Articles tagged Douglas Hull

Page 43 of August 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, August 1958

A Stirring V.S.C.C Oulton Park Meeting

Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Cars demonstrated. W. F. Moss drives fearlessly to win Seaman Trophies Race in his 1936 E.R.A. PRE-WAR RACING CAR. POST-WAR TRANSPORTER.—The sight and sound of the W125 G. P. Mercedes-Benz at Oulton Park aroused nostalgic memories on the part of those old enough to remember the Auto-Union/Mercedes-Benz battles at Donington. Almost as impressive was the 300 SL 100-...

Page 18 of June 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1959

B.A.R.C. Whitsun Meeting

Good racing before a small crowd was seen at Goodwood on May 18th. The big race was the 21-lap Whitsun Trophy, for non-s/c sports cars. Clark (Lister-Jaguar) took the lead from Flockhart after seven laps and looked like winning for the Border Reivers. He ran out of petrol three laps later -- but Clark's day will come; he flings his car about in that confident individual manner which the crowd...

Page 29 of April 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1964

The E.R.A Club Dinner

The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec., Barry Eastick, himself an ex-E.R.A. owner, A. F. Rivers-Fletcher took the chair and Raymond Mays and Humphrey Cook were guests of honour. Mays delivered a moving speech, recalling how he had initiated...

Page 14 of September 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1966

Vintage week-end

(August 13/14th) AUGUST 13/14th was a vintage week-end for me. On the Saturday I drove to Silverstone in the comfort and luxury of a 3-litre Rover Mk. III coupe (of which, more in the next issue) to see the Austin Healey/M.G./Mini Seven Clubs' B.M.C. Sports Car Parade, and some very exciting racing. Accepting a lift across the track with John Eason-Gibson (who also favours the 3-litre Rover), I...

Page 54 of October 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1970

Air sport

We hear that Douglas and Peter Hull had some exciting adventures when they flew from BIackbushe to Rouen and back, to visit the Clere Museum, in an ancient Piper Cub with 65 h.p. Continental engine, cruising at 65 m.p.h. They had to cope with fog, with no radio and a minimum of instruments, not even a turn-and-bank indicator and, after landing at Berck, had to do their own repairs to a broken...

Page 30 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1963

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (July 22nd) Oulton Park is such a pleasant venue, reminiscent of old Donington, that this is one of the most enjoyable vintage speed fixtures of the year. This time there were no special attractions, apart from the traditional parade of Concours d'Elegance cars and, indeed, there was little time for anything but the racing,...

Page 16 of December 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, December 1960

Books for Christmas reading

"Lost Causes of Motoring," by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 224 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-5/8in. (Cassell and Company, Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London. W.C.1. 30s.) In the positive flood of motoring books which have marked the fading of an eventful 1960 a very few stand out from the others and are worth acquiring at all costs, even if this means buying them. Such a book is "Lost Causes of Motoring," the...

Page 60 of July 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 1966

In the air at Elstree

As regular readers will know, I contrive to see one Air Display a year, for old times' sake, and as the V.S.C.C. were putting on a demonstration of historic racing cars on the runway at Elstree on June 4th, where they had held their first post-war speed event, this seemed the one to go to. So we got out the Ford GT (Cortina, not 40!) and got there by an uncongested back route, considering how...

Page 25 of July 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1952

The clubs at Silverstone

Maidstone & Mid-Kent MC chose delightful weather for its Silverstone race meeting on May 24th, which started late, but was run off efficiently, over the "long" Club circuit. The seven-lap 1,100-cc sports-car race should have been a gift for Len Gibbs' Riley, but it was not on form, so C le S Metcalfe won after a steady drive in his Persil-uniform and Balilla Fiat, Gibbs second, Wilson's "...

Page 58 of September 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, September 1964

V.S.C.C. Prescott Hill-Climb (August 16th)

V.S.C.C. Prescott Hill-Climb (August 16th) Hot weather prevailed but times were slow. Arnold-Forster, having cancelled his entry because he thought his Delage engine had seized, found all was well, so opened the course, in a time of 52.32 sec. Fastest time of the day was made by Wilks (Cooper-Bristol) in 46.22 sec., reward for perseverance, because he had the head off and missed the morning runs...

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