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The Complete Welsh Works of Winston Churchill

The Complete Welsh Works of Winston Churchill

Welsh Rarebits

It was sup­pos­ed­ly Blaise Pas­cal (not Win­ston Churchill) who said he was going to give a long speech because he hadn’t the time to pre­pare a short one. I have an idea for a short speech that will take no time at all: The Whole Welsh Works of Win­ston.

I was actu­al­ly going to use this as an intro to a longer talk at Hills­dale Col­lege lat­er this month. We decid­ed it was too obscure to mat­ter to most lis­ten­ers. It might even bore them, except for any Welsh in the audi­ence. (Who would cer­tain­ly deplore my pro­nun­ci­a­tion.)

For the record though, I offer here­with the com­plete Welsh Works of Sir Win­ston Churchill—at least those known to me.…

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Don Weber, RIP: Storming Pikes Peak, 42 Years On

Don Weber, RIP: Storming Pikes Peak, 42 Years On

Arrivederci, Don

Don Weber of San Anto­nio, a ster­ling gen­tle­man of the old school, died Decem­ber 10th at the age of 90. Those who miss him may like to leave a few words on his per­ma­nent lega­cy page. There you will also find details of his extra­or­di­nary life.

In Don Weber’s mem­o­ry, we thought it would be a nice thing to reprint my arti­cle on storm­ing Pikes Peak in his 1914 Packard Six Mod­el 1448 on the 1976 Glid­den Tour. It first appeared in my sixth issue as edi­tor of The Packard Cor­morant, Spring 1977.…

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Just Published! “Triumph Cars”: Tribute to a famous British marque

Just Published! “Triumph Cars”: Tribute to a famous British marque

A True Triumph

We are bowled over by the sheer vol­ume of col­or, beau­ty and depth of pho­tographs in the lat­est and great­est edi­tion of Tri­umph Cars: The Com­plete Sto­ry. Large­ly this was the effort of my co-author Gra­ham Rob­son, but I nev­er expect­ed such a high qual­i­ty treat­ment by the pub­lish­ers. A big, square for­mat, 10×10 inch­es, it’s chock-a-block with lav­ish illus­tra­tions from the first spindly Tri­umph 10/20 of 1923 to the last, badge-engi­neered Tri­umph Acclaim of 1984. There are even appen­dices on Tri­umph-derived cars like the Bond Equipe, Amphicar, Peer­less and Swal­low Doret­ti.…

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