Articles tagged Jack Williamson

Page 44 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1954

Snetterton's First International

Collins, Parnell, Whitehead, Russell and Scott-Brown Win at W. Essex C.C. Race Meeting Although Snetterton circuit in Norfolk is divorced from industrial areas, a very big crowd assembled there on August 14th for the W. Essex C.C.'s first International race meeting at this venue. The International element was confined to Hutchinson and Beels of Holland, Hoffman from Germany, the Belgian Swaelens...

Page 29 of April 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, April 1964

The E.R.A Club Dinner

The newly-formed E.R.A. Club had a very nostalgic assembly of pre- and post-war E.R.A. drivers at its first dinner, at the Public Schools Club in Piccadilly on March 2nd. Organised by the Hon. Sec., Barry Eastick, himself an ex-E.R.A. owner, A. F. Rivers-Fletcher took the chair and Raymond Mays and Humphrey Cook were guests of honour. Mays delivered a moving speech, recalling how he had initiated...

Page 72 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 1986

VSCC 1st Silverstone

The Vintage SCC's first Silverstone Race Meeting of this year, on April 19th, had both sad and happy connotations. Sad because it remembered the Hon Patrick Lindsay, one of the Club's outstanding and most popular racing drivers, happy because it recognised the 50th year in which Cecil Glutton, CBE, has been racing the 1908 GP Itala, that 12-litre giant. in VSCC events. The tributes to Lindsay...

Page 47 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, December 1984

veteran edwardian vintage

VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD CAR MATTERS A Possible Yardstick THOSE in the fortunate position of being able to afford to buy a good vintage, post-vintage thoroughbred or classic car have a difficult choice to make, as study of the many very covetable examples advertised each month in MOTOR SPORT underlines. For those in this difficult position there is a possible yardstick...

Page 28 of December 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1954

Club News

The E.R.A. Anniversary Trophy, 1954 The E.R.A. Anniversary Trophy was initiated for competition this year by Humphrey Cook and the presentation of it was entrusted to the Aston Martin Owners' Club, and the points marking system was evolved for nine specified race meetings and hill-climbs, at most of which special E.R.A. races were run. By the end of the season Derek Wilkinson had emerged as a...

Page 20 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1957

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters The Second V.S.C.C. Silverstone The Vintage S.C.C. held its second Silverstone Race Meeting of the year on June 15th. It could be termed "sun-top Silverstone" and in spite of exciting racing was completed without mishap. Racing opened with a 5-lap Handicap in which Freeman's 1951 Mille Miglia Aston Martin came through on the last lap to win at 69.95 m.p.h....

Page 102 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, July 1990

Happy Ending

Watching Johnty Williamson driving the venerable 1923 10 1/2-litre V12 Delage in the Itala Trophy scratch race at this year's first VSCC Silverstone Meeting, when it took the Lanchester Trophy, finishing ahead of 17 other cars all younger than itself, made me realise what a privilege it is to see such historic cars in action. All too many have become static pawns in the auction rooms. The history...

Page 51 of August 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, August 1978

A Racing Car's Birthday

On July 7th, 1908, three great 12-litre Halm started in the French Grand Prix over the Dieppe circuit and in due time, in fact eight hours, seven minutes and 56 seconds later, that driven by Cagno finished the 477-mile race in 11th place. This remarkable motor-car later ran at Brooklands, only to vanish with the mists of time and the onrush of a World War. Fortunately it surfaced in Norfolk some...

Page 14 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 2001

Abbott still not ailing

Sir, I should like to follow up on the brief history of the Abbott-Nash recounted by Bill Boddy in the September 2001 issue. From Michael Christie the car passed to Jack Williamson who raced it during 1949. He suffered a major crash at Prescott and the car next surfaced in 1953 when it was sold to David Allen and Monty Vaughan. They rebuilt it as a two-seater and competed with it quite...

Page 80 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, March 1983

The Ninety Mercedes

"In the carefree days before 1914, when collars and incomes were high and taxation low, the acme of smartness was to be seen with a girl from a George Edwardes show at the Gaiety, driving a 90 h.p. Mercedes with well-polished brass fittings and a well-raked steering column . . ." — D. Scott-Moncrieff in "Three Pointed Star" (Cassell 1955 & 1958).  In Motor Sport for January 1982 I wrote at...

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