Articles tagged Frank Wall

Page 47 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1979

BOC Prize-Giving

The Bugatti Owners Club held its annual Prize-Giving Luncheon at the Chateau Impney at Droitwich on November 26th last year, with their new Chairman Barry Price in control. We went in a Porsche 928, expecting to mingle with many exotic motor-cars. But the ice that morning had kept all the Bugattis at home, for fear of salt-pollution, and the car-park had only a light dusting of Ferraris and...

Page 70 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1981

Hill Climb

James Thomson made up for his disappointment at Wiscombe Park by making fastest time of the day at the second round of the RAC Hill Climb Championship at Loton Pak on Easter Monday. The day was cold, rather windy but dry, and it was the same trio as at Wiscombe setting the fastest times in the top ten run off, albeit in a reversed order. Chris Cramer again failed to qualify, by just one hundredth...

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Obituary: Frank Wall

It is with deep regret that we report the death of Frank Wall, who will be remembered as the Bugatti OC member who drove the ex-Stubberfield single-seater Type 35B Bugatti with great enthusiasm, sharing it in later times with Hamish Moffatt. His funeral was attended by many members of the HOC and VSCC, and the cortege led by a well-known 60hp Mercedes, which at one stage speeded up in an...

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The Things They Say . . .

The Things They Say ... "... it seems probable to me that those who read this book will have been motivated to do so by nostalgia of one sort or another by romantic longings for those more innocent days of the 1920s and 1930s, for the racket and roar of primitive engines and the trembling of flattened grass behind a taxi-ing Moth. I do not want to deny such readers their retrospective pleasures,...

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VSCC Silverstone Meeting (April 14th)

The Vintage SCC has started its Jubilee Year well, in the racing sense, with what is thought to have been a record entry of 194 cars, although Edwardians were not supportive of this Hewgate 1908 GP Itala Meeting, the only one, Howard's 1914 GP Mercedes, being conspicuous by its absence. Clear skies with a cool breeze played their part, and there was a big spectator attendance. There were also...

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Hill Start

Phil Llewellin returns to the place where his motor-journalism career began and rediscovers hillclimbing's unique and timeless atmosphere. Accelerating like a clothyard arrow at Agincourt, McLaren's prodigiously potent F1 reaches 100mplh in less time than it takes to recite the opening lines of The Lord's Prayer. We are talking about 6.3 seconds. All things being relative, even that rate of...

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Easter Audi

The Editor approves of the new 1.9-litre Audi Coupe which he used over the long holiday weekend My motoring "Easter-egg" this year was the new Audi Coupe, and very nice tool It turned out to be a very refined, eager, and withal a most economic car, in which to drive 1,200 miles over the Easter holiday. On the Good Friday we went in it to Oulton Park, hoping to see how Stirling Moss would fare in...

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Kentish border trial

Held in picturesque surroundings at Maidstone's Vintner's Park on November 24th, the Kentish Border CC's 21st Annual Sporting Trial, a qualifier for the 1963/64 R.A.C. Trials Championship, produced a win for triple Champion Rex Chappell, driving his familiar maroon Cannon-Ford. Chappell showed complete mastery over the mud by finishing the 20-hill course with 155 points, a clear 42 points ahead...

Page 39 of June 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1962

46th Targa Florio

Palermo, Sicily, May 6th. Once again motor racing in the Grand Manner took place in Sicily when the forty-sixth Targa Florio was held on the rugged mountain circuit, and the Northern part of the island became its glorious annual chaotic state. In last year's report in Motor Sport I went into the details of the way the Targa Florio is run, the circuit and its condition, and the general atmosphere...

Page 62 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, September 1995

A quiet life

For most people, an End-to-End run stops at John O'Groats. Hamish Moffat, Bugatti racer and vintage flyer, plans to take his OM tourer to Tierra del Fuego and head north... Lest there be any doubt, Hamish Moffat, the Malayan-born son of a rubber plantation manager, skilled aviator, accomplished amateur racing driver and long-time adventurer, is one of the Twentieth Century's most colourful and...

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