Articles tagged Vintage Sports-Car Club

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Historic racing news

VSCC celebrates in style New events mark club’s 80th anniversary | By Paul Lawrence The Vintage Sports-Car Club will celebrate its 80th anniversary season with a week-long programme of events in early August, starting at Prescott and then moving to the East of England Showground at Peterborough. The annual VSCC hillclimb at Prescott has been extended to three days this year and on Friday August...

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Party time for VSCC & ERA

The Vintage Sports-Car Club will mark the 80th year of both the club and the ERA marque with a race dedicated to ERAs during its annual Spring Start race meeting at Silverstone on April 12/13. It is 10 years since the last ERA-only race at Donington Park, which headlined the 70th anniversary of the club and the marque. “We hope to attract a full grid of ERAs and associated derivatives from all...

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LES 124 HEURES DU MANS

In case any of my readers leap to the conclusion that we have been guilty of a misprint before getting further even than the title, I would explain that the above is not my estimate of the time for which the cars were racing at Le Mans, but an approximate assessment of the time I myself spent in the vicinity on the occasion of the Grand Prix d'Endurance. I say in the vicinity advisedly, because I...

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A History of the Armstrong Siddeley Car

[The Armstrong Siddeley, made by the famous Coventry company which has built outstanding aeroplane engines since the first World War and still, of course, in production, is a somewhat neglected make, so far as the older models are concerned. No club exists to cater for these cars. Very few are to be found amongst members of the Vintage Sports-Car Club. Sometimes the early versions are dismissed...

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On Joining a Club

At this time of year, when the appearance of the first primroses and new petrol ration books instill a desire to get out on the road, the question of whether or not to join a club presents itself to new followers of the Sport. From letters we receive, much confusion seems to exist in the minds of such persons as to which clubs will best suit individual requirements and what advantages are to be...

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Marcus Pye's Diary

MAWP hails Cooper's forthcoming 60th year and ponders the current plethora of historic motorsport meetings July 2006:  The Cooper Car Co's almost unparalleled contribution to motorsport and to Great Britain's production racing car industry is sure to be in the spotlight at next summer's star-studded events. Justly so, for in July it will be 60 years since the prototype Mark 1 '500' — built around...

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VSCC Pomeroy Trophy

(Feb. 28th) The Vintage Sports-Car Club's Pomeroy Trophy contest, which by means of a series of timed tests at Silverstone purports to find the ideal touring car of any age by means of a handicap formula, was held this year on February 28th and the 65 entries ranged from a 1918 Brooklands Straker-Squire to a 1975 264GL Volvo. In the standard class there was a 1954 D-type Jaguar, OKV 3, driven by...

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Veteran to classic

Repeat run The 750 Motor Club held its very first run n 1939, when 24 Austin 7s were led from Virginia Water to Newlands Corner by founder and Motor Sport Editor Bill Boddy and his A7 henchman Tom Lush in a Ruby. This was remembered on April 2 this year when the Brooklands Section made a repeat run in the opposite direction, with a treasure-hunt in the morning, lunch at the impressive Holloway...

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Veteran to classic -- VSCC Silverstone

Vintage Sports-Car Club racing opened at a cold "new Silverstone" on April 20, using the 1.7-mile National circuit, the 10-race programme oversubscribed, with 286 entrants. After the customary 30 minute High Speed Trial, in which only Walker's 1935 Alvis retired and Bowles' TT Ford V8, Mrs Monro's big Alvis and Beattie's Frazer Nash failed to attain their qualifying requirements, the Fox &...

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veteran edwardian vintage

VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD CAR MATTERS A Possible Yardstick THOSE in the fortunate position of being able to afford to buy a good vintage, post-vintage thoroughbred or classic car have a difficult choice to make, as study of the many very covetable examples advertised each month in MOTOR SPORT underlines. For those in this difficult position there is a possible yardstick...

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