Articles tagged Talbot

Page 40 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters ⁂ Sir, In reference to Harry Hawker's Mercedes-Sunbeam aero engined special — you say that after Hawker's death in 1921 the car disappeared. Well, not according to an article in the Riley Record of July 1934. I quote: "a representative of the Riley Record recently discovered what must be one of the biggest cars in everyday use, the car which is the property of...

Page 95 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, March 2004

Looking on the lighter side of life

The RAC held a one-off six-day Light Car Trial in 1924 to publicise such cars at a time when they were gaining in popularity. Two 170-mile road routes were used and the final day took the competitors down to Brooklands for drastic checking of condition and speed trials. The large entry embraced AC, Argyll, Austin 7, BSA, Calthorpe, GWK, Gwynne, Lagonda, Lea-Francis, Marseal, Paladium, Rhode,...

Page 65 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, March 1990

The Pirelli Classic Marathon 1989.

The Pirelli Classic Marathon 1989. Distributed by Duke Marketing Limited,P0 Box 46, Douglas, Isle of Man. Running time — 49 mins. The video of the Pirelli Classic Marathon is for anyone interested in sports cars of the fifties and sixties. It is an amusing production that is well edited with some good camera work. However the approach is fairly light weight, and the emphasis is placed on the...

Page 28 of February 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, February 1933

CONTINENTAL NOTES

CONTINENTAL NOTES. ECORD ENTRY AT SINGLE FEES FOR LE MANS ENGLAND REPRESENTED BY ALTA, ALVIS, ASTON-MARTIN, AUSTIN, M.G, RILEY AND TALBOT. In spite of the gradual revival of "Grand Prix" racing having its inevitable effect of a reduction in the number of "sports car" events, the 24 Hour Race at Le Mans continues to draw a large entry. Indeed, this race together with the Italian 1,000 Miles and...

Page 44 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1997

The Motor Racing of Capt. G.E.T. Eyston, O.B.E., M.C.

He is remembered as the man who pushed back boundaries of speed, but behind the record-breaker was a racer of distinction. Bill Boddy recalls a versatile and respected driver Back in 1974 i had the pleasure of interviwing Capt GET Eyston for Motor Sport. He was the best known and most successful of all the recordbreakers, to the extent of three times taking the World Land Speed Record, to 375....

Page 5 of December 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 1931

The Way of Things

Tpossibility of a British racing car is one which is often discussed by the motoring fraternity, and the fact that at present all racing car events go to foreign makes is sometimes used as an argument that foreign sports cars are definitely superior to ours. But that we can produce sports cars of equal merit to our rivals is evidenced by the firms of 1..G., Talbot and Riley, to mention but three...

Page 23 of November 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1936

ON THE EARL'S COURT SHOW

ON THE EARL'S COURT SHOW IT is fortunate. that first impressions are not final, because our first impression of Earl's Court was one of disillusionment that all its parka and garages were full early on the first afternoon that it was opened—after all that we had read about the Vastness Of the a.cconunodation a ‘siilable. It's an illwind that blows nobody any good, and I suppose Dyer and Co. were...

Page 89 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, December 1993

Mercedes bends

Sir. Your caption writer (MOTOR SPORT, October 1993, p1029, Oldtimer GP) seems to be under the impression that Mercedes SSKs haven't raced in the UK, although I confess I have only seen them once. Many of us had the pleasure of witnessing a Mercedes team competing in the Christies Cup at Silverstone in July 1991, against Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Bentley, Invicta, MG, Riley and Talbot teams, plus...

Page 4 of June 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 1931

B.A.R.C. WHITSUN MEETING

BROOK LAN DS. B.A.R.C. WHITSUN MEETING GOOD DAY'S RACING IN BRILLIANT WEATHER WATCHED BY RECORD HOLIDAY CROWDS. THE Whitsun meeting of the B.A.R.C. will long be remembered as one of the brightest we have known. The weather, which had been terrible all the week end, relented on the Monday, and Brooklands was bathed in sunshine. The crowds, attracted largely no doubt by the wise step taken by the...

Page 32 of January 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1938

LOOKING BACK ON THE CONTINENTAL SEASON

LOOKING BACK ON THE CONTINENTAL SEASON WHAT were the outstanding features of the 1937 Continental racing season ? First and foremost comes the overwhelming superiority of the Germans in the Grand Prix races of the year. Mercedes-Benz and AutoUnion have had the races all to themselves, with the Italian Alfa-Romeos nowhere. Not even the still potent genius of Tazio Nuvolari was sufficient to make...

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