Articles tagged Salop Steam Engine Society

Page 40 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, October 1970

Vintage tailpiece

Steam at Bishop's Castle (August 31st) I like to go to at least one traction-engine rally and one flying display a year, if the opportunity arises. This is good for one's sense of proportion, apart from the obvious contrast between such events. This year it came to the late summer Bank Holiday and I'd not done either, when I remembered that the County of Salop Steam Engine Society's Rally...

Page 87 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, December 1983

Out of the past

An unusual and intriguing correspondence took root in the Daily Telegraph recently. It was started by a Miss E. A. Locke who wrote to say she had held a driving licence for 55 years. This evoked quite a response from other venerable motoring ladies. A Mrs Roche put in a claim on behalf of her grandmother, who has been motoring since June 1911 and still, the letter explained, drives most days at...

Page 98 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, July 1986

V-to-C Miscellany

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death. at the age of 82, of Alec Ulmann, in a Long Island hospital Ulmann was a pioneer of sports car racing in North America. founding the 12-hour Sebring Grand Prix of Endurance, and as an engineer and innovator, particularly on the aviation side, he was a valued member of Briggs Cunningham's Le Mans team. He also founded the Hispano Suiza Society and his...

Page 25 of August 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1982


A BROOKLANDS SOCIETY ANNOUNCEMENT During the 75th. Anniversary Re-Union in June, to commemorate the opening in 1907 of Brooklands Motor Course (see report on page 1026), Peter Rixidis of Brooklands Track Ltd. made the following announcement about the purchase of 40 acres of the more interesting parts now remaining of the old Track, which the Society has been trying to accomplish for some...

Page 35 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1973

Engines at Bishop's Castle

Regular readers will know that occasionally I like to visit an air-display and a traction-engine rally, to keep a sense of proportion. For anyone with these sentiments living near the Midlands, the August Bank Holiday rally of the County of Salop Steam Engine Society at Bishop's Castle is an excellent means of fulfilling one of these aims. Nowadays such a rally has not only the tractions but such...

Page 70 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1982


STEAM TRACTION ON THE ROAD This year's Bishops Castle Traction Engine Rally was as comprehensive as ever and extremely well supported, the ring being lined with spectators even during the heavy rain showers that fell on August Bank Holiday Monday. On the Saturday, to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Salop Steam Engine Society's formation, the engines had undertaken a Road Run from Church...


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



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