Articles tagged Brighton Run

Page 46 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 1972

Our roads are getting faster

Just before it suspended publication, Autocar carried the story of how Stanley Sedgwick, President of the Bentley DC, covered more than 1,000 miles in 24 hours on British roads in his open 1931 8-litre Bentley. He used much Motorway, did not exceed the legal speed-limit, and averaged 56.9 m.p.h. overall, a running-time average of 64.8 m.p.h. His first 700 miles were covered in a running time of...

Page 91 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, March 2004

Miscellany

The RAC/IMS has ended its joint stewardship of the London-Brighton Veteran Car Run. This popular historic event, dating from 1927, will now be organised by Motion Works on a five-year basis, if the plan is accepted. The chief executive of Motor Works is Roger Etcell, a former sales manager for Silverstone Circuits Ltd. * * * Lord Montagu of Beaulieu is as active as ever in vintage and historic...

Page 32 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1970

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters To Brighton by Benz I have been on more Veteran Car Runs to Brighton than it is perhaps expedient to count. But this year, entries being restricted, the Montagu Motor Museum which, in recent years, has generously provided me with a pre-1905 car to drive, was permitted but one vehicle, Lord Montagu's 1899 Daimler Phaeton. So I had no plans and intended to give...

Page 9 of December 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, December 1930

THE LONDON - TO - BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN.

THE LONDON TO BRIGHTON VETERANS RUN. Over Filly Old Cars Celebrate 34th Anniversary of Emancipation Day. T_ , HE London to Brighton Run was organised this year by the R.A.C. on 23rd November in order to celebrate the anniversary of the first famous run of November, 1896, which marked the repeal of the famous Red Flag Act." Only cars built prior to the end of 1904 were eligible to take part in...

Page 42 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, February 1977

V-E-V Miscellany

V-E-V Miscellany.— We regret to learn of the death of Albert E. Boyer-Lowe, last November. He was a Motor Industry pioneer whom we interviewed in 1965 about the Phoenix car, for which he was responsible. We also have with deep regret to record the passing of Miss Barbara Marshall, who was a close companion of Betty Haig and who had an active motor sporting career, commencing with her Anzani-GN...

Page 47 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, June 1965

THE HISTORIC COMMERCIAL VEHICLE CLUB'S BRIGHTON RUN

THIS year's Historic Commercial Vehicle Club Brighton Run had a record entry and was a great success, the weather being delightful, the traffic comparatively light once Redhill was left behind and National Benzole, acting, as usual, as generous sponsors. I was able to travel the route, by courtesy of Lord Montagu (who was again driving his 1922 Maxwell charabanc in which I rode last year) in the...

Page 26 of January 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1931

LONDON TO BRIGHTON

LONDON TO RIGI-ITON How fifty-one veteran cars set out /Or Brighton and only three fell by the wayside. HALF-past-eight on a rather cold winter's morning. Imagine a large, low-roofed garage, lit by a somewhat ,lccasional electr;c light, and in it more than fifty motor cars, none of them less than twenty-six years old, and all of them being started up to take the road again. On every side men were...

Page 48 of February 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, February 1982

My year's motoring

The Editor looks back on the cars he drove during 1981 Two things in particular never fail to astonish and cheer me, when I consider the cars I have driven over the passing years. One is how quickly motor fashions change. so that what one rates as a simply delightful car when it is first introduced and one is permitted to drive it, very quickly becomes out-dated and surpassed, either by a later...

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 88 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, November 1983

Vintage postbag

A Brighton Run Topic Sir, "Oh that we could persuade the RAC to reject those who are not members of the VCC and who presumably do not support what the Brighton run stands for." This remarkable observation, sounding like a trade union official pleading for a closed shop, is, actually part of the Chairman's report in the last issue of the VCC Gazette — I trust that the RAC will treat it with the...

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