Articles tagged Motor Club

Page 16 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1961

"Six-Hours" at Silverstone

The Headquarters section of the 750 Motor Club will be holding their Eleventh National British Six-Hour Handicap Relay Race for sports cars on the 1.6-mile Silverstone Club circuit on Saturday, August 12th. It is planned to accept entries for as many as 24 teams of between two to six cars. Racing commences at 1 p.m.

Page 13 of April 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1965

The Marcos 1800

A lot of pleasant things in this motoring world of ours might never have happened had the Editor not sparked off the beginnings of the 750 Motor Club way back in 1939. This was brought to mind when I visited Marcos Cars Ltd. at Bradford-on-Avon, for the name Marcos is derived from Jem Marsh and Frank Costin, and Marsh did all his early special building and racing under the 750 Club Formula. Colin...

Page 81 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, June 2012

Lunch with .... Tony Southgate

He’s one of the most successful designers of all, with Grand Prix, Indy 500 and multiple Le Mans winners to his credit. And when he retired, he went racing… It’s progressively harder these days for racing car designers to demonstrate true versatility. Formula 1 has greedily made itself the centre of everything, yet the very strictures of its regulations seem to stifle original thinking. As the...

Page 35 of December 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 2013

Rob Widdows

A fresh fixture for goodwood Members Only. A phrase you never want to see. Unless you are a Member. It was Groucho Marx who observed that he would refuse to join any club that would have him as a member. I know what he means, although I did start a Motor Club at school as a ruse to avoid playing cricket. That aside, the Goodwood Road Racing Club (GRRC) has no problem attracting members. In fact...

Page 27 of March 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, March 1966

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Charterhouse driving tests (February 6th) The driving test meeting of the Vintage S.C.C. at Charterhouse School is extremely enjoyable, for the setting is delightful and the boys, who marshal the tests, very keen. This year their Motor Club premises were open for inspection. a late-model vintage Clyno being in process of restoration and their Riley 9...

Page 7 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, October 2002

Whatley's Ensign clinches TGP crown

Seasoned British racer Mike Whatley secured the Thoroughbred Grand Prix title at Magny-Cours at the start of September. Whatley, who combines chairmanship of the 750 Motor Club with racing his Ensign N175, cannot now be caught in the points standings, with one race remaining at Estoril in October. He grabbed the crown with another class win in France, finishing half-a-minute clear of his nearest...

Page 64 of November 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1963

Continental notes

Activity on the Continent has now finished, as far as racing is concerned, but there is still plenty of news from the Continent and outstanding last month was the revelation of the new G.T. Ferrari. Every now and then we have to change our fixed ideas, that is those of us who do not grow old and misty-eyed and just as we now accept that a Grand Prix car has its engine at the back, or that to go...

Page 31 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, August 1996

Birth of a Legend

It is 40 summers since Jim Clark was coaxed into making his racing debut at Crimsoned. David Finlay revisited the site with Ian Scott Watson, the man who did the coaxing... Standing on a piece of dull Aberdeenshire countryside, shivering against the wind as it blasts off the North Sea, you might not at first realise that there was anything of particular motorsport significance going on, or that...

Page 4 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, February 1989

Club news

1989 VSCC fixtures at which paying spectators are welcome include Silverstone race meeting on April 15, Wiscombe hill-climb on May 14, Silverstone race meeting on June 24, Shelsley Walsh hill-climb on July 1, Oulton Park race meeting on July. 8-9, Prescott hill-climb on August 8, Cadwell Park race meeting on August 27 and Donington Park race meeting on September 23-24. Put the dates in your...

Page 107 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, January 2013

Playing to the masses

Ginetta used to be described as 'niche'. Not any longer. Thanks to owner Lawrence Tomlinson, the British sports car company is growing up fast By Ed Foster Ginetta chairman Lawrence Tomlinson leans forward and puts his mug of tea down. "The thing is," he says, "we're absolutely passionate about GT racing." It's a phrase you'd expect to read in a brochure, but anyone who knows Tomlinson will know...

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