Articles tagged Wilson

Page 48 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 2014

Gordon Kirby

Christian soldiers onward America’s Tudor United SportsCar series made its debut with this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in January. The race was the first of 12 rounds in the inaugural TUSC championship, a merger of the formerly competing ALMS and Grand-Am series, and the clearest message from Daytona was that the Action Express Corvette DP team and regular drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian...

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"A taxation anomaly"

Sir, Together, no doubt, with many more of your readers, I rise to the bait thrown out at the end of your article on the "Taxation Anomaly." The anomaly arose as a result of a concession made by the government (Conservative) during the passage of the Finance Bill of 1952. The concession arose for purely mathematical reasons. As introduced into the Commons, the Finance Bill of 1952 provided for a...

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Cortina v. Aprilia

Sir, I was interested in Mr. Wilson's comparison between the Lancia Aprilia and the Ford Cortina, but is he doing the Aprilia justice? The Motor, July 13th, 1937, quotes the 0-50 as 12.6 sec. while Motor Sport, June, 1938 quotes 11.4 sec. I haven't checked these figures but can stay with a Vauxhall VX4/90 up to so and beyond, and of course the Aprilia will comfortably out-corner such ears. The...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS Names on Racing Cars WE SAW recently the present trend for carrying advertising on racing cars swing back on those who use motor racing as their publicity media, when the BBC threatened to abandon their TV coverage of the International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone if the Durex-sponsored Lola T400 ran in the Shellsport European Formula 5000 race. They felt...

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Factory visit: The new Squire

Recipe for success? When I was young, I was exceedingly fond of my mother's chocolate cake. She gave the recipe to a friend, by whom I was later invited to tea. I was given cake to this same recipe, and was asked how l liked it. I thought for a moment and then replied, much to the lady's disappointment: "It's something like the one mother makes". When I drove to Bridgnorth to see the 1987 Squire...

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And now - praise for Sunbeam-Talbots

Sir, It was with great delight that I read Mr. Wilson's letter re Sunbeam Talbots. At last someone has spoken in defence of these magnificent machines which probably achieved more successes in international rallies during the period 1950 to 1957 than by any other British make of car. I wholeheartedly agree with every opinion expressed by Mr. Wilson and would add that I have yet to see a better-...

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RAYMOND MAYS ONCE AGAIN MAKES FASTEST TIME AT SHELSLEY

RAYMOND MAYS ONCE AGAIN MAKES FASTEST TIME AT SHELSL EY LADIES' RECORD TO 43.A SECONDS. SENSATIONAL CLIMBS BY BOBBY KOHLRAUSCH ON MRS. PETRE LOWERS TEE MAGIC 1Y11DGET If the Autumn hill-climb at Shelsley Walsh was less exciting than some of those in the past, it is only because of the high standard of entries and organisation achieved by Mr. Wilson and the Midland Automobile Club on previous...

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Fine at Colerne

It was fine for this year's VSCC Colerne speed-trials on April 20, whereas last year the rain was so heavy and continual that it is still remembered. A wet course ruins a sprint event, with fresh records impossible and no chance of seeing whether previous individual times can be improved upon. Fortunately, this time rain confined itself to a shower in the late afternoon, so all went well at what...

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Letters from readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. The "70"-limit Sir, It would appear that the general motoring public is getting sick of (a) the 70 m.p.h. speed limit and (b) the frustrating bunching which takes place, for example, in and out of London on the M4. I was so annoyed recently that I utilised the emergency...

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Vintage Veerings

You know, when you listen to the experiences of those who have taken delivery of new cars you have reason to feel prouder than ever of your aged, but vintage, machinery. For instance, a 1½-litre £888 saloon that lost all its big-ends in 2,000 miles and another that has had endless propeller-shaft trouble. A modern economy car that sets you back something like the price of a good blown Alfa-Romeo...

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