Articles tagged Ivan Dutton

Page 115 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, November 2008

In brief

* Event organiser Fred Gallagher has pledged to continue building Tour Britannia in 2009 and is considering a route taking in new venues for the fifth running of the race and rally tour. “We’re delighted with the reactions from competitors,” said Gallagher. “People would like a bit of variety so we are seeking a new headquarters.” * The Golden Jubilee Celebrations for Formula Junior have now...

Page 66 of October 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1987

An August Assembly

Although it was not the last VSCC race this year, the August meeting at Cadwell Park retained its delightful atmosphere, rare sunshine filtering through the trees of the scenic and hilly circuit where BBC cameras were stationed — but only for the motorcycle event of the Bank Holiday Monday. Unfortunately the major event, the Williams Trophy, was curtailed after an alarming accident stopped what...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 70 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1988

Easy Does It

Fine if cold weather, a large attendance and an entry of 232 cars on April 23 made the first Vintage Sports Car Club race meeting of 1988 a memorable one. Two intended attractions at Silverstone were the Bugatti Royale and “Babs”, the 27-litre aero-engined Parry Thomas car due to race for the first time since 1926 when it lapped Brooklands at 125.77 mph. However, “Babs” suffered a con-rod...

Page 76 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, November 1993

Boddy language

Party pieces Competition events apart, another fun aspect of the vintage-car movement is the private party to commemorate, even celebrate, some occasion in the career of a particular motor car. One would have to delve far back into automotive history to discover who first organised such an occasion. The Emancipation Run from London to Brighton, to mark the lifting of some of the more onorous...

Page 92 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, July 2003

Extra-special Bugattis

Bill Boddy Having served my apprenticeship in writing by sending schoolboy letters to Motor Sport and other motoring papers, and writing unpaid contributions for the Bugantics magazine of the BOC, I thought to broaden the last-named with more than just bits about the club's rallies and social events. But how to do this? Bugattis are such good cars that few owners wished to improve them or to...

Page 88 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, October 1997

One-Off Bugatti reborn

Made a long haul in the summer sun the other day to that shrine of Bugatti contentment, Ivan Dutton's workshop at picturesque Ickford near Oxford, being much frustrated by slow traffic. The object of the visit was to see again a one-off Bugatti, which I had known years previously in the earlier stages of my intense, if unexplained, interest in cars. It had come about then, this earlier visit to...

Page 59 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1996

VSCC Oulton Park

Alan Cox reports on an old favorite with a new title Following Cadwell Park the previous week, the VSCC made another welcome return on August Bank Holiday Monday, this time to Oulton Park, although not for the traditional Richard Seaman Trophy races which have now made their home at Donington, but for the inaugural Sir Henry Segrave Memorial Trophy. Cheshire weather was not at its most welcoming...

Page 31 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1973

F2 review

Formula Two win for STP-March-BMW A FEW MONTHS ago in the Around and About column we highlighted the forthcoming battle between the Ford Motor Company and BMW at several levels of motor sport. At Mallory Park on March 10th the first Formula Two clash between the two big rivals took place and, though their position looked a little precarious at one time, the German BMW outfit came out most...

Page 66 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1990

Sunshine and Castrol R

The final VSCC meeting of the year at Cadwell Park on August 26th was blessed with perfect weather. The peculiarly appetising smell of disgustoburgers, the undeniably pleasant smell of Castrol R, the wooded parkland, and the meandering circuit, summarise for me what is the most enjoyable race meeting of the year. Not forgetting the cars of course, and a brief walk around the paddock showed that...

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