Articles tagged S. F. Edge

Page 43 of September 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 1935

A JUVENILE RIDER

A JUVENILE RIDER Sir.—In Mr. S. F. Edge's book, "My Motoring Reminiscences" he relates a comical incident which occurred in the Summer of 1900, when I drove his 6-h.p. racing De Dion tricycle from No. 14 Regent Street, London, to Godstone in order that he might use it there in a hill-climbing contest organised by the long-since defunct English Motor Club. He describes the absurd spec tacle of...

Page 27 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1975

Society for the protection of the motor industry

Society for the protection of the motor industry IN 1902 Frederick R. Simms, inventor of the joystick and founder of the RAC, was behind the formation of an organisation designed to represent the interests of car producers and vendors. That organisation was the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a title first registered on July 16, 1902, with'headquarters at Norfolk House in London's...

Page 5 of January 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, January 1928

PRIVATE CHALLENGES AND THE GREAT RACES.

PRIVATE CHALLENGES AND THE GREAT RACES. RACING enthusiasts cannot fail to have observed a considerable darkening of the winter sky, caused by a veritable hail of down-flung gauntlets, gages, or whatever superfluous handwear it was that our ancestors used, to signify a quarrelsome state of mind. We refer to the crop of private challenges and wagers which seems to have sprung up during the last few...

Page 30 of February 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1970

Frederick Lionel Rapson - inventor extraordinary

WE LEFT Mr. Rapson in the unenviable position of having submitted his much criticised "unpunctureable" tyres to a 10,000-mile RAC-observed test from which he had to withdraw after 5,732 miles because three of the Rapsons on his Rolls-Royce were suffering from internal defects. Such an outcome, after the blaze of publicity in which his invention had been announced five months before, in July, 1919...

Page 15 of September 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1945

Club News

We hear Major Souter has purchased Boddy 's "14/75" open sports Alvis, and hopes to race his 2-litre Bugatti as a sports car when sports-car racing is resumed. Chapman is running a "Red Label" 3-litre Bentley and a 1936 Riley "Sprite" saloon. A 1924 "14/40" Delage was sold last month in Sutton-under-Whitecliffe, in the shadow of Sutton Bank. Major A. L. Galloway has a 1924 Rolls-Royce "Silver...

Page 19 of September 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, September 1950

Veteran Types - XXXVI

A 1909 Six-Cylinder Napier To the philosophically minded, the history of the six-cylinder engine over half a century must appear as a most curious illustration of the ebb and llow of human fortune, and incidentally, may add ammunition to the armoury of those who argue that no good thing ever reached the touring car which did not come out of the crucible of racing. For the six-cylinder engine,...

Page 23 of August 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 1967

A Remarkable Document

There has come in to my possession a most interesting book, which, when it was published, was delightfully (if that is the right word) libellous, being an anonymous attack on the British Motor Trade at a time when some of its constituents were intent on stopping the import of American cars into this country, yet were themselves selling makes of Continental and American origin. What makes this...

Page 3 of October 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, October 1926

EDITORIAL NOTES

EDITORIAL NOTES. Ramblings, Rumours and Reminiscences. Being Asides About All Sorts of Things. WHAT a wonderful time for an motorists is Showtime and curiously does the great exhibition cause one to look back to the times when the whole motor industry was a very different affair from that which we know to-day. Though the general interest in the exhibition has a far greater public appeal than it...

Page 10 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 1945

Smiths Of England

Smiths of England MILESTONES SERIES No Dashboard of Car of 1906 fitted with " Smith" Instruments From the day when, 40 years ago, Sir Allan GordonSmith sold his first speedometer to King Edward VII up to the present time, the progress of S. Smith & Son has been very closely geared to the development of the British motor-car industry. In the pioneer years prior to the War of 1914-18, this was...

Page 19 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1961

Vintage Postbag

The Great H. R. Pope Sir, In his letter about Mr. Hugh Locke-King and Dame Ethel Locke-King's journey to Venice in 1905, Lord Montagu reports that their Itala was driven much of the way by "a certain Mr. Pope who was connected with the Itala firm." Sir, I hope, but with a niggling feeling that my hope may be unfounded, that this is irony, and that it is only because I am so "square" that I have...

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