Articles tagged Jane Arnold-Forster

Page 59 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, April 1982

Veteran edwardian vintage

A section devoted to old car matters Motoring as it was - A look-back at the roads of long ago THINGS motoring, like women, motoring journals, the cars themselves and the roads we drive on have changed so much, that looking back to what driving was like in the days when even prominent owners of today's vintage cars had not been born, seems a worthwhile exercise. So I propose to look at those...

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 39 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, May 1982

VSCC Silverstone

THE HON. PATRICK LINDSAY won three of the eight races at a first-class Vintage SCC meeting over Silverstone's Club circuit on April 17th, watched by a considerable crowd of enthusiasts in the chilly sunshine. Some exciting racing and no accidents made it a memorable afternoon's sport, starting with the 40 min. High Speed Trial incorporating a compulsory wheel change. Interesting runners were...

Page 60 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, March 1992

VSCC at Measham

VSCC at Measham Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun. But on January 1 I / I 2th it was VSCC members out all night on the annual Measham navigation event, based in Hereford. The entry of 59, in classes for vintage sports-cars, PVT cars, and Edwardian and vintage light-cars, was I I down on last year. At the start two of the Ulster A7 drivers were dealing with lighting problems and...

Page 31 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1990

VSCC Light Car Welsh Rally

This enjoyable annual fixture took place this year on April 7/8 and was organised by Jane Arnold-Forster. The Welsh weather-gods behaved, and six driving tests on the Saturday were won by 17 year old H. Colledge in his Riley and nine trials hills on the Sunday were tackled in sunshine, the tiny Aero cleaning every trials section. Seymour Price had planned the trials route, which was ideally...

Page 5 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, January 1987

The VSCC at Enstone

Driving-tests are an important part of competitive motoring life, because they do not call for a car in racing trim, and if you possess a trailer the competing car need not be taxed. In addition, since they are concentrated at one venue, the social aspect is very strong. The VSCC's annual December DTs at Enstone aerodrome above the delightful village of Church Enstone in Oxfordshire brought in a...

Page 31 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1990

Veteran to Classic Miscellany

The Brooklands Society now has 1,700 members. It is to hold its annual Brooklands Reunion on July 1st. The VSCC is including a Racing Drivers' Championship in its 1990 activities, divided into three sections, for drivers of vintage, pre-war and pre-1960 racing cars, at races on the Silverstone, Donington and Oulton Park circuits etc. A trophy and prize money totalling 8250 gns. (prizes in guineas...

Page 68 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, January 1993

VSCC Enstone DTs

It is a signal that Christmas is fast approaching when the VSCC's Enstone driving tests come around, staged on that bleak airfield come on plateau off the A34. On December 5 it was chilly, but fine, as 96 entrants were due to show their skills and the prowess of their motor cars in 10 difficult tests. There was a panic half-a-day beforehand, when the insurers of the venue refused to cover the...

Page 56 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, May 1991

Veteran to classic -- Silver Hawk

Out in a Silver Hawk Through the generosity of Austin/Rover I was able to investigate, at their Solihull test-track, Chris Gordon's 1920/21 Silver Hawk, the only one of its kind extant, surely, although there is an engine and gearbox of a different type at a Sussex museum. How Chris was able to add this interesting racing light-car to his stable which includes amongst others the 1915 Hudson,...

Page 49 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 1984

VSCC December DTs

It has been said that only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon-day sun. The sun shone for the VSCC Winter Driving Test Meeting at Enstone aerodrome near Oxford on December 3rd but it was not of that intensity! However, Englishmen, in the guise of enthusiastic "vintagents", were out in force, some 73 of them if we include the ladies, for 10 tests of new ingenuity, such as driving onto...

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