Articles tagged Donald Day

Page 62 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1981

The VSCC at Cadwell Park

For the sixth year running the Vintage Sports Car Club combined with Charles Wilkinson, proprietor of Lincolnshire's Cadwell Park, to promote a race meeting with a very distinctive pre-war flavour on the Sunday of the late August Bank Holiday weekend. Not only were all the cars taking part of pre-war ancestry, but the circuit itself is so reminiscent of pre-war road racing — the 2.25 mile track...

Page 19 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, July 1967

V.S.C.C. Seaman Trophies meeting at Oulton Park – June 17th

The heat brought marshals in shorts, girls in sun-tops and mini-skirts, babies in prams, and one little doggy to this always enjoyable day's sport at the picturesque setting of the Cheshire circuit. This feast of vintagery was marred, however, by the fatal accident in practice to M. Johnson (whose real name was Mike Chipperfield). His ex-Gardner Connaught hit a tree at Old Hall corner and was...

Page 114 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, July 1982

Letters from Readers

Letters from Readers N.B. -Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and MOTOR SPORT does not necessarily associate itself with them. -ED Project Thrust Sir, Many thanks for the piece published in the June issue of MOTOR SPORT, reviewing the QED BBC-1 programme that dealt with our 1981 World Land Speed Record Attempt. Howeve,. there is a serious error of fact contained in the report to...

Page 6 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, October 1999

BRM's Bourne birthday bash

Several thousand cheering BRM fans lined the streets of Bourne on August 29 to watch a parade of the marque's finest machinery celebrate its 50th anniversary. BRM's founder Raymond Mays (whose centenary year this is) was a son of Bourne and in 1934 he and Humphrey Cook rolled the first ERA out of the works. The fabled voiturette was back, amid of its stablemates including Mays' favourite giant-...

Page 120 of October 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 120, October 1980

VSCC Cadwell Park

RODNEY FELTON had two hard-fought and well-deserved victories with his Monza type Alfa Romeo, taking the "Williams" Monaco Trophy in the process. Richard Black and David Taylor added to their successes at Silverstone the previous day by both winning and being placed in a race each. Martin Stretton took his recently acquired Meadows engined Frazer Nash to win two handicap races, having had the...

Page 59 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, September 1982

The VSCC at Prescott

THE Bugatti OC founded the Prescott hill-climb just before the war and the tradition of the Vintage SCC borrowing the course for its annual up-hill speed event also dates to before WW2. On August 1st a record-sized crowd watched a big entry compete under humid, sunny conditions, breaking several local class-records. The fastest drivers were those using racing cars of 1½-to-3-litres capacity. In...

Page 73 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, August 1993

VSCC at Loton Park

Loton Park hill-climb has much in its favour. The course is 1478 yards long, with six interesting bends joined by long straights, one of which is downhill. The venue is Sir Michael Leighton's estate near Shrewsbury, the grass Paddock and carparks redolent of the carefree speed trials of pre-war times. The preserve of the Hagley & D L C C, the Vintage SCC is now very much at home there. Their...

Page 20 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, December 1984

CLUB NEWS

CLUB NEWS IN THE WAKE of the arrival of Ford's new rally contender, the RS200, it is interesting to see the latest issue of Havoc, the magazine of the Ford AVO OC, a reprint of MOTOR SPORT's first report on the RS1600 from 1970. 1,000 examples were necessary for homologation, which meant that many were sold to the general public, something not so likely with the RS200. Another fact gleaned from...

Page 38 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 1981

The VSCC at Silverstone (April 11th)

The Vintage SCC had excellent weather and a fine entry of 150 cars for its first Silverstone race meeting (Club circuit) of the year. First, cars circulated for 40 minutes in the traditional High Speed Trial, said to be a simple exercise for novices; but it caused four retirements and four failed to qualify. Of those who put in the required number of laps, three were girls, Miss Ford (Alvis Speed...

Page 83 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, July 1995

Hawthorn Time

The highlight of the VSCC's Hawthorn Memorial Trophy Meeting at Silverstone was the race-long battle for the Boulogne Trophy between Tim Llewellyn's tyre-smoking 3/8-litre Bentley (now running with an unpainted aluminium body) and Mark Walker's Cirrus Hermes-engined Parker-GN. Once Peter Morley's Napier Bentley had been ousted from the lead halfway round the first lap, Llewellyn led home, but was...

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