Articles tagged Zborowski

Page 43 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1978

Fiesta Time in Mexico

"God Bless Freddie Laker!" As I write this the air-fares war which he started is spreading like a bush fire. So, with any luck, next year it will be possible to get to Mexico for not much more than a first-class return to mid Scotland on British Rail. It's the holiday place for retired people who are impoverished by inflation eroded savings. There are, of course, for civil servants with index...

Page 68 of February 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, February 1988

Cars In books

With the revival of James Bond on television, it was interesting to find out which cars were favoured by the author of the Bond books, the late Ian Fleming. When he was at Sandhurst, he had a khaki-coloured Standard tourer, garaged in Windsor and used for illicit trips to London. For instance, Fleming drove it to the newly-opened Wembley Exhibition; as it was even then described as an old car, it...

Page 14 of January 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, January 1969

Film Reviews

United Artists Corporation's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" Genuine lovers of the older motor cars need feel no disappointment if they do not have a chance to see this film. It is pure fantasy, having not the remotest connection with Brooklands or motor racing. Albert Broccoli has based the film on Ian Fleming's children's books, which were such a surprising contrast to his James Bond thrillers. Why...

Page 20 of October 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, October 1985

Club news

For those not able to get to Brands Hatch for Saturday practice before the European GP, the Three Counties Showground at Malvern, Worcestershire, should provide an interesting alternative. It is called the Malvern Motoring Event, and is devoted to a wide range of Vintage, Veteran, and Classic cars, most on display, but some for sale by auction. Most of the displays are under cover, and some of...

Page 7 of November 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, November 1947

Worthwhile Journey

The article by Mr. F. E. Ellis. describing his rebuilt 16-valve twin o.h. camshaft Aston-Martin, which we published in Motor Sport for June, 1947, aroused considerabIe interest, particularly on the part a Lt.-Col. Clive Gallop, who was intimately concerned in the evolution and development of these cars for the late Count Zhorowski and who drove one or them in the French G.P. of 1922. Accordingly...

Page 27 of August 1927 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1927

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. VI.—SALMSON. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE LA Societe des Moteurs Salmson was a well-known concern before the car bearing its name ever came into existence. Their original business was the manufacture of aeroplane engines, which acquitted themselves with great credit in the service of the French Air Force, and it was not until after the war that M. Armand Bovier, who realised the...

Page 10 of May 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, May 1928

GREAT RACING MARQUES.

GREAT RACING MARQUES. XIII.—ASTON-MARTIN. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. THE small sports car which to-day is so universally popular is a comparatively recent phenomenon in the history of the motor car. In the early days, if one wanted a fast car, one selected the highestpowered machine which was made by the firm which one favoured. If a millionaire, one probably succeeded in obtaining something of even...

Page 45 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, October 1955

What Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang is Really Like

Not Content with Legend, the Editor Takes to the Road in this Fabulous Aeroplane-engined Motor Car Count Zborowski was a picturesque figure of the "gay 'twenties," with his remarkable practical jokes, memorable house-parties, his garages at Higham and his aeroplane-engined Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bangs. Small wonder that legends were woven around these fabulous Brooklands cars — of how each huge...

Page 35 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, June 1968

The "Babs" Controversy

On May 3rd the Carmarthen Times published a front-page story headed "Violation of a Dead Man's Wish—Killer Car Must Be Left in Sand Dunes". The car referred to is the 27-litre Liberty-engined Thomas Special "Babs" in which J. G. Parry Thomas was killed on Pendine Sands in March 1927 when trying to break Malcolm Campbell's 174.88-m.p.h. record with the Napier-Campbell. After the tragic accident,...

Page 88 of August 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, August 1999

The Miller that came to England

Motor racing's followers after WWII were aware of the beautiful cars built by Harry Miller in the USA. Miller-engined cars had won the great 1922 Indianapolis 500-Mile Race and finished 1,2,3 in 1923. Consequently when Brooklands supporters heard that the mercurial Count Zborowski, who had thrilled them with his Chitty-Bang-Bangs and the Big Benz, was to appear with one of the 2-litre straight-...

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