Articles tagged R.A.C. Competitions Committee

Page 17 of July 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1945

Club News

WE HEAR Mr. Sheppard is building up quite a fleet of 2-cylinder Renault cars for future veteran events, and also possesses a 1910 Model-T Ford. Haining is disposing of his rebuilt 1928 "12/50 " Alvis and is completing another, based on a 1931 T.J. chassis. Meanwhile, his 1925 " 12/50 " Alvis motors as well as ever. F/Lt. C. M. Tait, who owned a 1987 14-litre Riley " Kestrel " before the war, is...

Page 14 of December 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 1966

Racing on the Isle of Man

—the R.A.C. disapprove LAST month I wrote about the possibility of holding the R.A.C. Tourist Trophy race on the Mountain Circuit in the Isle of Man, a circuit that is used twice a year for motorcycle racing, three weeks in June and two weeks in September. It is a circuit whose value is not only proven, but one that is fully geared to racing, as regards marshalling, control, medical facilities,...

Page 11 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1944

On a mild disturbance in the Midlands

During February 1944, that wartime-formed body, the Midland Motoring Enthusiasts' Club, published, in the motoring Press, an invitation to the secretaries of the various motoring clubs to attend a meeting at which it was proposed to discuss a scheme which the MMEC had formulated in an attempt to reorganise the Sport after the war, and generally further motorists' interests. Twelve clubs were...

Page 7 of December 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1945

BRDC Bulletin

Some time ago we stated that the secretary of the B.R.D.C. had left no address to which communications could be forwarded, but now that a meeting has been held under the chairmanship of Lord Howe, and H. J. Morgan has agreed to be acting secretary, letters can be sent on. However, to avoid unnecessary work, we feel it advisable to remind new readers that B.R.D.C. membership was, before the war,...

Page 7 of May 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1943

The second Motor-Racing Brains Trust

The second Motor-Racing Brains Trust went off successfully at the Rembrandt Rooms on March 28th, and every credit is due to Messrs. Capon, Rivers-Fletcher and Peter Clark for organising it. The 150 tickets which were available were all sold, and everybody who is anybody in our world who could attend did so. At the luncheon preceding the brains session, Capt. A. W. Philips was in the chair. Rivers...

Page 13 of January 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, January 1948

The Meeting Of The Clubs

On December 10th the R.A.C. Competitions Committee (hereinafter called the C.C.) held its 1947 meeting of the Clubs, which was well attended and in many ways resembled the previous year's meeting. [Our comments in the following report appear within square brackets.] The Chairman of the R.A.C. opened the meeting and Major Dixon-Spain gave an account of all the C.C. had done for the Sport last...

Page 11 of March 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1945


TWELFTH "REMBRANDT" AMMIER extremely successful enthusiasts' gathering happened, thanks to A. F. Rivers-Fletcher and his wife, at the Rembrandt Hotel on e February 11th, some 150 persons attending the lunch and the "To Start You Talking "feature. E. C. Gordon England was in the chair, and he reminded us what good fun motor racing was, and suggested that, quite apart from national prestige,...

Page 7 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1945


ON THE FUTURE OF THE SPORT THE future of the Sport is terribly difficult to foresee at present, but at least we know that " Jackie " Masters, Leslie Wilson, Fred Craner and H. J. Morgan are reasonably optimistic, so there is every reason to hope for an early resumption of M.C.C. trials, Shelsley Walsh, Donington Mid J.C.C. events after hostilities cease. What many people seem more concerned about...

Page 28 of June 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1952

The "Motor Sport" Clubs' Challenge Trophy

The first round of the 1952 Motor Sport Clubs' Challenge Trophy took place at the VSCC Silverstone Meeting on May 3rd. The sports-cars which qualified to compete in this five-lap handicap, which is virtually a "winner's race," were RHB Mason's 41/2-litre Bentley and HJ Wilmshurst's slightly-older 41/2-litre Bentley (on the 1 min 13 sec mark), Len Gibbs' Riley Nine (1 min 5 sec), GHG Burton's 41/2...

Page 28 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1949

Bouquets and Brickbats

The Third Meeting of the Clubs, held at the R.A.C. on November 18th, gave organisers and competitors a chance to hand the R.A.C. Competitions Committee verbal bouquets, followed by numerous brickbats. The meeting was opened by Prof. R. G. H. Clements, M.C., Minst.C.E. (Senior Vice-Chairman, R.A.C.). In his opening remarks he spoke at length about the vast undertaking that Silverstone represented...



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