Articles tagged Ryder

Page 5 of May 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 1950

Reports of Recent Events

West Essex C.C. Speed Trials On March 26th the W.E.C.C. held speed trials at Boreham airfield, timing cars in pairs over a standing kilometre—an ambitious event for a new club. They hope later to hold races there, so that Boreham, near Chelmsford, can be added to the British venues listed Editorially last month. Again indicative of the present-day interest in motor sport, 96 entries came in for...

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...

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VSCC's Jubilee Welsh Trial

The VSCC does things wholeheartedly. So when Jubilee year of its Welsh Rally came about, it celebrated in some style. Instead of the customary two days' trial in the Welsh wilds, it reintroduced a 200-mile road-section on Saturday October 14th, with the option of the Sunday trial as before, or a quite difficult 66-mile rally at 22 mph. Not only that, but with the appreciated low-key help of...

Page 33 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, August 1976

The Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta A new front-wheel-drive baby for Europe In the early days of Issigonis' pioneering Mini, Ford proclaimed their disinterest in this ultra-small car sector of the market. Instead they aimed at the cheaper end of the medium-sized saloon sector and made a killing with the Cortina. Now, in these days of more sophisticated mini-cars, Ford have eaten their words and joined in the sales...

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John Barber discusses his enthusiasm for cars-and the sporting world

Now that some of the dust has cleared from the impact that the Ryder Report made on Leyland, the Government, and former Leyland managing director, John Barber, I felt it ,night be interesting to talk to the man who has carried such a torch for competition to the highest levels in the motor industry. John Barber, who was born and schooled at Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, is known to the majority of the...

Page 50 of May 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 1956

Nostalgic

Nothing much has come in this time on which to build this feature. A reader kindly contributed an amusing relic from the dim and distant past in the form of a book entitled "Mr. Punch Awheel." It is undated but probably dates back to about 1900. Almost every cartoon depicts motor cars or bicycles which if they have not had an accident are about to have one, or else, in the case of the motor cars...

Page 50 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1977

Book reviews

"Vintage Motoring in Malaysia" by B. Tyler and H. A. Stonor. 92 pp. 9 1/4 in. x 6 in. (Available from P. J. Gibbs-Pancheri, Bentley DC, Long Crendon, Aylesbury, Bucks, for the benefit of the Malaysian and Singapore Vintage Car Register. £3.50 post paid.) I have realised for a long time what a keen bunch of enthusiasts exists out in Malaysia and how the vintage motoring fun they have must be like...

Page 40 of June 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1935

VARZI'S FIRST VICTORY FOR AUTO - UNION

VARZI'S FIRST VICTORY FOR AUTO-UNION A RUNAWAY VICTORY AT 101.19 M.P.H. WIMILLE (BUGATTI) SECOND & ETANCELIN (VIASERATI) THIRD MAXIMUM speed counts for a lot on the permanent circuit of Carthage, where the sixth Grand Prix of Tunis was held on the 6th of last month. For this reason Achille Varzi's Auto-Union was a strong favourite, especially as he was piloting the actual car with which Stuck...

Page 10 of July 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1950

Reports of Recent Events

N.W. LONDON M.C. LAWRENCE CUP TRIAL (May 28th) LAWRENCE CHALLENGE CUP.---W. H. Waring (Dellow). RIPLEY CUP (up to 1,100 c.c.).---C. C. Bold (Bold). WICK CUP (over 2,000 c.c.).---A. E. Rumfitt (Allard). FIRST-CLASS AWARDS.---Hopkinson (Ford-Austin), Cocker (H.C.), Tolman (Betsy) and Spare (Whiteford-Ford). MORGAN THREE-WHEELER CLUB WHITSUN RALLY WHITSUN RALLY CUP (highest total of points).--- R. C...

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VSCC Driving Tests

VSCC Driving Tests, Enstone (Dec. 2nd) Moved from Silverstone to this new venue on the lofty heights of Oxfordshire beyond Chipping Norton, these annual driving-frolics were, would you believe it, over-subscribed, with 70 entries, in three classes, proving quite conclusively that vintage-car owners are masochists. Because at this bleak aerodrome icy winds added to winter's touch. However, with...

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