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Category Archives: Classic Bits

ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST

THE FIRST SILVER GHOST, Rolls-Royce chassis no. 60551, wasn’t initially an official model name. The moniker “Silver Ghost” was given to a particular 1907 Rolls-Royce, back when “motors,” as automobiles … Continue reading

March 7, 2019 · 3 Comments

THE ARGYLL—AN EDWARDIAN MOTOR CAR WITH A TRICK UP ITS SLEEVE(S) PART 2

YESTERDAY, THE CONCEPTS of single- and double-sleeve-valve automotive engines were discussed. Today in Part 2 we’ll focus on the Scottish Argyll marque, the high point of which came between 1910 … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · 7 Comments

THE ARGYLL—AN EDWARDIAN MOTOR CAR WITH A TRICK UP ITS SLEEVE(S) PART 1

THE ARGYLL CAR traced its discontinuous Scottish heritage from 1899 to 1908, 1910 to 1914, 1914 to 1932, and a more recent usurpation of the nameplate from 1978 to around … Continue reading

February 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

SINGER LE MANS REPLICA—ANOTHER STUDY HALL PROJECT PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Singer Le Mans Replica, Part 1, we learned how George Singer’s bicycle works evolved into sporting motor cars that eventually got swallowed by the Rootes Group and the … Continue reading

January 30, 2019 · 2 Comments

SINGER LE MANS REPLICA—ANOTHER STUDY HALL PROJECT PART 1

NO WONDER I never got any studying done in study hall: There were always cars like the Le Mans Singer to read about, dream about, and sketch. It helped to … Continue reading

January 29, 2019 · 2 Comments

THE MG TD—”AS FRIENDLY AS A TAIL-WAGGING DOG”

MY LOVE AFFAIR with the MG sports car continues here with details of the MG TD, which followed the TC in 1950. By February 1953, Road and Track promised “Four … Continue reading

January 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

RACE TO THE CLOUDS, R&T’S 1956 REPORT

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S Mt. Washington is among the most prominent peaks in the U.S. And, as reported in R&T, it’s renowned as a hillclimb venue and notorious for erratic weather as … Continue reading

January 4, 2019 · 3 Comments