Articles tagged Triumph

Page 42 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

Page 138 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, May 2010

Four wheels not essential...

After Mr Locke King had seen a continental motor race he returned to his Weybridge estate with the idea of having a motor race track there, so that the British motor industry, faced with a public road speed limit of 20mph, could test and compete with the Europeans. He had visualised one without banked corners but was persuaded by a railway engineer that steep bankings would be needed as the cars...

Page 47 of November 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, November 1953

On the Earls Court Motor Show

Here we are again in the seductive atmosphere of the Motor Show, our Motor Show, in the heart, or very nearly so, of the Metropolis. There is something secure, snug and uplifting about this greatest of all motor exhibitions in the spacious, well-ventilated and generally excellent Hall at Earls Court. Somehow, as you examine the cars on the manufacturers' stands, sleek and shiny because white-...

Page 22 of July 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1947

Club News

We Hear P. H. Lloyd has a 1927 3-litre Bentley, Reg. No. YE 1140, chassis T.N. 1559, which was at one time owned by Wilcox, Segrave's chief mechanic. He would like to contact Wilcox about this car. Latest Amilcar addict is G. N. S. Taylor, who is restoring a 1927 8.9-h.p. car to good order, up at Cambridge. Ellis has located the original radiator shutters belonging to the famous Aston-Martin "...

Page 50 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1999

The trials of Sammy Davis

Bill Boddy imagines himself in the shoes of one of the best-known of journalist-racers, and ponders the less remembered side to his motorsporting activities. Who would I most like to have been, given a choice? SCHD (Sammy) Davis, the popular Sports Editor of The Autocar before the second World War. He was so versatile, in the sport I thought the greatest of all. Davis had considerable influence,...

Page 9 of January 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, January 1939

ON SOME FACTORS AFFECTING THE FUTURE

ON SOME FACTORS AFFECTING THE FUTURE MOTOR-RACING is not exactly in a bad way, but the future is not without its precarious tinge. Formula Grand Prix racing may well go down at any time, like a pricked blister, on account of political or other situations, while our own racing is, even now, not attracting as good attendances as it is desirable it should. The Junior Car Club, in spite of its title...

Page 16 of January 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1965

Champion!

The Editor ponders about plugs Accessories and components are taken very much for granted, however much the cars themselves are discussed and dissected by enthusiasts. So I thought it was time to ponder about some of them. I started by visiting the Champion Sparking Plug Co. at Feltham, a splendidly spacious factory with tasteful office block right on the fringe of London Airport. At one time...

Page 25 of November 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, November 1949

Sports Motor-Cycles of the Vintage Era

A Consideration of the Characteristics, Good Features and Failings of Some Classic Machines Part III - 1927 This series was commenced, last October, for two main reasons, the first being that the vintage motorcycle offers about the most inexpensive means of taking the road in these hard times, and secondly because the increasing membership of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club indicates a real interest...

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