Articles tagged Riley Pathfinder

Page 27 of May 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1962

Motoring Memories

Motoring Memories BY VICTOR HODGSON MY earliest memories start with the stone age cars of the Avon tyre advertisements and the 1907 14116-11.p. Argyll. I was only eight years old when this car was sold in 1913— my lather considered it was worn Out then—but I remember many features of it, as I saw it dismantled quite a few times. The T-head Aster engine had four separate cylinders which required...

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Matters of Moment

Bravo Britain! The 1955 motor-racing season ended with two achievements over which Britain is perfectly justified in blowing her own trumpet. We refer to the outright victory of 23-year-old C. A. S. Brooks in a Connaught against the works Maseratis at Syracuse, and the capture of International Class c records at Montlhèry, including the coveted " hour,"by a Cooper-Climax running on pump fuel. At...

Page 13 of April 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1956

Matters Of Moment

The British Motor Industry The prevailing predicament in which the British Motor Industry finds itself, on short-time and hedged with industrial disputes, is exceedingly serious. Only a year ago we were told that prosperity had returned to Britain; now we face inflation (which deflates alike Government and citizens) and a gloomy Budget. An unhealthy Motor Industry can cause national disaster,...

Page 13 of March 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, March 1957

Taking Stock

The Editor Considers the Position of Britain's Sports Cars In the past sports cars from British factories have paid dividends to manufacturers—and their shareholders. With a tough struggle ahead of us for export sales it is opportune to take stock of our 1957 models. For the purpose of defining a sports car I am going to discard the classic dictum that it is any car through which it is possible...

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Books for Christmas

"Cape Cold to Cape Hot," by Richard Pape. 256 pp. 9 in by 53/4 in. (Oldhams Press Ltd., 96 Long Acre, London, WC2. 18s.) This is a book by a journalist rather than a writer, a record-breaker rather than a traveller. Those who might be misled by the title into expecting a genuine travel book will be disappointed, but those who like a racy action story will find it to their taste, even though they...

Page 21 of December 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, December 1955

The M.C.C. Rally

From November 10th-12th, 221 competitors, starting from London, Kenilworth, Taunton, Cardiff, Norwich, Glasgow and Manchester, drove round the rally route to converge on Hastings for the final driving tests and festivities. On the Friday, leaving the VW to its own devices in Oxford, we transferred to an Austin-Healey 100M (loud cheers from 50 per cent, of the readership!) and proceeded to the...

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The B.A.R.C. Goodwood Whitsun Meeting

Heavy rain in the morning and a programme confined to sports-car races produced only thin support on Bank Holiday Monday. The seven-lap Closed Car Handicap saw saloons really pressing on. A system of time and credit-lap handicapping made this race difficult to follow but it transpired that Sprinzel's special Austin A35 had won at 62.65 m.p.h., after a close fight with Bell's hood-up Morris Minor...

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Book Reviews

'"The Motor' Road Test of 1955 Cars." 123 pp., 11½ in. by 8 in. (Temple Press Ltd.. Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 6s.)"'The Autocar' Road Tests 1955." 127 pp., 11¾ in. by 8¼ in. (Iliffe and Sons Ltd., Dorset House. Stamford Street. London, S.E.1. 6s.) Once again these two books of road-tests reprinted from the leading weekly motor papers arrive to punctuate the motoring seasons. They form an...

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Book reviews

"The 1100 Companion," by Kenneth Ullyett. 184 pp., 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (Stanley Paul & Co., 178-202, Great Portland Street, London, W.1. 25s.) It could be said of this book about the B.M.C. 1100 range of cars that all or nearly all of it has been published previously. But that is unfair, because such comment applies to many works of reference and history and the value of such works is that...

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Moss' Hollow Victory at Aintree

Five Finishers out of 13 Starters in B.A.R.C. "International 200" Aintree, April 21st. THE B.A.R.C. International Meeting at the three-mile Aintree circuit consisted of the 67-lap "lnternational 200" Race for F.1 cars, called after the old J.C.C. 200-Mile Races, the distance being 201 miles, with a series of short, sharp, accompanying races, the shortest over 24 miles, the longest of 30 miles,...

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