Articles tagged Roy Fedden

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 40 of October 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1960


CARS OF THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS ROLLS-ROYCE make both cars and aeroplane engines. In this article the Editor attempts to compare their motor-car production and testing methods today and pre-war. Sec also page 851. ANUMBER of manufacturers eminent in the aero-engine sphere have manufactured cars, but in most cases there has been little or no resemblance between the motor-car and the aeroplane...

Page 46 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 1991

Veteran to classic -- Forgotten Makes

Forgotten Makes No 99: The CAR Last month in this series the subject was a British five-cylinder radial-engined light car, so it seems appropriate to follow it with an account of another car with a radial engine, in this case one with three cylinders. Both were virtually still-born but have their niche in history, especially as the latter was the design accomplishment of Roy Fedden, later to...

Page 31 of March 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1952

Club news

We hear Geoff Duke was voted Sportsman of 1951 in a national ballot organised by the Sporting Record. Out of over 223,000 votes Duke polled 61,939, a fine indication of the present popularity of motor sport. Runner-up was Randolph Turpin, with 52,219 votes, Reg Harris, winner in 1949 and 1950, dropping to 30,202 votes. Duke will be presented with the Sportsman of the Year Trophy at the Savoy...

Page 64 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 1977

Adrian Liddell's Straker-Squire

The Editor Investigates a well-known racing car which has survived from Brooklands Days It is fortunate that quite a number of cars built either expressly for Brooklands, or which were developed for racing at the Track, has survived. Among them is the 4-litre overhead-camshaft 1918/19 Straker-Squire, now owned by Adrian Liddell, and with which he is a regular competitor in VSCC Edwardian-class...

Page 42 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1966

Which came first, the Eagle or the Merc ?

Through the thoughtfulness of that great enthusiast and historian, Hugh Conway, we were able to read an article entitled "Reminiscences of 50 Years in the Field of Aircraft Propulsion," written by Sir Roy Fedden, Honorary Fellow, for the journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In the course of this long and interesting article Sir Roy writes about the 1914 G.P. Mercedes racing car, which,...

Page 97 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, July 1998


Charles Grandfield Charles Grandfield, Manager of the Jowett Company's Engineering Department, and who was responsible for the Javelins and Jupiters that competed in races and rallies such as the successful 1947 Monte Carlo and 1950s long-distance races at Spa and elsewhere, has died, aged 84.After working on Rolls-Royce aero-engines from 1937. Called-up, Grandfield was three times mentioned in...

Page 58 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 1979

Cars in books

FROM "Gilbert Harding" by Wallace Reyburn (Angus & Robertson, 1978) one learns that the famous broadcaster and TV personality, who wielded so much power and viewer-esteem in his time, was no motorist. In the days of his alcoholic fame Harding had a chauffeur-driven car, although he preferred the term "driver", finding "chauffeur" too pretentious. The only car he ever owned, apparently, was an...

Page 29 of April 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1938


A MODERNISED BAMFORD AND MARTIN ASTON A RECONDITIONED FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD SIDE-VALVE ASTON-MARTIN. SOME NOTES ON THE TYPE IN GENERAL IT is an outstanding feature of motoring enthusiasm in this country that certain marques attract particular people, so that you have little groups of enthusiasts who each take a particular delight in a given make and who study the technicalities of the breed in which...

Page 99 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, February 2004

A brace of early road tests

I remember two rather fascinating road test reports in The Autocar in 1920, when the roads were not just free from congestion, but almost devoid of traffic. The tests were of two sporting cars not yet in production — all the more exciting, because at that time such cars were a rarity. By the midand late-1920s, however, such cars were by then in production, so that 30/98 Vauxhalls and 3-litre...



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