Articles tagged Talbot Darracq

Page 7 of May 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1929

CAPTAIN J.S.IRVING, DESIGNER OF THE 'IRVING NAPIER SPECIAL' INTERVIEWS "MOTOR SPORT"

CAPTAIN J. S. IRVING, DESIGNER OF THE IRVING NAPIER SPECIAL ' INTERVIEWS "MOTOR SPORT" W1SHING to give our numerous readers some first-hand information about the designer of the Irving Napier Special Car "Golden Arrow,we called on Captain Irving and spent a very enjoyable and enlightening hour with this worldfamous designer. who has not only a most charming personality, but a way of making...

Page 26 of February 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1939

Letters from Readers

fetteii,a1&ltt *,acleit THE TALBOT DARRACQ EIGHT sir, The letter of Mr. Rivers Fletcher in the December issue describing his Talbot Eight interested me very much indeed. In 1922 my father bought the first Talbot Darracq I..;ight, chassis No. D1, which was, I think, identical to your correspondent's car, except for the radiator. The car was then some months old and had been used by a "learner...

Page 75 of August 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, August 1985

Was it true?

Sir, May I wholeheartedly endorse your view that the story related by Sir Henry Segrave about the incompetence of "a driver of the old school" was completely apocryphal? Unfortunately, his willingness to perpetuate such nonsense does not rebound very greatly to his credit. I suspect that the background to the whole alleged incident may relate to the fact that Nazzaro, when interviewed after...

Page 49 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, April 1971

Book reviews

"Lost Causes of Motoring—Europe, Volume 2", by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 323 pp. 8 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (Cassell & Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, WC1. £3.25.) Here is the keenly-awaited second volume of Lord Montagu's "Lost Causes of Europe", more interesting, I think, than the first of his volumes dealing with defunct European automobiles because the marques covered—Talbot Darracq, de...

Page 48 of August 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, August 1931

PART AND ACCESSORIES

(continued). CONTWAY, the cheapest man in the trade for good second-hand spares ; Austin Alvis, Ariel, A.C., Armstrong, Angus, Albert, Ansaido, Bean, Belsize, Bradshaw, Buick, Bayliss-Thomas, Clyno, Calcott, Caltborpe, Citroen, Chrysler, Charron, Crossley, Coventry Premier, Cubitt, Daimler, Delage, Darracq, Dodge, Essex, Enfield, Fiat, Gw3rnne, Galloway, G.W.K., Hampton, H llman' Humber ,...

Page 36 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1971

On advertising

A rather unusual book of fascinating content was published last year on the subject of motor-car advertising. The history of this particular PR activity was lavishly illustrated therein, with a commentary by no less an authority than Ashley Havinden, Vice-Chairman of W. S. Crawford Ltd., whose motor-accounts have included such giants as Chrysler, Ford, BP, Price's Motorine and India Tyres. For...

Page 36 of October 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1968

They Raced on the Thames

The Editor recalls the days when fast racing boats and well-known racing drivers contested International events on London's River The Thames fascinates me and it has long been my intention to discover something of how motor-boat racing was permitted thereon in vintage times. The first step seemed to be to write to the Thames Conservancy Board. They replied quickly and courteously but explained...

Page 28 of March 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, March 1935

MASERATI RACING CARS FOR 1935

MASERATI RACING CARS FOR 1935 INDEPENDENTLY-SPRUNG V 8 HEADS LIST OF NINE MODELS -FURMANIK'S RECORD BREAKING 1100 cc. CAR. By COUNT G. LURAN1 CERNUSCHI. VERSATILITY has always been the watchword of the Maserati factory, as for instance those original the 2.5-litre conceptions, the 2.5-litre model of 1930, which gained such success on its entry to Italian Grand Prix Races, the tremendously fast 16...

Page 27 of January 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, January 1971

Half-a-century ago

The motoring scene in 1920/21 The half-century is a significant span of history and it behoves us to consider what it was like to be a car owner, what motoring was all about, in that now far-distant era, 1920/21. By this time the better cars were reliable, silent and quite efficient. They could be of advanced design, for the single overhead camshaft, even for small cars, was not unheard of and...

Page 25 of January 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, January 1933

THE 1932 RECORD BREAKING SEASON

A YEAR OF NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS. A NEW LAND SPEED RECORD, AND AN ASTONISHING INCREASE IN 750 c.c. FIGURES. T.HE value of record-breaking to manufacturers is probably as great as that derived from participation in races. In addition, it has the advantage that if the record is not broken, nothing need be said about it, whereas failure to put up a good performance in a race is witnessed by everyone....

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