Articles tagged John Giles

Page 17 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, February 1987

Sisters under the skin?

Life is never fair. Despite the fact that, for many years, they aimed at distinctly different markets, there has always been a tendency (conscious or not) to measure BMW's products against the corresponding model in the Mercedes-Benz range. Of course, BMW should take that as the ultimate compliment, even though it often means judging a relatively inexpensive car unfairly against a more costly...

Page 70 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1986

VSCC Cadwell Park Meeting

A lasting memory of the 1986 VSCC Cadwell meeting on August 24th was an incident which took place just after the Williams Trophy race when the winner, Martin Morris in John Marks's Type 51 Bugatti, invited pre-war Bugatti driver "Taso" Mathieson to accompany him on his lap of honour. "Taso", who will be 80 next year, got in and then turned his cap back-to-front just as the old photographs show he...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 20 of December 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, December 1948

Club News

Club News WE HEAR While touring in France this year Major Dove encountered a four-cylinder 1911 Piccard-Pietet which has been in 'use as a garage breakdown vehicle since 1921. Clifford Robins of Yeovil has been in the local papers on account of his single-seater sports car, which has a 4300-e.c. Matchless" Silver Hawk "squarefour motor-cycle engine, driving via a Borg and Beck clutch to a Triumph...

Page 40 of February 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, February 1988

Frazer Nash-BMW type 328

In resurgam In November 1938 Lieutenant AIdenhoven of Loughton in Essex took delivery of a brand new Type 328 Frazer Nash-BMW from AFN Limited of Isleworth, the importer of the German cars. Built at the Eisenach works of BMW, these very advanced 2-litre cars were imported into the UK in right-hand-steering form, and marketed under the name of Frazer Nash-BMW, in accordance with an agreement drawn...

Page 68 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1989

A good day's racing

It's hard to imagine a more picturesque setting then Cadwell Park, the ebb and flow of the circuit allowing all the drivers to show off their skills and machinery to an appreciative crowd. The Austin 7 of Frank Hernandez led away the opening race for the Spero and Voiturette Trophies, followed closely by Barry Foster's MG and Freddie Giles in his Morgan GN, who both demoted him on lap four to...

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