Articles tagged The star

Page 47 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, February 1986

The sports-model Altas

Alta, the product of keen engineering fettler Geoffrey Taylor, is a comparatively neglected sports-car. Even books devoted expressly to sports cars either omit it or give it very little space. Yet this admittedly small-production British make not only made a number of successful competition apearances but Alta engines were used by British racing teams of the calibre of HWM and Connaught. It is....

Page 15 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1967

Matters of moment

PEUGEOT'S SAFARI Thanks to the publicity boys, the Monte Carlo Rally is still the biggest "plum" a rally-conscious manufacturer can win. All praise to B.M.C. for producing little cars that put down so much power through their front wheels that they were invincible in this event. But the toughest rally in terms of car-bashing high speed is the E. African Safari, which a weekly contemporary...

Page 55 of September 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, September 2010

GUITAR HEROES

GUITAR HEROES GUESTS OF LORD MARCH AT THIS YEAR'S Goodwood Festival of Speed Ball were treated to a spectacular night set in his garden at Goodwood House. Over 1000 guests attended, and I was invited by Formula 1 driver Karun Chandok. Other racing driver guests included Tom Kristensen, Jenson Button, Kris Meeke and Marc Gene, who was on my table. The evening raised money for the Richard Burns...

Page 28 of October 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, October 1937

RAIN MARS BRINGHTON SPEED TRAILS

RAIN MARS BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS G. TAYLOR (ALTA) MAKES FASTEST TIME. A. N. L. MACLACHLAN'S FINE DRIVING. BAD weather arrivci I just at the most inopportune moment for the Brighton Speed Trials, and not man y records were broken on the Madeira Drive on September 25th. R. 0. Shuttleworth's car record of 22.08 secs. (79.36 m.p.h.) which was set up in 1935—the last year it was fine—with his AlfaRomeo...

Page 34 of September 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1972

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car MattersVSCC Silverstone race meeting (July 22nd) Torrential rain for practice, a slippery track for the first race, dull but dry weather thereafter, could not dampen the enjoyment of another VSCC race meeting, which was well supported by spectators. Longest thrash was the 15-lap Allcomers, in which Wilks' Lotus 16 provided the only challenge to Corner's ex-Lucas...

Page 42 of May 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1957

Fragments On Forgotten Makes No 1 -- The Star

It is always stimulating to meet someone who remembers intimate details, however few, of a forgotten or defunct make or model. Such was our feeling during a chat we enjoyed recently with Mr. St. C. Salmon, of Salmon Motors, Guildford, for he was agent for Star cars from 1922 until the demise of that famous company over ten years later. Mr. Salmon recalled Joe Lyle, Managing Director of the Star...

Page 75 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, December 1989

Club notes and V-to-C miscellany

The Jubilee VSCC Welsh Trial was quite an occasion and last month we gave the provisional results, which omitted to say that P Swinger's 1923 A7 tied with R Felton's 1923 Bugatti for best performance. Or that the Smatcher Trophy was won by D Lee's 1927 Salmson. Southeby's handout on the above event included a list of all the winners in this VSCC Welsh Trial since 1939, and as this is a tough...

Page 80 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, September 1995

The VSCC at Prescott

In a real heatwave on August 6, the VSCC coped admirably with an entry of 238, and although the start of its annual hill-climb at the BOC's Prescott course had been put forward to 10 am, from that early hour the car parks were filling up and spectators were already making use of free Paddock admission in considerable numbers. This ambitious event went off without incident and ended at a civilised...

Page 109 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, July 2009

Around the houses

RM Auctions At its 2009 Ferrari sale at Maranello, RM managed to sell 75 per cent of the cars at auction, totalling an impressive £18.5 million. The star lot was the 1957 250 Testa Rossa that became the most expensive car ever to be sold at auction when a phone bidder bought it for £7.9m. Many of the other cars, however, failed to sell. But the auction house is expecting strong after-sales, which...

Page 3 of February 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, February 1941

The Brighton run

The Inimitable Veteran C.C. Event Recalled by John Bolster, who used to compete successfully with a 1903 Panhard NOW that all real motoring is at a standstill, and even talking cars over a pint has become a rare pleasure, the average motoring enthusiast probably spends many hours as I do, dreaming about the fun we used to have. There were those journeys to distant places, with the "Special" on a...

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