Articles tagged James Tilling

Page 34 of December 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The RAC London-Brighton Veteran Car Run (November 7th) I have tried the Brighton Run most ways—by tram and bus to Croydon to watch the veterans climb up past the Airport before the war, riding on veterans since 1936, driving some of Lord Montagu's in more recent runs. This year I did it in comfort—staying in Brighton on the Saturday night and reporting from...

Page 84 of February 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, February 2004

Stadium rock

Pete Tucker was one of the very first stars as stock car racing took a hold in fifties Britain. He recalls the lifestyle with Richard Barnett In 1954 Juan Manuel Fangio was thrilling grand prix-goers on his way to another world championship, but in race stadiums around the United Kingdom another form of motorsport was being established. That same year British stock car racing was born, and was...

Page 15 of October 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1952

Singer Team Wins 750 Club National Six-Hour Relay Race

The Six-hour Relay Race of the 750 Club, at Silverstone an August 30th. was this year deservedly of national status. It attracted 27 teams, which engaged in a carefree race in which each team had to circulate as many times as possible. Thus team chiefs had as busy a time as drivers and mechanics and, as any car could be put on at any time, much hard work on recalcitrant engines went on all the...

Page 27 of September 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, September 1954

Close Racing At Crystal Palace Bank-Holiday Meeting

Reg Parnell (Ferrari) Wins August Trophy Race and Sets a New Lap Record of 75.82 m.p.h. Tony Crook Breaks Sports-Car Lap Record in his Versatile Cooper-Bristol The B.A.R.C. National Meeting at the L.C.C.'s Crystal Palace Circuit on the afternoon of August Bank Holiday produced some exciting racing, although it is, we think, a reflection on the excessive number of meetings now being held that it...

Page 17 of December 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1948

MY 1948 SEASON

MY 1948 SEASON by JOHN BOLSTER THE Vintage Sports Car Club are an enterprising body of men, and it was just like them to have the courage to run a speed trial during the " no-petrol " period. It was just like them, too, to make the competitors circle a pylon at the end and go back the way they had come, thus making double use of the course (I hope Leslie Wilson doesn't do that at Shelsley)....

Page 34 of December 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1964

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

The R.A.C Veteran Car Run – the editor goes to Brighton in a 1903 twin-cylinder Panhard-Levassor The Brighton Run, this year's the 68th Anniversary of the original Emancipation Day Run, was an event not to be missed. For the past five years Lord Montagu of Beaulieu has generously enabled me to drive a veteran from his World-famous Montagu Motor Museum and as on four occasions I have taken a...

Page 38 of August 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1961

B.A.R.C. 47th Members' Meeting (July 1st)

"Phew! Pretty hot isn't it? The speaker shaded his eyes carefully with his hand and watched Meeson's A.C. flash over the line at nearly 100 m.p.h. His companion turned away despondently. "Too hot for me," he replied, and tore a little coloured ticket into shreds, casting them to the faint breeze which blew lazily across the grand-stand. The first man may have been talking about the weather, the...

Page 14 of May 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1954

The B.A.R.C. Opens The Season

Renault, R.W.G., Jaguar, Connaught, Lotus, Morgan, R.G.S.-Atalanta, Frazer-Nash and Cooper-Bristol Win Races At March Members' Sports-Car Goodwood Meeting In delightful weather the B.A.R.C. held the first of its Members' Meetings at Goodwood on March 27th. The excellent entry necessitated ten races, and many exciting incidents were witnessed, resulting in a number of dented motor cars, but...

Page 49 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1955

Rumblings

Prestige Through Racing A leading article elsewhere in this issue discusses the relationship between the publicity which successful participation in motor-racing fosters and the type of car which sells most readily as a result. Not all manufacturers race directly to increase sales — the research and a third value of racing is well known, and a third reason for racing is the prestige, both...

Page 13 of September 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, September 1952

Goodwood By Lamplight

Peter Collins/Pat Griffith Aston-Martin DB3 Wins "News of the World" 9-Hour Sports-Car Race. Privately owned Ferraris 2nd & 3rd in Dramatic Finale. Type C Jaguars in Trouble. Ever enterprising, on August 16th the B.A.R.C. very effectively turned Goodwood into an excellent representation of the Sarthe for the 3 p.m. to 12 midnight sports-car race sponsored by the News of the World. Pits,...

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