Articles tagged W. Boddy

Page 26 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1972

The Austin Seven Book

"The Austin Seven". Edited by W. Boddy. 95 pp. 8 3/5 in. x 5¾ in. (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill street, London, EC2A 4DA. 75p.) Reprinting past articles from a monthly magazine into a 95-page, soft cover book, may seem at first sight the epitome of jumping aboard a vintage band wagon; however. in the case of Motor Sport's "Book of The Austin Seven", published to neatly...

Page 54 of November 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1958

A History of the Armstrong Siddeley Car

[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make, so far as the older models are concerned. No club exists to cater for these cars. Very few are to be found amongst members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. Sometimes the early versions are dismissed...

Page 15 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1938


0(44 liawd VETERAN CAR CLUB The Veteran. Car Club held its annual Rally and Hill-Climb at Tilburstow on April 9th. The entries were not so numerous as in previous years, but a very enjoyable day was had by all. After lunch the cars attempted the long climb of Tilburstow. Capt. Colver's 1896 Arnold required the assistance of both occupants, but Wood's Leon-Bolke ascended steadily, likewise Allday'...

Page 18 of June 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1945


Club News WE HEAR Lt. Ames, R.N.V.R., contemplates following in Cyril Peacock's footsteps and trying to find a 27-h.p. Hispano-Suiza for post-war motoring. He reports meeting Mountjoy, who used to race M.G.s, in India, and believes Comdr. C. R. Whitcroft to be in Ceylon. F. W. Roberts is also restoring a " Hyper " Lea-Francis. Cpl. C. P. M. Green has added an unblown " Ulster " Austin Seven to...

Page 43 of September 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 1935


"HEAVY METAL" Sir,—I have just read your July Editorial and report of the B.A.R.C. Whitsun Meeting, and beg to comment further on the subject, in view of the publication in the same issue of my letter advocating a return of the " Heavy Metal" at Brooklandsand the fact that it is not much use advocating the return of big cars if, as you maintain, they cannot race at the track in safety ! Surely...

Page 21 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1961

INDIANAPOLIS 500 (May 30th)

INDIANAPOLIS soo (May 30th) In the most successful attempt by a European entered car in the Indianapolis 500, Jack Brabham finished ninth in his special 2.7-litre Cooper out of the twelve finishers. The race was won by A. J. Foyt in the Bowes Seal Fast Special at an average speed of 139.130 m.p.h. only 8.3 See. in front of Eddie Sachs in the Dean Van Lines Special while Rodger Ward who also...

Page 51 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1955

Club News

S.T.D. Register The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held a successful Talbot Rally at Seaford on May 29th, organised by Mr. R. Bilby, which was attended by the Talbot designer Georges Roesch. After a picnic lunch on the downs the cars were driven to a roped-off enclosure by the Martello Tower, where a Concours d'Elegance was judged by Commander Jack of the Seaford Town Council and W. Boddy, Editor of...

Page 45 of September 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1935


DOES THIS MEAN YOU? Sir,—May I say "en passant," that I am in perfect agreement with Mr. W. Boddy, who thrills to the spectacle of a "big-'un" hurtling round the outer circuit of our own Brooklands. The patronising, sympathetic glances that are bestowed upon our old friends, he Bentleys, as they gamely strive to maintain the leadership handicapping has provided them with, make one's blood boil....

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

The author of the article which appeared under this heading in the May issue-W.Boddy

The author of the article which appeared under this heading in the May issue— W. Boddy—thanks the correspondent who writes in this number to the effect that racing on motor-cycles can be a very good introduction to racing with cars. However, Mr. Boddy had in mind those persons especially anxious to drive racingcars, and particularly those who have the means of acquiring very fast cars for the...

Page 20 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1957


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The Second V.S.C.C. Silverstone The Vintage S.C.C. held its second Silverstone Race Meeting of the year on June 15th. It could be termed "sun-top Silverstone" and in spite of exciting racing was completed without mishap. Racing opened with a 5-lap Handicap in which Freeman's 1951 Mille Miglia Aston Martin came through on the last lap to win at 69.95 m.p.h....



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