Articles tagged DUNCAN PITTAWAY

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Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Mammoth restoration Down in Avon something stirs – a lost Land Speed Record machine, Fiat’s 28-litre S76 The views from the barn are expansive, sweeping over the Avon valley. The views inside the barn are remarkable: ancient motorcycles on shelves, disembowelled cars with innards spread across the floor, and slung in a cradle fit for a shipyard a vast lump of metal, the magnetic core of our visit...

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Historic news

Record Fiat back on trackRare old-timer to tackle Goodwood hill this summer | by Paul Lawrence More than a century after it last ran in anger, a rare Fiat S76 will be one of the stars of the Goodwood Festival of Speed (June 26-29). Unofficially the fastest car in the world in 1911, the 28.5-litre Fiat has been restored over the past decade by Duncan Pittaway. Only two S76s were built. One set a...

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Anniversary waltz

The Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy will be a feature of the Donington Historic Festival in May. As the event approaches, we gathered a select group of eligible, inter-war carsWriter: Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer: Mitch Pashavair We had a flag to wave and had to decide where to wave it. This magazine has been reporting on cars and racing for nine decades, during which progress in...

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Baxter storms season's last hill

VSCC I Loton Park I Sept 25-26 With Mac Hulbert and R4D absent, James Baxter was always likely to be the man to beat as the VSCC hillclimb season wrapped up. Sure enough, he urged his Frazer Nash single-seater to the top of the Shropshire hill to claim FTD – but only by a fifth of a second. Baxter served notice by getting to within half a second of Hulbert's record in practice, but was a little...

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Reports in brief

John Burton started the Orwell Supersports Cup in great style at Dijon in his Chevron B26. The British ace fended off challenges from Peter Hoffman (McLaren M8F) and Silvio Kalb (March 76S) to win both races. * * * Dessie Nutt and Ray Bellm continued to dominate the Armajaro MSA British Historic Rally Championship by taking a third victory each over the Tarmac roads of Epynt on the Welsh...

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Pittaway's dramatic escape

VSCC racer Duncan Pittaway was fortunate to escape with only a fractured collar bone and mild concussion after rolling his 1921 GN Vitesse at Oulton Park. The incident was at Lodge on the first lap of the Brooklands and Goddard Trophies race after Pittaway caught a spin and the GN then snapped back the other way

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Aeroplay

These three pre-war raing cars have but one thing in common: each boasts the engine from an aeroplane under its bonnet. One damp day at Silverstone we discovered a uniwue form of motoring pleasure. We were having a quiet coffee in Silverstone's Paddock Diner when the Monarch arrived. I've experienced a small earth tremor before and the effect was not dissimilar. First came the tell-tale ripples...

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Miscellany

So extremely popular have been MGs that a great number of books have covered their design, development, the different models and their racing and rally successes. I have 26 on my bookshelves and that is only part of it. Haynes has now included another, MGB by David Knowles. It covers the MGC and MGB GT V8, with data on each, but is mainly a vivid colour kaleidoscope on miscellaneous items,...

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Around and about

New home for the VCC The Veteran Car Club has moved into splendid, period headquarters in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Jessamine House, 15 High Street, Ashwell (Ashwell 2818), is an imposing red-brick house, parts of which date from the 17th century, a traditional setting for the vehicle owned by the members of this prestigious club. These much improved Club facilities were acquired at a cost of £24,...

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Huge Fiat to be reborn

One of a pair of remarkable 28.3-litre four-cylinder racing Fiats built in 1910/1911, unseen since the 1920s, is being re-constructed  The most exciting vintage-world news is that Duncan Pittaway is assembling one of the Fiat S76 racing cars of the pre-WW1 era. These enormous cars were produced to out-do what Duncan calls “the girly 200hp Benz”. The Blitzen Benz had been doing very well in many...

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