Articles tagged Midland Automobile Club

Page 16 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, April 2004

Matters of moment

Euro Trophy for Britain The European Sports-Prototype Trophy will grace British tracks for the first time in four seasons in 2004, with events at Oulton Park and Silverstone. The 1960s GT cars and sports-prototypes will race at the Cheshire track for the first time as part of the Gold Cup meeting on August 29/30. Group 4 Racing's Jonathan Baker said: "We've got two new venues, more entrants and...

Page 37 of April 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 1937

AN ENTIRELY NEW SERIES OF SHELSLEY WALSH HILL CLIMBS

AN ENTIRELY NEW SERIES OF SHELSLEY VVALSH HILL CLIMBS On June 5th next the Midland Automobile Club will commence an entirely new series of International Hill Climbs at Shelsley Walsh. Very considerable improvements are being carried out to the Hill for the benefit of spectators and competitors, and a new series of records will begin owing to the change in the method of timing. Instead of the...

Page 4 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 2001

Shelsley Walsh rebuilds for new season

The Midland Automobile Club has implemented a programme of developments and repairs to its famous Shelsley Walsh venue. A considerable length of the hill has been resurfaced and much work has been done to improve drainage and cope with the after effects of the record winter rains. The incessant rain caused the track to drop by several inches as the hill climbs up the side of the Teme Valley, and...

Page 28 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1947

Shelsley Walsh

We have received a letter from Mr. Leslie Wilson pointing out that the Shelsley Walsh hill-climb is run by the Competitions Committee of the Midland Automobile Club and that, personally, he is not responsible for the banning of sports and Edwardian cars at the next meeting.

Page 42 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1977

"Automobile Year-1976-77"

edited by Douglas Armstrong. 236 pp. 12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill,Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £16.50.) Among an increasing number of annuals that give detailed coverage of the previous season's motoring sport, the well-established Edita of Lausanne's "Automobile Year" stands out for its lavish production and beautiful pictures. 84 in colour and 421 in black and white in the...

Page 64 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, October 1981

Vintage Postbag

Sunbeam Sidelines Sir, I found the article on the 3-litre Sunbeam in last month's issue most interesting and informative. The speculation as to why this advanced design was only taken to Le Mans once will, I suspect, continue for a long time. Starting with 1924, could one of the factors influencing the decision to withdraw the Le Mans entry have been the Coatalen/Bentley duel in Autocar? The...

Page 40 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1981

Around and about

BRM Auction Sale At the Motofair at Earls Court, on October 22nd, the remains of the BRM works team were put up for auction by Christie's, the Hon. Patrick Lindsay running the sale with a delightful touch of gentleness and efficiency, his auctioneering technique being qui te charming. Apart from works drawings, various aspects of administration, documentary films and odds and ends, there were...

Page 6 of November 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, November 1946

Motor-Cycles Faster than Cars up Shelsley Walsh

E. Lyons (498-c.c. Triumph) clocks 39.44 sec.; Raymond Mays (E.R.A.) 39.57 sec. A very instructive invitation meeting. John Bolster makes fastest "unblown" time. For the first time since 1912 both motor-cycles and cars competed at a Shelsley Walsh meeting. On October 5th Leslie Wilson and the Midland Automobile Club invited selected car drivers, motor-cycle riders and combination manipulators to...

Page 140 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 140, January 2009

Shelsley Walsh's special brew

Shelsley Walsh is a splendidly enduring British institution, having first been used as a motor sporting venue as early as 1905, and still going strong today. The organising Midland Automobile Club always seems remarkably welcoming and what I’m about to say is absolutely no criticism of the club, nor indeed of its (astonishingly steep) hillclimb venue. But when you leaf back through the British...

Page 127 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, November 2013

Grass routes

Shelsley Walsh, August 17: another of the planet’s essentials ticked off It has been operational for 108 years – more than twice as long as I have – but it still took more than half a century before I finally attended a venue that predates Brooklands by two years and Monza by 17. It was worth the wait, mind… The weather is distinctly grey as the Midland Automobile Club prepares for a round of the...

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