Articles tagged Vintage Sports Car Club

Page 18, January 1967

Vintage Postbag

Twin o.h.c. Sir, May I be allowed to correct Mr. Anthony Blight's totally erroneous remark that " in 1930 twin overhead camshafts were a barbaric necessity . . . and wholly unsuitable for commercial production." Three cars come immediately to mind which used twin overhead camshafts in this period and which could certainly not be described as " mechanical abortions "; the " 1750 " Alfa Romeo, the...

Page 135, August 2014

On the road with... Simon Arron

A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter that the year simply needs a few more weekends. I’d never previously attended the Masters Historic meeting on the full version of Brands Hatch, not least because the Monaco Grand Prix had occupied my...

Page 126, July 2014

Lunch With... Motor Sport

In our 90th birthday issue we depart from routine to reminisce with some of the people who have kept the title aliveWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The remarkable event that we celebrate in this issue – the fact that Motor Sport, after 90 years of publication, has not only survived, but continues to flourish – is almost without equal in the world of car magazines. In the English...

Page 116, November 2008

VSCC ladies’ race to mark anniversary

The Vintage Sports Car Club is organising a ladies-only race for its Spring Start meeting at Silverstone in April 2009. Designed to show just how many women compete within the club, the one-off race is among a number of new events planned to mark the club’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The race will be open to pre-war racing and sports cars. “The aim is to publicise how many women are...

Page 24, August 1966

The racing at Rouen

ROUEN, FRANCE, July 10th AT the Reims meeting the Formula Two and Formula Three races had been the supporting events, but at Rouen they were the main attractions and as support the V.S.C.C., in conjunction with their French equivalent, organised an Historic Car Race, which to many eyes was the major attraction! The Formula Two race was the third round in the French series, further events being...

Page 31, December 1937

ON THE INFLUENCE OF SLIME-STORMING

ON THE INFLUENCE OF SLIME-STORMING • pRESENTDAY trials are excellent as a pastime, but unfortunately they do not prove anything in particular about car-quality or performance and I rather feel that the interest now displayed and the enthusiasm expended in storming slimy gradients is detrimental to sports-car design in general. I am the last person to throw cold water on the modern trial,...

Page 6, April 2003

Events of note

March22 Silverstone (GB) HGPCA races for grand prix cars and drum-braked sportscars, plus the opening BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship race. Tel: 01327 857271 April5 Silverstone (GB) MG Car Club's opening meeting of the season, with the usual mix of MG races. Tel: 01235 555552 5 Kirkistown (GB) Northern Ireland track opens its 50th season with a visit from AMOC Historic FJ Championship. Tel:...

Page 14, September 1946

The British Motor Industry's Jubilee

Althoug fifty years of motor-car construction have seen the industry rise to occupy the position of the third largest industry in this country, petty restrictions have not diminished in anything like the proportion they should since the days of the red flag. So publicity of any sort on behalf of motoring is vitally essential, and the Jubilee of the British Motor Industry afforded a much needed...

Page 3, March 1945

THE ETHICS OF THE QUALITY CAR

THE ETHICS OF THE QUALITY CAR a ASthe prospect of the end of the war becomes more real the thoughts of many enthusiasts must be turning to the garages, stahles zind hams where, mounted OR blocks and slirotilled in sheets. many elderly sports cars await IlappieV days. After five years or inure (rf " utility " or Service motoriinr. such cars will seemt s,range to us %Own these days return ;strange...

Page 29, August 1980

The Vauxhall 30/98

The Vauxhall 30/98 is not one of the most desirable of cars. You cannot stand beside it (your investment)) and claim "It's an ex-works team car, old boy" or "one of the Le Mans cars" nor even "Tim Birkin, (Tazio Nuvolari), (Louis Chiron) (etc., etc.) drove this one." All you can do is to go motoring in it. When you do this you realise you have not got "an investment", but you have got one of the...

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