Articles tagged Ryder

Page 15 of December 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, December 1963

The R.A.C. Rally

Volvo—1stVolkswagen—2ndSaab—3rd This year's R.A.C. Rally followed the pattern set by Jack Kemsley in 1961 of relatively easy road sections interspersed with flat-out motor racing on Forestry Commission roads plus a test on Oulton Park circuit and a hill-climb at Porluck. As the competitors arrived in Blackpool for the start they were met with teeming rain and large signs informing them that...

Page 56 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1974

Racing on Public Roads

Since 1925 speed events on public roads have been banned in this country. So it is interesting to discover that when the Tour de France bicycle race was staged here, the Plymouth Stage on June 29th was held on the Plymouth By-Pass, which was closed while a circuit race of some 100 miles took place. The race was timed to start at 10 a.m, and spectators were charged admission. Not only that, but...

Page 50 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 1970

Tuning Topics

A look outside the modified Ford world In recent months we seem to have published a great deal of road tests and general information on Ford products, so on this occasion I intend to look at a selection of cars modified by specialists who deal with BLMC, Fiat and BMW saloons. Why no sports cars? Because, in general, the traditional craft of making two-seaters move that little bit faster has died...

Page 103 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, February 1998

VSCC Winter DTs

The VSCC’s Winter DTs took place at the Westcott Venture Park, Waddesdon, where the Clubhouse provides facilities for officials and competitors between bouts of attempted driving skills, which involved 78 entries in a dozen complicated manoeuvres. The vast expanse of the disused aerodrome is ideal for this, but the tests are so scattered that observing them is not easy. However, we noted some...

Page 42 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1984

The VSCC Jubilee

The Vintage SCC's Jubilee celebrations (see Editorial) were happily informal yet they must have done immense good for the whole ancient-cars movement, a tremendous event. With a total entry of some 600 descending on Malvern, so that every hotel forecourt took on a pre-war flavour, you can say that again — the scenic run alone attracted about as many cars as the Club's total 1945 membership! Bravo...

Page 45 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, March 1983

V-E-V miscellany

David Rae, formerly Field Service Manager for Dunlop's, has joined Vintage Tyre Supples as their Sales Manager. The ex-John Smythe Type 23 Brescia Bugatti, which apparently hit a telegraph pole at Brooklands before the war, causing damage that necessitated a new chassis frame and front axle, work being curtailed by war, is now being restored in Cirencester and should appear again next year. A...

Page 55 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, June 1981

Easter Audi

The Editor approves of the new 1.9-litre Audi Coupe which he used over the long holiday weekend My motoring "Easter-egg" this year was the new Audi Coupe, and very nice tool It turned out to be a very refined, eager, and withal a most economic car, in which to drive 1,200 miles over the Easter holiday. On the Good Friday we went in it to Oulton Park, hoping to see how Stirling Moss would fare in...

Page 40 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Silverstone Race Meeting (July 24th) The second Vintage SCC Silverstone Meeting of 1971 was a rather special occasion because it was the last at which Tim Carson, popular Secretary of the Club, was on duty, prior to his retirement after holding this position for 35 years. As a mark of appreciation a special effort had been made to get a good Edwardian...

Page 54 of September 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1983

Jaguar — on the way back

Jaguar is back in motor racing with commitment, and the ultimate goal is success at Le Mans. This was the message that came through clearly when Motor Sport returned to Browns Lane last month to gauge the success of the European Touring Car Championship bid which has been mounted this year by Tom Walkinshaw Racing, with full technical support from Jaguar. With ten of the dozen ETC rounds now...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A.

NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH. Ernie Triplett Injured. ERNIE TRI PLET TT the brilliant Los Angeles racing star, won the Pacific Southwest Divisional A.A.A. Championship for both 1931 and 1932. This year Triplett held a magnificent lead for this honour over all contenders until the night of July 26th when he was the victim of a terrible crack-up on the...

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