Articles tagged John Warburton

Page 142 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, December 2010

The story of the Rothwell firm

Rothwell of Oldham by John Warburton is a 103-page book covering the full story of the Rothwell family and their Oldham company which made sewing machines, bicycles, motor cycles and eventually cars and commercial vehicles. The book contains remarkable rare photographs of motor cycles and cars including a very full illustrated description of the Rothwell vehicles. The company was affected by the...

Page 99 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, November 2001


The Riley Register is another club with an excellent Bulletin. The September edition has an article on the rare 17/30hp car, Riley's Greatest Gamble by Dr David G Stiles, the editor, and a nostalgic piece by the late Johnny Clough about his experiences in trials with Riley and Singer cars, the latter also in the VSCC's Bulletinedited by John Warburton — great editors think alike! The awards for...

Page 111 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, May 2007


The piece by Mark Hughes in the March issue about Monaco and its famous Casino revives for me the occasion when I was in the Principality for a GP with a fellow reporter from Motoring News. During the race the Casino was open to anyone reasonably dressed, instead of in the formal attire normally insisted upon. We decided to have a mild gamble and soon lost the modest sum from our expenses fund....

Page 109 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 109, June 1998

VSCC vintage light-car trial

The annual Welsh weekend of the VSCC Light Car Section saw 59 intrepid crews set out on the Saturday navigational-cum-scenic run and the nine-section trial on the Sunday. On such an occasion cyclecars mingle with light cars. GNs were well represented and Edward Riddle's 10E tourer would have commanded respect in 1921 had it then had the electrical starter he has recently fitted. These delightful...

Page 70 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, May 1993

Star attraction

Sir, I was interested to read your article on the 1935 Comet. My attention was drawn to this car in the 1960s shortly after Jeremy Collings, John Warburton and I had formed the Star Register, as the Comet not only uses one of Star's model names but also has a radiator shell very similar to those used on Star Comet cars. My immediate thought was to wonder whether Kirkland bought up Star Comet bits...

Page 97 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 97, May 2002

The things they say

"The VSCC has reached an anomalous position where a member can build a chassis from parts of four makes, insert a vintage aero-engine, and be hailed as upholding the spirit of the Club, whereas if someone makes a perfect copy of an important, original car; he will be sent away with sneers of derision" -John Warburton, editor of the VSCC's Bulletin. But surely those who race aero-engined cars are...

Page 110 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, May 2007

Fast Crossleys

Military vehicles brought this Manchester marque to the fore – but it possessed a sporting side too The Society of Automotive Historians, in its elegant Aspects of Motoring History, has a very interesting and detailed article by John Warburton about the 20/25 Crossleys, with many excellent pictures of them serving in WWI, and the Crossley Register’s newsletter provides much about this make. ...


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