Articles tagged David Marsh

Page 26 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1975

VSCC Light Car Rally

The Light Car Section of the VSCC held its annual Rally in the Cotswolds on June 7th and 8th, a weekend of glorious sunshine well-suited to these small cars. Saturday included a 'bus trip to the Woolstaplers Hall museums in Chipping Campden, showing Guy Griffiths' collection of interesting and desirable historic cars. Later a regatta was held; Neill Bruce and Pat Wilson emerged the winners of a...

Page 90 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

For the sake of history, in my review of Rene Dreyfus' excellent book "My Two Lives", in the April issue, I wrongly referred to him racing for Harry Schell when what I intended was Laurie Schell, and Le Bergue should, of course, have been Le Begue; both were correct in the book. Incidentally, D.S.J. reminds me that Harry was Laurie Schell's elder son and his younger son, Philippe, still lives in...

Page 90 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, June 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends

The present owner of a 1930 16.95 hp Alvis Silver Eagle SD saloon, YD 817, has discovered that at one time his car was apparently owned by Richard Spencer L. Boote, who raced Riley Nines at Brooklands, and that Alvis supplied special pistons, rods and other parts for it and that in 1932/33 the sports saloon body was changed for an open two-seater. Our correspondent would like to hear from Mr...

Page 83 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, April 1996

VSCC Herefordshire Trial

The VSCC started its 1996 trials season with the Herefordshire Trial on February 17. A good start, the weather not too cold and the gales subsiding beforehand, for the 104 entries. Hamish Moffatt had been out fixing the "sections", with enough hills to delete any whose condition on the day made them inadvisable. This left a dozen good but comparatively easy ones, reported as enjoyable. "Royal...

Page 56 of January 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 1992

VSCC at Enstone

Reminder that 1991 was nearly over came when we drove the reliable Ford Sierra XR 4x4 over slippery roads (which made 4WD and ABS especially appreciated) on the 250-mile journey to the Enstone plateau off the A34, where the VSCC holds its December driving tests. It was another day of perfect VSCC weather, the chilled sunshine bracing, the 10 tests faced by an entry of 98 pre-1940 cars, less a few...

Page 82 of April 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, April 1996

Air A Mild Mystery

Having got over a phobia I had as a boy, that if I took too great an interest in aeroplanes this might detract from my enthusiasm for cars (earlier I had dreaded becoming a teenager, in the belief that then all I would require from life would be playing football, which proved far from the case), I pursued both interests without anxiety and contributed to motoring and aviation Journals. Thus,...

Page 52 of March 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, March 1987

VSCC Driving Tests

Having held driving-tests at Enstone in December, the Vintage Sports Car Club decided it would like some more in January. It held them at Barton Stacey Camp near Andover. Notwithstanding the weather, 74 entries came in, number one rightly being given to Tanner's impressive 1902 9 1/4-litre racing Mors, although it was a long way from Paris or Vienna. Alas, it retired. Setting off to watch, we...

Page 81 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, April 2006

Rumblings

The VSCC opened its 2006 season with driving tests at Brooklands. David Marsh in his 1925 Brescia Bugatti was the best performer, but six other drivers took First Class awards, five gained Second Class, and seven Thirds. A notable performer was Charles Mill, whose 1913 Humber, the only car in its class, beat nine other cars. Old Brooklands was not too hard on those taking the tests, some on the...

Page 87 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, July 1988

Fifty Not Out

Bugatti Owner's Club's Prescott Fiftieth Anniversary Celebrations on May 21-22 (supported by Christie's) were a thorough success. The weather behaved, the queues to the hill were the longest ever, and a great many of those who have known Prescott from its opening in 1938 either drove up the full course in appropriate cars or were driven up — as I was in Dudley Gahagan's T37. There was a large...

Page 52 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, April 1976

VSCC Pomeroy Trophy

(Feb. 28th) The Vintage Sports-Car Club's Pomeroy Trophy contest, which by means of a series of timed tests at Silverstone purports to find the ideal touring car of any age by means of a handicap formula, was held this year on February 28th and the 65 entries ranged from a 1918 Brooklands Straker-Squire to a 1975 264GL Volvo. In the standard class there was a 1954 D-type Jaguar, OKV 3, driven by...

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