Articles tagged Peter Hampton

Page 47 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1981

Three GNs

An interview with Stafford East One of the articles which excited me very much when I was a small boy, reading avidly all the motoring papers I could lay my hands on, was that headed "The Fastest Cyclecar in The World!" which appeared, with nine enticing illustrations, in The Light Car & Cyclecar on June 16th, 1920. It was a description of Captain A.G. Frazer-Nash's famous GN "Kim", which the...

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Malvern cyclecars

These strange machines came in response to an appeal by VSCC member Bob Jones, who had hastily put together a typical example, with singlecylinder JAP engine, Sturmey-Archer gearbox, belt final drive, wire-and-bobbin steering and, would you believe, wooden front axle, track-rod and back springs. You wouldn't expect me to describe every one of the 600 plus cars in the main events, would you? Or...

Page 17 of July 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1945

Club News

WE HEAR Mr. Sheppard is building up quite a fleet of 2-cylinder Renault cars for future veteran events, and also possesses a 1910 Model-T Ford. Haining is disposing of his rebuilt 1928 "12/50 " Alvis and is completing another, based on a 1931 T.J. chassis. Meanwhile, his 1925 " 12/50 " Alvis motors as well as ever. F/Lt. C. M. Tait, who owned a 1987 14-litre Riley " Kestrel " before the war, is...

Page 32 of April 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1968

Top Italian Cars in Britain

Motor Sport interviews some owners It occurred to us that there are many owners in Britain of those exclusive Italian cars, Lamborghinis, Maseratis and Ferraris. We were interested to know why these people bought their cars, now that traffic restrictions have mushroomed and the roads are so overcrowded. Had they got a good service? Were there any draw-backs? Three views are given below. We hope...

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RUMBLINGS

4%) '4.4" .";;" .4" • This month's cover picture is a tribute to the late Percy Maclure, who died recently in Coventry at the age of 37, after an illness lasting for Percy many months. He is shown at Don Maclure ington at the wheel of one of his famous Rileys, driving, as was characteristic of him, without goggles. Because of family connections Maclure drove Riley cars, and it was common...

Page 55 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, January 1987

Mercedes Mysteries

We have become accustomed to the saying that every other Bugatti was owned at some time by Malcom Campbell and that any 250F Maserati is apt to have been driven by Fangio. This tendency to exaggeration isn't new. As far back as 1903 the Mercedes Sixty with which Jenatzy won the Gordon Bennett race over the Athy course in Ireland became a coveted car, because of the "Red Devil"s spirited driving...

Page 50 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, December 1979

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition

"The Amazing Bugattis" Exhibition, thought up by Hugh Conway, CBE, and put on very tastefully indeed at the Royal College of Arts in London, is now over. But its impact will be felt for a long time to come. Never before, even when they were in production, can Bugatti cars have achieved greater publicity. The Bugatti OC had its Reception and Viewing of this remarkable Exhibition on October 20th,...

Page 36 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1975

More about Mercedes

The Editor Pens an Appreciation of the Dr. Ferdinand Porsche Cars in the 100th Anniversary Year of this Great Engineer There can be no IFs or BUTs in motor racing. It may be said that Bugatti, or Lotus, or some other make, has won more races than any other. This does not necessarily prove that make to be superior, only that it has had a greater opportunity of winning. Agreed, if make "A" and make...

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Celebrating a Gordon Bennett – Part 2

It is not surprising that the 60s had been forgotten by then, for 27 long years and a devastating World War had passed since their inception. But Kent Karslake remembered, and his article in Motor Sport of September 1930 was responsible not only for the subsequent interest in the big Edwardians and historic racing cars but perhaps for the entire vintage and veteran movement as we now know it. For...

Page 36 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1953

A Coronation Occasion

The Veteran Car Club's Hyde Park-to-Windsor Rally (June 7th) THE V.C.C. Coronation Rally was indeed a memorable occasion, An entry of 220 vehicles was secured, ranging from E. S. Berry's 1895 4-h.p. Lutzmann Victoria to five cars built, during the Great War, in 1915. This was the largest assembly of veteran motor cars ever gathered together and the setting in which this remarkable concourse was...

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