Articles tagged Cambridge University Automobile Club

Page 106 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, July 2014

Cleared for take-off

Necessity rendered this one of the briefest ‘decades’ in the annals of motor sport, yet it would also be one of the most pivotal in Britain as the business found its future directionWriter Simon Arron The world had rather more pressing concerns than a monthly price rise, but that was one of the headlines when the January 1940 issue of Motor Sport reached the shelves of a nation at war. It is...

Page 32 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, August 1935

Club News

etta /1.4 ROYAL SCOTTISH A.C. Special prizes for novices in the Scottish Rally were donated by the British Wagoa Co., Ltd. The conditions of entry were that the competitor had never previously taken part in an organised motor road race, nor at Brooklands or Donington Park, nor in a Monte Carlo, Royal Automobile Club or Royal Scottish Automobile Club rally. The winners were as follow : Open Class...

Page 17 of January 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, January 1946

Club News

We Hear A Chiswick garage is using a 1926 7.5 Citroen for driving lessons and towing jobs. R. S. Shapley has disposed of his Type 35C Bugatti and now owns an 8th Series open Lancia "Lambda" and an R-type M.G. Lieut. Cameron acquired Boddy's Lancia "Lambda." Alas, John Gordon's G.N. chassis went for scrap while he was in Italy — this, too, like the G.N. which Boddy found, was stored in a Leeds...

Page 7 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, January 1941

Club News

WE HEAR .  .  .  . We hear that Joan Richmond has recently given up her Lancia "Lambda" in favour of a left-hand-drive Fiat "Balilla." Alan May's "30/98" Vauxhall is in service, towing car bodies about for the Southern Motor Company. J. G. Clarke, whose unblown Frazer-Nash used to motor so very rapidly, is now running a Citroen and Bill Short and Charles Brackenbury motor in Fiat "Mice," Charles...

Page 13 of November 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, November 1941

Club news

0444 /kali WE HEAR . . . Bowen-Buscarlet, who used. to drive. a Riley Nine at Brooklands is a Group Captain, R.A.F. Wing emdr. Seroggs now runs an S,S., and has been Seen piloting a Bell " Airoeobra," but has his Trojan in store; Mine is also interested in the Bell. Capt. J. J. Hall has dug out veteran and vintage motor-cycles with a vengeance, and his finds have included A.B.C., Scott, 1912 2-hp...

Page 17 of April 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1941

Club news

C. U. A. C. The Cambridge University Automobile Club's dinner of March 8th, so ably organised by J. B. Jesty, was highly successful. Forty-five persons attended, in spite of existing difficulties. Those who sat down to dinner were: Guests: Laurence Pomeroy, Gordon Wilkins, Anthony Heal and Arthur Hyde; Veteran Members: Michael May, D. B. Tubbs, Andrew Fairtlough, D. Hampshire, R. Habershon, A. J...

Page 19 of April 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, April 1946

Letters From Readers

Sir, I am enclosing a photograph of my "Type 40" Bugatti on the starting line with a blown front-drive Alvis at the Vintage S.C.C. of A. Standing 1/4-Mile Trials a few months ago. The photograph is of interest not merely because it shows two fine old motorcars in excellent condition, nor even for the handsome view of myself mediating between S/Lt. (A) R. H. Rhodes, R.N.V.R., and the Starting...

Page 58 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1986

Chatting with Cholmondeley Tapper

The Editor meets a well-known pre-war racing driver I was delighted when I met Mr. T.P. Cholmondeley Tapper, whom I had so often seen driving in pre-war motor races, at last summer's Brooklands Reunion. The other day I drove from Wales to his home in Oxfordshire to have a further talk with him. Before the war the British racing motorist was a pretty insular person, racing mainly at Brooklands and...

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

Club News

C.U.A.C. The Cambridge University Automobile Club, which organizes, amongst other important events, the Syston Speed Trials, feels that it might well fade out altogether after the war, if none of the present members is then in residence. Consequently, members are being earnestly requested to subscribe 5/- a year while the war continues, to enable posters and other such matter to be prepared,...

Page 25 of December 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, December 1934

Club News

eta4 • N.W. London M.C. The annual London-Gloucester Trial will be held this year on December 8th. This will be the 24th time the event has been organised. Starting from Staines on the previous night, the competitors will travel via Chipping Norton to Cheltenham, where breakfast will be taken. Then the hills will come thick and fast, and a timed test, two re-start tests, and a special test will...

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