Back Issue – September 2017


In the September 2017 issue of The Automobile… Built for the widow of Louis Zborowski, this Hispano-Suiza H6B was bodied by Bligh Brothers of Canterbury. In Grand Tourer, David Burgess-Wise tells the story of a magnificent car and its party-loving first owner / Delwyn Mallett enjoys the sights and sounds at Goodwood’s annual Festival of Speed celebration of history’s greatest cars and drivers / Pared-down and powerful, Jaguar’s XK150S Roadster was the spiritual successor to the celebrated XK120. Douglas Blain goes for a run in an immaculate example in The search for animal grace / In 1922, John Newton of Manchester firm Newton & Bennett sent his son to Italy to learn about car design. The result was a remarkable 1100cc racer. In Newton’s twin-cam tearaway, Mick Walsh drives the sole survivor / In Pike’s Picos, Douglas Blain explores Spain’s best driving roads / Gordon Buehrig’s forward-looking body design for the short-lived Cord 810/812 was too good to go to waste. For his article, Body Doubles, Kit Foster seizes a rare opportunity to compare an 812 with its Hupmobile Skylark progeny / Peter McFadyen reports from the third revival of this historic Midlands speed event, Château Impney / For this month’s Back on the Road, Michael Ware visits a 1934 Morgan F4 special


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