Articles tagged Motor Club

Page 26 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1984

"Restoration boom is over" says Oldham and Crowther

Ten years ago this month Motor Sport published a lengthy feature article on Oldham & Crowther, a Peterborough company which was rapidly acquiring a fine reputation for restoring jaguar sports cars. This article, say Ruth Oldham and Martin Crowther, was instrumental in getting the classic car restoration business started, bringing a flood of business from enthusiasts who wanted their XKs...

Page 64 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, May 1967

The cost of motoring sport

5: Single-seater club racing No matter how popular saloon car racing becomes, the added excitement of single-seaters will always ensure the survival of one or more formulae at club level. In fact, though it is now possible to race an 850 Mini for as little as £200 the monoposto classes are flourishing, so obviously the credit squeeze has not done anything to depress the generally wide base of...

Page 34 of July 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, July 1949

Club News

We Hear At the recent Melbourne Motor Show, which was Australia's first post-war International motor exhibition, the exhibits included a 1903 MacIntyre Horseless Buggy, the first all-Australian car in the form of a 1906 Tarrant, and a number of sports and racing cars, ranging from a 1908 18-litre Mercédès to a Q-type M.G. A Standard Estate car was supplied recently to H.R.H. the Duke of...

Page 23 of October 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1965

Veteran- Edwardian- Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Madresfield Driving Tests (Sept. 12th) The Driving Tests and Concours d'Elegance which the Vintage S.C.C. holds at Madresfield, by permission of the Rt. Hon. Earl Beauchamp and Mr. H. R. Tolley, who place the tarmac Gloucester Drive at the Club's disposal, take place in delightful surroundings and with commendable informality. And on historic ground,...

Page 39 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, November 1982


750 MC RELAY SILVERSTONE ONLY a week alter the OttIton Park event. the 750 Motor Club held their annual Six hour relay race at Silverstone. It was on an altogether bigger scale, fielding 27 teams of from four to six cars. With six hours racing over the short Club circuit. lap totals were bound to be high, and the handicap figures reflected this. The Chevron team were again on scratch, while at...

Page 29 of January 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, January 1975

Around and About

Around and About The Fiat 131 Mirafiori FIAT'S penetration of the European car market dropped from a peak of 13.7% in 1971-1972 to 11% in 1973, figures which were worrying to the Turin company, for once the rot starts it tends to accelerate. They put the deterioration down to depleted sales of the long-in-the-tooth 124 series, introduced in 1966 and of which two million have been built in Italy...

Page 96 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, April 2008

When Brands was hatched

Motor Sport couldn’t help but delve into a new book by Chas Parker on the history of the Kent circuit. Here we present an extract from the 1950s, when the grass track was paved over, Druids corner was added and the cars started racing clockwise 1950 * Victory in the first-ever car race at the circuit on April 16 went to Don Parker, driving a JAP-engined Parker Special. * Stirling Moss won all...

Page 60 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1999

One giant leap

When Ford dropped a rorty competition engine into a compact family car called Escort, it created a new breed of rally winner overnight. John Davenport was there. In the summer of 1967, Tony Fall and Mike Wood won the Danube Rally, a counter in the European Rally Championship, driving a BMC 1800. Irreverently known as the 'Land Crab' this uncharismatic rally car came home ahead of Renault R8...

Page 8 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 2001

Events of note

September 29 Oulton Park (GB) Cheshire track hosts last 2001 BARC Classic Race Meeting. Tel: 01264 882200 29/30 Dijon-Prenois (F) Force's Formula 5000 Transatlantic Challenge heads off to France. 29/30 Imola (I) HGPCA races for Pre-61 and Pre-66 GP Cars top the weekend. 30 Donington Park (GB) Aston Martin Owners' Club returns for its second meeting at this East Midlands venue. Tel: 01865...

Page 30 of April 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1978

British club racing 1978

Another fascinating, if overcrowded, calendar British club racing has now reached the stage where there are more clubs organising more races for a greater variety of racing cars, which in turn require far more championships, than has ever been known before in the history of the sport. New formulae are being introduced all the time, few, if any, are being killed off, and we are now re-introducing...



November 2019
Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.



The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.


Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It