Articles tagged Riley

Page 76 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1984

Vintage Postbag

VSCC will help Sir, Prompted by DSJ's excellent and timely piece on replicas and fakes in your February issue, I am moved to point out that the phrase "VSCC accepted" is one to of which to beware when it appears in advertisers' blurb. The VSCC can have no control over what advertisers put in their copy. Nor does the Club often issue certificates of anything in connection with old cars, knowing...

Page 102 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, May 2014

Anniversary waltz

The Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy will be a feature of the Donington Historic Festival in May. As the event approaches, we gathered a select group of eligible, inter-war carsWriter: Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer: Mitch Pashavair We had a flag to wave and had to decide where to wave it. This magazine has been reporting on cars and racing for nine decades, during which progress in...

Page 23 of August 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 1939


THE J.C.C. HIGH SPEED TRIAL BEST PERFORMANCE BY FRAZER-NASH B.M.W. ONLY a few days before the 11th J.C.C. Members' Day at Brooklands Track, we were looking through the scrap book of a great enthusiast, who used to figure prominently in these and similar events some eight to a dozen years ago-when the road up under the tunnel and the Test Hill, taken as a descent, used to be the course for the J.C...

Page 19 of January 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, January 1955

The G.N. Hasn't Joined the Dodo!

Enchaîné Describes Some "Specials" of G.N. Ancestry Which Should Enliven 1955 Sprint and Race Meetings There are indications that this coming season will be a vintage G.N. year and probably the last good competition year for G.N. Specials for ever. A large proportion of the motor-racing public regard the G.N. Special as a frail device which is always likely to come to blows with its owner. This...

Page 11 of June 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1932


The BRITISH EMPIRE TROPHY IN Staging a 100 mile scratch race for ears of unlimited capacity on Brook, lands, the British Racing DriversWlub showed great enterprise but perhaps not sufficient foresight. As a thrilling spectacle the event was a great success. As a race in which the leading cars were called to give their utmost speed, and as an event intended to provide a decisive result, it was a...

Page 11 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1937


E.R.A. WINS THE EMPIRE TROPHY RACE VICTORY FOR RAYMOND MAYS WITH THE 1,100 CM. CAR AT 62.96 M.P.H. The B.R.D.C. opened the British racing season with the Empire Trophy Race at Donington on April 10th, when the race was attended by a crowd variously estimated at from 12,000 to 15,000, a larger attendance than Donington has ever had before, and a very fine augury for the 1937 season. A very fine...

Page 48 of November 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1970

Shopping for a Riley

The previous articles on "Shopping for a Rolls-Royce (or Bentley)" and "Shopping for a Daimler" having aroused a modicum of interest, we turn to another popular make of car which is blessed with at least one specialist supplier—the 1-1/2-litre and 2-1/2-litre Nuffield Rileys. Before going on to look at what one should pay for such cars, or, more correctly, what one is likely to receive in terms...

Page 52 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, August 1983

Book reviews

"Rolls-Royce — The History of the Car" by Martin Bennett. 184 pp. 111/2 in x 83/4 in (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £8.95) The past month has seen the release of books on one-make subjects which at first sight seem unnecessary because they repeat formerly available information, representing subjects very fully covered in the past. However, one has to remember...

Page 3 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, April 1937


MATTERS OF MOMENT It has now been definitely stated that the T.T. will not be held in Ireland. The R.A.C. is examining courses in the I.O.M., and if these prove impractical our most important fixture will come to the Donington, Crystal Palace or Brooklands road courses. As Donington already has a 12-hour sports-car race we feel that the T.T. should in these circumstances be given to the Palace or...

Page 34 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1972

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1971 The time—how it flies!—has come to review briefly the motoring experiences of last year. I am not sure who instituted this idea of an annual road-test survey. I think it may have been H. S. Linfield, who did this in a fascinating manner in The Autocar before the war, a practice copied by Motor Sport in the post-war period and since followed...



January 2020
Racing Rivalries: The 25 most explosive battles between drivers, teams, cars... and families.



Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.



The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.


Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It