Articles tagged Senior Service

Page 39 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1965


An Interesting Experiment OULTON PARK, May 1st. AFTER some rather uninspiring years at Goodwood, the T.T. moved to the pleasant parkland circuit at Oulton Park for this year's race, and was organised by the B.A.R.C. for the R.A.C., with the co-operation of the Cheshire Car Circuit Ltd., and financed by the Senior Service cigarette company. Somehow, the idea of a T.T. race on anything other than a...

Page 58 of August 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, August 1962

Scott-Brown Memorial Trophy Meeting (July 15th)

The World Championship leader Graham Hill provided practically all the excitement in an otherwise damp and cold Snetterton. His drives in the U.D.T.-Laystall Lotus Monte Carlo and John Coombs' 3.8 Jaguar, during which he well and truly broke lap records for both classes, gave spectators their money's worth. The F.J. race which opened the meeting was run in fine drizzle on a wet track, which...

Page 37 of July 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1971

Martini Trophy

Hezemans Darts to victory Silverstone, June 5th. Two-litre sports-car racing at its very best came to Britain early in June when the Aston Martin Owners' Club ran their major meeting of the year, the Martini Trophy, around the European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship. The two-part Martini race itself was the third round of the series, which was instigated last year, and the first ever to be held...

Page 66 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 1971

Hillrally comment

Sir, You seem to have missed some points in your excellent report on the "Senior Service Hillrally" (Rumblings, Motor Sport, June, 1971). As you quite rightly state, there's nothing new, in this country at any rate, about four-wheel-drive events, but at these events vehicles, although quite carefully scrutineered, are not required to have rollover bars, full safety harness or pay a prohibitive £...

Page 26 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, September 1971

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Tobacco race in South Africa South African motor racing centres around the annual Formula One Championship which comprises about eight keenly-contested races held mainly in South Africa itself but others in Rhodesia and Mozambique. In the last three or four years the whole thing has centred round two men—John Love from Bulawayo in Rhodesia and Dave Charlton who lives just a couple of miles from...

Page 13 of December 1929 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 1929


BEHIND HE SCENES An interview with Mr. T. G. John, Managing Director of the Alvis Company. AS the Alvis concern have, since the war, been so much to the fore in the development of the really fast light car in this country, it was with special interest that we called On Mr. T. G. John recently to obtain his views on things in general, and sports cars in particular. Mr. John, who founded the .Alvis...

Page 19 of June 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, June 1941

We hear some more...

That Capt. Cowell, now serving overseas with the R.A.S.C., was married recently to Miss Diana Carpenter. Cowell used to race the Winterbottom Alta and put up very fast road runs in a 2-litre sports Alta and Miss Carpenter drove a 1,100 c.c. Fiat saloon to the limit of its capacity and narrowly missed acquiring a Frazer-Nash recently. George Chaplin, of fast. "Chummy" Austin and T.T. Austin fame,...

Page 7 of March 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, March 1965

Matters of moment

B.M.C. Achievements Congratulations to the British Motor Corporation for producing a Mini-Cooper (Castrol-lubricated, Dunlop-shod and retarded when necessary by Ferodo) capable of winning outright one of the toughest-ever Monte Carlo Rallies and, at the opposite extreme, finding 1,000,000 customers for this famous car and its derivatives. Variety in racing In the past we have criticised too many...

Page 59 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, December 1972

The Welsh Hill Rally

(October 21st/22nd) The first Welsh Hill Rally, primarily for 4 x 4 vehicles, took place in May last year, sponsored by Senior Service, who repeated it in September with an International event on the same lines, i.e. with difficult observed sections which were timed as well as having to be "cleaned", as distinct from the excellent but more trials-pattern events organised by the All Wheel Drive...

Page 16 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1965


ONE of the highlights of recent weeks was the appearance and performance of Bruce McLaren's Oldsmobile-engined sports car fitted with the Ferguson torque-converter, built to Tera-Mala patents. Its failure in the Tourist Trophy was nothing to do with the design and operation of the transmission system, but purely a mechanical failure of an oil seal. Such torque-converters are by no means new, but...


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