Back Issue – January 2019


In the January 2019 issue of The AutomobileThe glassfibre 541 was Jensen’s first foray into the genuine high-speed touring market. In Moulded marvel, Scott Barrett explains how the West Bromwich firm arrived at such a dramatic product and gets behind the wheel of a 1957 Deluxe model / The 250bhp Hispano-Suiza J12 was one of the most powerful cars of the 1930s. Mick Walsh examines a Saoutchik-bodied roadster with a fascinating history in High-speed Hisso / Ford’s 1949 ‘Shoebox’ influenced car styling for a generation, as Delwyn Mallett relates in his article, Thinking outside the box / In tale after tale of automotive engineering feats from the 1930s through to the 1960s, the distinctive name ‘Sampietro’ pops up. Who was this versatile and creative spirit? In ‘Sammy’ Sampietro: the thinking man’s engineer, Karl Ludvigsen aims to discover the man and his works / In Two roads to Brighton, David Burgess-Wise reports on another eventful London to Brighton Veteran Car Run / In the third part of his series, Michael Worthington-Williams describes the The also-rans: Butterosi, Lexington, TAM and Aerocar / For this month’s Back on the Road, Michael Ware visits a 1933 Hillman Aero Minx


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