October 2014 Issue
The October 2014 issue of The Automobile is out now.
This month James Fack pays a visit to a rare 1930 Talbot 90 tourer which has been in the same family ownership for 60 years, and explains the history of Georges Roesch’s sporting Talbots in the 1920s and ’30s.
In the latest of our Auto-biography series, Matthew Bell travels to Marseille to talk to the writer, broadcaster and car enthusiast Jonathan Meades about his enduring fascination with motor cars and the part they have played in his life.
Stefan Marjoram experiences the trip of a lifetime, riding shotgun on board the 200hp Darracq across France to celebrate the centenary of the 1914 Grand Prix in Lyon.
In another revealing article about a little-known prewar engineer, Michael Worthington-Williams looks at the life of Maurice Gadoux, who spent time at Hispano-Suiza before designing the Barron-Vialle and Omega-Six cars.
Marking 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, David Burgess-Wise reports from the international commemorations in London and Belgium which celebrated the motor car’s rôle in the conflict.