Back Issue – September 2018


In the September 2018 issue of The Automobile… It’s 25 years since Lord March (now the Duke of Richmond) roped off the drive to his ancestral home and created the Festival of Speed. In Goodwood greats, Reverendpixel reports from this year’s extravaganza / Matthew Bell takes a ride in his dream car – A racing car for the road – a supercharged straight-eight Bugatti Type 43, and is not disappointed / Despite its conservative outward appearance, Vauxhall’s H Type 10-Four of 1937 was one of Britain’s most significant prewar family cars, says Ian Tisdale in  The modest Modernist / The Red Devil,Camille Jenatzy, was the first man to exceed 100km/h on land. Some of his experimental machines failed to live up to expectations, but, as Nick Jonckheere relates, Jenatzy found success in the greatest motor races of his era / In Le Monstre at Le Mans, Mick Walsh visits the Le Mans Classic, where a highlight this year was a re-creation of Briggs Cunningham’s Le Monstre / David Burgess-Wise tells the remarkable story of Robert Potter Breese and his eponymous sporting cars in Breezing along with the Breese / For this months Back on the Road, Michael Ware reports on the ground-up restoration of a 1953 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine

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