Articles tagged Gould

Page 83 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, April 1996

VSCC Herefordshire Trial

The VSCC started its 1996 trials season with the Herefordshire Trial on February 17. A good start, the weather not too cold and the gales subsiding beforehand, for the 104 entries. Hamish Moffatt had been out fixing the "sections", with enough hills to delete any whose condition on the day made them inadvisable. This left a dozen good but comparatively easy ones, reported as enjoyable. "Royal...

Page 67 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 1994

Winter Verzons

It has been said that pleasure follows pain. On New Year's Day this was true for those who drove to The Verzons near Ledbury for Mark Garfitt's celebration of the coming season of 39 varied VSCC fixtures, because an icy morning gave way to a perfect winter's day. By mid-day the car park for proper motor cars was crammed — and, remember, similar VSCC thanksgivings were happening at 11 other venues...

Page 97 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, January 2004

Miscellany

Matthew Freddenberg’s Negative Gravity is the story of Miss Beatrice Shilling, who raced her Norton to Gold Star speeds at Brooklands, did valuable research on wartime aero engines at the RAE, and with her husband raced a very special Lagonda Rapier after the war. A most attractive book, its appealing front cover showing the lady in leathers, Norton mounted; I recommend it strongly. (£13.99,...

Page 56 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, March 1990

VSCC at Brooklands

VSCC at Brooklands THE VSCC's weather luck deserted it on February 3rd for the driving tests meeting at what remains of the historic motor course. Rain fell heavily before lunch, but stopped for the afternoon session. Yet nearly all the entrants turned up, although some reserves were called and an incredible number of onlookers arrived in modern cars, a good augury, I suppose, for the Brooklands...

Page 31 of November 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1955

Oulton Park

Stirling Moss Wins Oulton Park Gold Cup Race for Maserati and Sets New Lap Record Hawthorn is Second on Lancia/Ferrari's First Appearance in this Country. German Cars Dominate Production Saloon Car Race. Morgan Beats All-Comers in Production Sports-Car Race. Boshier-Jones First in 50-Mile F. III Race. (Further pictures in Pictorial Review centre-spread.) Oulton Park is a true road circuit and...

Page 82 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, April 1996

Air A Mild Mystery

Having got over a phobia I had as a boy, that if I took too great an interest in aeroplanes this might detract from my enthusiasm for cars (earlier I had dreaded becoming a teenager, in the belief that then all I would require from life would be playing football, which proved far from the case), I pursued both interests without anxiety and contributed to motoring and aviation Journals. Thus,...

Page 34 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1977

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC— "The Welsh" (October 8 /9th) This is the title by which the Vintage SCC's Presteigne Week-End is now generally known. The formula was as before, however, with the choice of a minimum 200-mile road run on the Saturday and a trial on the Sunday (entry=70) or a Concours d'Elegance and driving-tests at Presteigne/Knighton on the Saturday only (entry=27)....

Page 66 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1990

That Edwardian Race

The VSCC Edwardian race at the two-day Oulton Park Meeting last July aroused so much enthusiasm and favourable comment that I am encouraged to take another look at it. The entry was varied and excellent but could have been even more enjoyable. Of the big Edwardians which made such an impression when the VSCC first introduced them to spectators in 1936 some were missing. For instance, the 200hp...

Page 36 of February 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1955

Boxing Day at Brands Hatch

On December 27th the British Racing and Sports Car Club took a chance on the winter weather and held a mixed race meeting on the popular Kentish circuit. An excellent entry, ranging from 500-c.c. cars, through assorted sports cars to out-and-out racing cars, gathered in the paddock for the first Christmas meeting in the British Isles. The weather mercifully being anything but wintry, with a pale...

Page 44 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, January 1990

VSCC at Enstone

VSCC at Enstone IF ANYONE doubts whether vintage car competitions are an all-the-yearround pastime, they should have been at bleak Enstone airfield for the VSCC Driving Tests (107 entries) on December 2. Much of the fun of watching how such tests are dealt with comes from the great variety of cars used. This time they ranged from Edmonds' jolly 1923 Morgan threewheeler with its disc wheels and...

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