Articles tagged Donald Day

Page 74 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1996

The HMSO and Motor Racing

I remember what a surprise it was, back in 1948, when I received an unbound, gestetnered publication with the title of Investigation into the Development of German Grand Prix Racing Cars between 1934 and 1939 (Including a description of the Mercedes World's Land Speed Record Contender) by Cameron C Earl. The other day I came upon this publication among a pile of other historic bits and pieces....

Page 41 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1977

Donington Park racing

Once again Tom Wheatcroft is going to try and get motor racing going again on the revised Donington Park circuit, with the first meetings scheduled for this spring. Twice in the past it has looked as though racing was going to start, but unforeseen legal hassles and planning problems have held things up, so let us hope that it is a case of third time lucky. At the moment the plans are that the...

Page 70 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1993

Mallory Park VSCC

In only its third visit to Mallory, the VSCC has proved that it has found an excellent home for the Williams Monaco Trophy race, formerly based at Cadwell Park, and this year's event on the 18th July produced a superb battle for the meeting's title race. In recent years the race, for two-seater Grand Prix cars, has struggled to attract a representative entry and although this year saw only ten...

Page 40 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section devoted to old-car mattersThe Itala TrophySilverstone, April 21st Since this event was run off at Silverstone the VSCC Donington Meeting has happened (see elsewhere), so only a brief report is called for. The entry was down by 14 on 1978, totalling 152, and spectators did not seem quite so numerous. Morley's 24-litre Bentley-Napier was the largest car racing. It has been lightened by...

Page 57 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, June 2001

'Remus'

Warhorses Arguably the most-raced car in the world, Remus has been out in almost every season since 1936. Gordon Cruickshank investigates Could this be 'the most raced car in the world'? Owner Ludovic Lindsay shrugs. "I've used that phrase myself because other people have, but does it mean race miles, or race starts, or number of seasons?" Yet on any of those grounds, ERA R5B can argue for that...

Page 50 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1983

VSCC Silverstone

Run earlier this year because of the British GP, the Vintage SCC's second Silverstone Meeting of 1982, on July 2nd, enjoyed hot sunshine and some good racing, but the attendance (perhaps depleted by the Henley Regatta and Wimbledon tennis, just as the 1926 Summer Meeting at Brooklands had been affected by these counter-attractions and the Hendon Air Display) if smaller than expected, was...

Page 80 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, December 1993

Island hopping

Over 120 cars congregated in the Isle of Man in late September for the three-day Manx Classic, where Mike Sayers swept the pre-war honours in all three sections of the event in his 1937 Riley Sprite Special. There was rain for the Total Oils Hill Climb on Lerghy Frissel, the longest UK hill, where FTD (89.05sec) fell to local man David Mylchreest in his MGB, pursued by Chris Weedon's Sunbeam...

Page 76 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1994

Julian clearly

Now a well-established feature of the VSCC's Mallory Park meeting, the Williams Trophy for two-seater Grand Prix cars attracted a more varied entry than of late due to a degree of latitude being allowed in adhering to the original entry criteria. As in recent years, however, traditional Bugatti representation was thin on the ground with only five examples taking the start. Favourite was Sir John...

Page 69 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, September 1994

Slivers of history

I have received from the archives of the Rolls-Royce EC, through the thoughtful General Secretary, Peter Baines, some fascinating slivers of motor racing history. The story of how Sir Henry Royce investigated one of the 1914 GP Mercedes cars during WWI when designing the R-R Eagle aero-engine is well known, although with loose ends that may never be tied up. It is also known that Louis Coatalen...

Page 79 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, August 1993

Flying sparks

The VSCC continued its racing season by hosting the 28th Hawthorn Trophy meeting at Silverstone on the 12th June, the day being favoured with weather which ranged from indifferent to treacherous. Albert Sparrowhawk held a brief lead in the Bill Phillips Trophy race in his fleet Alvis Special, before Ian Bentall's 4 1/2-litre Bentley took control on the second lap and was never headed, despite the...

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