Articles tagged Ian Stewart

Page 91 of April 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, April 2000

Miscellany

The popular VMCC Banbury Run for pre-1931 motorcycles returns to Banbury this year, on June 18, centred on Drayton School. I am glad to note that the 'Banbury' is for vintage bikes, that there was a run for those with gas lamps, and that the VMCC Founder, CE 'Fitch' Allen, BEM, is still active. * * * The VSCC of America, Inc asks me to make it clear that, founded in 1958, it catered only for...

Page 133 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 133, August 2014

Cholmondeley Pageant of Power

There are some who compare it with the Festival of Speed, but Cholmondeley’s annual homage to internal combustion bears little relation to Goodwood. This is a far more homely event, where stallholders are rather more likely to flog you locally produced fruit or cheese than lure you with a brand-new Lexus. This was the seventh such event and the fare was slightly reduced. Vintage scramblers were...

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You were there

This month, readers transport us to Detroit and Silverstone for Grand Prix action. We also feature Aston Martin in the 1950s at Le Mans and, er, Seaford ANDREW COSTIN-HURLEY These shots of ’50s Aston Martins were taken by ex-Ilmor engineer Andrew’s mother. “Mum’s cousin is Brian Clayton, an Aston race engineer from that era,” he explains. “Brian would travel from Feltham in a variety of cars to...

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Hammer down

Racers that are going, going, gone Sold The last vestige of what was MG Sport & Racing Ltd went on the block on Saturday March 26. With 950 items ranging from a box of X-Power T-shirts to Bonneville Land Speed Record cars on offer, interest in the Wyles Hardy & Co sale saw the Groveley Lane Birmingham premises (next to the old Longbridge factory) swamped with bidders from around the globe...

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The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race ADENAU, August 30th. TO bring themselves in line with Italy and France in holding classic sports-car events the Germans organised a race over 44 laps of the 22-kilometre Nurburgring, the intention being to provide a gruelling race that would stand alongside the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. To anyone familiar with the Nurburgring there was no doubt at all that 1,...

Page 22 of January 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1953

A reader praises Ian Stewart

Sir, I feel, very, strongly, that Ian, Stewart has not been given the credit he deserves for winning the over 1,500-c.c. sports-car race at Charterhall.  Without exception, every account I have read glosses over Ian's superb driving and infers that he won only by having the fastest car. This is not true.  I have the greatest respect and liking for "Wilkie" and no "knock" at him is dreamt of in...

Page 13 of November 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, November 1951

RACING

RACING AT WINFIELD TIM Winfield Meeting on October 13th seemed a good excuse for a breath of fresh air before the Show. So, at 4.45 p.m. on the 12th we left the office in the Jowett Jupiter, hound for the far North. Impeded by rush-hour traffic the first half-hour accounted for a mere ten miles, but thereafter, along A 10 And A 14 to Huntingdon the Jupiter got nicely into its stride, cruising at...

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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Jaguar XK120

The quintessential Jaguar – it looked the part, it had the performance and it spawned the C and D-types. Needless to say, the XK120’s legacy lives on By Richard Heseltine Time spent away from racing clearly hasn’t blunted his competitive edge. National racing legend Dave Coyne, the man who yo-yoed between junior formulae for much of the 1980s, was a surprise entry for July’s Silverstone Classic....

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Gerard's old E.R.A. wins an epic Charterhall International Trophy Race, beating B.R.M.

A very big crowd attended Scotland's first International Motor Race at the Winfield Joint Committee's Charterhall Meeting on October 11. Even bigger crowds are likely to attend the 1953 fixtures of this organisation, for the efficient arrangements, lack of "red tape" and the outstanding excellence of the racing are what the spectating public looks for. The weather was cold but dry, the 2-mile...

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