Back Issue – April 2017


Crossley seemed an unlikely partner for Bugatti, but in the 1920s the British firm built a run of Brescias. In From Molsheim to Manchester, John Warburton tells this little-known story and takes a run in the surviving car / In this months Auto-biography, Matthew Bell visits Tony Brooks, ‘the racing dentist’, and learns about his career as a top-flight Grand Prix driver in the 1950s / We share some of our highlights from this year’s Rétromobile show / The flagship Flaminia Berlina was a sensation on its launch in 1957. It influenced a generation of saloons, but today is almost forgotten. Martin Buckley makes a case for the misunderstood executive car from Turin in Flaminia: Lancia’s landmark saloon at 60 / The cars designed by Pierre Desgouttes and built in Lyon were a match for anything the rest of the French motor industry had to offer, but are little known today. In La Belle Voiture: Cottin et Desgouttes, Michael Worthington-Williams tells the story of this high quality marque / In Travel with Style, Peter Stevens casts his critical eye over the entries in the fifth Indian Cartier concours at the Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad / Only 530 MG M-types carried Sportsman’s Coupé bodywork. Michael Ware visits a 1929 example restored in this rare style for this months Back on the Road


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