Articles tagged Vintage Club

Page 24 of August 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1966

The racing at Rouen

ROUEN, FRANCE, July 10th AT the Reims meeting the Formula Two and Formula Three races had been the supporting events, but at Rouen they were the main attractions and as support the V.S.C.C., in conjunction with their French equivalent, organised an Historic Car Race, which to many eyes was the major attraction! The Formula Two race was the third round in the French series, further events being...

Page 38 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1986

Letter from Imola

From D.S.J. to the Deputy Editor Dear M.L. As mentioned in my last letter I was due to spend a couple of days at Silverstone "messin' about with old cars" and this duly happened. The Friday afternoon was the Vintage Club's test day, prior to their April race meeting, and it was a splendid afternoon with all manner of old racing cars in the paddock and out on the track. They were nearly all pure...

Page 48 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, September 1954

Private Flying Notes

Mid-June and the National Air Races are now some way behind us, but although the racing itself was less interesting than usual, the meeting, held at Baginton Aerodrome Coventry, on the 18th and 19th, warrants some comment. From an appreciative enthusiast's viewpoint, the display was one of the best seen, not because of any particularly outstanding acts, but because of the comprehensive range of...

Page 22 of May 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1937

Club News

eta4 /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB An extremely successful opening rally was held on April 11th. Thirty-two cars gathered at "The George," Huntingdon, where lunch was taken in a very pleasant room reserved for the dub, and dominated by the club radiator badge. The Bugattis present were drawn up along one side of the hotel yard, and comprised the following: "Black Bess," the 1913 chain-drive 5-litre...

Page 52 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1950


THOSE WHITE ELEPHANTS ! Sir, I read with interest and appreciation your sympathetic report on the second V.S.C.C. Silverstone meeting, but would like to extend your remarks about the Seaman Trophy and the qualification of tars like E.R.A. as "historic racing cars." It you will cast your mind back you will remember that there is always a period When a given type of car is obsolescent, in that it...

Page 8 of January 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1941

Cars I have owned

 [THIS TIME BY CECIL CLUTTON, WHO INCLUDES SOME OF COL. CLUTTON'S CARS. HIS FATHER IS, OF COURSE, A VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE VINTAGE S.C.C., AND ONE OF THE KEENEST OF MOTORISTS.—ED.] IT is with some hesitation that I follow upon the fascinating articles which have already appeared in this series— more especially remembering Mr. Cooper's delightful "Scuderia Impecuniosa."  Furthermore, my pen has...

Page 42 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, November 1964

Cars in books

From "Summoned By Bells," by John Betjemann (John Murray, 1960) we discover that Betjemann remembers a Delaunay-Belleville crawling up West Hill, Highgate in its noisy bottom gear, prior to World War One, that a school fellow of his at Marlborough read The Autocar, so that Fords, Lancias, a 6-ton Sentinel and a Frazer Nash (which Betjemann hyphenates, risking the wrath of Thirlbv!) were noted...

Page 22 of July 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, July 1965

Vintage postbag

Austin v. the Flat-Twin Sir, Sir Herbert Austin may not have liked 2-cylinder engines, and I know many people would agree with him without even a trial drive, but surely in this age of higher and higher engine speeds there is much to be said for the unhurried gait of the 2-cylinder, even if it is only a sense of high-geared well-being and unflappability in the best vintage tradition to contrast...

Page 12 of April 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, April 1940

Cars I have owned

 [Donald Monro, whose extremely cheery countenance is a prominent feature of Bugatti Owners' Club meetings, has made motoring one of his chief relaxations, an interest which Mrs. Monro largely shares. Knowing that he keeps very careful records of the performance and behaviour of his cars, we asked him to let us have an account of all those that he has adopted, or, as Monro himself would have it,...

Page 46 of December 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1957

Letters From Readers

N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. Railton Enthusiasts Sir, I was glad to see Mr. Landall-Smith's courteous and constructive reply to my letter, and also to note that they have now decided not to bar the Brough Superiors and other Hudson Specials from their Club, as I feel sure that they will be glad to...



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



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