Vintage Fun and Games at Heston

Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

On February 16th the V.S.C.C. held its second driving-test meeting of the year at Heston. Forty-two vintage and 23 p.v.t. vehicles entered. Most were old friends but we noticed A. W. Hay’s long-chassis 1936 blown 1.750-c.c. Alfa-Romeo d.h. coupé, C. S. Legge’s 1927 Lancia Lambda with unusual fabric saloon body, and D. J. Wright’s potent and original 1930 Hyper Lea-Francis two-seater. Gahagan’s G.P. Bugatti felt the proximity of spring and shed a back wing en route but at least it is nicely original, unlike a bogus Ford V8-engined G.P. Bugatti lurking in the car park. One of the scruffiest cars competing was J. M. Fleming’s curious tail-finned 1937 Lancia Astura coupé. We sensed a hint of Railton’s about the place but they still don’t compete, do they Mr. Monro? Neither did Monro’s Invicta this time.

Erskine Hill’s open 3.3 Bugatti was resplendent as ever, including £200-worth of hydraulic brakes with those ribbed backplates and Dr. Harris even had drilled levers on his Fraser-Nash, which didn’t prevent him from hitting a marker in the wiggle-woggle. At least half-a-dozen Austin Seven “Chummies” were present and unusual cars presented by spectators added variety, these including a Westcar with a fuel filler as large as a VW’s, a Belsize Bradshaw, a very early Vintage Buick two-seater, one of the first, very upright Hillman Fourteen saloons, a splendid vintage Scott motor-cycle, a Salmson, a hot Morgan tricycle, several Lea-Francis, Clinton’s Lancefield-bodied 5-litre Bugatti saloon and a short Jarvis-bodied Type 40 Bugatti with alloy wheels, while two Singer Juniors were even competing, a saloon and a tourer, the latter with a silly name on the side to spoil its disc-wheeled originality. —W. B.