Simanaitis Says

On cars, old, new and future; science & technology; vintage airplanes, computer flight simulation of them; Sherlockiana; our English language; travel; and other stuff

Tag Archives: “The Grand Prix Car” Laurence Pomeroy L.C. Crestwell illustrator

POM ON MOTOR RACING AND NATIONALISM

LAURENCE “POM” POMEROY, 1908–1966, wrote about more than automotive technicalities in his classic book The Grand Prix Car. There is a tale that Pom’s father, English automotive engineer Laurence Henry … Continue reading

February 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

1947 ARSENAL CTA GRAND PRIX CAR PART 1

WHAT DOES THE post-war French Arsenal CTA grand prix car have in common with a locomotive? At first thought, it isn’t the robustness of its construction nor the success of … Continue reading

September 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

AUTO UNION TYPE C

THERE WAS A TIME when Grand Prix cars had front engines. Ah, but the exception was exceptional indeed: the Auto Union. What’s more, these cars were documented by two giants … Continue reading

December 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

POM ON RACECAR BODYWORK, 1920–1939 PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE took a brief look at future shock in motor sports’ past decade. Today, we examine earlier enthusiasts’ future shock with the help of Pomeroy’s The Grand Prix Car, … Continue reading

July 5, 2019 · 3 Comments

POM ON RACECAR BODYWORK, 1920–1939 PART 1

PAST GENERATIONS EXPERIENCED more future shock than we do. For example, Sherlock Holmes contended with the introduction of electric lighting, the telephone, the automobile, and the aeroplane. Even past generations … Continue reading

July 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

RACING PEUGEOTS, 1912–1913 PART 2

YESTERDAY, LAURENCE POMEROY’S book The Grand Prix Car and William Court’s piece in Classic Cars in Profile, Volume 4 offered introduction to the racing Peugeots of 1912–1913. Here in Part … Continue reading

May 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

RACING PEUGEOTS, 1912–1913 PART 1

WHAT WITH Peugeot’s scheduled return to the U.S. market, let’s celebrate this French automaker’s racing heritage. Highly recommended sources: “The Racing Peugeots, 1912–1914,” Profile No. 73, by William Court, in … Continue reading

May 23, 2019 · Leave a comment