Articles tagged John Blake

Page 69 of February 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1984

V-E-V odds and ends

- The Rolls-Royce EC announces that among its main meetings this year will be the National event at Stowe School on September 2nd, while it will again be taking a very active part in the “Rolls-Royce On a Wheel And Wing – Eighty Years On” at Duxford Aerodrome on June 17th, when it will be working in conjunction with the Imperial War Museum, an occasion when the occupants of Rolls-Royces in nine...

Page 100 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, September 1998

The VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

The Shelsley Walsh VSCC meeting on July 5 was a memorable occasion, with 121 pre-war cars competing (from a total of some 250 entries), and a lunch for those in the International Rally of the Amilcar/Salmson Registers, a great many 12/50 Alvises celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Alvis win in the 1923 200-mile race, and lots of Jaguar XK120s to mark the 50th birthday of this famous car. The...

Page 76 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, August 1994

Malvern cyclecars

These strange machines came in response to an appeal by VSCC member Bob Jones, who had hastily put together a typical example, with singlecylinder JAP engine, Sturmey-Archer gearbox, belt final drive, wire-and-bobbin steering and, would you believe, wooden front axle, track-rod and back springs. You wouldn't expect me to describe every one of the 600 plus cars in the main events, would you? Or...

Page 93 of January 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, January 2000


The famous ex-Joyce/Aked racing AC, so well known in the 1920s, was due to appear at the AC works near the Track in December, as its owner, R Smith, after much toil, has got it running again, and it keeps his HE company. The previous owner was Robbie Hewitt, who found it long after Aked had ceased to use it for sand racing, and it put up historic speeds when driven by J A Joyce. The VSCC of...

Page 44 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1981

VSCC Lakeland Trial

On a bright autumn day, sun shining on the beautiful Lake District scenery, the Vintage Sports Car Club held its fourteenth annual Lakeland Trial. Sixty-six cars attempted some 13 trials sections in the Buttermere, Loweswater and Lorton area. As usual, many of the sections proved to be extremely difficult, particularly those in the forest where the soft ground under the trees provided very little...

Page 118 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, January 2008

Lewis Hamilton

The Biography Frank Worrall Yet another biography of our Stevenage-born, now Swiss-based hero, Herr Hamilton, which is going to struggle to compete against his autobiography, My Story. No one is denying that the work was brought out for Christmas, yet what is rather interesting is that it was published six days before the Brazilian GP. Surely if they were determined to get the book on the shelves...

Page 33 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, December 1978

Porsche 924 Turbo

With 170 b.h.p. on tap, Porsche's turbocharged version of their 924 is claimed to be the most powerful 2-litre production sports car in the World. It will reach 60 m.p.h. from a standing start in 7.6 sec and has a maximum speed of 140 m.p.h. Maximum power is produced at 5,500 r.p.m. and compares with 125 bhp at 5,800 r.p.m from the standard fuel injected 924. Torque is increased from in 121.5 lb-...

Page 26 of November 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 1967


BOOK REVIEWS "The Standard' Car, 1903-1963," by J. R. Davy. 143 pages, 7a in. x 4-Min. (Sherbourne Press Ltd., Hermitage Buildings, Longfellow Road, Coventry. 15$.) Here is yet another one-make history, to companion the long list of those already published. J. R. Davy is well known as the founder of The Standard Register and he has done a great deal to place the older ears of this make firmly in...

Page 63 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1978

John Blake's Salmson

Sir, I enclose two photographs of Andre Lombard, one in a car fitted with a splendid set of wings, the other without. It must be the same Salmson? In 1921 it was taken to Tarragona and was demolished in the Armange Trophy race - I am quoting from Chris Draper's book then fitted with a 1922 racing body came back to England to be raced by Owen Wilson-Jones. He sold it in 1924 to a man in Cardiff. I...

Page 78 of October 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 1987

Book Reviews

Formula Ford — A 20-Year World Success Story Whether in 1600cc, 2000cc or Sports 2000 guise, Formula Ford has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1967. This slim softback publication, which slips neatly onto the periodicals shelves of the larger newsagents, sets out its stall to prove that premise. And it succeeds. Advertisements throughout make it clear that it is intended as a...



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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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