Articles tagged Alex Boswell

Page 84 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, April 1996

VSCC Pomeroy Memorial Trophy

Some 77 entrants amassed at Silverstone for" The Porn" on February 24, in cars ranging from R Barnett's 1911 7-litre Knox to G Moore's 1993 5.7-litre Chevrolet. The object of the event, nominally, was to discover, by various ingenious driving tests, the best all-round touring car. In reality the idea was to do something interesting with Silver stone's excellent track at a time of year when to run...

Page 79 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1994

Hannen fodder

The traditional June Silverstone VSCC meeting was the penultimate event to be held on the old club circuit, prior to the various F1-instigated revisions, and featured an all-ERA (or ERA-engined) race to commemorate the Bourne marques 60th anniversary. The opening event, for the Bill Phillips Trophy proved some consolation for Martin Stretton. Having suffered an engine failure at the wheel of...

Page 62 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, February 1994

A whiff of old Brooklands

The Young Special When a respected monthly motoring contemporary published a picture of Tom Walker's Young Special at the VSCC Donington Park race meeting last year it bore a caption suggesting that this car has "the double disadvantage of having a Frazer Nash chassis and a one-off engine which was built for Brooklands but never even got off the line there." This caused me to raise an eyebrow (in...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 72 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1999

Coys International Historic Festival preview

Only the GP pulls bigger crowds to Silverstone. Marcus Pye explains why the biggest ever BRM gathering is just one of the reasons you should attend. Fifty years of BRM is the central theme of the British Racing Driver's Club's Coy's International Historic Festival, presented by Chrysler, from July 30 - August 1, and by an extraordinary coincidence the final day of this great celebration would...

Page 61 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, September 1992

VSCC Mallory Park Meeting

Le Mans and F1 having restricted space, here is a summary of what happened at the VSCC racing at the much-acclaimed Mallory Park circuit on July 5. The first race at this Williams Trophy Meeting was won by Davie (Riley), from the hard-tryer Roscoe in his 4.3 Alvis and Thompson in his Lagonda, the last-named making best lap speed, 0.5mph quicker than the two cars which led him home. Alex Boswell...

Page 68 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1989

A good day's racing

It's hard to imagine a more picturesque setting then Cadwell Park, the ebb and flow of the circuit allowing all the drivers to show off their skills and machinery to an appreciative crowd. The Austin 7 of Frank Hernandez led away the opening race for the Spero and Voiturette Trophies, followed closely by Barry Foster's MG and Freddie Giles in his Morgan GN, who both demoted him on lap four to...

Page 48 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 2004

Complex inferiority

In 1924, Delage unveiled France's new Grand Prix hope. Its sophisticated V12 engine promised much but in vain, as Anthony Pritchard explains Amongst the exotic noises at the 2003 Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the sweetest came from the Brooklands Paddock behind the stables. A high, multi-cylinder rasp, it spoke not with an Italian accent, but with a French one, for it came from Lukas Hüni's...

Page 67 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, October 1992

The End Of An Era?

After an enforced absence in 1991, the VSCC's Richard Seaman Trophy meeting returned to OuIton Park on August 22/23 for what sadly looks like being the final running at its traditional home, following Brands Hatch Circuits' introduction of a controversial grading system for meetings in 1993. For this event, the club was successful in obtaining last-minute dispensation from the RAC to revert to...

Page 68 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1992

Stretton stumped

Cadwell Park hosted the VSCC's final race meeting of the year, the event moving from its traditional August Bank Holiday slot to September 20. With the Williams Trophy now having moved to Mallory Park, the main race was for Pre-War Racing Cars, supported by John Scott & Partners. Considerable interest centred on Martin Stretton's chances of challenging traditional ERA supremacy in this class...

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