Articles tagged AUSTIN NIPPY

Page 18 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 1967

Vintage Postbag

Twin o.h.c. Sir, May I be allowed to correct Mr. Anthony Blight's totally erroneous remark that " in 1930 twin overhead camshafts were a barbaric necessity . . . and wholly unsuitable for commercial production." Three cars come immediately to mind which used twin overhead camshafts in this period and which could certainly not be described as " mechanical abortions "; the " 1750 " Alfa Romeo, the...

Page 34 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters VSCC Lakeland Trial, November 9th: On the way to this year's edition of that notoriously tough vintage event, the Lakeland Trial organised by Dick Smith and Frank Rushton, I came to the conclusion that whether competitors drive or trail their cars to the event is now about 50/50. At all events, on the excellent M6 I passed Peacop driving his 1930 Morris Minor...

Page 33 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, October 1976

More about VSCC Cadwell

The two main races at the VSCC Race Meeting held at that most attractive setting of Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire last August are reported in the colour-section of this issue. But this was the first time VSCC members had raced there, and it was such an enjoyable and memorable occasion that the rest of the programme must not be neglected. It began with a 5-lap Scratch Race for vintage and p.v.t....

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 17 of August 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1939

HERTS COUNTY A & A.C.

HERTS COUNTY A & A.C. Speed Trials were held at Beechwood, were at Beechwood, near Markyate on June 25th. Fastest time of the day went to R. M. Cowell, whose racing 14-litre Alta clocked 18.6 secs., a time just outside the course record. The best club member was J. P. Clowes, who recorded 19.8 secs. with a McEvoy-Special. Bowles's Austin Seven won the 850 c.c. sports class, Willis (blown 747...

Page 40 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1975

VSCC Measham Trophy Rally

(JAN. 4th/5th) This normally-annual event wasn't run last year because of the petrol-panic but was resumed last month in spite of the return of the 50 m.p.h. speed limit, which seems to indicate that the VSCC doesn't believe that this has been imposed for fuel conservation reasons, any more than we do. Whereas, before the war, it would have been possible to enliven the 200-mile night drive with...

Page 21 of January 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1954

Baker's Dozen

An Account of the Cars Owned to Date by Edward G. Pool Baker's dozen seems an appropriate title for the story of the thirteen cars, or more accurately vehicles, I have owned since 1945. Particularly as a dictionary of slang lists us an alternative meaning: "To thrash vigorously." Early in 1945 I was granted a petrol allowance. I had been wounded and managed to persuade the authorities that a car...

Page 34 of February 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1976

VSCC Measham Rally

(January 3rd/9th) The great gale had subsided in time for the "Measham" to happen, and cooperation by the local authorities cleared fallen trees from most of the route, very little of which had to he changed. So the usual scenes were re-enacted at the Sandford Hotel, Church Stretton, on the Saturday night, as drivers and navigators, particularly navigators, prepared for the forthcoming ordeal. Of...

Page 35 of May 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1953

The Seven-Fifty Club Formulae

(In view of the growing interest in 750 and 1,172 Formulae racing, we give herewith a resume of progress in this field, written by H. Birkett, Chairman of the 750 M.C.  --  Ed.) In the history of motor racing there have been many attempts made, in varying degrees of altruism, to provide some form of cadet racing for those unable to afford the pursuit of this terribly expensive hobby on their own...

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

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