Articles tagged American AC

Page 41 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, August 1975

Cars In Books

From "The Rainbow Picnic", Daphne Fielding's portrait of Iris Tree (Eyre Methuen, 1974), I learn that Iris Trees mother was badly disfigured in a motor accident while being driven by the actor Lewis Waller. This lady can, however, be regarded as an enthusiast, because this unhappy experience did not deter her from buying a car of her own, with what money she had left after the failure of Wyndham...

Page 74 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1984

V-E-V Miscellany.

The AGM of the Vintage Motor Cycle Club takes place at Bristol on April 29th. The Morgan Three-Wheeler Club, which has its 1984 opening run on April 8th, can now claim a total of over 600 members, as at December 31st. The discourse elsewhere on Arab valve-gear reminds us that this 1926 sports car was sold with a guaranteed speed of 80 mph for the sports two-seater and 90 mph for the super-...

Page 56 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, November 1971

Vintage miscellany

Champagne Trophy.—The latest sponsors of Historic car races are Charles Heidsieck Champagne, who put the Charles Heidsieck Challenge Trophy for a race at the AMOC Crystal Palace Meeting in September, Mon. and Mme. Jean Marc Heidsieck flying over from Paris to present it. The enthusiastic Morris Register had a long article on Morris GPO vans in the Summer edition of its journal and there is a neat...

Page 44 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1972

Factory methods of the vintage era

No. 15: Rolls-Royce Soon after this series was instituted we took a look at the careful and academical methods of construction which made Rolls-Royce cars what they were in 1928. Long before that, circa 1912, F. Henry Royce, yet to be knighted, had evolved his famous, or notorious, bumping-rig, for stressing Rolls-Royce chassis to extremes. It was said that a well-known American car was chained...

Page 40 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section devoted to old-car mattersThe Itala TrophySilverstone, April 21st Since this event was run off at Silverstone the VSCC Donington Meeting has happened (see elsewhere), so only a brief report is called for. The entry was down by 14 on 1978, totalling 152, and spectators did not seem quite so numerous. Morley's 24-litre Bentley-Napier was the largest car racing. It has been lightened by...

Page 47 of April 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1974

V-E-V Miscellany.

V-E-V Mkeellany.—One of the most comprehensive Newsletters to come monthly from the clubs is that of the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club, whose membership exceeds 1,400 and whose membership secretary is J. Bedford, 147 Cranley Gardens, London N10. All being well, the annual LondonBrighton Commercial Vehicle Run is scheduled for May 5th. An early RollsRoyce Twenty is in use as a van by a milliner...

Page 70 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, April 1985

The Mags

One-make Club life is earnest and often intense these days and from this stems a wide range of quite excellent Club magazines. To refer briefly to only some of those we have been reading recently, the MGCC's Safety Fast takes in most facets of the MG magic, and Sidevalve News does likewise for the Ford SVOC. The Magazine of The Austin Seven is a most interesting survey of A7 historic material, of...

Page 24 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1972

Clubs and registers news

The Railton OC has its National Meeting at Finmere on June 11th, when the John Cobb Cup will be contested in the Concours d'Etat and there will be driving tests and a display of Railton pictures and literature. It had to happen—we mentioned recently the remarkable number of Austin A30s and A35s still in use, particularly in mid-Wales. A club has been formed for them, whose membership secretary is...

Page 61 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, May 1981

V-E-V Odds and Ends

A reader, John Classey of Totteridge, writes in praise of the BBC-2 programme about the 1921 French Trans-Asian Expedition, using Citroen Kegresse vehicles, and expresses the hope that other such motorised expeditions out of the past may be used as a subject for similar documentaries. The Standard MC's magazine contains much material relating to pre-war Standard cars, such as a road-test report...

Page 36 of April 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1972

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car MattersThe Non-Pom. Silverstone (March 11th) Everything was set for another good Pomeroy Trophy contest of the VSCC at Silverstone this year, this being an ingenious event evolved by the late Laurence Pomeroy and constituting an effective memorial to him. He quite seriously planned the rules and tests to provide an indication from among the entrants of which is the...

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