Articles tagged The star

Page 84 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, November 1986

V to C Miscellany

The article in the September issue about Ulster A7s aroused much interest and J. P. Ashenden of Romsey who owned car Reg. No. G06302, referred to specifically in the article, from 1932 to 1934, would like to know whether it still exists and whether it would be possible to track it down. *** Julian Collins of the Malaysia and Singapore Vintage Car Register would be grateful to anyone who can...

Page 43 of May 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, May 1930

THE EAST KENT CLUB AT TANKERTON.

THE EAST KENT CLUB AT TANKERTON. The First Outboard Meeting of the Season. THERE is no doubt that the East Kent Motor Yacht Club are a band of real enthusiasts. At the first Outboard race meeting of this season, held at Tankerton on Sunday, April 13th, the weather was anything but inviting, and the fact that 12 boats arrived for racing on such a thoroughly bleak day is sufficient proof of the...

Page 16 of February 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 1965

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Measham Trial (Jan. 2nd/3rd)Results:The Measham Trophy: J. E. Barraclough (1927 3-litre Bentley). Light Car Award: D. Hodgson (1929 Austin Seven). Frazer Nash Award: L. J. Stretton (1929 Boulogne F.N.). Best Performances:Class 1 (Standard Sports Cars): J. E. Barraclough (1927 Bentley). Class 2 (Vintage Sports Cars): W. B. G. Fletcher (1927 Alvis)....

Page 25 of November 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, November 1954

Rumblings

A Different Sphere Feeling considerably out of his depth, the Editor drove to the Demonstration of British Military Vehicles, which the S.M.M.T. and M.O.S. had arranged on September 30th, at the F.V.R.D.E. near Chertacy, as a break from the Commercial Motor Show — rather as, later, the Guild of Motoring Writers provides its Test Day at Goodwood as a change from the Private Car Motor Show. The...

Page 55 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, April 1977

Erik Carlsson

At a roadside filling station just outside Nairobi, a car pulls up at the pumps and out clambers a burly figure in singlet and shorts, asking the African attendant to "Fill it up, please." The attendant's wide eyes open wider with recognition and his remark to those around him causes ours to open with astonishment. "It's nice to see Mr. Carlsson back in Kenya." The time was Easter, 1976, and that...

Page 62 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 1992

Bi-motore burblings

I reckon that Rodney Felton did well to finish fifth in the Alfa Romeo Race in Tom Wheatcroft's rebuilt and rebodied Alfa Romeo Bi-motore at VSCC Donington, remembering how other drivers, up to the calibre of Nuvolari, the Senna of his day, disliked the handling characteristics of these twin-engined Alfas. It was a tribute to Rodney's enthusiasm for the marque that he was lent the car — mark you...

Page 18 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 1964

Press day Earls Court

Every year, due to the exigencies of flat-beds and the Motor Sport print-run, I am given the unenviable task of reporting the London Motor Show before it opens, which means on Press Day, when not all the stands are complete and the best journalists are staggering under the hospitality dispensed by B.M.C. This year the Star of the Show is unquestionably the Austin 1800, of which the considered...

Page 4 of May 1926 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, May 1926

THE EASTER MEETING OF THE B.A.R.C.

THE EASTER MEETING OF THE B.A.R.C. The Car Racing Season Opens with an Exciting Meeting. EXCELLENT racing was witnessed at Brooklands by a crowd estimated at between 20,000 and 25,000 people on Easter Monday, when the track season commenced with a very successful meeting. No one could possibly complain about the lack of thrills, for J. D. Barclay almost went over the top and regained control...

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Matters of moment

Motoring Easter-eggs Readers of our "Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage" pages may have noticed that these hardly ever cover post-war vehicles. This implies no boycott of the better 1950s' cars such as Mk. VI Bentleys, Rolls-Royce Wraiths, Alvis Grey Ladies, David Brown Aston Martins and Lagondas, Jensens and so on. It simply arises because a wealth of pre-war material fills the alloted space—indeed, a...

Page 42 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 2010

1950s

Italian pride shines bright at the start of a new World Championship, but 10 years later the British turn F1 on its head – and back to frontBy Doug Nye GiovanBattista Guidotti was a jovial, charming old gentleman. He was a racer right from his toecaps to his fingertips. But he came from a different era. Before World War II he had been a mechanic, tester, and eventually capo collaudatore – chief...

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