Articles tagged Day

Page 123 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 123, February 2014

Events of the month

FIA GT Series: Baku, Azerbaijan "It was not the easiest of weekends,” he confided while boarding the flight home. Stéphane Ratel is not only the master of his GT racing universe, but also a master of understatement. The inaugural Baku World Challenge certainly had its challenges. The FIA GT Series championship finale would be fought out around a new street circuit on the waterfront of Azerbaijan’...

Page 46 of August 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1971

How fast did they go?

Sir, I was interested in Mr. Day's letter about the 4.3-litre Alvis. A saloon model of this car was tested by The Autocar in 1939 and reached 60 m.p.h. in 13.1 seconds and 70 in 18.0. This was very good going for those days, especially when one notes that the weight, without passengers, was almost 38 cwt. and testing was carried out on the notoriously bad surface at Brooklands Track. Figures...

Page 34 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Welsh Week-end (October 2nd/3rd) The traditional excursion over the Welsh border for those of the Vintage SCC who own vintage cars duly took place last month, in glorious unanticipated sunshine, apart from one short but very heavy rain shower as the competitors were lining up to attempt the last hill before the now non-notorious Smatcher. While the...

Page 93 of November 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, November 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

_ Y-E-V Miscellany. — We hear that Neil Corner has acquired Ronnie Symondson's ex-Embiricos Type 578 Bugatti, Neil has had two of these cars in the past but sold them, one going to California. We may have recently mistaken Model-B for Model-A Fords but note that The Times captioned one of these later Fords, which vvas on display at the Olympia Alternative Car Show,. as .2 Model-T. . . Referring...

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Gordon Cruickshank

Well met at Race RetroJust about everyone in the old car business heads to Kenilworth in February for Britain's biggest historic motor sport show A very social do, Race Retro, the UK's historic motor sport jamboree. If you didn't see someone in Paris at Retromobile, you'll bump into them at Stoneleigh. That's why I didn't see half of this year's show — I was stalled by the Motor Sport stand in a...

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Array of Sunbeams

As Nick Pellett has rightly remarked, it is a minor miracle that all three of the 1914 Tourist Trophy Sunbeams have survived to appear together as at last year's Isle of Man TT Centenary, where his car performed so well, as described last month. Their preservation began after the VSCC accepted Edwardian cars and Kent Karslake, the celebrated contributor of 'Sideslips' to Motor Sport, had...

Page 59 of July 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, July 1959

Eastern Counties M.C. Snetterton Meeting

Snetterton on Sunday, June 14th, was the venue of the annual Eastern Counties Motor Club's "100" Trophy meeting. Highlight in a five-event programme was the 100-mile (37-lap) saloon car race, counting for the B.R.S.C.C.'s Saloon Car Championship, the winner taking the Eastern Counties "100" Challenge Trophy. First was Sir Gawaine Baillie in an Equipe Endeavour 3.4 Jaguar, after his team-mate Jack...

Page 18 of May 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1941

Letters from readers

Sir, As an incurable motor-cyclist I was particularly interested in "More Mark V, or a Study in Average Speed" in the March issue. If a motor-cyclist chooses the wrong line on a bend when travelling fast or if he fails to observe a slippery patch of road or a change in road-surface he will probably perform an involuntary act which is picturesquely described as buying a box of tacks. Such a...

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To Brighton in a Foden Steam Wagon

Last year the Historic Commercial Vehicle Club held its first London-Brighton Run, which I reported after going through as passenger in Rootes' 1909 solid-tyred Commer Type WP3 omnibus. This year I felt I should travel on a steam wagon and a ride on Messrs. T. T. Boughton & Sons' 1928 Foden was immediately forthcoming. This wagon (No. 13138) was rebuilt some years ago at the suggestion of Mr...

Page 82 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 1994

Sir,

In June's article Back to the Future, Brooklands Museum director Morag Barton speaks of the desire of the Trustees of the Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd to restore as much of Brooklands as possible as it was in the 1920s and 1930s, and to create not only a static museum but a 'living' museum. Why is this desirable, and how is it to be achieved? The present situation at Brooklands has developed...

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