Articles tagged Anabel Jones

Page 132 of February 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, February 2008

Trial and sprint successes

Trial and sprint successes The popular VSCC Welsh Trial in October had a very healthy entry. The Presteigne Trophy was won by Keith Dobson's Austin 7, the Smatcher Trophy by David Leigh's Frazer Nash, and the Harry Bowler Memorial Trophy by Ben Colling's 3/41/2 Bentley. The Judges' Gavel went to Christopher Dallas's A7 Ulster while Anabel Jones navigated Martin Trenchard's 41/2-litre Bentley,...

Page 167 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 167, April 1999

VSCC Measham Rally

The night rally, which is a test especially of navigators, moved this year from Herefordshire to Yorkshire. Apart from an entry of 76 pre-war cars it constituted the unexpected innovation of three post-war Singer-engined HRGs among the competitors. Not, one hopes, the commencement of a move to admit more post-1940 cars into what might then become just an Old Car Club? The invited post-war car...

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

VSCC Measham Rally

Although this event's title remains that of the area from which the first of the VSCC's adventurous night rallies were run, the terrain has changed since then. This year, it moved to the wide open spaces of Yorkshire. Sixty-two competitors, in eminently suitable vehicles bar, perhaps, the absence of heaters, were prepared to face the rigours of the dark hours. Of these, 55 actually started and a...

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

Vintage Madresfield

On September 6, Rosemary Adams and her team again put on driving tests on behalf of the VSCC's Midlands Section on the historic drive of the Madresfield Estate, off the Upton-on-Severn/Powick Road. It is a wonderfully relaxed event, enabling spectators to look out for 'new' cars and watch the antics of the drivers as they pit themselves against five tests. A notable new entry this year was TP...

Page 63 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1992

VSCC: Colerne Speed Trials

The VSCC held another genuine speed-trial meeting at Colerne aerodrome on April 25. Open only to members, it was a happy social occasion as well as a means of comparing the performance of a wide diversity of cars. The variety was not confined to cars, either, because there were also races for bicycles of different heights, invalid carriages (which does not, I hope, indicate that the club is...

Page 94 of March 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2000

The VSCC Measham Rally

The VSCC's Measham Trial, one of its most important events, took place on the night of 22nd January, based at Leeming, thereby taking in the Yorkshire terrain. The route of some 180 miles included long sections of Army tracks, complete with potholes. Outright winners were A Davies/J Davies (1936 Riley Special), the best newcomers R & W Twelvetrees (1931 Riley 9 Spl). Class winners were: N...

Page 81 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, August 1986

Vintage-to-Classic Odds & Ends

Chris Wiblin, who is closely connected with the Rapier Register, is seeking information about these twin-cam cars, because the Register's Committee wants to compile a definitive history of the make, which is good news. If anyone can provide details of Rapier personalities and racing drivers such as Kevill Davis, of Kevill Davis & March, Roy and Margery Eccles, J. Granville Grenfell, D Powell...

Page 88 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, July 1995

Double-Twelves

In last month's article about Spyker cars one caption gave Mrs Janson's name as "Jameson" (apologies, too, to Anabel Jones for changing her surname when praising her for her good showing at Colerna While S F Edge drove the Spyker-Maybach for two spells of 12 hours each at Brooklands in 1922, and averaged 74.27 mph to establish a new Double-Twelve-hour record (night runs having been objected to by...

Page 62 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, December 1991

Veteran to classic miscellany

VSCC's Top Trial I think it fair to say that most of the entrants, 93 this year, regard the VSCC Welsh Trial, involving a run-in of 200 miles to the Sunday start on the Saturday and then 13 interesting and now traditional hill-sections on the Sabbath, as the high-point of this Club's trials session — unless the Lakeland Trial comes higher on their agenda. Since the thing was first mooted back in...

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