Articles tagged Andy Bell

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 61 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, May 1990

Ecurie Bertelli

First there was Ecurie Oppidans, then Morntane Engineering, and now Ecurie Bertelli, the latter being the name by which this long running concern dealing exclusively in pre-war Aston Martins is now known. Run by Derek Edwards and Judy Hogg, Ecurie Bertelli is now established as the most widely known company in its field, but its history has been as complicated and as uncertain as that of Aston...

Page 68 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1993

BMW wins Pom

That long-established contest to which the VSCC admits modern cars (devised by the late Laurence Pomeroy to define, by a series of tests and a high-speed trial, which is the best all-round fast touring car) was enacted again at Silverstone on February 20, in bright, but cold, weather. Despite the varied nature of the competing motor cars and the drivers' tests, no incidents occurred. The entry of...

Page 79 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1993

Flying sparks

The VSCC continued its racing season by hosting the 28th Hawthorn Trophy meeting at Silverstone on the 12th June, the day being favoured with weather which ranged from indifferent to treacherous. Albert Sparrowhawk held a brief lead in the Bill Phillips Trophy race in his fleet Alvis Special, before Ian Bentall's 4 1/2-litre Bentley took control on the second lap and was never headed, despite the...

Page 89 of June 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, June 2002

Aston Martin Ulster

It left Feltham as a semi-works racer in 1935, made its debut on the Mille Miglia, finished eight at Le Mans, went back to Italy - CMC 614's itinerary was packed one. It still is, as Gordon Cruickshank reports After I drove all the way to Winchester to view this car, Fred Blakemore told me it wasn't really his. Yes, the car lives there, but he says he doesn't feel that it belongs to him so much...

Page 98 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 2003

Trio of B&M Aston Martins

My recent item about a Bamford & Martin Aston Martin brought encouraging news of these cars. Andy Bell of Ecurie Bertelli Limited, Olney, which specialises in vintage AMs, reminds me that in its workshop are three of these lovely cars, two with their original bodies, namely a tourer, chassis 1949, an archetypal barn find, and the 200-Mile Race car which Humphrey Cook crashed in the 1925 race...

Page 155 of July 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 155, July 2013

Gordon Cruickshank

Thunderbirds are go!It was a quiet day in the country until the turbine Howmet lit up and spiralled towards its piercing 57k red line Instruction manual — check. Aviation fuel — check. Big fire extinguisher — check. Saucereyed spectators with hands over ears — check. And we're only starting a car. But then it does have a helicopter engine. The latest toy in the amazing ROFGO collection — the Gulf...

Page 54 of January 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, January 1997


The Type C is Aston's least known product. That's a shame says Gordon Cruickshank, as it pointed way to the future The name Bertelli has been central to most of Aston Martin's history. Today it often refers not to the revered designer himself, but to the firm which specialises in all Astons with Bertelli pedigree. Made prominent as Morntane Engineering by Derrick Edwards, racer and mender...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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