Articles tagged Sunbeam

Page 74 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1984

Culled From An Advertisement

Years ago the weekly motor papers sometimes helped fill their pages by culling news items from the advertisements. We have no need to do that but it did so happen that the other day I chanced on an old advert in The Autocar with a motor racing connotation that set me thinking. The ad in question appeared on November 12th 1921. It was a half-page inserted on behalf of H. B. Cook Ltd, of Gt...

Page 122 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 122, September 2014

Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

Page 47 of March 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1979

The Editor looks at the legand of the invincible Talbot-Darracos

One of Louis Coatalen's great interests was motor racing and when he became Chief Engineer of the STD organisation he was able to indulge this whim to the full, perhaps at the expense of the share-holders. Naturally, he set his sights on winning the Grand Prix. In 1912 his small cars, based on the standard Sunbeams, had given the bigger cars a fright. In 1913 Coatalen's side-valve GP Sunbeam had...

Page 74 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2004

Touring circus

Races for pure road cars predate the more famous Le Mans and Spa 24-hour endurance events, as Bill Boddy reminds us The first touring car grand prix was held in 1922, one year before Le Mans founded its classic roundthe-clock sportscar contest. It was not a race to be underestimated, as it was organised by the world authority for motor racing and record-breaking, the Automobile Club de France,...

Page 39 of October 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, October 1954

Afterthoughts

The entire entry came unscathed through the 768-mile run from Edinburgh to Chichester, with the exception of the unfortunate 1906 Stanley steamer. Average speed had to be maintained between 25 and 35 m.p.h. * * * To enable him to do this after a late start from Darlington, Deane had a very efficient police escort for his 1913 12/16 Sunbeam. * * * To whose inspiration do we owe the presence...

Page 11 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1956

Matters of moment

The Earls Court Motor Show The London Motor Exhibition at Earls Court is an important shop window for the Industry as well as a great social occasion. In the catalogues issued by the exhibitors ladies and gentlemen elegantly attired in formal clothes or the latest sportswear will be found regarding the new models with high delight and eager anticipation—but, remember, they do not have to face the...

Page 47 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, August 1957

Book Reviews

"The History of Brooklands Motor Course," by William Boddy. 504 pp., 9¾ in. by 7¼ in. (Grenville Publishing Co., Ltd., 15, City Road, London E.C.1. 50s.) This monumental work, which appears in the year of Brooklands' Golden Jubilee, puts its author in the same bracket as Gerald Rose, Laurence Pomeroy and Kent Kerslake where motor-racing history is concerned. Based on the official documents of the...

Page 90 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, March 2004

Bill Boddy

Tazio at Brooklands Tazio Nuvolari is thought by many to be the greatest racing driver of his era, perhaps the greatest ever. So when in 1933 it was announced that he would contest the 10-lap Mountain Championship race at Brooklands in Earl Howe's 2.3-litre Type 51 Bugatti, there was considerable excitement. The race was set for October 24 and Nuvolari duly arrived to compete in England for the...

Page 3 of January 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, January 1946

The Final "Rembrandt" Gathering

There is some division of opinion among enthusiasts as to whether the "Rembrandt" series of meetings should be continued indefinitely or whether the existing motor clubs should be left to take over once more the organisation of social gatherings for motorists. There can be no argument, however, concerning the success of the 14th and (provisionally) final gathering, held at the Rembrandt Rooms,...

Page 52 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, August 2003

A classy performer

Bill Boddy remembers the Hon Brian Lewis – a very successful, aristocratic amateur racer who drove with professional style It is interesting to recall how many titled racing drivers there have been. And I wonder how many declared their favourite pastime in the pages of Debrett's? It is understandable that some of those who had wealth and leisure to spare, and who enjoyed dangerous activities such...

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