Articles tagged Alvis

Page 76 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1984

Vintage Postbag

VSCC will help Sir, Prompted by DSJ's excellent and timely piece on replicas and fakes in your February issue, I am moved to point out that the phrase "VSCC accepted" is one to of which to beware when it appears in advertisers' blurb. The VSCC can have no control over what advertisers put in their copy. Nor does the Club often issue certificates of anything in connection with old cars, knowing...

Page 75 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, March 1984

Borgeson on Miller

The history of the Miller racing cars which contributed such an important part to the American racing scene has been fully covered in the book written by Mark Dee, which for some reason or other has not come the way of this reviewer. I have heard enough about Miller history, however, to believe that nothing else on the subject is called for. So it came as a surprise to find an article on various...

Page 40 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters ⁂ Sir, In reference to Harry Hawker's Mercedes-Sunbeam aero engined special — you say that after Hawker's death in 1921 the car disappeared. Well, not according to an article in the Riley Record of July 1934. I quote: "a representative of the Riley Record recently discovered what must be one of the biggest cars in everyday use, the car which is the property of...

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Cars I have owned

[Here is another article of this popular series, this time by peter clark, a truly versatile amateur, well known for his le mans successes with the h.r.g., his trials exploits and his interest in edwardians.—ed.] My first velocipede was a B.S.A. three-wheeler sports, chiefly notable in that it was bought (secondhand) from H. M. Bentley and Partners. It was not very fast, about 65 flat out, but...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters Looking back at VSCC Silverstone The second VSCC Silverstone Meeting was plagued by heavy rain showers, which was unfortunate, because there was a record entry and because the wet track was directly responsible for the Bentley-Napier leaving the course and being badly damaged, with David Llewellyn being slightly injured. The traditional races at this meeting...

Page 38 of September 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 1951


Sir, Surely Mr. A. K. Clerk's letter is a rather unjustifiable attack on Mr. Aidington for writing in praise of a car in which he is interested. The power unit of the Frazer-Nash may be out of date, but in 1937 the 2-litre 328 F.N.-B.M.W. was timed at 103 m.p.h. against the 115 m.p.h. of the 1951 3i-litre Jaguar XK 120, and it was also two seconds faster from 0-70 m.p.h.. than the larger car....

Page 28 of February 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, February 1933


CONTINENTAL NOTES. ECORD ENTRY AT SINGLE FEES FOR LE MANS ENGLAND REPRESENTED BY ALTA, ALVIS, ASTON-MARTIN, AUSTIN, M.G, RILEY AND TALBOT. In spite of the gradual revival of "Grand Prix" racing having its inevitable effect of a reduction in the number of "sports car" events, the 24 Hour Race at Le Mans continues to draw a large entry. Indeed, this race together with the Italian 1,000 Miles and...

Page 3 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, April 1947

Reports of Recent Events

Southampton M.C. President's Trophy Trial The finalised results are now to hand. Imhof (Allard) won the unlimited class, not Burgess as we stated last month, but Burgess's Allard took the Committee Cup. Imhof did not take a 1st Award, having won his class, and additional awards are a 2nd Class to Welfare's Austin Seven and the Team Award to the Allard "Candidi Provocatores" team driven by Imhof,...

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A FURTHER SELECTION OF OUR READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED FOR SALE Axles, front and rear for Riley Nine Austin body, 1927, four-seater, aluminium Austin Seven :1929 engine and gearbox. Magneto ignition, engine, chassis, complete 3-speed gearbox, Austin special chassis frame Amilear 8.9 h.p. Type C.H.S. Not run in since being rebored, awl fitted with special alloy pietone. Crankshaft,...

Page 34 of January 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, January 1934


Future of the T.T. Races. at THE Royal Automobile Club are at present deliberating the future of the Ulster race, and have asked the opinions of manufacturers, past competitors and other interested parties as to the form that the 1934 event should take. This scheme cannot fail to do good, and I hope that the suggestions received will give material for a more widely supported event. A change which...



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