Articles tagged Wilhelm Maybach

Page 35 of March 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1986

Mercedes-Benz in Britain

The Editor Takes a Random Look at the Great German Manufacturer's Presence in This Country, at the Time of its 100th Anniversary Whereas the rest of the World celebrated the birth of the motorcar last year, in Germany the 100th anniversary of the automobile is being commemorated this year, the first Benz horseless-carnage having been a marketable proposition in the year 1886. How this came about...

Page 40 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1982

The Sixty Mercedes

HAVING written a number of articles on different makes of sports-car, the last of which dealt with the 20 / 70 h.p. Crossley, the thought arose, which was the first sports-car? Several contenders come to mind, and have been cited by others — the 27 / 80 h.p. Prince Henry Austro-Daimler, the Prince Henry Vauxhall, the 15T Alfonso Hispano Suiza, even' the E-Type 30/98 Vauxhall itself. Yet all these...

Page 81 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, March 1984

Readers' Letters

Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents, and are not necessarily those of MOTOR SPORT. Speed limit plea From the Earl Howe: Sir , I feel that your readers and those motorists who use the motorways would wish to congratulate the Editors of MOTOR SPORT / Motoring News for the initiative they have shown in raising a petition to lift the present 70 mph speed limit to an advisory 80 mph....

Page 18 of November 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1947

Veteran Types - XXXI A 1904 18-28 Mercédès

By Cecil Clutton Three dates stand out in the history of automobile design. In 1885 Benz and Daimler made the first cars which worked, and led on to commercially successful designs. In 1894 or a little earlier Panhard and Levassor embodied in their Daimler-engined car all the vital features of modern design — that is to say, the engine in front under a bonnet and the change-speed mechanism...

Page 27 of January 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, January 1935

FORTY YEARS

FORTY YEARS By " BALADEUR." DURING September, 1934, a procession of motor cars, all at least thirty years old, might have been theca] n tem d traversing the road from Paris to licitien. They were celebrating, actually, no less an anniversary than the fortieth of the modern motor car. For in July, 1894, was organised the first competition for horseless carriages over this same road along the...

Page 23 of March 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1933

sideslips

n Esi„ ••••„ • /DP Aar if • ••• vas, 111, • • • Brakeless Horse-power! THF,RE must be comparatively few people who really enjoy driving a fast car, and who, having once tried it, do not find something of the same thrill in ski-ing. The sensations are so very similar ; there is in both cases the sensation of terrific speed and the grand excitement of taking a difficult corner. What is more, those...

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