Articles tagged Basil Davenport

Page 42 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, October 1955

The Shelsley Walsh Jubilee Hill-Climb

It was a great occasion at Shelsley Wlash on August 28th, for the Golden Jubilee of this classic British speed hill-climb was celebrated in great style. Guests were received by S. H. Newsome, J.P., President of the Midland A.C. in a marquee at the triangle (he drove Warwick and Lea-Francis cars at Brooklands, the Becke Powerplus at Shelsley Walsh, in the nineteen-twenties), amongst them F. S....

Page 58 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- two GNs

Having re-acquainted myself with a fast Morgan three-wheeler recently, I thought it would be fun to do the same with a GN. Who better to approach than Edward Riddle, who is a firm believer in the creations of Ron Godfrey and Capt Archie Frazer-Nash, competing regularly with them in VSCC events? Edward was receptive to the idea. Indeed, his generosity extended to letting me try not one GN, but two...

Page 50 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1964

A 200 Mile Race Replica

The Editor Goes For a Flip in Wing Commander Craddock's Akela G.N. Sooner or later, if you are a true-blue vintage enthusiast, you have a yen to associate with G.N.s. It was half-a-dozen years ago that I spent a week-end at Basil Davenport's learning about, and driving one of, these fascinating vehicles. Too much time had passed without any such associations, so I persuaded Wing Cmdr. Craddock,...

Page 19 of December 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1958

Interview with R. G. J. Nash

The Story of "The Terror," "The Spook" and the Frazer-Nash-Union-Special In the late nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties Richard G. J. Nash was extremely successful as an amateur speed trial and speed hill climb driver, using a variety of Frazer-Nash-base Special cars. Indeed, he followed on virtually where Basil Davenport (see Motor Sport, December, 1957) left off, except that Davenport is...

Page 5 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, March 2003

News in brief

A tribute will be paid to Basil Davenport by the construction of an obelisk at Shelsley Walsh. The memorial will mark the centenary of the birth of the `GN Spider' driver. * * * * Chevron Racing has launched a retro version of the marque's first design, the B1. The car is aimed at the trackday market, and is the work of marque expert Vin Malkie. * * * * The Wakefield Trophy has been acquired by...

Page 42 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1961

Veteran – Edwardian – Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The V.S.C.C. Richard Seaman Trophies, Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 24th) One of the highlights of the vintage year is the Vintage S.C.C.'s Race Meeting in the delightful setting of Cheshire's OuIton Park road circuit, and last June, on the hottest day of the year so far, the racing and the Parade of the Pre-War Racing Drivers combined to make this a...

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V.S.C.C. Week-end

On April 16th the Vintage S.C.C. held its first Silverstone Meeting of the season, the Paddock and car-parks full of exotic motor cars, including some exceedingly elegant Hispano-Suizas, Pomeroy's 1914 Prince Henry Vauxhall, and Dr. Crabtree's rare 18/55 Coatalen Talbot. A Vintage One-Hour High-Speed Trial attracted 36 entries divided into four classes. Qualifiers were Winder's 1923 Humber four-...

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Shelsley Walsh Review

"Thunder at Shelsley Walsh" - that might well be the title of this review of the first post-war Shelsley, the first International event on the British Calendar since hostilities ceased. The rain was torrential and spoilt any chace of fast times. Nevertheless, the crowd was quite up to pre-war standards; indeed at half-time a line of cars a mile long awaited admittance to the famous Worcestershire...

Page 38 of January 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1981

Club News

The Frazer Nash Section The 'chain-gang' section of the VSCC held their annual Christmas Party and beano at the Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford on Saturday December 6th at which Reggie Wright, who owned his first Frazer Nash in 1928, was the guest of honour and a trophy was presented to the section in memory of Basil Davenport, by his daughter. At the end of the racing season a team of 'Nashes took...

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Around and About

As young as you feel! Motoring magazines tend to devote a considerable amount of space to the varying merits of up-and-coming drivers and how teenage youngsters desperately joust at the wheel of their Formula Ford cars, trying to become the youngest World Champion ever. So often, however, an intensive "professional" involvement in the sport results in drivers retiring and turning their back on...

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