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Page 20 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 1985

Club News

Several items of interest to Mercedes owners have been received this month. First, the M-B Drivers Club will be holding a Fast Driving Certificate Course at Castle Combe on June 15th, when members will have expert tuition before tackling the circuit. Full details from M-B DC, The Old Mill, Borrow Hall, Dereham, Norfolk. Tel: 0362 4459. The M-B Club of America, in its high quality hi-monthly The...

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1977 British Grand Prix race report - A marathon affair

  The 1977 British Grand Prix lasted for exactly one hour thirty-one minutes and forty-six point nought-six seconds, on the high-speed track round the outside of Silverstone aerodrome. James Hunt out in front during the 1977 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images Just over one and a half hours of motor-racing at an average speed of 130mph. It doesn't sound much, but the work and effort...

Page 21 of January 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1939

CLUBS NEWS

etia /Iowa VINTAGE SPORTS-CAR CLUB COTSWOLD TRIAL, NOVEMBER 27th This annual invitation event attracted twenty-six entries, including four teams entered by the Vintage, Harrow, United Hospitals and Bugatti Owners' Clubs. The placing Was in this order, the Vintage carrying off the S. C. H. Davis Cup by one mark. The team consisted of Miss Barbara Marshall's assorted G.N., Denyer's stout Lea-...

Page 38 of November 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1961

VINTAGE POSTBAG

VINTAGE POSTBAG Motor Vehicles in the 19i4,48 War Sir, I was very interested to read Our review of " Fights and Flights," by Air-Commodore Samson, on page 830 of the October issue and, in particular, your thought that it would be nice to write a book on the motor vehicles of the 1914-18 War. As a matter of fact a letter appeared in The Motor of February lith last from a Mr. F. Brian Jewell, of...

Page 48 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1973

The Parry Thomas "Flat-Irons"

How effective were they? OWEN WYN-OWEN, who dug the 27-litre Thomas Special "Babs" from her grave above the Pendine Sands where she crashed and killed her brilliant designer-driver J. G. Parry Thomas in 1927, has been doing some creditable restoration work and the old racing car should soon be ready to run once more. If it does, perhaps at Pendine, where Mr. Owen will be expected to drive it...

Page 12 of April 1932 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, April 1932

THE J.C.C. OPENS BROOKLANDS

THE J.C.C. OPENS BROOKLANDS. GOOD ENTRY FOR NEW-SEASON EVENT. TAKE a large crowd of enthusiasts, and an assortment of cars ranging from old " 30-98's " to modern touring saloons, apply a series of original tests of skill in the handling of the said cars by the said enthusiasts, and the result is a thoroughly entertaining afternoon for drivers and spectators alike. At least that is what the J.C.C...

Page 79 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, May 1986

Book reviews

"Mostly Motor Racing" by Rivers Fletcher 319 pp. 11 in x 8 in (Haynes Publishing Group, Sparkford, near Yeova, Somerset, BA22 7JJ, £15.95) Rivers Fletcher is well known. particularly in the areas of vintage cars, pre-war memories, and Club racing and few can match his Infectious enthusiasm. Previously he has launched into authorship, with books about his days with Bentley Motors, his MG...

Page 45 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, April 1977

VSCC Pomeroy Trophy Competition

Silverstone—February 26th The auguries were good for this year's Pomeroy Trophy contest when February 26th turned out to be a bright sunny day, and in one of the streets of the built-up area which we formerly knew as the paddock at Silverstone we spotted the RAC Steward driving a car bearing the appropriate number POM 1. At scrutineering the lack of a laminated screen excluded David Ryder-...

Page 35 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1973

Hassan Specials

The Editor talks with Walter Hassan, OBE, AMIMechE, until his recent retirement Chief Engineer of Jaguar Cars Ltd., about his Successful Pre-War Bentley-based Brooklands Outer-Circuit Specials Walter Hassan's association with motor racing goes back to 1922, when at the age of 17 he acted as riding mechanic in the works racing Bentleys. He had joined the original Bentley Company at Cricklewood in...

Page 49 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1986

VSCC Prescott

The VSCC's luck with the weather deserted it for the Prescott hill-climb on August 3rd, when it rained heavily all day. But this did not prevent a very large number of spectators attending and the entry of 122, with only 13 non-runners, competing without accident or mechanical trouble. The very wet course ruined any hope of new records and made getting off the start line difficult, particularly...

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