Articles tagged Cobb

Page 6 of November 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, November 1935


MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY SHUTTLEWORTH (3-LITRE ALFA-ROMEO). HIGH WINDS MAKE CONDITIONS DIFFICULT ON THE OUTER CIRCUIT There is always plenty for the enthusiast to see and do at a Brooklands meeting, but somehow the final or Mountain Meeting, which was deferred a week in order to give visitors to the Motor Show a chance of attending, did not seem to have quite its usual snap. The cold weather...

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Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

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Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Shrivenham, February 5th: Traditionally (and, as I have observed previously, the Vintage S.C.C. is closely associated with tradition) the first daylight event of the year in this Club's fixture-list is a series of driving tests. These are held every other year at Charterhouse School, where the Club's present Secretary was educated...

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Hassan Specials

The Editor talks with Walter Hassan, OBE, AMIMechE, until his recent retirement Chief Engineer of Jaguar Cars Ltd., about his Successful Pre-War Bentley-based Brooklands Outer-Circuit Specials Walter Hassan's association with motor racing goes back to 1922, when at the age of 17 he acted as riding mechanic in the works racing Bentleys. He had joined the original Bentley Company at Cricklewood in...

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Club News

Club News WE HEAR While touring in France this year Major Dove encountered a four-cylinder 1911 Piccard-Pietet which has been in 'use as a garage breakdown vehicle since 1921. Clifford Robins of Yeovil has been in the local papers on account of his single-seater sports car, which has a 4300-e.c. Matchless" Silver Hawk "squarefour motor-cycle engine, driving via a Borg and Beck clutch to a Triumph...

Page 29 of August 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, August 1949


Looking Back This Silver Jubilee of Motor Sport unleashes a flood of memories. When this was first published outer-circuit racing held sway at Brooklands, the Land Speed Record stood at a mere 146.16 m.p.h. (to the credit of Campbell's 350-h.p. V12 Sunbeam) and we goggled at the supercharged four-cylinder Darracqs as we do to-day at the straight-eight Alfettes. The accident at Kop was to result...

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In Miniature

UNDER this heading recently we commented on, amongst other fascinating miniatures, the rubber-driven "Penguin" toy cars. Now we have come upon the same maker's smaller clockwork-driven "Minic" replicas of such cars as Rolls-Royce and Daimler sedancas, Daimler sunshine saloon, Bentley, Daimler and Rolls-Royce tourers, Vauxhall tourer and cabriolet and Vanguard, Morris-Oxford, Wolseley "6/80,"...

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There are times, rather too many of them, when what should be a good motor race settles down to become processional, so that the less-avid onlookers tend to become bored and even those of us who are happy just to watch racing cars in action, wish things could be a bit more exciting. The fact is, that the fairer the race rules, the more evenly-matched the competing cars are going to be, and with...

Page 53 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 1980

VSCC Oulton Park

The annual Vintage SCC race meeting at OuIton Park on June 14th was delayed by three factors, the rain, an accident, and loss of telephonic communication with the marshals' posts. But by reducing the length of the longer races the meeting was eventually successfully completed. An innovation at this Richard Seaman Memorial Trophies Meeting was the inclusion of two Lloyds & Scottish Historic...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters A Straker Squire Relic Earlier this year, when they were clearing out an attic at their former premises in Angel Road, Edmonton, Control Dataset Limited found an old order-book belonging to the old Straker Squire Company. This was passed on to us by Mr. M. J. Canwbell, who is the nephew of the late Bob Nicholl who, with Arthur Fox, was responsible for Fox...


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