May 2015 Issue
In the May 2015 issue of The Automobile…
Intended for production in America, the V-8 Lancia Dilambda was the victim of unscrupulous backers. In “An American Adventure” Jonathan Rishton takes a ride in a highly original Viotti-bodied example from 1931.
After examining a rare survivor of the Rapid, intended to be the Swiss people’s car, Reg Winstone reappraises Josef Ganz, its creator’s, contribution to the field of small car design.
The second of the revived Members’ Meetings at Goodwood attracted an impressive variety of historic racers. Stefan Marjoram was there with his camera and sketchbook to capture the action.
In the 1930s, Geoffrey Jones took hundreds of photographs of cars he encountered. We look at his fascinating “Shoebox Albums”.
France’s motor industry before WW2 In the first of a two-part article, David Beare examines the offerings from French manufacturers at the 1938 Paris Salon, the last before the outbreak of war.
Douglas Blain samples a rare survivor of the Aerocar marque established in Detroit by Henry Ford’s first big backer.
In his Back on the Road series, Michael Ware describes the long-term restoration of an historic Grand Prix Bugatti, the ex-Count Czaikowski Type 51.