Articles tagged The star

Page 42 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

Page 60 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1980

Book reviews

"The Complete Book of Electric Vehicles" by Sheldon R. Shacket. 168 pp. 11" x 8" (Davidson Publishing Limited, 109 Southampton Row, London WC18 4HH. £3.95).  In an age when we are continually being told that liquid motor-fuels may run out in the near future, a panic which seems to have been raising its alarming head at least 80 years ago, there is bound to be growing interest in alternative fuels...

Page 8 of July 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, July 1928

THE PROGRESS OF DIRT

THE PROGRESS OF DIRT—continued from page 299. Phillips (well-known at Brooklands) and Gus Kuhn: The standard of riding at this track is much more uniform and, apart from these three, none seems to be very much better than his rivals. Another big concern who have not really started work yet are southern Speedways, who run, or will run, meetings at the Crystal I alace, Brighton and Lournemouth...

Page 40 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1972

Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club Scene Astonishing Russian If I had suggested a year ago that a Russian car was going to win two British racing championships I would have been considered, at the very least, something of an optimist. When the Group 1 regulations were announced few would have foreseen that there was any hope of the Moskvich 412 being remotely competitive. Apart, that is, from Satra...

Page 30 of November 1925 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, November 1925

M.C.C.

A record of some of the nicknames of the colonial sections may be of interest : Pomona, Yewdiss Mount, Fawkergive Way, Julius Cmsar's Cemetery, Doantby Rash, Shallweed Alley, Scottsbrum Pasture, Mutere Down, Crankease Crag; these pleasant titles give one a very good idea of what the hardy riders had to put up with for 80 miles; only about 15 miles of good road were included. The awards are as...

Page 57 of November 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1961

LETTERS FROM READERS

LETTERS FROM READERS N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. THE WHITE RILEY Sir. It seems that I must sally forth into print to uphold the honour of the car which I have owned for some time past, namely the " White Riley." I am doing so after seeing the report in VeteranEdwardian—Vintage (October issue) that...

Page 7 of September 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, September 1941

THE 2,000-MILE INTERNATION TOURINGCAR TRIAL OF 1908

THE 2,000-MILE INTERNATIONAL TOURING CAR TRIAL OF 1908 Cecil Clutton writes comprehensively of an important event RELIABILITY. trials have altered so much in the last few years that it is not without interest to look back and see what a serious trial was like over 30 years ago. A good example to review is the famous R.A.C. 2,000-mile trial of 1908, which also incorporated the Scottish A.C. six-...

Page 72 of August 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, August 1985

VSCC July Silverstone Races

VSCC July Silverstone Races THE VINTAGE SCC has a way with the weather and for its second 1985 Silverstone races, the Mike Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting, it chose a marvellous summer day. Nine races were divided between an entry of 187 and good interesting racing resulted. The afternoon opened, after a Parade of modern Maseratis, with the six-lap Scratch race incorporating the Bill Phillips...

Page 78 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2009

Lunch with...Julian Bailey

He’d have liked ‘sensible’ Damon Hill’s Formula 1 career, but Julian reckons he wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun along the way… By Simon Taylor It’s a common complaint that today’s professional racing driver is too squeaky-clean, too focused on his career to have any fun out of the cockpit. His own personality must be subdued by the requirements of PR and brand image, and what little free...

Page 31 of April 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1926

ROUND THE CLUBS

ROUND THE CLUBS—continued. SCOTT MOTOR CYCLE CLUB. An all night Reliability Trial was held by the Club, starting from Barnet. The first competitor left at 7.30 p.m. During the night, meals were arranged at Barton Mills and Stoney Stratford, and a stop was made for breakfast at Henley-on-Thames. Lunch was taken at the Hotel Victoria at Great Bookham, where the final-check was made. The results...

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