Articles tagged Tom Norton

Page 74 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, March 1988

ATN addendum

Sir, One of Tom Norton's modifications to the MG chassis of the ATN (Letters, Motor Sport, January 1988) was having the spare set of Porsche IFS from R4D fitted by Horace Richards. It is possible that the next owner of R4D would also have taken over the ATN? Horace Richards, a great Riley enthusiast, racing with either a "9" engine or a 6-cylinder which he had fitted with a roller bearing centre...

Page 42 of September 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, September 1961

Further Comments on the Ford Consul Classic

The Ford Consul Classic, although not a revolutionary new car, is such a significant addition to the family car field that a great deal will be heard of it as production at Dagenham gets into its stride. Motor Sport published a road-test report on the 4-door de luxe Classic last month and I have since had experience of the steering-column gear-change. The short cranked lever protruding from the...

Page 46 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, February 1987


It is true, as Mr B J Walsh of Loughborough pointed out in his letter (MOTOR SPORT, December 1986), that the increasing use of anti-lock brakes may increase the number of rear-end shunts. However, this does not detract from the value of such braking systems if one has to pull up quickly on slippery surfaces when no other vehicle is following, and one can think of many circumstances when this can...

Page 81 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, November 1987

Sprint Specials

MOTOR SPORT readers are by and large a pretty knowledgeable bunch, so I wonder if any of them could help me with information about a couple of amateur-built sprint specials, namely Robert Waddy's "Fuzzi" and the "de Havilland/ATN Special"? The former is well known, so my query really relates to its present whereabouts and its history for the last 30 years or so. The last I heard about it was in...

Page 68 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, February 1994

V-C miscellany

In 1976 Tate & Lyle, the well-known sugar refiners, loaned their 1914 brass-radiator Model-T Ford tourer, an early example of those produced at Manchester's Trafford Park factory in Britain, to the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. The Ford belonged to Sir Ian Lyle, later Lord Lyle. The car has now been given to the Museum and was handed over recently to Lord Montagu, as Chairman of the...

Page 14 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, June 2003

Kiefts front...

Sir, I read with considerable interest the excellent article by Gordon Cruickshank on the grand prix Kieft. In September 1958 I acquired this car, which was a rolling chassis, from Merrick Taylor, who at the time owned Kieft Cars, near Meriden Street, Birmingham. The car had an ENV pre-selector gearbox with a special alloy housing to lower the driveshaft, alloy wishbones all round, coil springs...

Page 83 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, December 1994

V-to-C Miscellany

Blower Bentleys are not the easiest of of cars to use for long-distance rallies, so great credit is due to Lord Montagu for winning the prestigious Rally Monte Carlo de Voitures Anciennes, with just such a motor-car. Apart from which it is nice to know that the National Motor Museum is continuing to use its vehicles for such events, instead of retaining them solely as static exhibits. The 1930...

Page 57 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, July 1963

A pioneer Welsh motor business

Some notes on the Automobile Palace, Llandrindod Wells It all started when Roger Maughfling of Knighton went to his local printer about a calendar, and to show what results could be expected from a certain type of paper the printer pulled out of a drawer an old block, over 50 years old, of the picture reproduced (from this same block) at the top of this page. I saw that there was probably a story...

Page 60 of January 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1988

Special history

Sir, With reference to the letter from John Bateman (Motor Sport, November 1987), I and several other members of the Triple-M Register of the MG Car Club would very much like to discover the whereabouts of the De Havilland/ATN Special, built and driven by the late Tom Norton in the mid-Fifties. I would disagree with John however, when he states that the car was neither historic nor successful, as...


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