Articles tagged Eric Vereker

Page 18 of June 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, June 1942

Club news

750 Club The 750 Club meeting at the "Osterley" on May 3rd went over big, as usual, many useful contacts being made, much motoring conversation indulged in, and, best of all, George Monkhouse showed his inimitable films of Grand Prix racing of the 1935-38 period. There is no gainsaying the value of these meetings as a break from the monotony or excitement of war-effort existence, and everyone who...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 90 of February 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, February 2000

A respectable union

At an age when I hate change if came as a shock to find that letters from Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart are now headed "DaimlerChrysler". Not that the vintage Chryslers weren't good cars. Walter P Chrysler was such a capable entrepreneur that, having acquired Maxwell-Chalmers in 1923 he then absorbed the Dodge Company and by 1928 was the third largest American producer behind General Motors and Ford...

Page 12 of August 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, August 1941

Club News

eta4 WE HEAR... Johnnie Green, of the R.A.S.C., is now running the ex-Stuart-Wilton 3-litre Bentley and reports that he is very pleased with it ; he would like details of the "19/100 " Austro-Daimler, if anyone cares to oblige. The Bentley is a 1929 "Red Label" with "D "-type gearbox, and Hardy Spicer propeller-shaft, in magnificent order. A very keen reader who is in one of the Services, after a...

Page 16 of December 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, December 1943


Clues wanted Even the more optimistic members of the Vintage Sports Car Club admit that it seems unlikely that anymore pre-1914 cars with racing associations will come to light for restoration and subsequent participation in veteran speed events. A sufficient number exist to ensure very interesting contests after the war, and only those who crave ownership of such cars really regret that all...

Page 84 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, October 1993

Remember Mortimer Batten?

Who was H Mortimer Batten? I ask this in the hope that someone may be able to reveal more of this person, who was clearly an enthusiast for good motor cars and perhaps direct me to photographic or other evidence of just how many he drove. The gentleman in question was a Fellow of the Zoological Society (lam reminded that before as a schoolboy I discovered Brooklands, visits to the London Zoo and...

Page 21 of March 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1939


THE CLOSED-CAR "HOUR" During the past two years interest has been evident in the best hour's run on the Track by a sports-type car. This interest is maintained, in spite of the R.A.C.'s decision not to observe any further attempts. A new phase of this " record " was established by Lagonda Ltd. when they made the run with a saloon V12 Lagonda which gained the distinction of being the first closed...

Page 9 of June 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, June 1941

Club news

750 CLUB Attendance was as good as ever at the 750 Club's meeting at the Ashdown Park Hotel in May. This time members met for tea, and a brief communal run took place afterwards. Amongst those present were Secretary Hunter and Mrs. Hunter, with a borrowed Arrow Austin, just about to leave on war duties at a Far Place; H. L. Biggs in his red Fiat 500; Fisher and Mrs. Fisher in a Raleigh tricycle...

Page 19 of December 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1943

Club news

We hear Eric Vereker, who is responsible for much war-time essential road transport, has been using an "1,100" N.S.U. Fiat Balilla saloon as his latest mount and finds it very satisfactory. The gearbox came to pieces recently but has been repaired. It is interesting, perhaps significant, that much of the interior of the box, such as synchro-mesh design, method of locking gears, etc., is very...

Page 23 of March 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, March 1951

Club News

Club News WE HEAR Howard has two Howard Venning has acquinal two overhead-camshaft Beardmore engines, one a 18.9 h.p., the other an 11.5 h.p., the latter new and unused and with a racing camshaft. If an appropriate chassis should come to light he would be able to build up one of these rare but desirable cars. A Rollo cycler-8r is believed to have been put on the road recently, in addition to the...



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