce was alarmed at the performance and appeal of WO Bentley's fine 8-litre model, which was in direct competition with its Phantom II Rolls-Royce. This was overcome by buying the financially ailing Bentley Motors in a carefully disguised deal, and later on by refusing to let WO use his name on a Lagonda he had designed. The closure of the old Bentley Motors...

Page 45 of January 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, January 1934


HERE AND THERE Mr. Percy Northey Retires. having worked for the Rolls-Royce Company for a period of 26 years, Mr. Percy Northey has retired at the end of 1933. Mr. Northey will continue to work in the interests of the company privately, and he will also be available in an advisory capacity. Whitney Straight, Ltd. The formed Whitney Straight which will operate four Maseratis on the continent next...

Page 28 of February 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, February 1936


OPPOSED PISTONS By BALADEUR There is a special satisfaction reserved for the cynic in the study of extinct animals. It must tickle his fancy no end to think of nature, having achieved the diplodocus, finding that the largest creature in the world was no good anyhow. (I believe that someone has calculated that if another animal bit the diplodocus' tail, it was a couple of minutes before the head...

Page 19 of February 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1950

The Monte Carlo Road

Although the Monte Carlo Rally is not one of the oldest of motoring competitions, the road to Monte Carlo has for a very long time exercised a peculiar fascination over the minds of sporting motorists, particularly in this country. It was Charles Jarrott, apparently, who started the whole thing. Jarrott was one of the few Englishmen who drove with real distinction in the days of the town-to-towns...

Page 39 of April 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, April 1967

Cars in books

Some time ago I referred in this feature to a rare book by Toby Rawlinson about his experiences as a member of the R.A.C. Corps in France during the First World War. I did not think it likely that another book of this kind had been published, until Mr. A. E. Sharp of Ealing kindly sent me a copy of " From Mons to Ypres with French," by Frederic Coleman (Sampson Low, 1916). This is a similar book...

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

The Edwardian Rolls-Royce

John Bolster's "Veteran Types" article last December, on his 1911 "Silver Ghost" Rolls-Royce, car has aroused a lot of interest. Mr. W. A. Taylor, of Banwell, writes as follows of some early Rolls-Royce exhibits at Olympia: - Sir, John Bolster's article on the 1911 Rolls-Royce was extremely interesting, and I am very glad to see you are reviving the "Veteran Types" articles. We have recently...

Page 43 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, March 1985

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

The Grand Tour — Vintage Style Having pondered on the tour of the Dolomites described in "The Motor Mountaineer" article in the January, issue, When George Abraham accompanied Geoffrey Summers in his new 40/50 hp Rolls-Royce tourer on this 1921 adventure, I have been thinking about other motoring Grand Tours of Europe, in which fortunate motoring journalists were sometimes asked to take part. (...


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