Articles tagged Van den Plas

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

Veteran to classic: Bently 41/4

Derby winner Appearing at the Rolls Royce EC's Pearl Jubilee Concours and Rally in an ordinary car would have seemed very inappropriate, so I was delighted to accept the offer to take a very well-known Derby Bentley up to Courteenhall, the Northamptonshire house providing a venue for this thirtieth annual gathering. Richard Shaw's 1937 41/4-litre Van den Plas tourer, one of only a handful built,...

Page 22 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1937

Club News

etia• lelawd ........?••1111111111119/ N.W. LONDON MOTOR CLUB At a recent Committee Meeting it was decided to make certain changes in the arrangements for the Fourth Annual Inter-Club Team Trial for the Sporting Life Team Trophy to be held on Saturday, the 9th October. It is felt that these changes will make the Trial more attractive and interesting to the competitors. The start of the Trial will...

Page 4 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1931

the 4 1/2 litre supercharged bentley

THE 4k-LITRE SUPERCHARGED BENTLEY A RACE-BRED CAR OF OUTST ANDING PERFORMANCE. WHEN Bentleys first introduced the supercharged edition of their famous 41 litre model, a number of prospective owners of this type of car held back from purchase until they had seen how the car performed in the chief racing events of the season. In view of the reputation of the firm, and the way it has been gained, it...

Page 37 of March 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, March 1931


THE SPORTS INVICTA. CONVINCING TRIAL RUN OF THE ACTUAL MONTE CARLO WINNER. HEN Invicta cars came to the 1931 Show with the new low chassis 4i-1itre, the most blasé of motorists were ready to admit that here was something with distinct possibilities, with the reser vation that these had not as yet been demonstrated. When, however, the next news of this model was that, in the hands of Donald Healey...

Page 11 of February 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, February 1932


A NEW ALVIS MODEL PARTICULARS OF THE "SPEED TWENTY." ACOMBINATION of firstclass performance and phenomenally long wear has always been particularly noticeable in the Alvis, and all sporting motorists will welcome the new and very impressive model which has been lately added to the range of this make. If any criticism could have been levelled at the earlier Alvis models, it was chiefly that they...

Page 22 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1986

Preserving the status quo

DSJ looks at fake cars I cannot remember how long ago it was that I had a "tick" about a fake racing car that was built and was passed off as the "real thing".  I was not worried about the profit the builder made, that was his affair, but what I objected to was the distortion of known history. Motor racing to me is a form of religion and I get very upset when someone despoils it with spurious...

Page 18 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, December 1944

Club news

We hear Hispanos are in the news now. Apart from Peacock's, Metcalfe has a 27-hp 1929 saloon with high-pressure boots for sale, and Lt Rayner-Green, RA, has found what appears to be a late model "37.2" or "4.5" sports 4-seater in a farmyard near Exeter. Lt DG Hart, RA, has bought a 1929 41/2-litre Van den Plas open 4-seater with only 52,000 miles to its credit and seeks data as to probable...

Page 17 of March 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, March 1940

The "Motor Sport" cencus

THE response to our suggestion for a Census was most healthy, when you take the normal proportion of letter-sending readers to total circulation, which is a very sober ratio indeed, as all real Editors know. As we expected, enthusiasm .amongst real drivers is by no means quenched by the war, and indeed, it is not only extremely pleasant to experience the enthusiasm expressed in this...

Page 14 of May 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1941

Club news

750 CLUB Members gathered with the usual enthusiasm in April, in spite of a biting wind, the venue being the Osterley Hotel. Capt. Noon brought an army friend in his "Nippy" Austin Seven, Boddy arrived early, in spite of a night on fire-watch, in his "Chummy" Austin Seven, and Mr. and Mrs. Hunter came in a borrowed A.E.W. Austin Seven 4-seater which had lost its timing en route. They proudly...

Page 48 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, October 1974

Vanden Plas

A fragment of the past in the modern world of British Leyland. With the introduction of their new Vanden Plas 1500, a replacement for the Vanden Plas 1300 based upon the Allegro, British Leyland chose the opportunity to show a party of journalists round Vanden Plas' historic Kingsbury, North London, factory. Apart from Mulliner-Park Ward, whose now combined names serve Rolls-Royce and Bentley,...



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