All John Bentley Stories
SOUPED-UP AND HOT
A round-up of 1954 shows that stock cars are faster, midgets are fighting for their lives, and in hot rods it's go, man, go.
HOW'S YOUR RT?
You're a very good driver, of course; practically every driver thinks he is. But— how's your Reaction Time? Whether you run a family sedan as transportation or a ...
DAYTONA'S ROARING WEEK
For eight speed-filled days, cars of every description chased the elusive goal of speed in the annual NASCAR classic of 1955. It was a week of records, wrecks, ...
THE MIDGET MARVELS
How small can a car get? The latest in the tiny class at New York's Travel and Auto Sports Show will surprise you—but they're real cars.
THE CHRYSLER 300
A husky and handsome machine gets the jump on the industry by combining the highest power rating with the performance of a true sporting automobile.
THE SURPRISING SPEEDSTER
The gleaming car above, nonchalantly going into a controlled slide, is no ordinary family coupe but the most interesting postwar automobile built by Studebaker.
THE FIERCE NEW JAGUAR
In a road test John Bentley finds it fast, quiet, flexible, comfortable and easy to drive.
HIGH COST OF RACING
As a member of the Sports Car Club of America and one of its active group of amateur sports car racing drivers, I would like to bring up some fiscal problems.
100 MPH AND UP
Europe's latest model sports cars offer the American enthusiast speed, stamina and beauty in a wide variety of colorful models.
LANCIA'S LATEST UNDER TEST
The Gran Turismo, newest of a famous Italian line, has just arrived in the U.S..
REVIEW OF THE YEAR
Since the fourth Vanderbilt Cup race in 1908â€”last of the big American road events for Grand Prix carsâ€”racing in the U.S. has steadily steered away from ...
SEE HOW THEY RUN
Although the racing season is not officially over, it is possible to determine 1954's National and International champions, to evaluate the lessons of the year and ...
New king of the mountains
Umberto Maglioli, a handsome 26-year-old Italian, sweeps his big red Ferrari from one end of Mexico to the other—averaging 107 mph—to win the world's toughest road race
WANT TO TRY A ROAD TEST?
A pleasant thought, except that road tests aren't the picnic they may seem to be— not by a dozen downshifts. For one thing, you can't win. In the whimsical ...
MG SHOWS OFF ITS NEWEST MODEL
In a world where the more different cars look the more they are the same, the new MG TF-1500 is a refreshing experience. For 1955, the most popular small car ...
THE CUMBERLAND CLASSIC KICKS OFF THE EASTERN SEASON WITH ELEVEN RACES FOR 272 DRIVERS, AMERICA'S BIGGEST EVENT EVER
Into the bustling, rain-soaked railroad junction town of Cumberland, Md. (pop. 37000) there descended last weekend an automotive avalanche unparalleled in ...
SI'S MOTOR EXPERT BECOMES THE FIRST JOURNALIST ANYWHERE TO ROAD-TEST THE HOT D-TYPE WORKS JAGUAR. HIS CONCLUSION: D STANDS FOR DYNAMITE
The D-type Jaguar is the kind of car that makes up for every past occasion when some enthusiastic journalist has flattered an average sports job with the term ...