Articles tagged Bob Burrell

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 79 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1994

Hannen fodder

The traditional June Silverstone VSCC meeting was the penultimate event to be held on the old club circuit, prior to the various F1-instigated revisions, and featured an all-ERA (or ERA-engined) race to commemorate the Bourne marques 60th anniversary. The opening event, for the Bill Phillips Trophy proved some consolation for Martin Stretton. Having suffered an engine failure at the wheel of...

Page 67 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, September 1996

Cars In Court

A suggestion which I have made more than once in MOTOR SPORT, that someone should write a book about Court cases in which cars or motoring matters were involved, seems about to reach fruition from a well-known author of motor-racing books, although with the emphasis on crime rather than legal battles over technicalities. That apart, a case which would be entirely suitable for such a book has just...

Page 60 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, November 1991

Veteran to classic -- speed trials

Brighton Speed Trials A dull grey morning with a calm sea and a trace of dampness in the air gave splendid conditions for fast times on Madeira Drive for the 86th Brighton National Speed Trials on September 14th. A crowd approaching 20,000 filled the paddock, were four deep along Madeira Terrace overlooking the start, and occupied every vantage point to the finish line. They were treated to a...

Page 69 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, November 1990

Connaught 2-litre Engines

Sir If Bob Burrell's Connaught A6 is fitted with a Lea Francis engine, it is only the second "A" series Connaught to be so equipped, although it began life with a 2-litre Connaught engine. The first "A" series car ran from August 1950 to December 1951 with a 1 3/4-litre Lea Francis engine, acquiring the first Connaught 2-litre engine, C1, in December 1951. The wet sump "Leaf" engine has an iron...

Page 83 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 1996

Ure Back

Excellent racing and some rare machines vied for Alan Cox's attention at VSCC Silverstone in June The race of the day was the Hawthorn Spanish Trophy which saw a triumphant return to the track for John Ure, who took Peter Mann's ERA AJM1 to a close-fought victory from Ludovic Lindsay's famous ERA 'Remus'. The leaders scrapped furiously for the duration of the 12-lap event with added interest in...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 81 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1993

VSCC Prescott

One of the better vintage occasions of the year is the VSCC's speed hillclimb at the Bugatti OC's Prescott course. It was certainly near to ideal on August 8, with the weather good, a striking entry of 244 pre-war cars, not materially reduced as there were only 23 non-starters, and an above average crowd, all contained within about 6 1/2 hours, including an hour for those picnic luncheons,...

Page 83 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 1995

Hawthorn Time

The highlight of the VSCC's Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting at Silverstone was the race-long battle for the Boulogne Trophy between Tim Llewellyn's tyre-smoking 3/8-litre Bentley (now running with an unpainted aluminium body) and Mark Walker's Cirrus Hermes-engined Parker-GN. Once Peter Morley's Napier Bentley had been ousted from the lead halfway round the first lap, Llewellyn led home, but was...

Page 100 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, September 1997

miscellany

Last month I commended F P Morley for his Colerne class win with the Bentley-Napier, representing the renaissance of the aero-engined movement. Morley then won his race at VSCC Donington, where Frank Lockhart, in his 70s, made fastest lap in his race in the repainted Rover Special. At VSCC Silverstone Morley was fourth in the exciting race for pre-1941 Bentleys, won so convincingly by Ben...

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