Articles tagged Weston

Page 67 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 1994

Winter Verzons

It has been said that pleasure follows pain. On New Year's Day this was true for those who drove to The Verzons near Ledbury for Mark Garfitt's celebration of the coming season of 39 varied VSCC fixtures, because an icy morning gave way to a perfect winter's day. By mid-day the car park for proper motor cars was crammed — and, remember, similar VSCC thanksgivings were happening at 11 other venues...

Page 38 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, February 1987

Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

Page 142 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, November 2010

Saving fuel goes back to the Fifties

In the past economy runs, in which the results depended on fuel consumption, were part of the competition scene. Fuel tanks were sealed and consumption checked at the end of a suitably testing long run. It was the Cheltenham Car Club which virtually introduced this type of event to this country in the early 50s, and in 1955 the Hants and Berks MC organised the Mobilgas Economy Run, organised by...

Page 70 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1966

Letters from Readers.

N.B. —Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.— Ed An appalling prospect. Sir, I commend you for your stand against bureaucratic control of the motorist. As an American motor enthusiast I have watched, through the window of your editorial and correspondence pages, the government of your country steadily approach the "...

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 35 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1977

Looking back with Mr.H.W.Butcher

From time to time Mr. Harold Butcher has shown interest in items about happenings in the Herefordshire country where he grew up which have appeared in Motor Sport and, realising that he knew intimately the Motor Trade during its formative years, I asked him to tell me more. His father, Mr. George Henry Butcher (1875-1961) began his transport connections in the cycle-business, being Works Manager...

Page 9 of August 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, August 1945

CARS I HAVE OWNED

CARS I HAVE OWNED THE seeds of motoring enthusiasm were first planted in my mind when I spectated at two speed trials which were held in Bristol somewhere around 1920—one on the Portway before it was opened, the other at St. Andrew's Road, Avonmouth. My memories of these are vague, only three outstanding ones remaining. Sgonina's G.N. was very impressive when crossing the line with a loose front...

Page 22 of March 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1934

THE COMPLETE LIST OF COMPETITORS FROM ALL CONTROLS.

THE COMPLETE LIST OF COMPETITORS FROM ALL CONTROLS. LONDON Class 1 (over 16 h.p.) M. 21 Vauxhall. Lady M. Oldham, 21 h.p. Vauxhall. A. W. F. Smith, 20 h.p. Alvis. L. Baynes, 21 h.p. Wolseley. J. R. Edwards, 20 h.p. Armstrong Siddeley. M. V. Lambert, 24 h.p. Humber. T D. Wynn-Weston, 22 h.p. Rover. L. J. Hollingsworth, 30 h.p. Ford. Miss M. G. Chiesm.an, 28 h.p. Delage. Miss B. J. Streather, 19.82...

Page 26 of October 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1953

COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE M.C.RALLY

COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE M.C. RALLY (Sept. 5th) The Annual Night Rally of the Coventry & Warwickshire M.C. was held on September 5th. Competitors started from Stonebridge at two-minute intervals from midnight onwards and followed a 200-mile route to Weston-super-Mare at an average speed of 30 m.p.h. To reach the first control drivers either had to cross the centre of Birmingham or bypass...

Page 53 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, April 1989

Veteran to classic

The roads of the 1920s At the end of 1928, Owen John was commenting in his diary on a Citroen Six chassis which was on display in the company's palatial Devonshire House showrooms in Piccadilly at the time of the Olympia Motor Show. I am not certain when Citroen took over these strategically placed and historic premises, but it was probably there that I went with my mother in 1924 to buy a car....

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