Wolseley: A Very British Car

By Anders Ditlev Clausager. WINNER of the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award. 2017 review by Guy Loveridge. To most of...

Stirling Moss: The Definitive Biography: Volume 1: 1929-55

By Philip Porter. (Shortlisted for the 2017 Michael Sedgwick Award). 2017 review by Guy Loveridge.   With a living...

Aspects of Motoring History # 13

Published July 2017. 108 pages, colour cover, over 60 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 8 pages of full colour. Contents: Obituary:...

Aspects of Motoring History #12

Published July 2016. 113 pages, colour cover, over 70 black & white illustrations and charts, softbound, and 5 pages of full colour. Contents: The...

SNAPSHOT 100: 1911 FIAT S76 ‘Beast of Turin’

Offered as a supplement to The Motor magazine with the issue dated 7th November 1911, this is a colour print by an unknown artist depicting the 1911, 28.4 Litre monster which has in recent years been regenerated and enthusiastically campaigned by Duncan Pittaway. The car was built with the express intention of beating the World Land Speed Record, held at the time by the Blitzen Benz. It boasted four valves per cylinder, OHC technology and a multi-spark function that helped it achieve 300bhp at the rear wheels. This vehicle made a trial run at Brooklands at the end of the BARC members meeting in June 1911, being driven by Pietro Bordino, who completed a number of circuits of the track with speeds varying between 5 and 90 mph. A month later, the car achieved 116 mph at Saltburn Sands, and a report at the time described the car as ‘sending out sheets of flame, accompanied of volumes of black smoke, to the delight of the crowd’. The car can be viewed being started on www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfYbH7926gk, and Duncan will be talking about the history and rebuild of this historic racing car, at the SAHB seminar to be held in October 2017. He also promises to drive the car to the event!


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