Articles tagged Motor Club

Page 35 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1980

Matters of moment

Exploitation is a dirty word!  "Man's rich with little, were his judgement true; Nature is frugal, and her wants are few; These few wants answer'd, bring sincere delights; But fools create themselves new appetites. . . ."  No-one likes to be exploited. But that is what seems to be overtaking certain echelons of motoring sport at the present time. We have had that scare of an almost impossible...

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THE "ULSTER" AUSTIN SEVEN

The "Ulster" Austin Seven THE ART of producing "reproduction" furniture is a very skilled one and supports a thriving industry, so that purveyors of antiques and sale and auction personnel have to be very wide awake and on their guard not to let reproduction stuff become confused with the real thing. The same skilled art is being applied on an ever increasing scale to "reproduction" motor cars...

Page 22 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1984

The Brooklands Situation

Following last month's announcement of further setbacks to the plans for developing the "Forty Acres" area of Brooklands Track axon Aviation and Racing Car Museum and for Brooklands Society and Motor Club purposes (this 40 acres became 35 acres and now Gallaher's, the tenants, speak of 14 acres), an emergency meeting was held between Elmbridge Borough Council and Gallaher's representatives. We...

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Rumblings

The BDC Museum.—We don't know what made us think about the private museum of the Bentley DC unless it was driving a Ford Escort RS, which, like a vintage Bentley, has a four-cylinder sixteen-valve engine. Anyway, the Editor realised that he had never visited it, although he passes through the pleasant village of Long Crendon, above Thame, where the Club's offices are situated, on his back route...

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Vintage postbag

"Grasshoppers” Sir, Mr. Widdowson's letter on Austin Seven Grasshoppers is gradually confusing the complete scene! Because of the conflicting reports on the whereabouts of the 11 Grasshoppers, the 750 Motor Club's Austin Seven Register instigated a search. The following are their findings:— AOX 4 First registered April 4th, 1935. Still in existence in Hertfordshire, but fitted with 100E engine...

Page 19 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 2005

Cult heroes -- Brian Jones

Brian Jones spent the weekend of his 70th birthday last month commentating on a 750 Motor Club meeting at Brands Hatch — and he wouldn't have had it any other way. For three decades Brian's baritone has rung in the ears of (mainly) Brands Hatch spectators, to the extent that you can still feel your eardrums vibrating even as you drive off up the A20 at the end of the day. If you just want...

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Club news

Entries close on January 10 for the Sunbeam MCC's Pioneer Run for pre1915 machines on March 19. Apply to Marjorie Ayers, 59 Beechwood Road, Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2 ORE. Among the celebrations planned for the silver jubilee of the 750 Motor Club next year is a re-run of its first competitive event, the Committee Cup Trial in Kent. Organiser G. Fullalove of 14 Pear Tree Avenue, Ditton, Maidstone,...

Page 11 of April 1928 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, April 1928

MOTORING SPORTSMEN:

MOTORING SPORTSMEN: LIEUT.-COLONEL CHARLES JARROTTI O.B.E. By RODNEY L. WALKERLEY. The name, Charles Jarrott, conjures up visions of the past, and there rises before us the long poplar-lined French road, blinding clouds of white dust hanging in a thick pall mile after mile, through which thunder the shadowy shapes of bygone racers, rocking and roaring along, bygone heroes of half-forgotten epics...

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Vintage Postbag

  Desert ghosts Sir, You enquire in your July issue what became of the "Allenby" Silver Ghost which featured in the film "Lawrence of Arabia. In the immediate post-war years there was a splendid character called Wade Palmer, an ex-pilot, who lived in the New Forest, he specialised in Silver Ghosts. He erected this car, with a mock-up body, specially for the film and got it back when filming was...

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VW News

Ludwig C. Boehner, Volkswagen's Chief Engineer, read an address two years ago before the Magnesium Association,a report of which appears in a recent issue of Magnesium. Herr Boehner said that the use of magnesium contributed a great deal in keeping down the weight of the VW car and micro-bus, the curb/payload ratios of which he quoted, respectively, as 1,600 lb./850 lb. and 2,400 lb./1,700 lb....

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