Articles tagged Roddy

Page 114 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, July 2004

At the coalface

Michael Cotton: Assistant editor 1966-67 'Bod and Jenks' as they were always referred to, were not inseparable but they were the heart and soul of Motor Sport for nearly four decades. "Your job is to produce the magazine, but you are not expected to write anything; we do that," I was informed by Mr Boddy when I was appointed assistant editor in 1966. The two oracles filled practically all the...

Page 70 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1966

Letters from Readers.

N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed An appalling prospect. Sir, I commend you for your stand against bureaucratic control of the motorist. As an American motor enthusiast I have watched, through the window of your editorial and correspondence pages, the government of your country steadily approach the "...

Page 8 of December 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 1940

ANCIENT AND MODERN

ANCIENT AND MODERN [Leonard Potter, of the M.G.C.C. and Vintage S.C.C., contributes his reminiscences, which we timidly suggest might be regarded as a sidelight on that Vintage-Modern axis ! We are strictly neutral.—Edd A14"l'ER much road burning on a four-cylinder Ariel motor-cycle, the call of the motor car got the better of me and I took Over a 1934 M.G. J.2. It had a trials back axle ratio,...

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The Editor attends a Wolverhampton re-union-

-At the wheel of a Renault Fregate Amiral saloon Once a year it is my pleasure—unless I can think of a convincing excuse—to accompany my wife to Wolverhampton on the occasion of her Sunbeam STD Register week-end in this not unpleasant Midlands town. This time the occasion was rendered interesting because at the last minute my good friend Mr Ronald, who quietly but effectively looks after Renault...

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MINISTER OF SPORT

MINISTER OF SPORT An interview with a very sporting MOTOR SPORT penetrated the corridors of power at the Department of the Environment in order to interview Hector Motto, MP. Officially listed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of the Environment, with special responsibility for sport. More popularly called Ministcr of Sport. A keen motorist with a strong interest in vintage sports Cars...

Page 68 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1997

A tale of Road-Testing

Road testing cars today is a science executed with millimetric accuracy. But, as he looks back over 60 years of testing, our founder editor reveals that it was not always such a precise art Long before I joined MOTOR SPORT, the motor journals were hard at work publishing impressions of new cars. Not so hard at it as is now the case, however. Before the First World War these would be quite brief....

Page 41 of August 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, August 1953

WE BLUSH!

WE BLUSH! In a slashing attack on British motor-racing, in which it claims that success depends on money, a put-on Oxford accent, and an introduction to the" right people," South Africa's Meter Age (page 12, May issue) states that although Mike Hawthorn consistently proved his ability to out-drive anything in his class with near-vintage Rileys, he would have got no farther had it not been for the...

Page 60 of February 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, February 1973

Letters from readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them—ED. MG History—A criticism and a reply Sir, Referring to your review of the book "The Story of the MG Sports Car". I only wish I could "endorse its commendable authenticity" as you have done. However, I do not trust the book which states that no tourer versions—only saloons—...

Page 23 of January 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, January 1952

Rumblings

1951 Awards On the Editorial pages we pay tribute to 22-year old Stirling Moss for again winning the BRDC Gold Star, which is.awarded for his successes in road racing type events at the wheel of Jaguar, HWM, Kieft and Frazer-Nash cars. Stirling gained 111 points to 56 taken by Alan Brown, 50 by Eric Brandon, 48 by Peter Whitehead and 47 by Reg Parnell. Moss also takes the Seaman Trophy for the...

Page 51 of December 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, December 1959

Letters From Readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. -- Ed. Justice? Sir, In one of your recent editorials you warned motorists of some parts of the country which dealt harshly with motorists in their law courts. I should like to draw your attention to Wiltshire. Some two months ago, when driving from Cornwall to St. Albans, I...

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