Articles tagged Talbot-Darracq

Page 26 of April 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1968

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Hill's 1930 Alvis Silver Eagle Wins 1968 V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Only the Vintage S.C.C. could run this event, one feels. It was conceived by the late Laurence Pomeroy as a means of finding the best all-round touring car, from Edwardian to current model. Pomeroy's father designed such famous fast touring cars as the Prince Henry and 30/98 Vauxhalls,...

Page 23 of April 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, April 1953

Sideslips

By "Baladeur" In an earlier article of this series, I indulged in a day-dream to the effect that, having been born in 1870 (which is actually a little bit before I did see the light) and having inherited a fortune of £1,000,000 at the age of twenty-one (which is actually about a million times the sum I did come into at that age), I had, from 1895 onwards, consistently bought what I considered to...

Page 34 of February 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1955

Replica "Exeter"

Yuletime Fun with a Vintage Light Car [Warning! This article is intended only for vintage-car enthusiasts and sentimentalists. Ed.] On the evening of Boxing Day last year your Editor hit upon an excellent piece of "escapism" from Christmas excesses, by driving over the route of an early London-Exeter-London Trial in a car built at a time when radio was in its infancy and private television...

Page 19 of September 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, September 1942

Club news

J.C.C. The Junior Car Club continues to issue its "Gazette" quarterly, and from the April-June issue some interesting news items come to hand. We learn, for instance, that Noel Rees holds an appointment with Hawker Aircraft, Ltd., and has a son in the R.A.F., and that Derek Loader is a Flight Lieut., R.A.F. Miss P.M. Lambert is in the F.A.N.Y., Fotheringham-Parker is a Lieut. in the R.A.S.C., and...

Page 19 of February 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1933

The Fastest Racing Car

ESLI 23 The fastest Racing Car. is final it is WHATEVER is its final outcome, it is at least encouraging to consider that a certain amount of interest. is again being taken in racing rules. The " formule libre " in my opinion has gone on. quite long enough, and has been productive of only one really interesting result, namely that it appears that to-day a car with an engine between two and three...

Page 47 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, May 1986

The Champions

The Editor Looks at Top Drivers from Different Ages of Motor Racing "The man who never saw — and heard — the tremendous rush and roar of one of the 1908 Clement-Bayards coming down the straight towards Dieppe at 100 miles an hour, the driver crouching under the wheel and the mechanic's head Just visible above the high scuttle, has missed something which modern racing cars can never again give him...

Page 68 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1986

Fragments on forgottten makes No 71: The New British

Readers of Motor Sport  are very co-operative in keeping me in touch with odd items of motoring history which appear from time to time in unexpected places. Thus we were recently sent a cutting from a paper with the splendid title of the Black Country Bugle dealing with the short-lived New British light-car. The paper had devoted nearly a page to this forgotten car but its Editor generously gave...

Page 50 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, June 2003

Wolverhampton wanderers

Midlands-based Sunbeam's entry for the 1923 French Grand Prix looked like being the best of the rest — yet the result was a welcome surprise. On the 80TH anniversary of the first-ever British GP win, Bill Boddy looks back This year is the 80th anniversary of a British win in that greatest of European races, the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France, as if I could ever forget. It was an...

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