Articles tagged The star

Page 12 of April 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, April 1940

Cars I have owned

 [Donald Monro, whose extremely cheery countenance is a prominent feature of Bugatti Owners' Club meetings, has made motoring one of his chief relaxations, an interest which Mrs. Monro largely shares. Knowing that he keeps very careful records of the performance and behaviour of his cars, we asked him to let us have an account of all those that he has adopted, or, as Monro himself would have it,...

Page 12 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, March 1965

Veteran – Edwardian – Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Thoughts about P.V.T. THE V.S.C.C. has been under fire recently in another journal about the cars it accepts for membership. There are those logical critics, like Martyn Watkins, who consider that because it is registered as the Vintage Sports Car Club Ltd. only good sports cars should be eligible. Conversely, there are people who love all aspects of motoring...

Page 35 of May 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1951

VINTAGE VEERINGS

VINTAGE VEERINGS *.• APART from numy other charms, one of the attriitutes of the vintage car is its resistance to wear ; indeed, only by virtue of this quality are stiolt ears still With us in large numbers. This gives rise to the query : which car holds the record for long, trouble-five ? •• King Pill of The. Motor told a tale last year of a Model 591 10.4-1t.p. Ft it standing outside the Press...

Page 9 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1947

The B.T.D.A. Trials Championship "Star"

Few people seem able to recall the conditions governing the "Trials Star" which the British Trials Drivers' Association would have awarded at the close of the 1939 season if the war had not intervened. Consequently, we asked J. A. Masters, Secretary of the Association, how this Star was to have been awarded and whether it will be awarded for this season. Mr. Masters has replied that the B.T.D.A....

Page 20 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 1984

Obituaries

Peter D. C. Walker Peter Douglas Conyers Walker (70) died on March 1st 1984. Formerly a farmer by profession, he was (in his day) one of the fastest and most skilful of British racing drivers, with the ERA, BRM, Jaguar, and Aston Martin works teams. His greatest victory was in 1951's Le Mans 24-hour race, partnered by the late Peter Whitehead. That was the first race for Jaguar's original...

Page 21 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1978

Matters of moment

Michael Edwardes - Magician We do not profess to understand how Mr. Michael Edwardes has done at British Leyland what Lord Stokes, Lord Ryder, Alex Park and Derek Whittaker failed to do, inasmuch as he was able to actually obtain .a standing-ovation from the Leyland work-force, after announcing 12,500 redundancies and saving some pretty pungent things about the workers themselves and the...

Page 25 of January 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, January 1925

Round the Clubs

Round the Clubs ILKLEY & DISTRICT M.C. The list of competitive events for the current year was brought to a close on November 26th with a novel "check spotting" evening reliability trial. The course consisted of a seven miles circuit from Utley through Weston and Askwith to the top of Snowdon Moor, and back to Otley via Can Bank. The circuit had to be traversed at a speed of 15 miles per hour...

Page 27 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, February 1983

Club news

VMCC The Vintage Motor Cycle Club, which has over 4,500 members, has published its 1983 Fixture List, which contains 243 remaining events, to be run by the various Sections, which should be enough to keep everyone amused, from cyclemotor rider to those who get astride big-twins. The Banbury Run is scheduled for June 19th, there is a Ladies' Run in Northamptonshire in May, a Land's End-John O'...

Page 97 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, May 1999

Hooray for Henry

The Henry I am referring to is the great Henry Ford, who virtually invented mass-production and whose automotive empire is, responsible for almost always good products. The Model T may have been a pig to learn to drive but with over 16 million Ts made between 1907 and 1927, respect is due. The T-Ford was a universal Globe-wide encounter. As a boy I saw them everywhere, vans delivering goods,...

Page 5 of June 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1938

WHITSUN AT BROOKLANDS

WHITSUN AT BROOKLANDS AN EXCELLENT MEETING WATCHED BY A BIG CROWD. "GOLD STAR" RACE WON BY ALTA. LOCKE KING HANDICAP WON BY ELGOOD'S SPORTS BENTLEY. R. L. DULLER BRINGS THE DUESENBERG HOME A WINNER AT OVER 122 M.P.H. THE B.A.R.C. Whitsun Meeting was a great success and drew an excellent attendance. An innovation was the " Gold Star " handicap, run for the first time as a sports-car race for...

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