Articles tagged Spurrier

Page 53 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1978

MG K3004

Sir, In the footnote to D.S.J.'s mist interesting article concerning the J.H.T. Smith K3 Magnette in your February issue, D.S.J. writes "The Manby-Colgrave, Billy Cotton, Stuart-Wilton car K3004 which carried the Smith modified two-seater pointed tail body in 1939 was dismantled and as far as is known the body was destroyed". This car K3004 was owned by my late brother from 1943 to about 1948. He...

Page 3 of December 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, December 1942

Racing cars at rest

Messrs. Thomson & Taylor, of Brooklands Track – familiarly known as T. & T.'s – were ever the premier motor-racing concern, and some while ago it occurred to us to enquire what had become, these unhappy days, of all the fast machinery they once cared for. The outcome of this enquiry was a visit which these times is quite unique. In short, we were invited to inspect some extremely famous...

Page 18 of May 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1941

Letters from readers

Sir, As an incurable motor-cyclist I was particularly interested in "More Mark V, or a Study in Average Speed" in the March issue. If a motor-cyclist chooses the wrong line on a bend when travelling fast or if he fails to observe a slippery patch of road or a change in road-surface he will probably perform an involuntary act which is picturesquely described as buying a box of tacks. Such a...

Page 50 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, February 1980

Book Reviews: Vanden Plas — Coachbuilders

"Vanden Plan — Coachbuilders" by Brian Smith. 302 pp. 10” x 7" (Dalton Watson Ltd., 76 Wardour Suva, London W1V 4AN. £14.50). To their books about the coachbuilding activities of Pinin Farina and Erdmann & Rossi, and various examples of specialised bodywork on Rolls-Royce cars, Dalton Watson have added this book about the well-known Vanden Plas Company, whose history dates from 1870, by the...

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