Articles tagged Chilton Park

Page 25 of March 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 1954

Club News

The Fourth R.A.C. International Rally One of the most important British fixtures in March is the R.A.C. International "Rally of the Tests," which counts towards the 1954 Touring Championship of Europe and takes place from March 9th to March 14th. Competitors depart from Blackpool and Hastings at 6.30 p.m. on March 9th, both starting controls having a test at the point of departure. By the...

Page 36 of December 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1959

The R.A.C. Rally

Tough 2,000 mile event around Great Britain ruined by protests. This year's R.A.C. International Rally started from Blackpool with 131 competitors (15 non-starters). A feature of the event was the pains taken by the R.A.C. to avoid interference with the public as the cars passed through built-up areas, but, on the other hand, the crews had to spend three nights out of bed, starting at Blackpool...

Page 17 of April 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1955

Standard's convincing success in difficult R.A.C Rally

The R.A.C. International Rally held from March 8th-12th, finishing at hospitable Hastings, was toughened by bad weather and came in for a good deal of criticism, because baulking in narrow lanes was frequent, sections were cut out after some competitors had tackled them, and the event ran hours behind schedule in places, causing many competitors to retire disconsolate; the Longrines Printogines...

Page 16 of January 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1955

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars He Drove During 1954 When I concluded an article under this heading relating to 1953 I stated that I had been loaned nine test-cars that year and in them had covered over 5,000 miles. And I made so b The Editor Looks Back on the Cars He Drove During 1954 When I concluded an article under this heading relating to 1953 I stated that I had been loaned nine test-cars...

Page 17 of April 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, April 1968

Matters of Moment

• Motorway Accidents Increase In Spite Of 70-Limit The Ministry of Transport's reply to our anti-70-m.p.h. Petition, published last Month, has proved unacceptable to many of our readers. They are not prepared to accept the figures given by the Road Research Laboratory, yet it is these figures to which the Ministry keep returning, in arguing that accidents have been reduced since speed-limits. A...

Page 40 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1982

Around and about

A7 End To End ONE OF the more ambitious and strenuous celebrations of the 75th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Herbert Austin's Baby Austin was that run from John O'Groats to Land's End, over the Easter period. It got a remarkable 108 runners. Eighteen of these intrepid Austineers had elected to take the now-traditional Chummies, 51 had the shelter of saloon Sevens, ranging from a couple of early...

Page 23 of October 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, October 1954

The Castle Combe National Race Meeting

Bob Gerard's Cooper-Bristol Beats Flockhart (B.R.M.) at Pleasant Meeting on August 28th. Two Class Records Fall. At the risk of being accused of repetition, I will say that the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. race meetings at Castle Combe circuit, adjacent to the picturesque Wiltshire village of Castle Combe, near Chippenham, are run effectively, yet with a minimum of "red tape." So it was on August...

Page 28 of August 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1958

Fast motoring in a Facel Vega

Effortless silent travel at over 120 m.p.h. characterises this French luxury-cum-high performance car FRANCE, once famous for cars such as the Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye and Darracq, has in recent times neglected the luxury and high-performance field. In 1958 this is confined to the B.M.W.-powered Lago-Talbot and the Facel Vega. The latter is the hobby of M. J. C. Daninos, who...

Page 15 of July 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, July 1960

Beyond the border BS3s

An Investigation into the properties of Pirelli's Detachable-Tread Tyres At Oulton Park during a "tyring" test.--The two Morris-Oxford Vs used for an investigation into Pirelli tyres. That on the left of the picture is shod with nylon Extraflex covers, the car on the right has BS3s; in both cases the tyre size is 5.00 x 14 and the pressures used were, respectively, 24/26 and 26/28 lb./sq. in....

Page 34 of May 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, May 1969

V.S.C.C Silverstone Meeting (April 19th)

With 150 entries ranging from a Chummy Austin to the 10½-litre Delage the first Vintage S.C.C. race meeting of 1969 was a complete success, which good weather and prompt organisation endorsed. There was a good deal of frenzied work going on in the Paddock beforehand, however. Giles' G.N. broke the crank of its A.B.C. engine, Rankin ran No. 1 big-end on the Merlin crank of his Riley 9 Special and...

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