Articles tagged The star

Page 17 of October 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, October 1959

Club News

The Modified Minor Club announces that owners of the new Mini-Minor will be admitted to the Club in future. This follows a demonstration of the new car to members at a recent Club evening. The Modified Minor Club was formed eighteen months ago to provide members with opportunities for discussion and exchange of information on performance-improving modifications and conversions. Club Secretary is...

Page 8 of July 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, July 1940

The reminiscience of H.L. Biggs

No. 4. — A LONDON TUNING SHOP OF my personal experiences of purveyors of speed, Messrs. Automobile Supertuners stand out as one of the most interesting. Situated in Roberts Mews, off the Hampstead Road, in this small but efficient workshop under the direction of R. F. Oats (with Alec Francis, the one-time designer of the very fast Beardmore cars well known in post 1914-1918 hill climbs, and of...

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'Heady days in the colonies'

The 1961 Lady Wigram Trophy was one of the more dramatic races in New Zealand’s golden era of motor sport, By Eoin Young When news broke that the Wigram air force base on the outskirts of Christchurch in New Zealand had been closed, to be swallowed by suburbia, it brought closure to another chapter of motor racing history, one which saw top international cars and drivers racing at the circuit...

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Pick up a Porsche

plus – 30/98 Vauxhall, BMW M1 Procar and Bernie’s collection Auction activity over the summer months has been lively and there’s much more to come as we move into autumn. The ex-John Miles/Graham Hill Lotus 72, which was displayed on the Motor Sport stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, sold well at H&H’s Kempton Park sale for £286,000. The European collector who bought the car intends to...

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The memoirs of Forrest Lycett

The owner of the 8-litre Bentley looks back down 45 motoring years IT is a safe bet that at the time Hitler launched the greatest gamble ever few sports car drivers "coming under starter's orders" had been motor-car fans before even setting eyes on a motor-car—not that that is an enviable distinction! As a result of listening to "motor talk" I was already under the spell when first I saw a motor...

Page 123 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 123, October 2008

Show and sell

In America, car auctions are high-octane events It may surprise you to hear that RM Auctions has only ever held three sales in Europe during its 17-year history, and yet claims to have sold over £68 million worth of machinery in those three sales. That’s several million pounds in commission alone. So why aren’t more American auction houses frantically paddling across the Atlantic to get a slice...

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Around the houses

NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD Gooding and Company Two competition Ferraris will feature in Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach sale on August 14/15. The first is a 1959 Ferrari 250GT LWB California Spider Competizione, which ran in a variety of events including the 1960 Sebring 12 Hours where it finished 12th overall. The second is a 1961 250GT SWB Berlinetta originally supplied...

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On the road with Simon Arron

Summer Knights VSCC Prescott, August 3-4: a superior strain of antiques roadshow Warning: traffic queues ahead…” It’s a sign of the kind you associate with the M6 rather than a Gloucestershire lane, but pastoral landscapes can be deceptive and local meadows – temporarily converted into parking lots – will soon be packed. VSCC Prescott is a perennially effective magnet. The paddock atmosphere is...

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Les Vingt Quarte Heures du Mans, 1956

Scotland wins economy race Le Mans (Sarthe) July 29th. The most outstanding thing about the 1956 Le Mans 24-hour race was the fact that it was run under an entirely new set of rules, and in consequence could not count towards the manufacturers' championship. This meant that it had to stand on its own and rely on tradition for its success. Every year the Le Mans race is controlled by hundreds of...

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VSCC LIGHT CAR SECTION RALLY (March 21st/22nd)

THE thriving section of the Vintage SCC which encourages pre-1931 lightweights was almost coerced into staging a one-day replica of the 1924 RAC Six Days Small Car Trial (won by Chinnery's Gwynne Eight) but as the Mobil Economy Run had usurped a tiny portion of the proposed 150-mile route in wild wet Wales a substitute was arranged by Jeremy Collings and Keith and Jane Hill. On the Saturday...

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