June 2016 Issue
In the June 2016 issue of The Automobile…
John Warburton steps back in time, in Sweet Sixteen, to the 1930s and considers the attributes that made the AC 16/80 such an attractive proposition. Photographs by Lyndon McNeil.
In this month’s Auto-biography ‘Hicky’ Hickling Matthew Bell travels to a ramshackle workshop in rural Worcestershire to meet a man with an all-consuming passion for Veteran and Edwardian motor cars.
The mid-engined Auto Union GP cars would be the making of Ferdinand Porsche’s reputation as an independent car designer. Bringing them to life in the turbulent 1930s was not a straightforward process, as Karl Ludvigsen explains in Porsche’s Magnificent Mavericks.
On the face of it, there seems little reason to make a road vehicle run on rails, but hundreds of them were converted. Michael Ware explains how and why in his article Running on Rails.
In Grand Touring on a shoestring: the Rochdale GT, Jeroen Booij explains why the innovative GT, designed by a young engineering student during his summer holidays, became Rochdale’s biggest success.
In this months Sicilian snapshots, Simon Moore concludes his look at a Sicilian family album with images from the 1952 Giro di Sicilia.