Articles tagged Carlisle

Page 96 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, September 2014

The prince and the palace coup

He once spent the night in a goods yard in his Austin Maxi, but then the Queen’s cousin is a celebrated car buff. Now he’s heading an invasion of Hampton Court Palace. Ahead of September’s prestige concours, we spoke to Prince Michael of Kent Writer Gordon Cruickshank If you plotted the venues for the grander concours d’élégance events you’d have a map of some beautiful places: Venice, Pebble...

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 28 of October 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 2013

XJR-14 back on track

Minassian dominates Silverstone in rebuilt Jaguar After more than 20 years of inactivity, a 1991 Jaguar XJR-14 Group C car made a triumphant return to racing at the Silverstone Classic. Owned by Bob Berridge, the sole surviving example of the three chassis built by Tom Walkinshaw Racing has been restored by the Chamberlain-Synergy team and was driven by French sports car ace Nicolas Minassian. “...

Page 64 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1992

VSCC In Scotland

Some 25 "vintagents" and their pre-1934 motor cars were at Blair Athol on June 7, taking part in a trial on the Lude Estate. There were 10 sections to be driven up, taken twice, and for the first attempts competitors were not allowed to walk them. James Diffey in his A7 won the Campbell Cup, the Sammy Davis Cup was awarded to Stewart Gordon's A7, and best in Class 2 was Geoff Toms in a 1921 Fiat...

Page 53 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1976

Chauffeur's corner

In order to continue this feature, as requested by many readers, I found myself driving the BMW to Malvern, that straggling hill-top town where it is virtually impossible to park, let alone turn round and retrace one's route, unless one is a bus-driver with the right to use special bays for this purpose. I was on my way to interview a chauffeur whom I had been told about by a Ferrari owning...

Page 103 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, June 1978

State Hotels

Sir, I think you were partially misittlormed about the ownership of the County and Station Hotel, Carlisle (V-E-V Miscellany, May). Neither that hotel nor the adjacent County Write store nor the Crown and Mitre hotels were ever owned by the Carlisle and District State Management scheme. The classes who used them were considered to be better behaved and not in need of supervision by the State when...

Page 46 of January 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1978

In Sunbeams, to Scotland

And in other cars as well... But read on Why Sunbeams? Why Scotland? I hasten to explain. In the 1920s it seems that whoever was then responsible for publicising the products of the Sunbeam Motor Car Company of Wolverhampton had the bright idea of asking the Leading motoring writers of the day to accompany him on the long journey to the Scottish Motor Show, which the weekly motoring journals were...

Page 61 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, January 1983

Lombard RAC Rally

It was a great shame that an event of the calibre of the RAC Rally, and final round of the World Championship, should begin with a squabble, albeit of a domestic nature and confined to just one of the competing teams. It certainly didn't affect the rally itself, but when the outcome was announced it became a general talking point, until, that is, the first car left the start ramp on the Sunday...

Page 34 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1963

The Henry Ford Centennial Run (June 30th)*

London—Brighton in a 1919 Model-T *Henry Ford was, in fact, born on July 30th, 1863, but the police thought that the Brighton Road would be too crowded for model-Ts on that date, so the anniversary run was put forward one month. It was a grand idea on the part of Ford of Dagenham to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henry Ford with a run from Battersea Festival Gardens to the Sports...

Page 56 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1991

Veteran to classic -- Silver Hawk

Out in a Silver Hawk Through the generosity of Austin/Rover I was able to investigate, at their Solihull test-track, Chris Gordon's 1920/21 Silver Hawk, the only one of its kind extant, surely, although there is an engine and gearbox of a different type at a Sussex museum. How Chris was able to add this interesting racing light-car to his stable which includes amongst others the 1915 Hudson,...

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