Articles tagged Bruce Spollon

Page 104 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, July 2002

Vintage times

The VSCC season is now in full cry. Recent results: the Curborough Speed Trials held on May 5 saw James Baxter (1934 'Nash) make FTD in 37.86 sec. The vintage-car course record was broken by David Leigh's GN 'Spider'. At Wiscombe on May 12, FTD at the popular hill-climb was set by Bruce Spollon's ERA R8C in 48.08sec. Best vintage-car; the 1929 Frazer Nash of Geoff Smith, 52.39sec. Quickest...

Page 84 of December 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, December 1994

VETERAN TO CLASSIC - VSCC CROIX-EN-TERNOIS

Having lost the use of Oulton Park and Cadwell Park from its regular calendar of race meetings, the VSCC has sought to fill the voids and maintain its programme of six race events by using Pembrey and, for the first time, travelling to the continent in the tracks of the HSCC and 750 Motor Club, hosting a meeting at the twisty, 1.19-mile circuit at Coix-en-Ternois, close to Arras in north-eastern...

Page 111 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 1995

90th Birthday Party

Guests from racing and the motor industry assembled at Easenhall, Warks, in late April for a lunch to celebrate the 90th birthday of Wally Hassan OBE. The setting was the splendid Town Thorns retirement home run by BEN, the motor industry benevolent organisation, and on the lush lawn were gathered Bentleys, Jaguars, an SS, and Jack Brabham's Championship-winning Cooper, with all of which the...

Page 81 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1995

Shelsley Walsh's 90th

In the old-fashioned English summer we have been experiencing this year, the 90th birthday of the oldest speed venue in this country, Shelsley Walsh in the peaceful Teme Valley, was celebrated on August 13. It was also the occasion of the 13th round of the RAC Hillclimb Championship — the 12th, at Craigantlet, another long-lived venue, had been abandoned after the fatal accident to Mark Colton in...

Page 11 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, October 2002

Ferrari win for Franklin

Ferrari hill-climb: Shelsley Walsh David Franklin thrilled the fans at Shelsley Walsh in August aboard Carlos Monteverde's Ferrari 212E. The former British hillclimb champion claimed the spoils in a special Ferrari class run during the British championship meeting. Franklin took the glorious sportscar up the 1000-yard climb in 30.20sec, while the victory on handicap went to David Cottingham's...

Page 9 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, July 2003

Reports in brief

Ernie Graham emerged to take a popular debut win in the fourth round of the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship. Graham guided his Escort RS1600 through the dusty mid-Wales stages to win the post-historic division, while Steve Perez (Porsche 911) beat Paul Kynaston's Sunbeam Tiger by just 1sec for historic glory. * * * * * Argentinians Sielecki and...

Page 66 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Speed Trials

VSCC Curborough On the cold but dry afternoon on May 5 the VSCC held its annual speedtrials at the Shenstone & DCC's Curborough course near Lichfield. More a continuous driving test than a traditional speed-trial, it nevertheless brings out the vintage racing-cars, with 900 yards over which to extend them, when they are not reined-in for the corners of the loop. Moreover, there was a chance...

Page 78 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1988

Best-Laid Plans

The Vintage Sports Car Club held its OuIton Park race meeting over the weekend of July 16-17 along with bicycle races, autojumbles, tugs-of-war, concours d'elegance and all the fun of a motor fair. There were 255 entries (against 227 last year) plus 28 Morgan three-wheelers racing under ACU rules. Eight races were intended on the Saturday, six on Sunday, but continuous heavy rain posed problems....

Page 91 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, July 1995

VSCC at Wiscombe

On May 14 the VSCC had another speed hill-climb at the pleasant and interesting course at Wiscombe, which Majors Richard Chichester and Charles Lambton had the initiative to turn this into an excellent venue from a rough country mansion drive in 1954, rather as the Bugatti OC had constructed their Prescott course before the war. (I remember Major Lambton calling on me with the Rolls-Royce Silver...

Page 71 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, July 1994

VSCC

VSCC Northern Rally The outcome of the VSCC Northern Rally based on Buxton on May 14 was: Northern Jug (Winner of Class 1): P Hart/D Smith (1930 Humber). Potter Trophy (Best Novice): A King/G Bethel (1939 Alvis). Newcomer's Award: S Flathers/S White (1926 Bentley). First Class Awards: P Easter (Sunbeam), 1 McEwen (Riley), M Tomlin (Alvis), R Rouse (Bentley). Second Class Awards: K Burnett (Alvis...

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