Articles tagged Herbert

Page 37 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, July 1982

THE VSCC MIKE HAWTHORN MEETING

THIS now-traditional racing will take place at Silverstone Club circuit on July 10th, starting at approx. 1.15 p.m. Eight or nine events will been the race-card, with Historic racing-cars competing over 15 laps, Vintage racing-cars over 10 laps and two contests being for sports-cars, one of them for road-equipped versions. The supporting events include a race for Edwardians and vintage light-cars...

Page 37 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, March 1974

The Origins of "Skinner's Folly"

Sir, I have read with interest your Austin 7 feature, "Skinner's Folly", in the December issue. As a one-time owner of CA6577, I can add some details of its earlier history. Bitten by the Special-Building bug in 1955, I acquired the original chassis complete (but sans body, which was of open tourer type) from my cousin, Mr. J. A. Davidson. The whole car was checked over mechanically, and—despite...

Page 99 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, March 2013

Lunch with... Adrian Reynard

Innovator, improviser, impecunious... The founder of a famous British racing institution has been all three, but right now he's flying high once again By Simon Taylor Motor racing is dangerous: it's a truism that doesn't need repeating. And motor racing can be dangerous commercially, too. On the balance sheet as well as on the track, risk can reap huge rewards but can also result in huge crashes...

Page 48 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, January 1983

Books for the new year

"Thirty Years of Motoring for Motor Sport" by Bill Boddy. 160pp. 11" x 8-1/2" (Grenville Publishing Co. Ltd., Standard House, Bonhill Streeet, London, EC2A 4DA. £14.90). Here at last is the book so many of our readers say they have been waiting for — a résumé of W.B.'s road-testing, and driving other cars (veteran, Edwardian, vintage and historic racing cars included, the last-named embracing two...

Page 35 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1972

Vintage Light Cars Invade Cambria

Small cars were not unknown in Wales in the vintage years, what with things like the London-Holyhead Trial and the RAC Six Days Small Car Trial. They come again in modern times to take tea with the Editor, as members of the Light Car Section of the VSCC. This year (April 15/16th) 16 elected to make the journey but Tony Griffiths found water where his Austin 7 should keep its oil after a previous...

Page 37 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, June 1987

Party for an Austin

Having some time ago commemorated the first running of his Angus-Sanderson with a memorable party, Mike Worthington Williams did it again for the sixtieth birthday of his everyday transport, a 1927 Austin Twenty Carlton saloon. It was also the cat's birthday . . . Vintage and classic car folk like to get together even if no competition motoring is involved, and a variety of pre-1961 cars...

Page 16 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1992

Spam in the can?

Or pie in the Sky? Of late the racing car has become an even higher percentage factor in determining the competitiveness of a team’s overall package. But has the recent intensive application of technology now created a situation where it has outstripped the drivers’ contribution to an unacceptable level? And what should be done for the future? Some things are new in motor racing. After he had...

Page 89 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, June 1984

Austin Asides

Freddie Henry, ex-Austin apprentice, which was appropriate, because he used to be taken to school in 1920 in a blue Austin 20 coupe, wrote a booklet about "The Old Man", the First Baron Austin of Longbridge (1866-1941), for the 50th anniversary last year of the Austin Ex-Apprentices Association. The book contains much interesting material, which Freddie hopes will be read in 2033, at the 100th...

Page 49 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 1984

VSCC December DTs

It has been said that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun. The sun shone for the VSCC Winter Driving Test Meeting at Enstone aerodrome near Oxford on December 3rd but it was not of that intensity! However, Englishmen, in the guise of enthusiastic "vintagents", were out in force, some 73 of them if we include the ladies, for 10 tests of new ingenuity, such as driving onto...

Page 3 of May 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 1941

On the possibilities of a brave new world

THIS is not, of course, an expression of political idealism, though doubtless we shall get plenty of that sort of thing written for us and talked at us when the bombs have finished dropping and the shells have forgotten to sing. It is merely an expression of hope that competition motoring will be regarded a little more kindly by the Government and the public at large, when the heroes come looking...

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