Back Issue – August 2017
The current custodian of this 1937 Frazer Nash-BMW 319/55 has covered 250,000 miles behind the wheel. In The great all-rounder, Simon Charlesworth discovers what makes the car so appealing to drive / For this month’s Auto-biography, Matthew Bell travels to Milan to meet Corrado Lopresto – the well-known collector and view his 150 examples of Italian exotica / In Dealing with a Delage disaster, Douglas Blain tells how a major mechanical failure almost took the sole-surviving 1914 Delage Grand Prix car off the road for good, while Philip Guilfoyle explains how modern technology was used to create a brand new engine block / Doomed by its audacity and now largely forgotten, the Hotchkiss-Grégoire was a technological tour de force. Ian Tisdale explores its background and takes the wheel of The last Hotchkiss – a rare roadworthy survivor / The Société Anonyme des Ateliers Germain was a pioneer of the Belgian automobile industry and went on to become the country’s largest car manufacturer. For his article, Germain: the Belgian Panhard, Nick Jonckheere looks into the little known history of this important early marque / We report from the celebration of the cyclecar in Festival of Slowth / Michael Ware visits a recently restored 1914 Singer for this month’s Back on the Road.