Articles tagged Alvis Speed

Page 26 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1970

VSCC Silverstone Meeting (July 18th)

The Vintage SCC held another successful race meeting at Silverstone last month, in sunshine, without accidents, but with enough exciting incidents and close racing to hold the interest of those present, but with Neil Corner not on winning form, while the ERAs were mainly non-runners. The traditional one-hour high-speed trial opened the day's sport, 17 drivers qualifying for awards, including...

Page 64 of November 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1967

The Norris Specials

* The Norris Specials Sir, Your report of the Vintage Prescott Meeting refers to my Norris Special Frazer Nash " now with Alvis Speed 25 engine." Far be it for me to suggest that your information is thirty years adrift, I must point out that the Norris Brothers installed the _Speed 25 engine in this car in 1937. Perhaps you are mistaking my car for the VintageNorris Special, now owned by John...

Page 46 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1980

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS VSCC Silverstone — Moffatt (Bugatti) Wins ltala Trophy THE VINTAGE Sports Car Club opened its 1980 racing season at Silverstone (Club circuit) on April 26th, with 153 entries (one fewer than last year), well-filled grandstands, and the rain holding off, a good omen for this Club's future race meetings — at Oulton Park on June 14th (...

Page 24 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Driving Tests, Oxford (January 31st) The Vintage SCC has alternated pleasant driving-test venues with some very dreary ones, like the Slough Trading Estate, Blackbushe in the snow and Silverstone in December. But a BMC car park at Cowley in teeming rain, this year's substitute for Charterhouse, was scarcely any better. However, VSCC members are gluttons...

Page 66 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Speed Trials

VSCC Curborough On the cold but dry afternoon on May 5 the VSCC held its annual speedtrials at the Shenstone & DCC's Curborough course near Lichfield. More a continuous driving test than a traditional speed-trial, it nevertheless brings out the vintage racing-cars, with 900 yards over which to extend them, when they are not reined-in for the corners of the loop. Moreover, there was a chance...

Page 52 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, April 1976

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...

Page 65 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, March 1993

VSCC at play in Weybridge

The Vintage Sports Car Club took its winter driving-tests to Brooklands on January 13; rather early in the year, weather-wise for such frolics, you might think. Then think again. The tests for the Monte Carlo Rally used to be practised there before the war, and the JCC held its DTs at the track in February, experiencing snow on one occasion. Anyway, 80 entries were received by the VSCC, proving...

Page 34 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, April 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters VSCC Pomeroy Trophy INTENDED to define the best all-round touring-car of the meeting and the only one in which modern cars mingle with the prewar variety in VSCC affairs, the Pomeroy is less of a pointer than once was the case, because the road section has been abandoned, while this year a defect in the Shell/BP Racing Service petrol pump in the Paddock also...

Page 46 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1971

How fast did they go?

Sir, I was interested in Mr. Day's letter about the 4.3-litre Alvis. A saloon model of this car was tested by The Autocar in 1939 and reached 60 m.p.h. in 13.1 seconds and 70 in 18.0. This was very good going for those days, especially when one notes that the weight, without passengers, was almost 38 cwt. and testing was carried out on the notoriously bad surface at Brooklands Track. Figures...

Page 72 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1986

VSCC 1st Silverstone

The Vintage SCC's first Silverstone Race Meeting of this year, on April 19th, had both sad and happy connotations. Sad because it remembered the Hon Patrick Lindsay, one of the Club's outstanding and most popular racing drivers, happy because it recognised the 50th year in which Cecil Glutton, CBE, has been racing the 1908 GP Itala, that 12-litre giant. in VSCC events. The tributes to Lindsay...

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