Articles tagged Baxter

Page 40 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2000

Coys International historic festival preview

If the Coys festival at Silverstone is not already in your diary, put it in now. Marcus Pye reveals why the 2000 edition should be the best ever Fifty years of Formula 1 is the perfect excuse for a celebration at Silverstone, birthplace of the World Championship in 1950, thus the British Racing Drivers' Club has invited an amazing array of champions to a very special Coys International Historic...

Page 5 of October 1924 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1924

B.M.C.R.C. CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING.

Rain Compels Postponement of Solo Events. ADRIZZLING morning, coining at the end of almost a full week of rain, looked like causing postponement of the British Motor Cycle Racing Club's Championship Meeting, on Saturday the irth inst. A temporary cessation of the rain, at about noon, raised hopes, however, and, notwithstanding the fact that water was standing on certain parts of the track,...

Page 17 of November 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, November 1954

The N. Staff M.C. Silverstone Meeting

(October 9th) A long series of successful 1954 Club Race Meetings at Silverstone circuit concluded on October 9th with the N. Staffs M.C. meeting. A long series of handicap and scratch seven and ten-lap events for sports cars and racing cars were contested, the last race finishing in the dusk, with Baxter's C-type Jaguar's lamps ablaze. One accident occurred, when Hiess, driving the ex-Stoneham...

Page 14 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1955

The Ulster Tourist Trophy

A Hard-Fought Victory for Mercedes-Benz  Belfast, September 17th. For the first time the Ulster T.T. became a straightforward, simple race, in which the first car to cover 84 laps of the Dundrod circuit would be adjudged the winner of the Tourist Trophy, presented by the R.A.C. In the past, complicated handicapping systems have invariably resulted in lack of public interest as well as lack of...

Page 92 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, July 1996

Vintage Wiscombe

The VSCC moved to Wiscombe in Devon on May 12 for its annual event on that interesting, twisting speed hillclimb course. Here a compact car is a good bet and Dr Gray, having got the s/c 996cc Hardy Special running properly, made FTD in 48.65sec, and was only 0.11sec slower on his second run. That was in the up to the 1100cc racing-car class, in which M Fitzmaurice's sic A7 won the vintage section...

Page 66 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Speed Trials

VSCC Curborough On the cold but dry afternoon on May 5 the VSCC held its annual speedtrials at the Shenstone & DCC's Curborough course near Lichfield. More a continuous driving test than a traditional speed-trial, it nevertheless brings out the vintage racing-cars, with 900 yards over which to extend them, when they are not reined-in for the corners of the loop. Moreover, there was a chance...

Page 84 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, April 1996

VSCC Pomeroy Memorial Trophy

Some 77 entrants amassed at Silverstone for" The Porn" on February 24, in cars ranging from R Barnett's 1911 7-litre Knox to G Moore's 1993 5.7-litre Chevrolet. The object of the event, nominally, was to discover, by various ingenious driving tests, the best all-round touring car. In reality the idea was to do something interesting with Silver stone's excellent track at a time of year when to run...

Page 53 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1989

Veteran to classic

Repeat run The 750 Motor Club held its very first run n 1939, when 24 Austin 7s were led from Virginia Water to Newlands Corner by founder and Motor Sport Editor Bill Boddy and his A7 henchman Tom Lush in a Ruby. This was remembered on April 2 this year when the Brooklands Section made a repeat run in the opposite direction, with a treasure-hunt in the morning, lunch at the impressive Holloway...

Page 167 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 167, April 1999

VSCC Measham Rally

The night rally, which is a test especially of navigators, moved this year from Herefordshire to Yorkshire. Apart from an entry of 76 pre-war cars it constituted the unexpected innovation of three post-war Singer-engined HRGs among the competitors. Not, one hopes, the commencement of a move to admit more post-1940 cars into what might then become just an Old Car Club? The invited post-war car...

Page 15 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1953

GAMMON DOES THE HAT-TRICK at Peterborough M.C. Silverstone Meeting

GAMMON DOES THE HAT-TRICK at Peterborough M.C. Silverstone Meeting THE Peterborough M.C. ran off a very slick meeting at Silverstone on September 19th, their plan of starting races when they had the competitors ready and not to a pre-determined time-table working perfectly and considerably speeding up the programme, so that eleven five-lap races were run off in about hours. It was certainly...

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