Articles tagged Steering Wheel Club

Page 21 of December 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, December 1947

Fixtures for December

4th. — Vintage S.C.C. A.G.M., Heal's Restaurant 6th. — B.O.C. Annual Dinner, Grosvernor House. 7th. — Bently D.C. Guests' At-Home, Steering Wheel Club, 12 noon. 10th. — R.A.C. Meeting of the Clubs, Pall Mall. 27th. — Bentley D.C. Christmas Party, Dorchester Hotel.

Page 34 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1990

Obituary

John Morgan, known to his friends as 'Johnny', died last October, at the age of 84. This quiet, almost uncommunicative, man had more of great importance to do with motor racing than is generally realised, perhaps. He became associated with it early in 1925 and for many years ran the ambitious and innovative Junior Car Club as its Secretary, before taking on the same exacting task for the British...

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

An aside to Fangio

Sir, Just like Nigel Roebuck, I visited the wonderful Steering Wheel Club many times during the '60s, when I was selling cars for Jack Barclay in nearby Berkeley Square. And just like Nigel, I was also very privileged to have been introduced to the late maestro Juan Manuel Fangio, by my late good friend James Hunt. I drove my McLaren M1C Can-Am car in the GT race of the 1981 Dubai Grand Prix, and...

Page 10 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, February 1993

A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...

Page 21 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 2002

Graham

To win Monaco once is special. To win five times is incredible. To also win Indy and Le Mans is out of this world. This is how he did it... Streets, cars, fame, desireGraham Hill loved Monaco, and Monaco loved Graham Hill. Paul Fearnley examines the most famous driver/circuit relationship in motor racing Time was running out. On several levels. The most pressing problem, however, was to qualify....

Page 26 of February 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, February 1969

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Golden Jubilee of the Vintage Bentley—1969 Nineteen sixty-nine marks the Golden jubilee of the vintage Bentley car. Fifty years ago, in Chagford Street, near Baker Street, London, W. O. Bentley and his small team heard the roar of the first 3-litre engine. To celebrate this Golden Jubilee of the birth of the vintage Bentley, the Bentley Drivers' Club has...

Page 90 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, November 2010

'The morning I met the maestro'

Interviews with the great Juan Manuel Fangio were a rare treat, so our Editor-in-Chief wasted no time in getting to London in 1979 when the five-time World Champion was in townBy Nigel Roebuck I have often wondered what became of the fixtures and fittings and artefacts of The Steering Wheel Club. There were innumerable great photographs, but also more unconventional items, like the twisted...

Page 64 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, August 1997

Torque like an Egyptian

Giles Chapman talks to the people who created Egypt's only Le Mans contender - The Phoenix For Raymond and Neville Flower, and other colonials who treated Egypt as home, life would never be the same after 1956. Gamal Abdel Nasser had seized the Suez Canal and, as Britain and France declared him a tyrant, he sequestrated their assets in his country. The fact that the two brothers were trying to...

Page 12 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, February 1992

Farewell to a modest man

After 27 years as President of the British Racing Drivers' Club, the Hon. Gerald Lascelles is heading for Bergerac, snooker and his 4,000 jazz records These days motorsport is big business dominated by the need for maximum publicity, yet behind the scenes the quiet men still lurk to whom the satisfaction of a job well done far outweighs the volume of any tone others might pursue when blowing...

Page 31 of January 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, January 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Second Devoted To Old-Car Matters Vintage Mumm THE firmly established link between Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne and vintage cars was further cemented last year when Robin Wodehouse of Cock Russell Vintners, led a team of five vintage Lagondas to the cellars of G. H. Mumm in Reims to see the end of a great 1973 vintage. The five vintage and near-vintage Lagondas were quickly recognised as they...

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