Articles tagged Austin Chummy

Page 23 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1973

Matters of moment

Don't get depressed It is a time for being depressed, with violence rife throughout the World and financial gloom apparent in so many spheres of Industry. It all stems from the fact that the human race has never got to grips with itself and perhaps because the monetary system, which Mr. Heath is endeavouring to prop up, has become top-heavy. Wars have never improved things. Money is only worth...

Page 38 of December 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, December 1962

Vintage prices justified?

Sir, I was intrigued to read the remarks of W.B. in the November issue Of Motor Sport, concerning the present inflated prices being asked for vehicles of pre-1931 vintage. Whilst I do sympathise to some extent with his attitude, as it is certainly frustrating to see a vehicle of this age priced at around I.,5oo, when one's father or grandfather disposed of an identical model some 30 years ago for...

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Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The Second V.S.C.C. Silverstone The Vintage S.C.C. held its second Silverstone Race Meeting of the year on June 15th. It could be termed "sun-top Silverstone" and in spite of exciting racing was completed without mishap. Racing opened with a 5-lap Handicap in which Freeman's 1951 Mille Miglia Aston Martin came through on the last lap to win at 69.95 m.p.h....

Page 33 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, December 1978

Porsche 924 Turbo

With 170 b.h.p. on tap, Porsche's turbocharged version of their 924 is claimed to be the most powerful 2-litre production sports car in the World. It will reach 60 m.p.h. from a standing start in 7.6 sec and has a maximum speed of 140 m.p.h. Maximum power is produced at 5,500 r.p.m. and compares with 125 bhp at 5,800 r.p.m from the standard fuel injected 924. Torque is increased from in 121.5 lb-...

Page 37 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, November 1969

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC Presteigne Rally (October 4th/5th) This popular annual assault on Wales by the Vintage SCC, based on the Radnor Arms at Presteigne, was oversubscribed, attracting 65 cars for the Sunday Trial, which is preceded by a 200-mile road section, and 28 for the more gentle beauty show and driving frolics on the Saturday; this in spite of p.v.t. entries not being...

Page 42 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

Page 67 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, May 1979

VSCC Welsh Week-end

(March 31st/April 1st) THE HARSH winter weather gave over just in time for this popular event run by the Club's Light Car and Edwardian Section, and the relentless Welsh rain didn't fall until competitors were wending their homeward ways. An entry of 47 was the norm, of which the Edwardian element comprised Roger Collings' 1912 Zust and Barry Clarke's little 1913 Singer Ten racer. Having...

Page 35 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters VSCC Thruxton Race Meeting (August 31st) Peter Morley (Bentley-Napier) Wins the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy With the unavailability of Donington the final VSCC race meeting of 1974 was held at Thruxton, in alternating heavy rain and sunshine. It marked the last round this year of the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest which Peter Morley...

Page 40 of November 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1963

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Presteigne Rally (October 5/6th) The annual Vintage S.C.C. Presteigne Rally has a tradition dating back to pre-war days and this year the pilgrimage into wild wet Welsh Wales again took place and the old cars were once again given the freedom of Presteigne. A very big entry had been received, numbering 59 for the Sunday trial alone, which, in...

Page 47 of June 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, June 1974

A Facet of History

It is commonly supposed that the last public-road speed-trial took place in this country in 1925, the year in which the RAC ban was enforced, following the accident at Kop involving Francis Givecn's Brescia Bugatti and a spectator. Two such events, one near Hereford and one near 'Favistock, took place just after this, on April 4th, just beating the Ban. After that, no more...? Except that Mr. Pat...

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