Articles tagged Harold Smith

Page 68 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1993

STD at Sedgebrook

The Sunbeam-Talbot-Darracq Register held its AGM on February 20/21, It took over the Sedgebrook Hall Conference Centre at Church Brampton, just outside Northampton, where Bassett Lowke once made wonderful scale models. Close by, we saw Sywall aerodrome, once part of the Brooklands Aviation set-up. After everyone had enjoyed the Hall's many leisure activities, the annual dinner took place. It is...

Page 63 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1993

VSCC Colerne speed trials

The VSCC sprint at this RAF airfield occupied the afternoon of April 24, in reasonably good weather. David Baldock in the 2-litre Alta made excellent starts and deserved his FTD, in 23.15 sec, although the engine was boiling before its second run, not good for this particular car I would have thought! But its times for the 1/4-mile were identical, the overall time only 0.67 sec slower, and the...

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 82 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 1993

Sunbeams at Silverstone

In memory of the victory in the 1923 French Grand Prix at Tours, when Segrave's two-litre Sunbeam which Louis Coatalen had got the former Fiat engineer Bertarione to, as the Silverstone programme rather nicely expressed it, pen for him (so that they resembled the victorious 1922 GP Fiats) led home Divo's Sunbeam and a Bugatti, the STD Register arranged a Parade of Sunbeams of all kinds during the...

Page 63 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1992

VSCC: Colerne Speed Trials

The VSCC held another genuine speed-trial meeting at Colerne aerodrome on April 25. Open only to members, it was a happy social occasion as well as a means of comparing the performance of a wide diversity of cars. The variety was not confined to cars, either, because there were also races for bicycles of different heights, invalid carriages (which does not, I hope, indicate that the club is...

Page 67 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, December 1988

Veteran to classic: VSCC Weston

Seaside vintage On the beautiful day of October 2, the VSCC again held speed-trials along the front at Weston-Super-Mare, furthering a tradition which started in 1913. Weston's earliest sprints were over a mile on the beach, later becoming a half-mile along the Marine Parade with paired runs, and are now run as a half-kilometre event with single runs. In practice this year LJ Smith proved that...

Page 99 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC at Colerne

This event is run on Air Ministry property and is not therefore open to paying spectators. However, for VSCC members it provides that prominent attraction of a speed-trial, namely the opportunity to compare the pace of individual cars, especially as at this venue drivers are timed over both a 1/4-mile and a kilometre from a standing-start over a good surface, in addition to which cars are timed...

Page 21 of April 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1947

Club News

We Hear Arthur Fogg has forsaken his Scott "Flying Squirrel" and half-finished racing Scott for the ex-Lang, ex-Butler, unblown "Ulster" Austin Seven. Lt. E. C. Emmett, R.N., has acquired a 1913 G.W.K. as companion to his "4/4" Morgan, and craves also a 1923 G.W.K., which he knows to exist in London, and a Trojan. And just to prove that there is no end to the veterans, Patrick Green has unearthed...

Page 46 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1990

The 1916 Indianapolis Sunbeam

When a prominent racing car becomes the sole surviving example of its type that merits attention. The more so when, as in the case of Harold Smith's 1916 Indianapolis 4.9-litre Sunbeam, it has lain neglected for more than half a century before being painstakingly restored. This work was entrusted to STD specialist Ian Polson of Wickenbrook, near Newmarket. They were rewarded when the old Sunbeam...

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