Articles tagged Delaney

Page 112 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, July 1997

VSCC Action at Colerne Sprint

The VSCC is getting on with a very full fixture-list, and it has occurred to me that whereas driver ability counts for more than the car in driving tests and to some extent in trials, at the Coleme sprint the reverse tends to apply, although I accept that a good start is all important. So I was delighted that at Colerne FTD was made by F T Morley with his 24-litre Napier-Bentley (24.74sec), with...

Page 58 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 1992


R C Vickers, MC Ralph Cecil Vickers MC died at the age of 79 last September and was buried at Holy Trinity, Brompton. Educated at Cambridge, he acquired a Lea-Francis before leaving University, thus following in his father's wheel-tracks, as this gentleman was a great enthusiast, who at one time contemplated financing the Zoller supercharger business. On leaving Cambridge Vickers entered the...

Page 68 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, January 2001


Among small-output British sportscars the Marendaz Specials have a definite place, made more memorable by their colourful, selfpublicising creator. They were raced and rallied and sold as individual, fast road cars, and were the product of Capt Donald M K Marendaz, whose family came from Switzerland in the 1700s and settled in Wales. He flew ArmstrongWhitworth FK8s of No35 squadron RFC during WWI...

Page 30 of April 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1934


A NEW SUPERCHARGING PATENT APATENT specification has recently been filed by Mr. C. '1'. Lelaney, the well-known racing driver, relating to a new method of applying a supercharger to an engine. Mr. Delaney is of the opinion that supercharging has now been proved to be a definite improvement for touring and sports cars. In addition, he considers that the time is now ripe for an engine to be...

Page 26 of July 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1931


THE IRISH GRAND PRIX ONCE more we have to congratulate the M.G. Car Company for the fine performance put up by their cars. Following on the speeds achieved by the latest 750 c.c. model in the DoubleTwelve, a victory in the first day's race was by no means unexpected, but their winning of the Irish Grand Prix, for the best performance on handicap throughout the two days, was rather more of a...

Page 84 of June 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, June 2003

City to city, dust to dust

The 1903 Paris-Madrid became infamous as 'the race of death' and it was the final nail in the coffin of city-to-city races . The contrasting fortunes of two British entrants are uncovered by Graham Skillen The 1903 Paris-Madrid provided a bloody conclusion to an era of road races that had begun in 1894. These long-distance, city-to-city encounters excited huge interest – and triggered a rapid...

Page 63 of February 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, February 1991

Veteren to Classic - The MCC Exeter Trial

The MCC Exeter Trial in Vintage Times The 63rd edition of that unique and long-lived event, the Motor Cycling Club's Exeter Trial (known officially as the 'Winter Club Run' from its inception in 1910 until 1930) was held early last month (report on following pages). This adventurous trial and its MCC companion events, the Land's End Trial at Easter and the Edinburgh at Whitsun, have remained...


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