Back Issue – June 2018


In the June 2018 issue of The Automobile… The Bullnosed 14/28 Super Sports was the first in a long line of sporting MG models. In Initial impact, Simon Charlesworth tells the story of a rare survivor of this important Vintage tourer // For this month’s Auto-biography, Matthew Bell meets graphic designer, historic racer and lover of Americana Julian Balme to discuss his life behind the wheel // The first saloon to use the legendary XK engine, Jaguar’s Mk VII was a 100mph luxury car just as happy winning touring car races as cruising the home counties. Martin Buckley reveals all in Executive express // Sacré bleu! Renault has been inextricably linked to motor sports for about 120 years, from long-distance racing at the dawn of the 20th century to Le Mans and Formula One. Back in the 1920s and ’30s, the world was obsessed with speed records. So was Renault, as Igor Stuifzand explains // In Flower power, Giles Chapman remembers the enterprising brothers Neville and Raymond Flower, who gifted the Frisky microcar to the world and came very close to putting Egypt on wheels // Simon Moore and Alessandro Silva investigate the first major race in Rome, the scene of the maiden victory for a Bugatti Type 35. Read more in Premio Reale // Michael Ware visits a 1937 Citroën Traction Avant in this month’s Back on the Road



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