Articles tagged John VenablesLlewellyn

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 66 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, February 1990

VSCC Celebrates New Year's Day

VSCC Celebrates New Year's Day 1 FOR the tenth year in succession VSCC members celebrated the New Year at Mike Garfitt's social at the Verzons near Ledbury. The first day of 1990 did its best to wash out the assembly and none of the hot air balloons present was able to fly. But despite the weather conditions more appropriate to the water industry having gone private than to vintage motoring, the...

Page 58 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, March 1988

Veteran to classic: ERAs in Thailand

Tribute to Romulus Readers of this magazine should not need much introduction to the racing career of the late Prince Birabongse, who died in 1986. He raced under the pseudonym of "B Bira", and together with his cousin and sponsor Prince Chula Chakrabongse, he cut a considerable dash through European society as well as European race tracks. During the mid-1930s Bira became a hero to the Siamese...

Page 89 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, September 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends

A neglected proof-correction made me say last month that at Wolverhampton there was a 1924 Sunbeam Dawn — in fact, there is no such animal; the year should have been 1934. The Rhayader MC ran its 20th successive exhibition of historic cars and motorcycles at the 1984 Royal Welsh Show. The older cars included Carter's nearly restored 1912 12/16 Sunbeam tourer, unused for some 50 years, the Crouch-...

Page 72 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, October 1993

Closing date

The VSCC returned to the traditional August Bank Holiday date for its final race meeting of the year, at Cadwell Park, and while the entry for the Vintage and Pre-War Racing car events were lacking many of the regular front-runners, the Spero & Voiturette Trophies race attracted sufficient interest to warrant two heats and a final. The first heat resulted in an easy win for David Fletcher-...

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