Articles tagged Tom Moore

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Lunch With... Motor Sport

In our 90th birthday issue we depart from routine to reminisce with some of the people who have kept the title aliveWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The remarkable event that we celebrate in this issue – the fact that Motor Sport, after 90 years of publication, has not only survived, but continues to flourish – is almost without equal in the world of car magazines. In the English...

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A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

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Sir Henry's Sunbeam

The answer to the query as to the type of Sunbeam given to Sir Henry Segrave after his victory in the 1923 French GP at Tours has been provided by Robert Gates, owner of a 1904 10/12 and a fine 1921 24/60 sports Sunbeam, who says that many years ago Frank Bill of the Sunbeam Experimental Department told him it had one of the rare single-ohc 16-valve Type OV 3-litre engines which the company...

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Lunch with... Bill Boddy

It’s not usual for a magazine to interview its own staff – but Motor Sport has always been different. Simon Taylor talks to the man who made it so In August 1924 a car-mad 11-year-old schoolboy went to Marylebone railway station with his mother. He was already a dedicated reader of The Autocar, on which he spent his 4d a week pocket money, and whenever one of his mother’s friends gave him a tip...

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MACLURE'S BLOWN RILEY IS FASTEST AT PRESCOTT

MACLURE'S BLOWN RILEY IS FASTEST AT PRESCOTT SYDNEY ALLARDS' V8 BREAKS THE ONLY RECORD. A SLIPPERY COURSE HEAVY rain showers made Prescott sinuous course very slippery on the occasion of the Bugatti Owners' Club's Open Hill-Climb on May 14th. As a result the course record did not fall, and the only record to be shattered was that for Sports-Cars over 3-litres, which S. H. Allard's V8 Allard...

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Chain-Gang nostalgia

Many years ago, when it was owned by T. G. Moore and edited by W. S. Braidwood, B.A. (Mech. Sc.) Cantab., Motor Sport  was known unofficially in certain quarters as "The Frazer Nash Gazette." If rather a lot of "mentions" and "puffs" relating to the chain-drive cars, which the Aldington Brothers used to build at the Falcon Works of A.F.N. Ltd., in Isleworth, crept unblushingly into our pages,...

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On selling sports-cars

THE war is on, and the production of new motor-cars has ceased entirely, so this is just the time to devote a little thought to the none too simple subject of selling sports-cars. Lots of important people who were in the Motor Industry—the third largest pre-war industry in this country— before the war, will return to it when peace breaks out. So, however busy they are just now and no matter how...

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A 50-year span

Motor Sport tests two significant British high-performance cars of very different eras. 1924/5 3-litre Bentley Road-test reports, as out-spoken as we deem necessary, have been a feature of MOTOR SPORT from the first issue and so, as this is our 50th Anniversary number, we decided that something should be written about appropriate cars, spanning the half-century. The first copy of, the newly-...

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Club news

We hear…. Lord Avebury, of Jowett Cars, Ltd., is now the owner of the 1924 2-litre ex-Conan Doyle V12 Delage, which was given independent front suspension by L.M. Ballamy some years ago, as described in Motor Sport at the time. Grosscurth hopes to continue collecting interesting and fast cars, but at present uses a Swift Ten. J.V. Bowles, "Ulster" Austin Seven owner, has resorted to a 175-c.c. S....

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Humfrey Symons - motoring adventurer

He was the 'Times' motoring correspondent when his eye for PR and a nose for a challenge began to enlarge his horizons. Bill Boddy follows the trail of a journalist with a wanderlust. That gentleman journalist, the late Humfrey E Symons, tall, balding, smartly dressed, could certainly be termed a motor-adventurer. He was Sports Editor of The Motor and had a part in other motor journals before...

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