Articles tagged Donald Parker

Page 9 of May 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1946

Monkhouse (Bugatti) Makes F.T.D. at Elstree

Huge entry for V.S.C.C. event. Some very good times. Abecassis's Alta is fastest sports car. The Vintage S.C.C. speed trials at Elstree on Easter Monday over a 1/4-mile of slightly uphill aerodrome runway produced a "Brooklands" entry and attendance. The start was very late, electrical timing had to be abandoned for stop-watch, and the second runs were conducted in a very haphazard manner - one...

Page 11 of September 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, September 1944

Raymond Mays's E.R.A. on show

Raymond Mays' s E.R.A. On Show SATURDAY, July 8th, was a day of pageantry in the little town of Bourne. The occasion was a Red Cross Fete, which was held on the local sports ground, and we, in particular, are interested in one very famous. E.R.A. which was exhibited there, with literature, paintings and boards: of photographs in a marquee which it had to itself. One may have guessed by now that...

Page 11 of March 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, March 1945

TWELFTH "REMBRANDT"

TWELFTH "REMBRANDT" AMMIER extremely successful enthusiasts' gathering happened, thanks to A. F. Rivers-Fletcher and his wife, at the Rembrandt Hotel on e February 11th, some 150 persons attending the lunch and the "To Start You Talking "feature. E. C. Gordon England was in the chair, and he reminded us what good fun motor racing was, and suggested that, quite apart from national prestige,...

Page 67 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, September 1996

Cars In Court

A suggestion which I have made more than once in MOTOR SPORT, that someone should write a book about Court cases in which cars or motoring matters were involved, seems about to reach fruition from a well-known author of motor-racing books, although with the emphasis on crime rather than legal battles over technicalities. That apart, a case which would be entirely suitable for such a book has just...

Page 10 of October 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, October 1946

Reports of Recent Events

International Prescott F.T.D. by Raymond Mays. Two Class Records Fall. Very Fine Drive in the Rain by John Bolster A large crowd attended the International Prescott and the B.O.C. deserved better weather - it was fine for the first runs, but wet for most of the second half. And the starting area was very slippery throughout. Conditions were better for practice and "Bira" made best time with the 3...

Page 19 of May 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, May 1944

Club News

Club News WE HEAR Apart from the Horstman and A.B.C. mentioned elsewhere in this issue, another early small car, but of rather different conception, exists in Amersham, in the form of Stafford East's touring V-twin G.N. He is assembling it from a large collection of G.N. parts, making up the body from data obtained from memory and photographs, so that it will be virtually a new car. He has also...

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Club News

We Hear J. N. Morton is proposing to install a 3-litre Bentley engine in a 1925 Sunbeam chassis, and E. Hopewell Ash reports that he is using a 1922 Jowett 2-seater which he acquired last Easter, and which ably takes his family and much luggage from Ruislip to the coast on a handful of revs, the whole way. We learn that Penn's Riley which ran at Cofton Hackett last year, and which we said looked...

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Club news

We hear Hispanos are in the news now. Apart from Peacock's, Metcalfe has a 27-hp 1929 saloon with high-pressure boots for sale, and Lt Rayner-Green, RA, has found what appears to be a late model "37.2" or "4.5" sports 4-seater in a farmyard near Exeter. Lt DG Hart, RA, has bought a 1929 41/2-litre Van den Plas open 4-seater with only 52,000 miles to its credit and seeks data as to probable...

Page 73 of August 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, August 1996

V-to-C Miscellany

I n 1903 the Hon Charles Rolls, driving an 80hp Mors, won the Ballyfinnane hill-climb in County Kerry, taking home a silver cup. Ninety years later a retired Police Chief did some research and was able to locate the 1200-yard venue for this event, a steep narrow road almost unchanged since it was used for the 1903 climb. He was able to hold a small commemoration gathering there, when a plaque was...

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The VSCC at Prescott

In a real heatwave on August 6, the VSCC coped admirably with an entry of 238, and although the start of its annual hill-climb at the BOC's Prescott course had been put forward to 10 am, from that early hour the car parks were filling up and spectators were already making use of free Paddock admission in considerable numbers. This ambitious event went off without incident and ended at a civilised...

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