Articles tagged W. O. Bentley

Page 71 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, April 1984

Arab Valve Gear

A Reid Railton Cameo When I wrote briefly of Brian Demaus’ rare 1926 Arab sports car in the December issue I was in error over it having a single cam to operate both the inlet and exhaust valves in each cylinder, as Ken Fantom, who made a new camshaft for Demaus, points out. It is a cardinal sin for any historian to jump to conclusions and that is what I did in this instance. Knowing that the...

Page 36 of October 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, October 1936


CATALOGUE MODELS ON PARADE THE R.A.C. TOURIST TROPHY RACE REVIEWED To every ordinary driver of cars of spotting type there has undoubtedly come, at some time or other, a desire to see a long-distance race confined to absolutely standard motor-cars. I would, myself, journey far to see such a contest, especially if the regulations specified that wellknown racing drivers would not be allowed to...

Page 38 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, March 1974

How did the Leyland Eight rate?

A Discourse on the World's Best Car at the Time of the Armistice A lengthy and at times heated discussion took place in the correspondence columns of The Autocar on the subject of which was the best motor car money could buy in the formative and exciting period of innovation and development after the end of the Kaiser War— roughly from the Armistice of 1918 until the Industry got more or less...

Page 12 of February 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1936


Sports Cars in Winter Ignoring the fatherly warnings of the motoring bodies and the railway companies that the North of England was unsafe for motor-cars, last month I pursued a somewhat erratic path up the Great North Road en route to Harrogate. In the course of the 200-mile journey, we must have passed nearly a hundred cars, every one was a family saloon of the most box-like characteristics. I...

Page 26 of October 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1956

"Motoring Entente" by Ian Nichols and Kent Kerslake. 520 pp., 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 37/38, St, Andrew's Hill, London, E.C.4. 36s.)

Having given us a history of the Mercedes-Benz concern by D. Scott-Monerieff, Cassell have followed this with a history of the great S.T.D. combine which embraced Sunbeam, Talbot and Darracq cars of the pre-Rootes era. Although no indication appears in the book as to how the authors split their task, it seems probable that Ian Nichols dealt with Sunbeam and Talbot, leaving Darracq to Kent...

Page 21 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1948

Club News

We Hear A reader informs us that a 1921 "40/50" Rolls-Royce tourer has been purchased by a farmer from a garage in Llandudno, in which town a 1922 Rolls-Royce Twenty serves faithfully as a taxi and in which district are the remains of a 1913 "40/50'' and a carefully-used 1924 Twenty this make. Incidentally, our informant says the Castle Three, which last, year we referred to in our report of the...


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