Articles tagged National Trust

Page 44 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1975

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS Names on Racing Cars WE SAW recently the present trend for carrying advertising on racing cars swing back on those who use motor racing as their publicity media, when the BBC threatened to abandon their TV coverage of the International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone if the Durex-sponsored Lola T400 ran in the Shellsport European Formula 5000 race. They felt...

Page 37 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, September 1982


Christopher Jennings, MBE Lt.-Col. Christopher Jennings died recently at the age of 71. He was the Editor of The Motor from 1946 to 1960, and came to that journal with long experience of the Motor Industry, having been with Riley (Coventry) Ltd. from 1931, before becoming Midlands Editor of The Motor by 1937. The war interfered with Jennings' journalistic career, and he served instead with REME...

Page 91 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, July 1996

VSCC Fringe Trial

In May the VSCC took in the pleasing terrain on the fringe of the Lincolnshire Wolds for an appropriately named trial 64 drivers entered, a 1935 SS, a 1922 Vauxhall, a Crossley, a big Humber, Miss Arnold-Forster's Alvis, Sudjic's Bugatti, a vintage 41/2-litre Bentley, a Talbot and another Alvis non-started; perhaps they did not have need to fear, because only Harris's Fiat 1100 and Miller's...

Page 56 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 1991

VSCC Lakeland Trial

The VSCC scenario moved to the tough terrain of the Lake District for a difficult, therefore enjoyable, trial on November 11th. The 77 competitors had to sign on at either Bassenthwaite Lake or at Llanthwaite Green, which they did in ideal trials' weather, overnight rain having changed to some daytime drizzle. That the sections would be challenging was forecast when the officials cancelled that...

Page 111 of August 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, August 2006

Marcus Pye

Visiting his friends in the North gives Marcus a preview of a historic Lotus rebuild and a tense few minutes at the helm of a pre-war V12 behemoth Northumberland: The chance to talk cars with connoisseurs is always to be seized, particularly over a convivial lunch in one of Britain’s most beautiful regions. Nick Rossi and Peter Golding have been pals since schooldays spent whizzing round in T-...

Page 66 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1966

Book Reviews

"Great Mysteries of the Air," by Ralph Barker. 211 pp. 8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (Chatto & Windus, 40 William IV Street, London, W.C.2. 25s.) Having criticised books like Robert Daly's "The Cruel Sport" because they harp on motor racing's dangers and fatal accidents, I should condemn this book about record-breaking, Civil and Service, aeroplanes which failed to return. But the author writes...

Page 66 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1988

BMWs and Bira

Sir, I was interested to read DSJ's article about Gillie Tyree and NKA 9. I can well remember him passing my parents' house on the A59 on Sunday mornings, testing the car from his garage in Lydiate during 1950-51; I can't imagine that happening now! Secondly, I write from a National Trust property, formerly the home of the Colchester-Wemyss family who during the early 1900s provided accommodation...

Page 45 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, May 1983

A day in the life of a Ford Sierra 2.3 Ghia

Having remarked that to the enthusiast motoring should be as satisfying as the cars in which it is conducted, when the top-model of the Ford Sierra range, in the form of a luxury-equipped 2.3-litre Sierra Ghia 5 door Hatchback came along for test, having reported favourably on the 1.6L Sierra last December, I thought it expedient to comment on its suitability for a long day's haul instead of...

Page 48 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1976

Cars in books

Having referred recently to a country side book in which the author admitted to using an early Austin 7 for her travels, I was amused when, after reading only as far as the first page of James Lees-Milne's "Ancestral Voices" (Chatto & Windus, 1975), I came upon mention of another aged Austin. The book describes how the author, invalided out of the war and working for the National Trust, went...

Page 35 of May 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1961

The 1961 R.A.C. Guide and Handbook

" Handy-bility " is the keynote of the Royal Automobile Club's 1961 Guide and Handbook which has made its appearance in a bright " new look " three-colour cover and new page format. For the first time since its original publication in 1904, this million-word manual—claimed to be the World's most comprehensive travel encyclopaedia—has distinctive contemporary cover designed both to please the eye...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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