Articles tagged Derby Bentley

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 125 of December 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 125, December 2011

In the Workshop WHAT'S YOUR HISTORY? We were four experienced coachbuilders and panelbeaters who had worked in the trade on some of the world's most important vehicles. In 2004 we decided to go out on our own. At our first show we had no customers and no workshop, but now we have many fantastic customers who return time and again with new projects. IS IT HARD TO FIND SKILLED STAFF? Our company...

Page 77 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 2013

You, me and WB

The spirit of Bill Boddy was surely travelling with our two-man Bentley crew as they sprinted to John O'Groats and back At midnight on June 27, 1938, a 4¼-litre Derby Bentley eased away from Parliament Square and turned to the north. At its wheel was a 25-year-old lad who was already the editor of Motor Sport and would go on to become the longest-serving contributor to this or, so far as we have...

Page 56 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, February 1987

Rolls-Royce - The Cars And Their Competitors 1906-1965

Rolls-Royce — The Cars And Their Competitors 1906-1965 by A B Price. 192pp. 10" x 7". (B T Batsford Ltd, 4 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1. £17.50) Last month we reviewed two very important new Rolls-Royce books, and now we have a trio. The idea of comparing R-R cars from the Ghost to the last of the Clouds with rival makes was a clever one, and the author's long experience of the motor trade and...

Page 34 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1969

Brooklands Society News

The Brooklands Re-union on July 6th was almost washed-out by continual heavy rain, but it takes more than this to quench motoring nostalgia, and a large number of Members and Associates turned out for the tour of the old Track, by kind permission of the British Aircraft Corporation. As is traditional, pre-war cars headed the cavalcade which wound through the grounds, in at the old Fork entrance...

Page 16 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 2001

Hall in South Africa

Sir, I enjoyed Bill Boddy's article 'The Fame of Hall' in the July issue of Motor Sport, having been fortunate as a youth to see Eddie Hall racing in South Africa in 1948. In that year he drove his 4257cc Derby Bentley in the Fairfield Handicap in Durban and in the Coronation 100 over the Easter weekend in Pietermaritzburg. In both events he was beaten by the handicapper, finishing third in the...

Page 47 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, March 1990

An Aside

An Aside READ1NG DSJ's timely reference last month to a Serendipity championship and his reference to Geoffrey Taylor's pre-war 4-litre Alta V8 racing car for which test-bed figures for power and torque were published in the motor journals at the time, although no such engine had been built, rang a bell in my memory. At that time I was a financially struggling motoring writer (I still am) who...

Page 46 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 1987

Veteran to classic: Bently 41/4

Derby winner Appearing at the Rolls Royce EC's Pearl Jubilee Concours and Rally in an ordinary car would have seemed very inappropriate, so I was delighted to accept the offer to take a very well-known Derby Bentley up to Courteenhall, the Northamptonshire house providing a venue for this thirtieth annual gathering. Richard Shaw's 1937 41/4-litre Van den Plas tourer, one of only a handful built,...

Page 34 of September 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC at Prescott, August 11th: The Vintage SCC was lucky with the weather for its once-a-year hill-climb at the Bugatti OC course at Prescott, the meeting being run off without incident before a slightly smaller "gate" than last year. Once again Alan Cottam's A-type fue-injection, de Dion-axled Connaught made FTD, although it did not better its own VSCC...

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The Verzons

The Verzons Time flies, and on new years day it was off to 'The Verzons' near Ledbury for another of Mark Garfitt's great gatherings, with around 100 pre-1941 cars and many others of interest. The Distance award went to Antony Dacey from Hove in a 1938 Lancia Aprilia. Familiar arrivals included the 35B, 49 and 35T Bugattis of Mike Marshall, Keith Hill, and Garfitt in Sally Marsh's car. Hamish...



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