Articles tagged John Scott

Page 66 of October 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, October 1987

An August Assembly

Although it was not the last VSCC race this year, the August meeting at Cadwell Park retained its delightful atmosphere, rare sunshine filtering through the trees of the scenic and hilly circuit where BBC cameras were stationed — but only for the motorcycle event of the Bank Holiday Monday. Unfortunately the major event, the Williams Trophy, was curtailed after an alarming accident stopped what...

Page 72 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1988

Insurance assurance

Sir, Mr Wright's letter (Motor Sport, February 1988) seems to call for a reply. As one of the leading brokers dealing with Agreed Value insurance for collectors' vehicles, perhaps a reply from us would assist. First of all, it would not be sensible to comment on Mr Wright's particular case, because we are not in possession of all the facts, and certainly the extent of the enquiries which were...

Page 77 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, November 1994

VETERAN TO CLASSIC - V-to-C Miscellany

The smallest of clubs can often have as much fun as the bigger organisations — the Trojan OC and the Gwynne 8 Register spring to mind — and in conjunction with the Rover Sports Register's National Rally at Belcastle this summer, the 75th anniversary of the air-cooled, flat-twin Rover 8 was celebrated, by the Register catering for such of these little cars as remain, which means about 30, out of...

Page 35 of December 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1986

Veteran to Classic: VSCC Welsh Trial

The popularity of this annual two-day event was assured before it started, with 90 competitors wanting to have a go, cut down to just over 80 for organisational practicality, although there were not enough to run the one-time Saturday driving-tests. So it started, after an obligatory 100-mile run, from the Rhydspence Inn, where free coffee had been laid on, a later promise being two barrels of...

Page 37 of January 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, January 1977

Months on Tow

Sir, Following the picture in October's Motor Sport of a DH Gipsy Moth being towed tail-first through Shanghai, you might like to have for your records the enclosed photographs of DH Cirrus Moths being towed in England, a not unusual means of ground-handling them. John Scott, Public Relations Manager of Hawker Siddeley Aviation Ltd., Hatfield, sent me the photographs from the old de Havilland...

Page 7 of September 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, September 1944

Backwards and Downwards

THESE reflections were prompted by looking through the Badminton Library compendium on " Motors and Motor Driving," edited by Alfred Harmsworth, and published by Longmans in 1903. This wonderful handbook covers the whole field of motoring when the century was yomig, beginning with a short history, an enchanting chapter on * Backwards and Downwards the " Utility of Motor Vehicles," of which more...

Page 114 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, June 1981

Beat the Thief

Thefts of the kind of car which "no-one would steal because it is too distinctive" have been growing recently at an alarming rate. As one bereaved TR5 owner says in a letter published in that excellent Club Magazine, TR Action, . . . "it had been driven on to a lorry, dismantled on its way to Clacton and (the empty shell) rolled off the tail board on arrival. They (the police) also held the view...

Page 75 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, August 1994

Three counties showground

Monday was devoted to a touring assembly, so that entrants could find their way abut the Three Counties Showground at Malvern, a splendid place, so neatly laid out, with enormous amounts of space, both grassed and enclosed, for the old cars to deport themselves — quite belying the common impression of a showground. And Malvern is a dignified and interesting town in its own right. Everyone having...

Page 68 of November 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1992

Stretton stumped

Cadwell Park hosted the VSCC's final race meeting of the year, the event moving from its traditional August Bank Holiday slot to September 20. With the Williams Trophy now having moved to Mallory Park, the main race was for Pre-War Racing Cars, supported by John Scott & Partners. Considerable interest centred on Martin Stretton's chances of challenging traditional ERA supremacy in this class...

Page 73 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, May 1994

Pleasure motoring

Pleasure motor Obviously, the motor car can give pleasure of various kinds. There is the pleasure of driving a good car and making it perform to its driver's wishes. There is the convenience of a car as pleasant transport, compared to public forms of getting from A to B and home again. There is the competition aspect, a combination of all sorts of fulfillments, especially for those who tune, even...

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