Articles tagged Hogg

Page 49 of December 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (Continued from the November issue) WE HAVE reached the Diary entries of "X", the RFC Officer who became a well-known racing motorist after the war, for December 1917. He was met on December 14th by Bush and his Crossley, in which they went to the War Office and later net off for Wyton, arriving by lunchtime. Lady X was staying near Ely so her son visited her...

Page 119 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 119, November 1980

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer

The Wartime Diaries of an RFC Officer (continued from the October issue) THESE diaries of the Irish Guards Officer who had joined the Royal Flying Corps, whom I am referring to as X, are now at the October 1917 stage. X had collected a Sunbeam racing car from Mr. Dewis, who was Manager of the Mercedes Company in London at that time. This Sunbeam, which could well have been a 1913 Grand Prix car...

Page 33 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1966

V.S.C.C. Curborough Speed Trials (May 15th)

The V.S.C.C.'s Midland Section used the pleasantly rural setting of Curborough for this very enjoyable speed trial meeting, which was graced by good weather and a representative entry. Fastest time of the afternoon was made by Cottam in his very original type A Connaught, still using Hillbourne fuel injection and a potent-smelling fuel, in a time of 38.6 sec. For each marker knocked down on the...

Page 42 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

Page 33 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, October 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters VSCC Lllandow Thruxton being unavailable, the VSCC went to Llandow circuit in S. Wales for its final race meeting of 1973. There was the attraction of no Armco and a spacious Paddock. But the experiment was not altogether a success. Some drivers liked the one-mile oval track but there were many complaints about the bumps, which were damaging to vintage...

Page 40 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1967

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Shrivenham, February 5th: Traditionally (and, as I have observed previously, the Vintage S.C.C. is closely associated with tradition) the first daylight event of the year in this Club's fixture-list is a series of driving tests. These are held every other year at Charterhouse School, where the Club's present Secretary was educated...

Page 44 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1972


A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Driving Tests, Thruxton (January 30th) It is not possible for me to write intelligently, or even unintelligently, about this wintery vintage happening, because I had been prevailed upon to compete, in the resuscitated 1924 12/20 Calthorpe, and you cannot compete, however ineffectually, as well as report. I agreed to have a go, not because I had any...

Page 22 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1964

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters In cold but dry weather the V.S.C.C. ran off its annual Silverstone driving tests, taking an entry of 68 cars through eight manoeuvres, some of which involved a considerable amount of high-speed reversing, which broke the back axle torque-arm of A. D. Jones' 30/98 Vauxhall. Remembering that the title of the organising club is Vintage Sports Car Club, I looked...

Page 44 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1965


THE V.S.C.C. AT SILVERSTONE (April 24th) THE first V.S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting of the year, which had the expected big entry and double the crowd of keen spectators that were present at a preceding International F.2 race meeting, enjoyed good weather apart from one brief shower, and produced some excellent racing. The first 5-lap handicap was nearly a victory for Miss Rose in her 1934 3½-...

Page 30 of June 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1966

V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Beaulieu (May 8th)

The-annual visit of the V.S.C.C. to the Montagu Motor Museum can be set down as a highly enjoyable occasion, even if the rain was almost unrelenting. I am able to state that Club officials got as wet as anyone, even if they were fortified by an excellent lunch served to them by Lord Montagu in the comfortable Pullman coaches of his Bournemouth Belle—which is definitely worth a visit. The marshals...



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