Articles tagged John Venables-Llewellyn

Page 73 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, January 1996

Bill Boddy

Car and Man of the Century awards Autocar, in conjunction with its 100th issue with Esso, had its readers (I do not know how many) and staff vote for the Car and Man of the Century. The result was the Mini and the late Enzo Ferrari. The awards were made to Dr Alex Moulton, who was responsible for the innovative rubber suspension of the late Sir Alec Issigonis's little car, and to Enzo's son Piero...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 50 of September 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, September 1971

Summer holiday

This is one of those articles that was easy to write but for which it was difficult to find a suitable title. I had thought of hackneyed things like "Variety is the spice of life", or "From the sublime to the ridiculous", or "If it's got wheels, let's have a go" and also such titles as "You can have everything" or "As luck would have it" and even "At times I felt like Fangio" and all of them...

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Hannen fodder

The traditional June Silverstone VSCC meeting was the penultimate event to be held on the old club circuit, prior to the various F1-instigated revisions, and featured an all-ERA (or ERA-engined) race to commemorate the Bourne marques 60th anniversary. The opening event, for the Bill Phillips Trophy proved some consolation for Martin Stretton. Having suffered an engine failure at the wheel of...

Page 69 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, April 1992

Good show, VSCC

The show in question is the Herefordshire Trial, which this year replaced the VSCC's customary Wessex trial. It had a remarkable entry of 105, took in 14 hill-sections. yet there were no delays, competitors voting it a great success. If there was an ointment-fly, it was that dry weather in the area made the hills mostly too easy, so that ties resulted. But a new standard has been set, for future...

Page 34 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1984

VSCC Second Silverstone

Following on its Jubilee celebrations, the Vintage SCC ran its second Silverstone Race Meeting of 1984 on July 14th, with more races in the day than ever before, and a record entry of 267, the programme said. Rain fell, but did not disrupt the racing, but attendance was down to about 6,000. First, a six-lap scratch race, a fine win for Drake's ex-Danahar 8C Maserati, which led all the way,...

Page 56 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1982

VSCC 1982 Finale at Cadwell Park

VSCC 1982 Finale at Cadwell Park THE LAST race meeting of the year for the VSCC took place at the attractive Cadwell Park circuit in Lincolnshire on August 29th, in pleasant weather, before a sprinkling of spectators. This was probably the last VSCC meeting to be held over the present circuit as the lap distance will have been reduced before 1983. Practice had to be stopped for a time when Adrian...

Page 73 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 1989

Brescias at play

Owners of 113, T22 and 123 Bugattis spent an enjoyable weekend in Herefordshire on July 29-30, organised by Barbara and Ernie Allen. Assembling at the home of Bunty and Hamish Moffatt for lunch, they took in a trials route around an airstrip before departing by a scenic route to Hereford's Museum of Cider, and dinner in Bulmer's Cider Mill. Next morning another scenic route took the Brescias to...

Page 65 of September 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 1996

Vintage Shelsey Walsh

It is always nice to be at Shelsley Walsh. Britain's oldest surviving hill-climb venue still in very regular use, even if for the VSCC Meeting on July 6 we arrived late, due to stop-go traffic on the M6 with no road-works or accidents to account for it — and Labour say they will not build new roads should they win the next Election! Never mind, all the atmosphere that began to be generated in...

Page 59 of September 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, September 1982

The VSCC at Prescott

THE Bugatti OC founded the Prescott hill-climb just before the war and the tradition of the Vintage SCC borrowing the course for its annual up-hill speed event also dates to before WW2. On August 1st a record-sized crowd watched a big entry compete under humid, sunny conditions, breaking several local class-records. The fastest drivers were those using racing cars of 1½-to-3-litres capacity. In...

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