Articles tagged Francis Samuelson

Page 75 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, April 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends

A 1928 Stutz that was turned into a breakdown truck in 1939 after it had run only 35,000 miles, and has been laid up since 1955 in the back of a shed, may hopefully appear in VSCC events after it has been endowed with a four-seater body. Any advice on the latter, and a spare wheel, wheel spanner and a Zenith 105DC carburetter for the car are requested; letters can be forwarded. Manchester...

Page 23 of June 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, June 1954

Vintage Silverstone

The Club Silverstone season was opened on May 1st by the V.S.C.C., when a record attendance was achieved. In the One-Hour High-Speed Trial a good field, divided into classes, circulated with varying degrees of speed and reliability. Most of the cars qualified. The vintage Aston Martins of Edwards and Mennell were driven well, the former leaning out on corners. A. E. Griffin's 1929 12/50 Alvis "...

Page 81 of April 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, April 2006


The VSCC opened its 2006 season with driving tests at Brooklands. David Marsh in his 1925 Brescia Bugatti was the best performer, but six other drivers took First Class awards, five gained Second Class, and seven Thirds. A notable performer was Charles Mill, whose 1913 Humber, the only car in its class, beat nine other cars. Old Brooklands was not too hard on those taking the tests, some on the...

Page 25 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1947

Club News

We Hear Bernard Coulter informs us that the French motor paper L'Actualite Automobile, edited by Camille Lacome, has been revived. Coulter has a Type 40 Bugatti sans engine, into which he has fitted an Alvis "Speed Twenty" gearbox, the power unit still constituting a problem. Incidentally, Coulter broadcast reminiscences of "L'Ecusie du Lapin Blanc" at Le Mans, over the B.B.C. Free French Service...

Page 30 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1954

The "Daily Telegraph" Meeting at Brands Hatch

On August Bank Holiday Monday the-Fifth "Daily Telegraph" Trophy Race was held at Brands Hatch; the first race for this trophy was held on August 7th, 1950, on the same circuit, and was won by George Wicken at a speed of 63.56 m.p.h. This year more than 140 entries were received, most of the well-known British 500-c.c. drivers and in addition some French, Belgian, Swiss, Finnish, German and Dutch...

Page 27 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1955

The B.AR.C. All-Sports-Cars Meeting at Goodwood

Duncan Hamilton (D-type Jaguar) Wins 21-Lap Johnson's Challenge Trophy Race A sun drenched Whit Monday rendered the B.A.R.C. International (sic) Goodwood Meeting, which, a vintage-car race apart, was confined to sports cars, exceedingly pleasant. Duncan Hamilton's D-type Jaguar led throughout to win the Johnson's (Wax Polish) Challenge Trophy Race very comfortably from Berry's similar Jaguar,...

Page 42 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1985

Long-Life Racing Drivers

The best age for a racing driver is presumably somewhere between 18 and 30. I looked for some confirmation of this in Denis Jenkinson's erudite book "The Racing Driver" (Batsford, 1958) but all I found was the attitude to some drivers and riders to retirement. We know that there were people like C. Le Strange Metcalfe and Sir Francis Samuelson, Bt. drove racing cars when they were 70 and more...

Page 96 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, December 2004

The other Speed Six: MG's also-ran

No-one will deny that the MG Car Company of Abingdon made a huge contribution to British prestige in motor racing; the greatest credit to Cecil Kimber and MG'S racing staff. If I favoured other cars slightly more than MGs it was because they were, from the wonderful Midgets onwards, built from some Morris components, and the Midget's four cylinder engine had Wolseley origins. How foolish one's...

Page 58 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1992

Rivals of the famous baby

The famous baby is, of course, the Austin 7, and to suggest that it had rivals in racing in the 750 cc class is something of an exaggeration. Because such rivals were not very conspicuous, although it has to be agreed that the MG Midget had the legs of the Austin 7 in the 1930s. There was some excuse for this, because when it first appeared in competition, such as in the 1930 JCC 'DoubleTwelve'...

Page 52 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1955

A V.S.C.C. Occasion

To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Vintage Sports Car Club a rally was arranged at Goodwood circuit on September 10th, and a truly memorable and picturesque occasion this proved to be. A total of 253 veteran, Edwardian and vintage vehicles (the actual sub-divisions were 16 veteran cars, 55 Edwardian cars, 168 vintage cars, and 14 Edwardian and vintage motor-cycles) took part in a mass...



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