January 2016 Issue

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In the January 2016 issue of The Automobile

In French Racing Blue: The Seven Lives of a Gordini, Gérald Guétat gets to grips with a 1952 Gordini T15 which began its competition career at Le Mans in 1953 before crossing the Channel for a new life in England.


David Burgess-Wise gropes his way through the fog to report on the 2015 Veteran London to Brighton Car Run.


A meeting between Frank Costin and Jem Marsh spawned the Marcos. Adding the skills of Dennis and Peter Adams led to the foundation of a sporting legend, as Karl Ludvigsen explains in The Wooden Wonder.


Reg Winstone tells the story of A Rational Rolls-Royce – an extraordinary square-cut, Voisin-style 20/25 bodied in Amsterdam in 1933.


Just after the war, Renault could have found itself selling a badge-engineered Wolseley. In When Billancourt Looked to Birmingham, Jon Pressnell tells the story of an Anglo-French venture that in the end never came off.


London dealer F W Berwick dreamed of building his own cars. A collaboration with Maurice Sizaire brought his idea to fruition, as Michael Worthington-Williams explains in Anglo-French: The Sizaire-Berwick.


In his latest Back on the Road article, Michael Ware reports on the restoration of a 1934 Morris Minor, one of only 24 saloon variants thought to survive in the UK.



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  • Bart.J.V. van Hees - Reply

    January 9, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Dear sirs,
    With interest I read the article of A rational Rolls-Royce by Reg Winstone. This Rolls was indeed owned by my grandfather. In the family albums I recently found an exiting picture of the next Rolls purchased in 1935, which was also redesigned by Schutter & van Bakel in Amsterdam.
    Apparently my grandfather went to Cherbourg to collect that Rolls. The picture shows the Rolls hanging in a crane between the ship and the wharf in Cherbourg.
    Would you be so kind to send me an e-mail address that I can send you this picture?

    • Hen Gerritsen - Reply

      January 11, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Goedenavond Bart,

      Al lange tijd ben ik RR liefhebber en daarom ook in de gememoreerde foto’s geintereseerd, dus als je mij de foto’s wil sturen is mijn dank zeer groot!

      Met vriendelijke groeten,


  • Marcus Brookes - Reply

    January 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Thumbing through some Automobile Quarterlies I came across an excellent article on the Schutter & van Bakel house written by a family member of the van Bakels. Imagine my surprise to see a double page illustration of the very R-R featured in your article, probably taken in the 1960’s. I think the magazine number was Volume 19 number 3, but I am currently not at home to check.

  • Margaret Payne - Reply

    January 23, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    The Automobile Quarterly article referred to by Marcus Brookes was indeed Volume 19 number 3. The photo of the Voisin style Rolls was commissioned by AQ at the same time (early 1980s) when the car was owned by my father Aubrey Biddiscombe.

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