Articles tagged Guy Spollon

Page 62 of July 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, July 1992

VSCC Curborough

The weekend after the Colerne speed trials, the VSCC held its annual speed trial meeting at Curborough near Lichfield. The course is quite different, involving as it does several corners to reverse the cars back onto the straight along which they started. However, if there is an element of 'driving-test' about it, this is no worse than at those speed-trials which once took place at a Croydon...

Page 80 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, October 2005

WB miscellany

Spirit of pre-war days With all our respect for historic Maseratis and Ferraris, etc, in historic car races today it is the ERAs which capture best the spirit of the pre-war days for me. Last year more than three-quarters of ERA and ERA-engined cars appeared in at least one competitive event. The continued attraction of these racing cars is very well captured in the ERA Club's magazine. It may...

Page 60 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Prescott

One of the Best With sunshine, large crowds spectating at both practice and the climbs, and a record entry of 230, the VSCC's annual speed hillclimb on August 4th at the delightful Bugatti OC's Prescott course was one of the best-ever. Anthony Mayman made best time in his ERA R4D, just below his record, with a truly smooth ascent (41.34 s). Best vintage time was made by a determined Julian Majzub...

Page 120 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 120, September 2006

VSCC Shelsley Walsh

It was yet another Shelsley Walsh victory for ERA R4D in early July when Mac Hulbert stormed to fastest time of the day in the most famous car from the venue’s 101-year history. On a swelteringly hot day conditions worked against Hulbert as he chased his own pre-war hill record, but his second run in 34.03sec was still more than two seconds clear of his rivals. Although Paul Richardson nipped in...

Page 99 of October 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, October 2006

Vintage Sports Car Club Prescott

August 5/6 For the second time in seven weeks, James Baxter pipped Mac Hulbert to win a VSCC hillclimb. It was the final run of the weekend that proved the fastest as Baxter hurled his Frazer Nash single-seater to fastest time of the day with a superb climb in 42.01sec. Hulbert ended the weekend half a second away in ERA R4D as Baxter repeated his victory from Loton Park in June. Also in the hunt...

Page 71 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, July 1994

VSCC Wiscombe

VSCC Wiscombe One week after the Curborough speed trials the VSCC held its annual speed hillclimb at Wiscombe, the picturesque and sinuous Devon course. Spollon's ERA R8C was again in fine fettle, setting FTD in 47.63s to Day's 47.66s in the "oversize" ERA R14B, with Giles in the vintage FN-GN quicker than Morris's ERA RI 1B, by 48.38s to the blown ERA's 48.56s. The smallest sports car class was...

Page 61 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, September 1992

Vintage Day At Shelsley Walsh

VSCC day at Shelsley Walsh, the Midland AC's 1000-yard hillclimb course near Worcester, which is largely unchanged from how it was in 1905, is an enjoyment not to be missed. Sponsored by Penrite Oil, on July 4, this year it was mainly for pre-war cars, the astonishing moderns (record: R.Brown 3 1/2-litre Pilbeam MP58 Ford DFR — 25.34s) not arriving until the Sunday. The small road-equipped sports...

Page 64 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1990

An English Prescott Sunday

The late EKH Karslake expressed the opinion that the older racing cars were at their best when their engines had warmed up but before they had become too hot. That being the case, it was just as well that the globe in the area of Cheltenham decided to warm up less on August 5, when the VSCC made its annual onslaught of Prescott hill, than it had all the preceding week. Nevertheless, more engines...

Page 100 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, August 2005

Pace notes -- your guide to what's coming up...

Orwell's big bangers at Brands -- HSCC Superprix: Brands Hatch, July 23/24 The only UK appearance of the year for the Orwell Supersports Cup is one of the features of the annual HSCC Superprix at Brands Hatch on July 23/24. As ever, crammed grids will pack the Kent track as historic racers get the chance to let rip on the glorious Grand Prix circuit. It's a weekend with a real 'big-banger' theme...

Page 73 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 1989

VSCC Prescott

There is no nicer speed-venue than Prescott hill on a blazing summer day, as the big spectator attendance for the VSCC climbs on August 6 endorsed. They saw more than 400 ascents expeditiously handled by the hard-working officials, and had the additional bonus of watching Anthony Mayman, in his usual fine form in ERA R4D, break the VSCC record for the 880-yard short course with a meteoric 41.11...

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