Articles tagged Pilkington

Page 26 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1970

VSCC Silverstone Meeting (July 18th)

The Vintage SCC held another successful race meeting at Silverstone last month, in sunshine, without accidents, but with enough exciting incidents and close racing to hold the interest of those present, but with Neil Corner not on winning form, while the ERAs were mainly non-runners. The traditional one-hour high-speed trial opened the day's sport, 17 drivers qualifying for awards, including...

Page 36 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, August 1969

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 21st) This popular event was as well supported as usual, with 151 entries, and was run off in sunshine and showers on a rather cold June afternoon. Undoubtedly the afternoon was improved by the legendary Mme. Elisabeth Junek all the way from Czechoslovakia, who although she had not driven a Bugatti since about 1930, a...

Page 46 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1980

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS VSCC Silverstone — Moffatt (Bugatti) Wins ltala Trophy THE VINTAGE Sports Car Club opened its 1980 racing season at Silverstone (Club circuit) on April 26th, with 153 entries (one fewer than last year), well-filled grandstands, and the rain holding off, a good omen for this Club's future race meetings — at Oulton Park on June 14th (...

Page 49 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, June 1975

Product reviews

A Breakthrough in DIY Car Painting A PROBLEM facing those who are smartening-up or restoring the older cars has been that, if small areas of paintwork are retouched, it is sometimes all too easy to detect where such retouching has been done. But to respray entire panels for a proper matching effect calls for expensive spray-gun equipment, involving a power supply and considerable skill. The...

Page 48 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1977

The man at the top of Britain's unsung motor giant: GKN's Barrie Health

Although now welded together under the crisp GKN corporate symbol, the size of the Guest Keen and Nettlefold associated companies, and their international success story is hard to grasp. Hard because British companies are not meant to derive a fifth of a successively more and more glowing balance sheet to profits made in Europe. That a total of £107.91 million was made in total surplus for 1976 (...

Page 58 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Silverstone

Vintage Sports-Car Club racing opened at a cold "new Silverstone" on April 20, using the 1.7-mile National circuit, the 10-race programme oversubscribed, with 286 entrants. After the customary 30 minute High Speed Trial, in which only Walker's 1935 Alvis retired and Bowles' TT Ford V8, Mrs Monro's big Alvis and Beattie's Frazer Nash failed to attain their qualifying requirements, the Fox &...

Page 70 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1988

Easy Does It

Fine if cold weather, a large attendance and an entry of 232 cars on April 23 made the first Vintage Sports Car Club race meeting of 1988 a memorable one. Two intended attractions at Silverstone were the Bugatti Royale and “Babs”, the 27-litre aero-engined Parry Thomas car due to race for the first time since 1926 when it lapped Brooklands at 125.77 mph. However, “Babs” suffered a con-rod...

Page 22 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1971

Miniatures news

Lesney's recent "MATCHBOX" miniatures include a 48-to-1 scale 4 1/2-in.-long fluorescent-yellow Dodge dragster, priced at 40p, a Daf platform truck laden with builders' materials, to a scale of 66-to-1, making it 5 9/16 in. in length, which sells for 55p, and a Seabird boat in plastic, on a die-cast trailer, a 6-in.-long outfit, scale 44 to 1, priced at 35p. The respective Ref. Nos. are Speed...

Page 49 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, May 1989

VSCC Silverstone

The Gods smile The Vintage Sports-Car Club again bribed the weather gods, so its first race rneeting of 1989 on April 15 was held in dry conditions, before a record crowd. The new chicane was, however, generally disliked, and from a personal viewpoint the newly-fenced enclosures gave the feeling of being in a zoo, and the new Jimmy Brown Press complex was locked up! Practice had seen the ERA "...

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

VSCC: First Silverstone

No, not the first time the Vintage Sports Car Club has been to this circuit, but so-called because, following the racing there on April 11 there will be a second such event on June 13. Mark you, depending on the time at which you watched, you might have thought you were at a post-vintage gathering, as Harper's Jaguar won the 1950s sports/racing 10-lapper at 80 mph from Mason's Maserati and...

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