Articles tagged Peter Davies

Page 50 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, April 1971

Cars in books

I was interested to find in "Doubtful School-Master" by Hugh Heckstall-Smith (Peter Davies, 1962), a passage reading: "There was the very small boy, Henry Stisted, with a taste for dangerous living. (He did some car-racing in his twenties)" when the author is describing some of the pupils he remembered at Stowe School, because I encountered Stisted some years ago when I was investigating the...

Page 44 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1970

Cars in books

I was able to borrow recently, from a reader, Mr. G, K. Mirylees, of Cobham, a travel book I had heard of but had never read. It is "To Venice and Back in a Two-Seater", by E. Halford Ross (Cassell, 1924). It is about a man and his wife—"My wife drives better than I do; she changes gear better"—who bought a car in 1921 and after a summer vacation roaming Britain in it, decided in 1923 to take it...

Page 91 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, October 2011

A When B

When Britain began rockin'em t's 10 years shce RocKhgnam Votor Speedway opened wfn a dramatt Cnamp Car race, The new ova owed tnanKs to one man's \/sbn but by tnen ne was on tne sbe nes BY DAMIEN SMITH Saturday afternoons go, this is trippy. The collective howl of 26 Champ Car engines engulfs all the senses as the multicoloured missiles sweep off Turn 4. Oval racing must be seen to be believed,...

Page 71 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 1994

Cars in books

Cars in books Cecil Lewis, still writing at 95, but perhaps best-remembered for his wonderful account of flying with the RFC during the First World War (Sagittarius Rising, published in 1936 by Peter Davies and commended by no less a person than Bernard Shaw, so that it went into at least six impressions), caused me and the LeaFrancis OC some problems when, in a later book Farewell To Wings (...

Page 34 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1990

Big Bugattis

Big Bugattis LAST month I drove to Corby to see some of the big engined Bugaftis which Magnum Engineering Ltd. is rebuilding at Magnum Rare Cars, and to drive one of them. The car I drove I was John Wilson's Type 46S. As we entered the workshop, there it was, immaculate as if it had just come out of Molsheim or been on a Show stand. A black and yellow close-coupled 11ft 6in wheelbase coupe by...

Page 35 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, January 1990


MAGNUM RARE CARS LIMITED The Directors of 'Rare Cars' have a great love of Historic motorcars and, possibly like yourself, have become frustrated over recent years with sub-standard work, lame excuses and often fragmented project management. Magnum Rare Cars Limited has been formed because of a clear demand for Professional Engineering Services operating to a strict code of practices within the...

Page 44 of March 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1969

Cars in Books

From "Old Maids Remember", by Angela Du Maurier (Peter Davies, 1966), we are reminded of the time when it was possible to drive to Oxford Street in a pony cart, "through all the most hair-raising traffic of the day (i.e., horse-buses, private broughams and later the occasional car)", and wind the reins round a convenient lamp post while you shopped. "We had no car until 1911", the author reminds...

Page 31 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1965

Cars in books

I still continue to come upon references to cars in the most unlikely places, even in that book about the theatre "What I Have Had," by Harold Bridgehouse (Harrap, 1953). Writing of the jazz age of the nineteen-twenties, the author observes "I was, and am, prejudiced against cars," but condescendingly observes that they have their uses, remarking "For instance, to note in Wales tyre-tracks on...

Page 20 of April 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 1959

Book Reviews

Great American Automobiles by John Bentley. 374 pp., 10 in. by 7-1/4 in. (The Merlin Press, 112 Whitfield Street, London, S.W.1. 36s.). This is an attempt to provide, in attractive and easily assimilated form, a survey of the highlights of the American racing and sporting scene. Published in America by Prentice-Hall, Inc., John Bentley's book is now available in this country. It presents known...

Page 37 of December 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1961

Motor books for Christmas

"The Silver Lady," by Neville Minchin. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 180o pp. 8 7/8 in. x 5 in. (G. T. Foulis & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Portpool Lane, Holborn, London, E.C.1. 2.5s.) Neville Minchin, now resident in Cape Town, has a vast knowledge of Rolls-Royce matters and in "The Silver Lady," dedicated to his old friend The Rt. Hon. Lord Hives, C.H., M.B.E., D.Sc., LL.D., he...



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