Articles tagged Donald Day

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

The VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

In its 90th year, celebrated in August, the VSCC's Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, in conjunction with the Midland AC, went off extremely well, in something of a heatwave on July 22. Among the smallest sports cars Adam Smith and his Meadows-Frazer Nash was favourite, which he resolved by non-starting, leaving victory to James Baxter's Frazer Nash Fast Tourer, in both vintage and general categories. As...

Page 66 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, July 1994

Loton Park vintage

Loton Park vintage The hillclimb course in Loton Park near Shrewsbury has much going for it. It has six interesting corners, one approached downhill, and the two-part grass paddocks and somehow carefree atmosphere are redolent of pre-war fixtures some of us enjoyed. Not any surprise, therefore, that the VSCC goes there once a year and it did so on May 29, a warm sunny day, with a programme of 181...

Page 49 of September 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1980

A wet VSCC Hawthorn Trophy meeting

Too late to report in last month's issue, the VSCC Hawthorn Trophy Meeting at Silverstone was well water-logged, torrential rain falling for much of the afternoon. Under the circumstances, it is creditable that no drivers were hurt in the few incidents and that, under Grant Peterkin, the racing ended not too rnuch down on a flexible schedule. Miserable as conditions were, competitors in the 6-lap...

Page 46 of February 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, February 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters ERAs One of the better motoring happenings at the end of last year was the party put on in London by White Mouse Editions and New Cavendish Books to celebrate the publication of their "History of English Racing Automobiles Limited", a book reviewed elsewhere in this issue. Not only were Narisa Chakrabongse and her ERA "Romulus" present but many ERA drivers...

Page 84 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1984

VSCC at Prescott

Prescott was in true garden-party mood for the VSCC speed hill-climb on August 5th. Continuing his outstanding season, David Black broke the outright VSCC course-record in 41.85 sec (short course), his runs in the P3 Alfa Romeo so smooth they looked slow! He sensibly elected not to run in the "ten fastest" final runs and conserved the monoposto again by letting his son drive him up in another...

Page 54 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, August 1983

VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

It was hot at the Midland AC's hill-climb on July 10th, making Edwardian engines boil, and too hot for those who were up against Guy Smith's Alvis-'Nash, which made pre-war ftd in 36.07 sec. Donald Day was rewarded for spending most of the afternoon rebuilding the engine of the ERA R14B with second place in this class and the Raymond Mays' Trophy (36.34 sec), and Lord Raglan's Type 51 Bugatti was...

Page 66 of May 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1995

VSCC Silverstone

What changes greeted the members of the VSCC as they descended on Silverstone for their traditional curtain-raiser to the new season on the 8th April? Well, gone were the old café and bar, and in their place were rolling acres of new tarmac behind the pits, and a sparkling array of new paddock buildings to cater for the manoeuvering of F1 transporters and the like. On the track, the eagerly...

Page 51 of February 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, February 1981

Book Reviews

"The History of English Racing Automobiles Limited" by David Weguelin. 288 pp. 10 1/2" x 12 1/2". (White Mouse Editions Ltd., 50 Porchester Terrace, London W2 3TP. £35.00). This quite splendid book to commemorate the history of the ERA voiturettes that upheld British prestige in pre-war International motor racing must rank as the best of all one-make racing-car productions. It is dedicated to the...

Page 116 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, June 1982

VSCC replies

Sir, "Cynics among the onlookers suggested that only sponsorship makes racing that close . .!" was the comment in your report of the dice between the Hon Patrick Lindsay and Donald Day in the Haggar Trophy race at the VSCC April Silverstone meeting. The implication was obviously that prize money was at stake. May I make it clear that all Messrs. Lindsay and Day were racing for was the privilege...

Page 5 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, February 1998

Coys Festival to restage first Silverstone Grand Prix

A unique re-creation of the 1948 RAC Grand Prix, expected to feature a representative field of original Maseratis, Talbots and ERAs, will be the unmissable centrepiece of next year's Coys International Historic Festival, which showcases 50 years of the Silverstone circuit from July 24-26. Nineteen of the 25 actual cars which formed the grid for Britain's first post-war Grand Prix – run before a...

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