Articles tagged John Rowley

Page 26 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1975

VSCC Light Car Rally

The Light Car Section of the VSCC held its annual Rally in the Cotswolds on June 7th and 8th, a weekend of glorious sunshine well-suited to these small cars. Saturday included a 'bus trip to the Woolstaplers Hall museums in Chipping Campden, showing Guy Griffiths' collection of interesting and desirable historic cars. Later a regatta was held; Neill Bruce and Pat Wilson emerged the winners of a...

Page 27 of August 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 1982


John Rowley JOHN ROWLEY, President of the VSCC from 1963 to 1965, and one of the most active members of that Club, died on July 11th after a prolonged illness which he had fought with consummate courage. John was not only an active driving-member of the Club he enjoyed so much but, especially after his retirement from business, was never happier than when working on the right sort of motor cars...

Page 36 of September 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1972


Last month in a stop-press report of the MAC/VSCC Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, which precluded personal proof reading, I wrote of Rowley's 1913 5.6-litre Schneider, describing it correctly as a Th. Schneider. But a lino operator, believing he was being helpful, made this into "Thomas Schneider" and thus perpetuated a nonsense over my initials, to which no writer takes kindly; I am quite capable of...

Page 30 of February 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, February 1972

V-E-V miscellany

A 1936 Austin 7 Ruby saloon, owned by the same lady all its life, recently went to the garage which has always serviced it for her. In mid-Wales rumour suggests that a 1922 BSA motorcycle, ridden only once and then put into a barn after frightening its first owner, got into the hands of some boys after his death and was destroyed; better news from this area is that a 1926 AJS is being restored....

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 70 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, October 1996

VSCC Madresfield

As if to forecast the autumn, the VSCC held another Driving Test meeting at Madresfield Court near Malvern on the first Sunday in September, by permission of the Trustees of the Estate, which is as they say, steeped in history. Motoring history, too, because at one time the RAC actually permitted speed trials along the seemingly endless straight drive. For many years the present arrangement has...

Page 36 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, November 1981

Another VSCC "Welsh"

Over the weekend of October 10th/11th the Vintage SCC held another effective piece of entertainment for its members, embracing Concours d'Elegance, driving tests, a road section, and the Welsh trial, attracting a total entry of 93. In the trial the most popular car was the Austin 7 (16), closely followed by 14 30/98 Vauxhalls, the former make augmented by a Heavy 12 and a 20, the latter by a 14/...

Page 27 of November 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, November 1965


A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. WELSH RALLY AND TRIAL (Oct. 2nd/3rd This year's popular Presteigne Rally had an entry of 90. although p.v.t. cars were not included. The population of the little Welsh town seemed as interested as ever in the assembly of vintage cars, with a scattering of Edwardians, which descends on them every October, and no-lights parking was readily found in the...

Page 48 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1968

On The Road

30/98s at Luton • A Ford Cortina GT Estate Car • Sunbeams at Sandhurst The third Vauxhall Motors' "At Home" to members of the 30/98 Register took place on September 21st and, having been invited. I decided that the right motor car to go in would be a 30/98. So I invited myself and my wife into the spartan tonneau of the well-known 1923 model belonging to Tony Jones, a car which serves him for...

Page 43 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, April 1977

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters "Babs" returns to Pendine In conjunction with the opening of their new Community Hall, Pendine Community Council persuaded Owen Wyn-Owen to bring the 27-litre Liberty-engined Thomas Special "Babs" back to Pendine, so that it could make a memorial run along the famous sands, fifty years to the day on which J.G. Parry Thomas was killed there. When the car...



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