Articles tagged Dion Bouton

Page 50, November 1974

V-E-Vodds & Ends

V-E-Vodds & Ends.—To set the record straight, let us correct, unprompted, the results of the big racing-car class at the last VSCC Prescott hill-climb. These should have read: 1st A. Cottam (Connaught), 43.24s.; 2nd P. Van-Rossam (Cooper-Bristol), 45.77s,; S. Phillips (328 BMW), 45.87s. We hear that the Lea-Francis show at Coventry Museum was very well staged and that the Lea-Francis OC's...

Page 48, June 1963

Vintage tailpiece, correction, De Dion

The Vintage Tailpiece picture last month depicted a 1933 Marendaz Special, photographed by J. Le Sage. *** Correction: Before publication, but too late to correct, we realised our error of saying the Appleton Special is still supercharged. This pre-war "special," built by R. J. W. Appleton, had a 3-bearing Riley Nine-based engine endowed with a high-pressure Zoller supercharger, in a 1,100-c.c....

Page 74, April 1984

V-E-V Miscellany.

The AGM of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club takes place at Bristol on April 29th. The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, which has its 1984 opening run on April 8th, can now claim a total of over 600 members, as at December 31st. The discourse elsewhere on Arab valve-gear reminds us that this 1926 sports car was sold with a guaranteed speed of 80 mph for the sports two-seater and 90 mph for the super-...

Page 47, April 1984

A Veteran Car Enthusiast

The Editor Visits Edgar Pilkington -- The other day I had the pleasure of talking to Edgar Pilkington, whose special motoring interest has been veteran and Edwardian cars. He explained that his grandfather, having founded a company making weldless tubing at the time of the cycling boom in the 1880s, at Aston in Birmingham, which with others became Tubes Ltd and later the great TI organisation,...

Page 34, December 1970

By the Brighton bush telegraph

Members of the press travelled down in a 1932 33-seater ex-Paris Renault 'bus, provided for the occasion by Adams Bristow Ltd. It has a six-cylinder engine giving 67 b. h.p. at the expense of some eight or nine m.p.g.–fortunately National Benzole sponsor the Run–and does 25 m.p.h. * * * In the absence of Miss Hutton-Stott's 1904 Lanchester, Ronald Barker went...

Page 9, December 1930

THE LONDON - TO - BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN.

THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN. Over Filly Old Cars Celebrate 34th Anniversary of Emancipation Day. T_ , HE London to Brighton Run was organised this year by the R.A.C. on 23rd November in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first famous run of November, 1896, which marked the repeal of the famous Red Flag Act." Only cars built prior to the end of 1904 were eligible to take part in...

Page 50, November 1974

"Shropshire Star" VCC Rally

Cold, wet weather marked this two-day event for pre-1914 cars. After making their own way to Bridgnorth for the distance contest, competitors had a two-day rally route, mainly over easy roads that took them round the Wrekin in Shropshire. At the start we noted that Pittaway's 1903 Phoenix Trimo had front brakes, and pedals for light human assistance up the hills. The oldest car was Wilkins' 1901...

Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 22, August 1948

Club News

Club News WE HEAR A well-preserved and very small vintage Mercedes tourer of 12-h.p. is to be seen in the Crystal Palace district. The June V.C.C. event seemed to attract vintage small cars, in addition to veterans and Edwardians. We noted a truly beautiful " 10/23 " Talbot two-seater, an " 8/18 " Talbot-Danacq two-seater, Barker's" 11.4 " Lagonda coupe, which went on to the Lagonda C.C. Rally at...

Page 38, April 1981

Two Top German Cars

The Editor tries the BMW 628Csi coupe and the Porsche 924 Turbo These are two makes of car for which I have enormous respect. I used to be very well acquainted with both but for several reasons BMW and Porsche models have eluded me until recently. So it was with some feeling of enjoyable anticipation that I made re-acquaintance with them. The BMW was to be sampled first, in the form of the new (...

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