Articles tagged David Clarke

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

Page 36 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1978

Books for Christmas

Bugatti -- An Illustrated History of the Cars from Molsheim by Hugh Conway and Jacques Greilsamer. 280 pp. 9-1/2" x 12-1/2".   Editions Modelisme, 94, Boulevard de Sebastopol, 75003, Paris, France.  260.00 French francs. This is the Christmas browsing-book par excellence and perusal of its lavish and magnificently-illustrated pages makes one wonder why anyone who can afford to purchase, maintain...

Page 30 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1978

Ferrari fascination

A look at David Clarke and his Graypaul Motors Ltd. David Clarke is one of those fortunate motoring enthusiasts who has successfully moulded his hobby into a commercial enterprise with an enviable, world-wide reputation. What started off as a little bit of self-indulgence with the purchase of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export in 1960 led to a consuming passion for Ferraris, the assembly of his own...

Page 36 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, November 2010


Tyre stop ruined nail-biter Sir, I can’t help but reflect on what a stunning race to the flag we might have witnessed at Monza if not for the mandatory tyre stop rule. We had a classic situation of a driver with a faster car riding the tail of a driver making not a hint of a mistake under pressure. Yet any chance of watching this nail-biter play out to the end was ruined by the arbitrary,...

Page 60 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Prescott

One of the Best With sunshine, large crowds spectating at both practice and the climbs, and a record entry of 230, the VSCC's annual speed hillclimb on August 4th at the delightful Bugatti OC's Prescott course was one of the best-ever. Anthony Mayman made best time in his ERA R4D, just below his record, with a truly smooth ascent (41.34 s). Best vintage time was made by a determined Julian Majzub...

Page 78 of January 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, January 2007

Bob Houghton

From hillclimbing 212s to running sports-prototypes at Le Mans, few are better versed at restoring and race preparing Ferraris than this Cotswolds concern  Words: Rob Widdows. Photography: LAT Conversations about Ferraris, and their restoration, are rare without the name of Bob Houghton cropping up somewhere along the way. For new owners of the red cars he’s invariably a safe haven in the often...

Page 26 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1949

Club News

We Hear Birkett motors in what appears to be normal 1928 Austin Seven "Chummy," except for outsize rear tyres, until the bonnet is opened, when a downdraught carburetter, four-branch exhaust manifold and Scintilla Vertex magneto are revealed; the car also has a close-ratio four-speed gearbox. Leslie Seyd has restored to original order the 1912 "12/15" Mors tourer once owned by Shakspeare. The...

Page 102 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, June 1997

Tony Crook

Long-time proprietor of bristol cars Tony Crook recalls a lap-chart error which put his Frazer-Nash a place down with a handful of laps to go 1952 Monaco Sportscar Grand Prix The race i enjoyed more than any other in my career, and in which I drove as fast as I could for the longest period, was held 45 years ago, almost to the day, in Monte Carlo. In that year, 1952, the Monaco Grand Prix for...

Page 46 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1970


Living with the Lotus 7 In May, to attract people to Wymondham to see the Group Lotus Car Companies' factories and to raise funds for the Norwich Lads' Club, Graham Hill opened the Lotus Open Weekend of 1970, at which a display of historic Lotus cars, modern Lotus cars, a fairground, midget car racing, a flying display which included a visit by a Hurricane, a dance, and other jollies were laid on...

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


Donington Park Work on the redevelopment of the Donington Park road-racing circuit continues steadily and plans have been made to hold the first race meeting in August 1974. This will be no more ambitious than a mixed short-race Club meeting and will be followed by a national motorcycle meeting. Further Club meetings, a Vintage Sports Car Club meeting and a second motorcycle meeting complete the...



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