Articles tagged Burrell

Page 70 of June 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1996

Fine at Colerne

It was fine for this year's VSCC Colerne speed-trials on April 20, whereas last year the rain was so heavy and continual that it is still remembered. A wet course ruins a sprint event, with fresh records impossible and no chance of seeing whether previous individual times can be improved upon. Fortunately, this time rain confined itself to a shower in the late afternoon, so all went well at what...

Page 54 of October 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1971

"The Overtype Steam Road Waggon"

By Maurice A. Kelly. 147 pp. 11 3/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (Goose & Son, 23, Davey Place, Norwich. £3.98.) The steam waggon was part of the road transport scene in Edwardian and vintage times, so those who study motoring history should not exclude these heavy-weight commercials which were then encountered quite frequently, not only in towns and at docksides but on country roads, sometimes to the...

Page 66 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1990

Sunshine and Castrol R

The final VSCC meeting of the year at Cadwell Park on August 26th was blessed with perfect weather. The peculiarly appetising smell of disgustoburgers, the undeniably pleasant smell of Castrol R, the wooded parkland, and the meandering circuit, summarise for me what is the most enjoyable race meeting of the year. Not forgetting the cars of course, and a brief walk around the paddock showed that...

Page 35 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1973

Engines at Bishop's Castle

Regular readers will know that occasionally I like to visit an air-display and a traction-engine rally, to keep a sense of proportion. For anyone with these sentiments living near the Midlands, the August Bank Holiday rally of the County of Salop Steam Engine Society at Bishop's Castle is an excellent means of fulfilling one of these aims. Nowadays such a rally has not only the tractions but such...

Page 16 of May 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, May 1998

Letters from readers

The two Nigels… Sir, That the letter written by Mr Burrell in the March edition appeared at all only goes to prove Motor Sport is totally unbiased. However, for Mr Burrell to call into question the standing and knowledge of Nigel Roebuck suggests this outstanding Motor Sport magazine must have caught his eye and he made an impulsive purchase. Impulsive because he obviously knows so little about...

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