Library - Austin A40 Sports Chronological Bibliography

This is obviously in no way complete :) So if you know more please get in touch or send a scan of the article.

I decided to publish this in chronological order.

 

 

AUSTIN literature, manuals and factory booklets related to the Austin A40 Sports

 

  • The AUSTIN A40. Running and Maintenance Instructions. Publication No. 407. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Co. Ltd., December 1947.

  • Service Manual AUSTIN A40. Series GS2, G2S2, GV. Publication No. 441. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, September 1948.

  • The AUSTIN 'A40' Models. Running and Maintenance Instructions. Publication No. 763. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Corporation, August 1950.

  • At Earls Court It's Austin. Publication No. 759. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1950.

  • The New AUSTIN A40 'Sports' Model. Publication No. 764. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1950.

  • The New AUSTIN A40 'Sports' Model. Publication No. 764/Export. Longbridge, Birmingham and London: The Austin Motor Export Corporation Limited, 1950.

  • The New AUSTIN A40 'Sports' Model. Publication No. 764/French. Longbridge, Birmingham and London: The Austin Motor Export Corporation Limited & Bruxelles: Sogida S.A. 1950.

  • The New AUSTIN A40 'Sports' Model. Publication No. 764/Dutch. Longbridge, Birmingham and London: The Austin Motor Export Corporation Limited, 1950.

  • The New AUSTIN A40 'Sports' Model. Publication No. 764/American. New York: The Austin Motor Company Limited (England), 1950.

  • The New AUSTIN A40 'Sports' Model. Publication No. 764/American/1. New York: The Austin Motor Company Limited (England), 1950.

  • Running and Maintenance Instructions, AUSTIN A40 Sports Supplement [GD.2]. Publication No. 782. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1950.

  • 'A Sparkling New AUSTIN: The A40 Sports'. [Sales Poster 57cm x 89cm]. Publication No. 788. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1950.

  • 'AUSTIN Salesmans Pocket Guide. Home Edition'. Publication No. 664/D. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, December 1950.

  • Dependable Range of AUSTIN Cars, Vans and Trucks. Publication No. 734/A. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, January 1951.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Sports. Publication No. 803. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited (England), 1951.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Sports. Publication No. 803/Export. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Export Corporation, 1951.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Sports. Publication No. 803/U.S.A. and Canada. New York & Toronto: The Austin Motor Company Ltd. (England) & The Austin Motor Company (Canada) Ltd., 1951.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Sports. Publication No. 803/U.S.A. and Canada/1. New York & Toronto: The Austin Motor Company Ltd. (England) & The Austin Motor Company (Canada) Ltd., 1951.

  • Running and Maintenance Instructions, AUSTIN A40 Sports Supplement [GD.2]. Publication No. 782/A. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, June 1951.

  • Running and Maintenance Instructions, AUSTIN A40 Sports Supplement [GD.3]. Publication No. 782/B. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, September 1951.

  • Service Manual Advance Supplement GD.2. Publication No. 817. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, November 1951.

  • AUSTIN Records and other Post-War Achievements. Publication No. 792/B. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1951.

  • Round the World in 21 Days. Publication No. 866. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1951.

  • The Greatest Event in Post-War Motoring - The New AUSTIN Seven. Publication No. 879. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1951.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Sports [Sales Poster 56cm x 84cm]'. Publication No. 886. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1951.

  • AUSTIN A40 Somerset. Running and Maintenance Instructions. [Included a Supplement on the A40 Sports GD.3]. Publication No. 881. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Corporation, 1952.

  • AUSTIN Through the Years 1905-1952. Publication No. ???. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Corporation, 1952.

  • AUSTIN A40 'Sports' (GD.3) with Steering Gear Change Mechanism. Supplementary Parts List to Publication No. 805. From chassis No. 614776. Publication No. 805/1. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Corporation, June 1952.

  • Service Manual AUSTIN A40. GS.4, GD.3, GD.5, GV.4, GP.4, GQU.4. Publication No. 890. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Corporation, September 1952.

  • In England with AUSTIN. Publication No. 928. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Export Corporation Limited, November 1952.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Models Supplement Running and Maintenance Instructions [covering the GV2, GP2, GQU2, GV3, GP3, GQU3 and GD2 models]. Publication No. 942. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, December, 1952.

  • Running and Maintenance Instructions, AUSTIN A40 Sports Supplement. Publication No. 782/C. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, January 1954.

  • AUSTIN A40 Parts List. Publication No. 1099. Longbridge, Birmingham: Austin Motor Corporation, March 1954.

  • The AUSTIN A40 Parts Service Parts List. Second Issue. B.M.C. Service Limited, Cowley, Oxford, England, May 1959.

 

Contemporary books and articles 1950-1959

 

✚ marks Road Tests

 

  • 'The Cars at Earls Court: A Preview.' Motor Sport Incorporating Speed: No. 10, October 1950, pp. 486-492.'

  • 'At Earls Court it's Austin - You Can Depend on it.' Motor Sport Incorporating Speed: No. 10, October 1950, p. 515.'

  • 'At Earls Court it's Austin'. The Motor: October 11, 1950, p. D4.

  • 'There's more to see on the Austin Stand'. 35th International Motor Exhibition, October 18-28, 1950 at Earls Court. Official Catalogue, p. 154.

  • 'Austin Motor Co., Ltd.'. 35th International Motor Exhibition, October 18-28, 1950 at Earls Court. Official Catalogue, pp. 155-160.

  • 'At Earls Court It's the New Austins'. Daily Express, No. 15705, October 18, 1950, p.1.

  • 'New Austins: A Bigger A70 and a Sports A40 [with a cutaway drawing by S.E. Porter]'. The Motor: October 18, 1950 - Special Emergency Show Number, pp. 222, 229-231, D1-3.

  • 'Austin at the Motor Show'. The Autocar: October 20, 1950, p. 1085.

  • 'Three New Austins. A40 Sports, A70 Hereford Saloon and Coupé Introduced'. The Autocar: October 20, 1950, pp. 1101-1102.

  • 'Sports Car for the Million. Austin Expands the A40 Range [with a cutaway drawing by John Ferguson]'. The Autocar: October 20, 1950, pp. 1108-1109.

  • J. Eason Scott. 'Motor Show Supplement, Stand-To-Stand Review: Austin'. Country Life, October 20th, 1950, p. 1312.

  • 'The 35th International Motor Exhibition Opens at Earls Court: The Important Dollar-Earning British Car Industry on Show'. Illustrated London News, October 21th, 1950, pp. 656-659.

  • 'See the New Austins at Earls Court Stand 141'. Supplement to the Illustrated London News, October 21th, 1950, p. IV.

  • John Bolster. 'Around the Stands at the Earls Court Motor Show with John Bolster.Trends at the Motor Show'. Autosport, Vol. 1, No. 11, November 3rd, 1950. [Bolster does not mention any Austin :)].

  • 'The Motor Show: Seven Outstanding Cars (Triumph Coupe, Ford Consul, Marauder, Austin A40 Sports, Sunbeam Talbot, Vauxhall Velox, M.G. TD Midget)'. Vogue (London), November 1950, pp. 96-99.

  • Margret Jennings. 'Trends at the Motor Show'. Vogue (London), November 1950, pp. 134-135.

  • 'Last Look Round'. The Autocar: November 10, 1950, pp. ??.

  • 'Austin A40 Sports Model. One of the outstanding new cars at the 1950 Motor Show.' Daily Mail Motoring Guide, p. 5.

  • 'Something New ----. A Review of Four 1951 Models First Shown at Earls Court'.  The Light Car - The Motorist's Magazine: October - November - December 1950, p. 470-471.

  • 'Flashback to the Show'. The Light Car - The Motorist's Magazine: October - November - December 1950, p. 474-475.

  • 'Again Austin makes News'. The Light Car - The Motorist's Magazine: October - November - December 1950, p. A29.

  • 'Englische Personenwagen für den Export auf der Londoner Autoschau'. Das Auto – Motor und Sport: 5, No. 22, November 1950, pp. 738-739.

  • 'The NEW Austin A40 Sports - the Car for the Enthusiast!' The Light Car - The Motorist's Magazine: January 1951, cover page.

  • 'The Motor Show at Earls Court  [including a picture of an Austin A40 Sports]'. Motor Trend: January 1951, p. 12.

  • 'More About the A40 Sports. A full description of the Austin model which made its first public appearance at the 1950 Motor Show and was especially designed for the enthusiast.' The Austin Magazine & Advocate, Vol. 24, No. 5, February 1951, p. 264-267.

  • 'Austin Convertible Now Makes U.S. Bow. The Austin Motor Company, Ltd. (England), Britain's largest automotive manufacturer, has just introduced to the American market for the first time, a fast, sleek sports convertible on the A40 chassis.' Boston Sunday Globe: February 18th, 1951, P. A32.

  • ✚  'The New Austin A40 Sports Model.' Cheshire Life and Border Counties Magazine: March 1951, P. ??-??.

  • 'New Austin Sports Convertible'. Motor [U.S:A.]: March 1951, p. 148.

  • 'Austin A40 Sports Model.' Daily Mail Motoring Guide 1951, p. 37.

  • 'British Cars of 1950: Austin A40 [Sports] and A70'. The Motor Year Book 1951: An Illustrated Review of the Year's New Cars, Technological Trends, Racing and Records. Laurence Pomeroy and R.L. de Burgh Walkerley (eds.), London: The Motor Press, 1951, pp. 16-20; 54-55.

  • 'Interessantes Genf: Neuheiten auf dem Genfer Auto Salon'. Das Auto: 6, No. 7, 24. März 1951, pp. 194-197.

  • 'He's Off Again… Express Motoring Writer Joins a Startling Journey… Round the World. 'The car should do the trip in 30 days' says Basil Cardew'. Daily Express, April 19th, 1951, p. 3.

  • 'Round the World in 30 Days. Austin Attempt with an A40 Sports'. The Autocar: April 20th, 1951, p. 436.

  • 'Round the World in 30 Days!'. The Motor: April 25th, 1951, p. 339.

  • 'Australias Jubilee Year Motor Show Report: Two New Austins'. The Australian Monthly Motor Manual: No. 62, May 1951, p. 107.

  • 'In the Spotlight: Austin A40 Sports'. The Australian Monthly Motor Manual: No. 62, May 1951, pp. 110-111.

  • 'Spotlight - The Melbourne Motor Show'. Australian Motor Sports: No. 5, May 1951, p. 3.

  • 'The Austin A40 Sports Tourer: 46 B.H.P. from High Compression Twin Carburettor Engine'. Australian Motor Sports: No. 5, May 1951, p. 17-19.

  • ✚  'The Austin A40 Sports'. The Motor: May 16th, 1951, pp. 466-468.

  • ✚  Lawrence Pomeroy. 'A Month from the Country. Some Impressions from France, Italy and Germany. Part 1. The Motor: Mai 23th, 1951, pp. 499-502.

  • ✚  Lawrence Pomeroy. 'A Month from the Country. Some Impressions from France, Italy and Germany. Part 2. The Motor:  Mai 30th, 1951, pp. 529-532.

  • ✚  Kay Petre. 'Here is Elegant Speed'. Daily Graphic: June 6th, 1951, p. ?.

  • ✚  'The Autocar Road Tests No. 1432: Austin A40 Sports Convertible'. The Autocar: June 8, 1951, pp. 665-667.

  • Ralph Feilden. 'Testing Two New Austin Models Under Severe Overseas Conditions'. Great Britain and the East, Vol. 67, 1951, p. 42-43.

  • 'Round the World in Thirty Days.' The Austin Magazine & Advocate, Vol. 24, No. 9, June, 1951, p. 518.

  • 'Round the World in an Austin A40 Sports'. The Light Car, June, 1951, p. ?.

  • Basil Cardew. 'Round-the-World-Car is Already a Day Ahead'. Daily Express, No. 15898, June 4, 1951, p. 1.

  • Basil Cardew. 'Massed Cyclists Don't Care a Hoot'. Daily Express, No. 15898, June 4, 1951, p. 3.

  • Basil Cardew. 'Plane Drops Water to Desert Car'. Daily Express, No. 15899, June 5, 1951, p. 1.

  • 'Le tour du Monde en 30 jours est entrepris par une Austin A40 "Sport" que piloteront à tour de rôle 2 équipes de 2 hommes sautant d'auto en avion'. L'argus: 7 juin 1951, p. 2

  • Basil Cardew. 'Chloroform Dopes World Driver'. Daily Express, No. 15902, June 8, 1951, p. 1.

  • Basil Cardew. 'A Week Ahead of Schedule'. Daily Express, No. 15907, June 14, 1951, p. 3.

  • Basil Cardew. 'We'll Be there in 21 Days'. Daily Express, No. 15910, June 18, 1951, p. 3.

  • Basil Cardew. 'Globe-trot Car Will Be Greeted by Strike. Daily Express, No. 15914, June 22, 1951, p. 3.

  • 'Race against Time'. The Motor: June 20, 1951, pp. ??.

  • 'Four-wheeled Puck'. The Autocar: June 22, 1951, p. 731.

  • 'Round the World in ... 21 Days'. The Motor: June 27, 1951, pp. 17, 19, 23-49, 647.

  • 'Around the World in 21 Days in an Austin A40 Sports'. The Autocar: June 29, 1951, pp. 19-80, 91, 765-772.

  • ✚  J. Eason Scott. 'New Cars Described: The Austin A40 Sports'. Country Life, June 29th, 1951, p. 2054.

  • 'Round the World in Thirty 21 Days.' The Austin Magazine & Advocate, Vol. 24, No. 10, July, 1951, p. ?.

  • 'More Fame to The Austin - Thirty Days, Said Mr. Lord: So to Win His Bet Alan Hess Circled the World in 21 Days.' . The Light Car, August, 1951, pp. 373.

  • ✚  Courtenay Edwards. 'Car that Is a Joy to Drive'. Daily Mail: July 20, 1951. p.?.

  • ✚  'Motoring the Latest Models: The Austin A40 Soprts'. The Light Car, August, 1951, pp. 376-377.

  • Alan Hess. Wheels Round the World. London, Newman Neame 1951.

  • ✚  'Busman's Holiday. [Including driving impressions in an A40 Sports]'. Motor Sport Incorporating Speed: No. 9, September 1951, pp. 437-440.'

  • The Greatest Event in Post-War Motoring - The New AUSTIN Seven. Publication No. 879. Longbridge, Birmingham: The Austin Motor Company Limited, 1951.

  • 'Austin Show the World'. The Times Survey of the British Motor Industry. October, 1951, p 11.   

  • 'Taking Delivery of an Austin A40 Sports in Bermuda'. The Times Survey of the British Motor Industry: October 1951, p. 29.

  • 'The British Motor-Car Industry. Facts about the Cars Produced: Austin'. The Times Surwey of the British Motor Industry: October 1951, pp. 35-36.   

  • 'The Motor Show - An Enthusiasts Viewpoint [Austin A40 Sports, Jowett Jupiter, M.G. TD and Singer Roadster]'. The Autocar, October 26, 1951, p 1363-4.

  • 'The 36th International Motor Show at Earls Court [with a picture of 'The attractive Austin A40 Sports]'. Illustrated London News, October 29th, 1951, p. 6??.

  • ✚  'Road and Track Road Test No. F-9-51: Austin A40 Sports'. Road and Track: November 1951, p. 9.

  • 'The 'Austin A40 Sports  [Cutaway Drawing by S.E. Porter]'. The Light Car, November, 1951, p. 559.

  • ✚  'On the Road in 1951'. Motor Sport Incorporating Speed: No. 3, March 1952, pp. 123-125.

  • 'Round the World in 21 Days: A40 Austin Completes the Toughest Motoring Exploit in History'. Auto Sport Review: April, 1952, p. ?.

  • ✚  'Across the States. T.H. Kaye describes an east to west trans-American tour in an Austin A40 Sports, in the course of which he traversed sixteen states in fifteen days.' The Austin Magazine & Advocate, Vol. 25, No. 9, June, 1952, pp. 558-561.

  • ✚  'The Austin A40 Sports. A Lively Convertible with an 80 m.p.h. Maximum and High Average Speed Potentialities'. Autosport: July 18, 1952, pp. 70-72.

  • ✚  C.H.Wood. ''In a Strong Carriage with Springs Well Corded.' A 2000 mile trip into the highlands in a tuned Austin A40 Sports'. The Motor, July 30, 1952, pp. 863-865.

  • Ellison Hawks. The Gregg Book of the Austin A.40. London: The Gregg Publishing Co, 1952.

  • 'Engineered for speed… Styled for comfort - the Austin A-40 "Sports" Convertible. Auto (U.S.A.): September 1952, p. 4.

  • ✚  '1952 Cars on Test: Austin A40 Sports'. Motor Industry: September 1952, pp. 92-93.

  • ✚  'Bill Pollack. 'Austin A40 Sports. A Happy Wedding of Sports and Utility'. Auto Sport and Speed: October 1952, pp. 30-32.

  • ✚  'We Put a Tough Car Through a Tough N.Z. Test - Christchurch to Glaciers'. Modern Motoring (New Zealand): January 1953, pp. 9-11.

  • ✚  Joe Wherry. 'Austin A40 'Somerset' and 'Sports''. Auto Age (USA): April 1953, 32-33; 54-55.

  • 'Vanden Plas GRP Hardtop for the Austin A40 Sports'. The Motor: June 3rd, 1953, p. ?.

  • ✚  W.A. McKenzie. 'The Austin A40 Sports'. Measham Magazine: July 1953, pp. 22-24.

  • ✚  '3,000 Miles - 3,000 Minutes'. Measham Magazine: July 1953, pp. 25-27.

  • Ellison Hawks. The Cassell Book of the Austin A.40 'Devon' (1947-1952). Second Edition. Cassell Motoring Series 1. London: Cassell, 1953.

  • T.B.D. Service. Austin Cars. A practical guide to maintenance and repair covering models from 1932. Car Maintenance Series. London: C. Arthur Pearsons Ltd., 1953.

  • Staton Abbey. The Book of the Austin. A practical handbook covering A30, A40, A70, and A90 models, including the Seven, Dorset, Hampshire, Hereford, Coupe, Sports, Countryman, Delivery Van, and Pick-Up. Pitman's Motorist's Library. London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons Ltd., 1954.

  • 'A40 Sports in the CTS Eye Rally'. Motorsport: March 1955, cover page & ??

  • Ellison Hawks. The Cassell Book of the Austin A.40 'Somerset' (1952-1954). Cassell Motoring Series 5. London: Cassell, 1955.

  • 'The R.A.C. Ralley. Fantastic Win for Aston Martin with Lybdon Simms. Ladies Cup for Austin with Angela Palfrey'. Autosport: March, 23rd 1956, pp. xxx-xxx.

  • Castrol Achievements 1956 [Angela Palfrey wins the Ladies RAC Rally with her Austin A40 Sports MAD 23]. London: C.C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd. 1956.

  • 'To Africa on Rations'. The Motor: January ?, 1957, pp. ?.

 

Modern books and articles 1960ff.

 

 

  • 'Car Mechanics Guide: Fitting a New Hood to an Austin A40 Sports.', Car Mechanics, January 1964, pp. 44-45.

  • Newsletters of the Austin A40 Sports Club. No.1: April, 1970 - No.9: December, 1971.

          [Newsletters of the first club devoted to the Austin A40 Sports. Last issue should contain an interview with Eric Neale. Unfortunately no copy seems to be known at this point.]

 

  • George Bishop. 'Unloved Austins: I tried them all and even took one round the world but they must rank as big flops'. Collector's Car, March 1981, pp. 46-47.

          [George Bishop took part in the ‘Round the World in 21 days’ trip. Interesting Account. ]

 

  • Robert John Wyatt. The Austin, 1905-1952, London: David & Charles 1981.

          [A Classic]

 

  • Mike Taylor. 'Devon Cream’. C&SC, 8/1982, pp. 47-48.

          [Mike Taylor interviewed Eric Neale and comes up with a wealth of previously unknown information.]

 

  • Paulus Eras. 'Het rijden was wel aardig.' Het Automobiel, Nr. 60, Maart 1985, Title page & pp. 24-29 [GZ-24-YZ].

  • Bert Lobberegt. 'A40 Sports Toolkit'. County Councel, 62, Dec. 1985, p. 13-16.

  • Mike Taylor. 'Artist Designer: Eric Neale, the Post-War Years at Jensen'. Thoroughbred & Classic Cars, Jan. 1986, pp. 26-28.

  • Dennis Cremer. 'A40 Sports - Rallying in the 1950s'. County Councel, 64, Apr. 1986, p. 4-5.

  • Dennis Cremer. 'A40 Sports and RAC International Rally 1956'. County Councel, 68, Dec. 1986, p. 1, 4. [MAD 23].

  • Simon Frazier. 'Common Ground'. Classic Car Mechanics, Spring 1987, pp. 82-85.

  • 'Jensen Interceptor and A40 Sports' County Councel, 80 & 81, December 1988 & Feb./Mar. 1989, pp. 1 & 7.

  • D.W.A.B. Macpherson [Lord Strathcarron]: Counties Memories. Lord Strathcarron looks back'. County Councel, 92, Dec. 1990/Jan. 1991, pp. 33-34 [PBH 581].

  • 'My Classic and I: 1952 Austin A40 Sports, Dick Guernier', New Zealand Classic Car, Vol. 1, No. 4, April 1991.

  • 'Readers Restoration: Austin A40 Sports', Practical Classics, October 1991, p. 15 [OTA 885].

  • Robert C. Ackerson. 'Austin A40 Sports - The Forgotten Child [Reprinted from Old Cars, September 20, 1977]'. County Councel, 97, Oct./Nov. 1991, pp. 6-7.

  • H.A. Kendall. 'The Forgotten Child. A Reprise'. County Councel, 97, Oct./Nov. 1991, p. 7.

  • Charles Herridge. 'Little and Large’. C&SC, 4/1992, pp. 114-118 [LAB 566].

  • Stuart J. Brown and David Whyley. AUSTIN - The Counties Years. Newbridge, Arthur Southern for the Austin Counties Car Club 1992.

          [The most comprehensive overview of the "Counties" years: truely a product of lots of research. Must have wonderful little book with splendid illustrations. Available from the ACCC.]

 

  • 'Top Flight Austin', Practical Classics, February 1995, pp. 96-100 [NGW 860].

  • David Whyley. Counties Colours. A Compilation of Paint Colours for The AUSTIN Range of Vehicles 1945-1954. Produced for the Austin Counties Car Club 1995.

  • 'Sports Restoration. Club member Michael Davidson from Cornwall restores his A40 Sports'. County Councel 135, Feb./Mar. 1998, p. 10; 136, Apr./May 1998, P. 6;  138, Aug./Sep. 1998, p. 11; 140, Dec. 1998, p. 16-17. [VHK 133].

  • 'My Classic and I: Austin A40 Sports, John Shanks', New Zealand Classic Car, Vol. 8, No. 10, October 1998, p. ?.

  • '1953 Austin A40 Sports', Practical Classics, Febuary 2000, pp. 16-17 [NLN 693].

  • Norman Milne. 'Half-Century Highlights: 1950'. County Councel, 148, Apr./May. 2000, pp. 2-5; 150, Aug./Sep. 2000, pp. 4-7.

  • Marc Yeomans & David Whyley. 'Alan Hess Centenary'. County Councel, 149, Jun./Jul. 2000, p. 6-9; 151, Oct./Nov. 2000, pp. 4-7.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: 50th Anniversary Celebrations for the A40 Sports and A70 Herford June 4th, 2000'. County Councel, 150, Aug./Sep. 2000, p. 8-9.

  • David Whyley. 50th Anniversary of the Austin A70 Hereford & Austin A40 Sports. Newbridge, Arthur Southern for the Austin Counties Car Club 2000.

          [Another wonderful production from enthusiast, collector & historian David Whyley]  

 

  • Barney Sharratt. 'Man and Motors of 'The Austin'. London: Haynes, 2000. [A40 Sports chapter on pp. 93-97 & a contemporary colour photo of the 1951 motor show car in the centre colour section.

          [Barney Sharratt first hands history based on many interviews and much research, truly fascinating.]

 

  • Allen Robinson. 'Sports Restoration'. County Councel, 158, Dec. 2001, pp. 12-13. [NRT 861].

  • Danny Hopkins. 'Delays on the A40.The chassis had dissolved but at least aluminium doesn't corrode - er, yes it does!' Practical Classics, July 2002, pp. 50-53. [NRT 861].

  • Dennis Forster. 'Counties Austins'. Automobile Quarterly, Vol. 44, Nr. 3, 2004, S. 66-81.

          [Beautifully illustrated report from the US perspective]

 

  • 'Ken's Jensen Memories Rendered in Oil Paints'. Black Country Bugle, 8.1.2004.

  • David Evans. 'Sports Science. Self-taught restorer Alastair White rebuilt his first classic aged 16 and has since tackled four cars, including this Austin A40 Sports’. C&SC 9/2004, pp. 108-112 [RMY 741].

  • Norman J. Milne. 'Color Effect: Top Score for Colorful Austin A40 Sports'. County Councel, 175, Oct./Nov. 2004, pp. 8.

  • Seve Wilson. 'Surprise! Tester Steve Wilson found this early fifties, all-Austin rag-top not at all what Its A40 family suggested it would be.' Classic Car Mart, Vol. 12 No. 5, Spring 2006. pp. 22-28 [MUV 677].

  •  John Reed. In England with AUSTIN. Austin Counties Car Club Publications 2006.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Austin A40 Sports Restoration'. County Councel, 186 Jul./Aug. 2006, pp. 4-5; 191, May/June 2007, pp. 4-5; 196, Mar./Apr. 2008, pp. 2-3; 198, Jul./Aug. 2008, pp. 2-3; 204, Jul./Aug. 2009, pp. 2-3; 205, Sep./Oct. 2009, pp. 2-3; 210, Nov./Dec. 2009, pp. 2-3; Nov./Dec. 2010, pp. 2-3 [OYC 417].

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Austinmobilia'. County Councel, 189, Jan./Feb. 2007, pp. 6-7.

  • Martin Nutland. 'For a Few Dollars More: Austins Export Enterprise'. Austin Enterprise. A Newsletter For Enthusiasts of Austin Pre-1955, Part 1: Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-6 & Part 2: Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 1-7. 

  • Richard Calver. 'Austin A40 Sports.' In: Richard Calver. A History of Jensen - All the Models. Privately Printed 2007, pp. 154-155.

          [Fascinating report of all Jensen models and their background.]

 

  • 'Austin A40 Sports.' Australian Classic Car, January 2008, pp. 42-45.

  • Bill Vance. 'Good Looks but Bad Performance.' Financial Post, Friday 29, 2008.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Notes on Austin's Corporate Identity'. County Councel, 195, Jan./Feb. 2008, p. 6-7.

  • Michael Blinkoe. 'Something Springs to Mind [Woodhead Monroe shock absorber conversion kit for the Austin A40]'. County Councel 198, Jul./Aug.2008, p. 16.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Remembering the A40 Sports Club'. County Councel 200, Nov./Dec. 2008, pp. 6- 9.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: John Ferguson's A40 Sports Cutaway Drawing'. County Councel 2000, Nov./Dec. 2008, p. 9.

  • Chris Hope. 'Buyers Guide Express: Austin A40 Sports'. Classic Car Weekly, May 21, 2009. p. 57. [MXP 620; OYC 417].

          [The only ‘buyers guide’ pubished so far that I know of, quite brief.]

 

  • Marcus Angell. 'Sparingly Used Sports'. County Councel, 204, Jul./Aug. 2009, pp. 12-13. [MUV 638].

  • H  Colin Peck. The Last Real Austins: 1946 to 1959. Poundbury: Veloce Publishing, 2009. [LRK 647 & MXP 620].

  • Richard Dredge & Tom Wood. '1952 Austin A40 Sports. Perspex door cards, bespoke floorpans, custom colours and practical classics how-to guides - all sorts went into Alastair While's gorgeous A40 Sports rebuild’. Practical Classics, October 2009. pp. 42-46 [RMY 741].

  • Norman J. Milne. 'Sports Survival'. County Councel, 208, Mar./Apr. 2010, p. 10.

  • H  David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Austin A40 Sports in the Press'. County Councel, 210, Jul./Aug. 2010, pp. 2-3; 211, Sep./Oct. 2010, pp. 2-3.

          [The starting point for this bibliography.]

 

  • Norman J. Milne. '60 Years Ago: Models and Facts of 1950'. County Councel, 211, Sept./Oct. 2010, pp. 4-6.

  • Tony Eades. 'The A40 Sports". County Councel 213, Jan./Feb. 2011, pp. 15.

  • Dirk Backenkoehler. 'A40 Sports Production Data'. County Councel 216, July/Aug. 2011, pp. 12-13.

  • Norman Milne. 'Austins Last Stand: 1951.' County Councel, 217, Sep./Oct. 2011, pp. 8-10.

  • Rob Scorah & Lyndon McNeil. 'A Sporting Chance. To trumpet the new A40 Sports in 1951 Austin sent one on a round-the-world tour. For today's determined owner this car represents an epic journey of a different kind.' Thoroughbred & Classic Cars, Nov. 2011, pp. 118-121.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Highlight of the Season'. County Councel, 219, Jan./Feb. 2012, pp. 6-7.

  • 'Detachable Hard Tops and Sliding Screens by Universal Laminations'. County Councel, 219, Jan./Feb. 2012, pp. 6-7.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Backgrounds to the 'Classic Car' Coverage'. County Councel, 222, Jul/Aug. 2012, pp. 6-7.

  • Martyn Nutland. 'Brick by Brick: The biography of the man who really made the Mini - Leonard Lord.' Bloomington: AuthorHouse, 2012.

  • Norman Milne. 'Sports Councel'. County Councel, 229, Sep./Oct. 2013, pp. 8-11. [OYC 417].

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Austin Engine Colours. County Councel, 242, Jan/Feb. 2016, pp. 6-7.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: The ‘Austin of England’ Logo'. County Councel, 246, Jul/Aug. 2018, pp. 6-7.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Pre-Production Testing in East Africa'. County Councel, 248, Nov/Dec. 2016, pp. 6-7.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: On the Road in 2017: Spa Francorchamps. County Councel, 252, Jul/Aug. 2017, pp. 6-9.

  • David Whyley. 'Austin Torque: Up Shelsley Walsh'. County Councel, 258, Jul/Aug. 2018, pp. 6-7.

  • Scott Barrett. 'Moulded Marvel. The glassfibre 541 was Jensen's first foray into the genuine high-speedgrand touring market'. The Automobile, 36, No. 11, Jan. 2019, pp. 24-30.

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