Articles tagged Taylor

Page 15 of September 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, September 1963

Karlskoga Races (Sweden)

(August 11th)—Two heats of 20 laps each On the tight little circuit at Karlskoga, a Formula One race was run in two heats, the addition of times deciding the winner. Brabham led the first heat from Clark and Taylor with Lotus-Climax V8 cars, but trouble in the Brabham-Climax V8 just before the end allowed the two Team Lotus cars to finish first and second. In the second heat Clark and Taylor let...

Page 47 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, June 1965


THIS year's Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Brighton Run had a record entry and was a great success, the weather being delightful, the traffic comparatively light once Redhill was left behind and National Benzole, acting, as usual, as generous sponsors. I was able to travel the route, by courtesy of Lord Montagu (who was again driving his 1922 Maxwell charabanc in which I rode last year) in the...

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Letters from readers

Morganatics Sir, During the past few months I have read in your correspondence columns two violent anti-Morgan tirades, both aptly headed "Oh dear," and after Mr Marsh' letter in your February issue, I feel I must dash into print on the subject. Mr Marsh's formidable array of troubles are really nothing like as serious as they seem, or at least, the causes of them aren't, and I do not think he...

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Club News

WE HEAR Mr. Sheppard is building up quite a fleet of 2-cylinder Renault cars for future veteran events, and also possesses a 1910 Model-T Ford. Haining is disposing of his rebuilt 1928 "12/50 " Alvis and is completing another, based on a 1931 T.J. chassis. Meanwhile, his 1925 " 12/50 " Alvis motors as well as ever. F/Lt. C. M. Tait, who owned a 1987 14-litre Riley " Kestrel " before the war, is...

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One of the largest and most impressive racing cars in the Brooklands section of the Goodwood Festival assembly will be the 24-litre Napier-Railton, holder of the ultimate lap record for the famous banked Surrey Motor Course. It was built in 1933 for modest fur-broker John Cobb, who liked very big racing-cars, by Thomson & Taylor, specialist engineers with premises within the precincts of the...

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The ban from uncle

Sir, My first action on receiving Motor Sport every month is to flick through to see which pictures and articles I am going to enjoy most Imagine my surprise when, on reaching Simon Taylor's Modern Times in November, my eye saw the name 'Cowley'. Alan Cowley was my uncle by marriage, and when I was a child in the 1950s, I was taken by him to several meetings at Brands Hatch and Crystal Palace. I...

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Sideslips by "Baladeur"

Some time ago, I remarked, in an unguarded moment, that one day I should have to write an article on "Racing Cars Which Never Appeared." It was a rash move, since, as I might almost have expected, a reader has taken me up, with the suggestion that "one day" should be now; in fact, that I had better get on with it. It is a large subject, and I can hardly hope to do justice to it in a short article...

Page 23 of October 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1963

1st Austrian Grand Prix

A lucky win for Brabham Zeltweg, Austria, September 1st. Motoring sport in Austria receives little or no government support or enthusiasm, and the various sporting clubs have to fight hard to maintain any sort of racing programme. It is only the enthusiasm of the Austrian sports people that causes any progress to be made at all, and this year their sport took a big stride forward with the holding...

Page 11 of March 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1942


CARS I HAVE OWNED iCapt. Leslie Seyd, who was co-driver to the late Humphrey Symons on his record run to Timbuctoo, recalls a wide variety of cars and an active competition career.—Ed.1 MY motoring days started at the age of 18 when I was living in France. My first car, purchased in Reims in 1926, at francs 240 to the X, was an 11-h.p. Panhard-Levassor open 4-seater, which had done about. 1,500...

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VSCC Prescott (August 13th)

Consistent Cottam Sets a New Course Record in his Connaught Prescott is a splendid setting for a speed hill-climb—in good weather. It was fine and dry for the annual VSCC fixture and records fell like the proverbial nine-pins. Cottam was in his expected sprint form and broke his own absolute VSCC course-record, in 42.96 sec. and the immaculate 1953 2-litre Connaught was only 0.01 sec. slower on...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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