Articles tagged JIM WHYMAN

Page 59 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1987

VSCC Welsh Trial

Mud and Hills The VSCC held another highly successful Welsh Two-Day Trial, with the usual 100-mile run in, on October 10-11, although heavy rain beforehand made the seventeen hills difficult. In the starting-area at Presteigne, focal point of the first of these events back in 1939, 24 of the 83 cars entered were A7s (of the usual variety, from Chummy to Ulster, and including Gunn's Taylor two-...

Page 4 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, April 1988

Club news

A test-day at Silverstone on April 13 heralds the start of the eleven-round Gordon Russell Inter-Marque Championship (for which Aston Martins, Ferraris, Jaguars, ACs and Porsches are eligible) at Oulton Park on April 23. Regulations and registration forms can be obtained from Jim Whyman of the Aston Martin Owners Club as 1A High Street, Sutton, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB6 2RB. Made up of a...

Page 67 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, May 1979

VSCC Welsh Week-end

(March 31st/April 1st) THE HARSH winter weather gave over just in time for this popular event run by the Club's Light Car and Edwardian Section, and the relentless Welsh rain didn't fall until competitors were wending their homeward ways. An entry of 47 was the norm, of which the Edwardian element comprised Roger Collings' 1912 Zust and Barry Clarke's little 1913 Singer Ten racer. Having...

Page 53 of March 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1980

The wartime diaries of an RFC Officer

(Continued from the February issue)  The summer of 1916 saw our aristocratic young Guards Officer, seconded to the Royal Flying Corps, whom I shall identify as X, as keen on motoring as ever. Having tuned-up his 1914 Adler and having had a ride in a new Calthorpe light-car driven by a girl-friend, we find him starting off from Cambridgeshire at ten o'clock with two young ladies in the Adler and...

Page 34 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1977

VSCC Measham Trophy Rally

January 8th-9th Another well-supported VSCC Measham Rally took place last month (50 entries). Having had a good run back from the Exeter Trial in the BMW I decided to go to the halfway stop and check-up on what was going on. At the well-lit Border Garage at Welshpool competitors came in to refuel after attempting the first-half of the event, which involved over four hours of nocturnal motoring...

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

The VSCC at Brooklands

On January 30th, just before the snow came, some of the more active, and hardy, members of the VSCC assembled at Brooklands for driving-tests. It was rather early in the year to be at the old Track, even for these frolics, although the late, lamented JCC (now the modern BARC) used to open the season thus, in those Februaries before the war. That the VSCC had 95 drivers, some sharing cars anxious...

Page 129 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 129, July 2004

At the coalface

Clive Richardson, Deputy editor 1972-80 Nurtured by Motor Sports read under my school desk, being the only full-time editorial staffer was a dream job. Downsides were overwork in a Dickensian operation. Proprietor Wesley J Tee loved nothing better than an argument. Those with eldest son Michael, a stubborn chip off the Old Man's block, reverberated around Standard House. My rows came close....

Page 74 of March 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, March 1997

A gloomy outlook

Amidst all the festivities and partying (horrid expression!) which afflicted the country after Christmas and New Year (no Boxing Night Exeters or racing at Brands Hatch, alas) I hesitated to spread gloom and alarm. However. it will be as well to heed a warning issued recently by that organisation which exists to protect the motor sporting world from any adverse legislation from Governmental...

Page 37 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1972

The VSCC Lakeland Trial (November 4th)

Once again "Mac" McKenzi proprietor of the Kirkstile Inn at Loweswater and his gallant staff have had to steel themselves for the annual onslaught of the VSCC trials fraternity to the Lake District. Last year, when he had just taken over the hotel, not only did the VSCC contingent drink almost all of his beer, but somehow they also managed to consume the hotel's supply of cold water, so the...

Page 77 of February 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, February 1980

Another "Exeter"

Our oldest motoring organisation, the Motor Cycling Club, founded in 1901, as the early De Dion Bouton engine incorporated in its badge reminds us, still contrives, in spite of increasing difficulties, to run its long-distance trials. Off these, the “London-Exeter”, dating back to 1910 and once a Boxing Night adventure, still attracts big entries of very diverse vehicles (over 300 this year, for...

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