Articles tagged Donald Barnes

Page 69 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, October 1989

Veteran to classic: LCC relay races

Battle royal Back in 1931 the Light Car Club decided to join others in organising a real long-distance race at Brooklands. But with a difference. The length of the race was to be 90 laps of the Outer Circuit — a formidable 250 miles — but, as LCC members were mainly amateurs with non-professional cars, the event was to be a Relay Handicap, for teams (mixed or one-make) of three cars not exceeding...

Page 30 of June 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1936

THE SCOTTISH RALLY

THE SCOTTISH RALLY Those who maintain that Rallies appeal to only a minority of drivers should note that for this year's Scottish Rally 176 -entries have been received. The event, which is in its fifth year, takes place from June 1st5th, embracing -six special tests, a road mileage of 262, and a coachwork competition. This year there will be no night section, Tornapress Pass to Applecross has to...

Page 95 of January 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, January 2002

January 4-5

On January 4-5, 2002, the MCC will hold its Exeter Trial. Entries have closed at over 350 'bike and car competitors, of whom 30 are in the new class for those new to this event. They include Donald Barnes' grandson Kevin in his grandfather's LM Singer, Derek Buckler's son-in-law Keith Ambrose with his son navigating, and John Quenby, ex-MSA chief executive, with his.MG TC. Several Dellows are...

Page 65 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, November 1981

The Autosports Singers

Sir, Your interesting article on Singers and the Barnes family brought back some interesting memories. Originally the Barnes show-room was in the High Street in Stourbridge where Woolworth's arc today. I have forgotten when the move to Oldswinford was made but it was before 1925 since I had an instructive half-hour with Mr. Barnes senior in 1925 about my Mathis. He demonstrated to me a folding...

Page 16 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, January 1936

STANDARD CRA OWNERS CLUB

etta .....„„„,?•??=111111111. STANDARD CAR OWNERS' CLUB The South-Eastern Section of the Standard Car Owners' Club held their annual dinner-dance on November 22nd at the • First Avenue Restaurant, Holborn, where revelry continued until 2 a.m. on November 23rd. An amusing treasure hunt, in which members became " Flying Squad " officers, started from the " Ace of Spades " on December 13th. Seven...

Page 78 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 1995

Driver selection

With driver changes a dominant topic in F1 circles as the pundits look ahead to 1996, I am reminded that, even in the 1930s, selection of drivers in important works teams could be fraught with doubts and speculation. I refer to a letter which Capt Arthur Waite, Lord Austin's son-in-law, who was in charge of the racing department of the great Birmingham company, wrote in May 1930 to a long-...

Page 97 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, November 2000

A three-car trick at TT

Surely only once has there been an accident in a major race involving three cars of one make, in the same place, one car ending up on another. This unique calamity happened in the 1935 Ulster TT, to a team of three Singers. By this time the Singer Nine Le Mans sportscar was well established in trials and racing. The previous year at Le Mans a Singer had been second in the Biennial Cup contest....

Page 40 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1990

A7 Chat

I harnessed the Ford Sierra 4x4 (a little more rattly now but 100% troublefree over 32,750 miles) recently and set off for the English Midlands and the pleasant town of Henley-in-Arden, to chat with George Coldicutt about his Austin racing days. Before the First World War he was apprenticed to Wolseley's, with a break for Army Service, but after he had completed his time he joined the Rover...

Page 38 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1982

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS A talk with a Motoring Barrister SOON after I had referred, in the August issue of MOTOR SPORT, to the hearing of an appeal against a 1932 Brooklands race decision at which John Cobb was represented by the Hon. Ewen Montagu (later a QC and then a Judge), Lord Montagu of Beaulieu happened to be lunching with the Barrister and mentioned the article to him, the...

Page 36 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section dedicated to old-car matters Some Lucas History Last year the great Lucas electrical organisation, on which so many vintage and older cars relied for lighting and starting sets, celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary. From this auspicious occasion it is possible to extract some interesting items of history. For instance, the famous company dates back to 1834, when Joseph Lucas was...

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