Articles tagged Alice Springs

Page 48 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, August 1976

Type-W Minerva

Sir, I was interested to read the reference in V-E-V Miscellany in the May issue about a 1910/11 Type-W Minerva having recently changed hands in Australia. This is undoubtedly the vehicle which I recently purchased off a chap in Victoria, and, as you say, it most definitely has some vital parts missing. This chassis (all traces of bodywork have long since disappeared) was pulled out of the bush...

Page 21 of November 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 1953

Club News

Tough Mighty Tough! The following appeared in a Sydney daily newspaper:-- "Alice Springs, Wednesday. -- A Redex trial competitor never knows what equipment he will need outback -- one man solved a fuel problem with a shotgun. "He shot a crow, dissected it, removed its windpipe, slipped it over the fuel pipe fracture and went on his way with no more fuel worries." Welsh Counties C.C. The...

Page 44 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1976

Belated book review

A VSCC member has lent me "Australia Through The Windscreen" (Angus St Robertson, 1939), which can be construed as a motoring book and therefore one which merits a "Belated Book Review". The author, William Hatfield, had been asked to drive the then-new Hillman Minx (in 1932) round Australia to prove that this new British small car, with a track of 4 ft. where the Australians were used to a track...

Page 50 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 2003

Marc of respect

In a career knocked back by two big shunts — and finished off by a third — Marc Surer earned more praise than points. Tim Scott tells a story of fortitude, misfortune and missed chances In the calm after the storm of a grand prix, Marc Surer sat still for a moment in his hire car. And then just drove. Out of the paddock compound, through the city outskirts, heading towards a vast wilderness. "I...

Page 54 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1951

Club News

Club News WE HEAR Quite a number of interesting cars were encountered recently, notably a large vintage Panhard Lavassor saloon on the Embankment, an " 8.3" Renault in Gloucester, a hoodless Austin Twelve tourer Of the "railway door handle" era, full of family, and a Bean Twelve tourer near Prescott, a long-tailed genuine Boyd Carpenter Austin Seven and a yellow-wheeled " 12/24" de Dion Bouton...

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