Articles tagged Alvis Speed

Page 24 of August 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, August 1970

The Six Hours of Watkins Glen

Clean sweep for Gulf-Porsches Watkins Glen, New York, July 11 th The long-distance race for Sports-Prototypes (Group 6), Sports cars (Group 5) and GT cars (Group 4) held on the short but fast Watkins Glen circuit in the north-west of New York State in America was significant in that it saw the final demise of 3-litre Group 6 cars, which the FIA have been trying to encourage. Since Porsche built...

Page 26 of April 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1967

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Contest, March 18/19th -Talbot BGH 23 proves itself again. Intended to define the best all-round touring car, this is the only V.S.C.C. event open to cars of all ages; this year's entry embraced 79 post-war, 17 each vintage and p.v.t., and four Edwardians. The fastest were Crabbe's DB4GT Aston Martin with 4.2-litre 375-b.h.p....

Page 44 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1965


THE V.S.C.C. AT SILVERSTONE (April 24th) THE first V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting of the year, which had the expected big entry and double the crowd of keen spectators that were present at a preceding International F.2 race meeting, enjoyed good weather apart from one brief shower, and produced some excellent racing. The first 5-lap handicap was nearly a victory for Miss Rose in her 1934 3½-...

Page 57 of July 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, July 1953


WANTED 3-LITRE LAGONDA, Alfa, or similar, in exchange for 16/80 Lagondu saloon in excellent condition. Fitted with 2-litre engine. Townsend, 90, Mayfair, Tilekarst, Berke. [8687 ZEISS HEADLARVGLASS, 11 in. diameter, also 7.50 by 16 tyre. Box 0688. MOTOR SPORT, 15, City Road. E.C.I. [8688 SINGER LE MANS CRANKSHAFT. Complete 9.h.p. engine considered. Alternatively would sell car minus crankshaft....

Page 42 of July 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1981

An excellent vintage Oulton Park meeting

The VSCC Race Meeting at Oulton Park on June 13th had a big attendance (paying spectators 4,000 they said), and there was some excellent racing, run (would you believe?) in sunshine. It opened with a confusing 5/6-lap Handicap in which the winner, who appeared to be Howell's venerable blown 3-litre Sunbeam, wasn't given the flag and which the official results now tell us was Rawson's Austin 7,...

Page 76 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, October 1970

Masked sparking plugs

Sir, Until I read the paragraph in the September Rumblings, about the Chevrolet V8 in the Can-Am car and its connection with the 1929/30 Rileys, it had never occurred to me that having the sparking plugs recessed in masked holes would have such a significant retarding effect. To check this, I looked up the ignition timing figures for Alvis's of the 1930s, most of which I believe had their...

Page 43 of September 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, September 1956

The VSCC "Second Silverstone"

J Stuart (ERA) and GG McDonald (Bentley) the outstanding drivers. Dunham's Alvis wins twice. The Vintage Sports-Car Club was lucky on June 28th, on the occasion of its Silverstone Race Meeting, for the rain which rendered the track very non-adhesive for the first two races soon ceased and there were no accidents, providence working overtime, perhaps, during the Relay Race. There can be no doubt...

Page 56 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1982

The Donington VSCC Meeting

IN showery weather the annual Vintage SCC race-meeting took place at the well-constituted Donington Park circuit on May 23rd, although the entry was depleted by historic-car activity at Monaco. Donington contrived to off-set this by electronic race-result announcements from the bridge over the course, driver-interviews by Peter Hull over the p.a. system, and local TV coverage for release on the...

Page 40 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1971


A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Silverstone Race Meeting (July 24th) The second Vintage SCC Silverstone Meeting of 1971 was a rather special occasion because it was the last at which Tim Carson, popular Secretary of the Club, was on duty, prior to his retirement after holding this position for 35 years. As a mark of appreciation a special effort had been made to get a good Edwardian...

Page 106 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, October 1978

Rallye International des Voitures Anciennes

The tail shot of Poncin's 1929 Lancia Lambda, left, on the descent from the Col Saint Bernard, illustrates some of the arduous terrain faced by competitors on this Paris-Montreux-Turin rally route. Outright winner was Manuel Pestana's magnificent torpedo-bodied 1925 Hispano Suiza Type 49, above, all the way from Spain. British honours were upheld by Stirling Moss/lan McGregor in the latter's...



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