Articles tagged Rodney Walkerley

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Lunch With... Motor Sport

In our 90th birthday issue we depart from routine to reminisce with some of the people who have kept the title aliveWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The remarkable event that we celebrate in this issue – the fact that Motor Sport, after 90 years of publication, has not only survived, but continues to flourish – is almost without equal in the world of car magazines. In the English...

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Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

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THE SEVENTH R.A.C. RALLY AN SS OUTING—MORGAN, WOLSELEY, ASTON-MARTIN, TRIUMPH, SS AND FORD V8 SHARE THE HONOURS--SENSIBLE FINAL TESTS—INTEREST AS PRONOUNCED AS EVERRILEY TAKES THE TEAM PRIZE WELL, the seventh R.A.C. has come and gone. It was a signal success. Even though there Was a compulsory night stop this year, and the weather broke just before the start, so that a cold and cheerless wind...

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Books for the New Year

"'The Motor' Guide to Makes and Models" by David J. Culshaw and H. B. Cottee. 169 pp., 8¾ in. x 5½ in. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 15s.) This is a remarkably painstaking work giving in great detail information about all the British cars made from 1945 to 1956. It gives their development histories, their specifications and prices and is, in fact, a fund of information...

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Tony Crook — Driver

Sir, "The Other Cars of Brian Lister" (August issue) greatly brought back memories to me, a racegoer for over 30 years. However magnificent a driver Archie Scott-Brown was, it is not correct to say that in 1954 . "The Lister-Bristol driven by Archie Scott-Brown was the only challenge to Roy Salvadori driving Sid Greene's 2-litre Maserati". He may have been the only challenge to Salvadori, but...

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When motorcycling was fun

Our sister monthly Motorcycle Sport had an Editorial last month, in which the view was expressed that today's super-bikes have very little to commend them. The theory was propounded that the modern too-big, too-powerful motorcycle possesses little other than status symbolism. Too fast, at 120 per, for prevailing speed limits. As petrol-thirsty, as expensive to service and as prohibitive to insure...

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A breath of French air

Bill Boddy It is not unusual for motoring correspondents to look back to the first race meeting they attended. Mine was at Brooldands in 1927, after which I saw most of the races, long and short, there and at Donington, etc, including the unforgettable grands prix at the Derby track when the German cars dominated as few spectators had seen before. But a memorable race I went to on the Continent...

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Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb

Raymond Mays nearly equals his record for the Hill. Outstanding Climbs by Gerard's E.R.A., Hutchison's and Poore's Alfa-Romeos. Bolster's E.R.A. and Johnson's Darracq. Fastest unblown time by "Bloody Mary" Those who did not attend Shelsley Walsh on September 27th missed an excellent meeting. Practice times gave great promise of high speeds if the course remained dry on the morrow — which it did....

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Sports Motor-Cycles of the Vintage Era

A Consideration of the Characteristics, Good Features and Failings of Some Classic Machines (Continued from November, 1949) Part IV—1928 Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Eight, for motorcycles as for cars, seems to have been a good vintage year. Motor Sport started off humbly, when Rodney Walkerley—he is now "Grande Vitesse" of the Motor—tested for us a Model-A 172-c.c. Baker two-stroke. This Baker...

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BOOK REVIEWS "Automobile Year-9." Edited by Ami Guichard. z16 pp. 12', in, x 91 in. (Edita S.A., Box 1109, Lausanne 1, Switzerland. Published in English, French, German and Italian. English Edition bandied by (1. T. Fault's & Co. Ltd., 1-5, Pert pool Lane, London. sos.) This beautiful annual appears in its ninth edition, which follows the format of previous editions but this time photogravure...



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