Articles tagged John Wrigley

Page 51 of July 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, July 1955

Club News

S.T.D. Register The Sunbeam S.T.D. Register held a successful Talbot Rally at Seaford on May 29th, organised by Mr. R. Bilby, which was attended by the Talbot designer Georges Roesch. After a picnic lunch on the downs the cars were driven to a roped-off enclosure by the Martello Tower, where a Concours d'Elegance was judged by Commander Jack of the Seaford Town Council and W. Boddy, Editor of...

Page 31 of April 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1950

Sideslips by "Baladeur"

Some time ago, I remarked, in an unguarded moment, that one day I should have to write an article on "Racing Cars Which Never Appeared." It was a rash move, since, as I might almost have expected, a reader has taken me up, with the suggestion that "one day" should be now; in fact, that I had better get on with it. It is a large subject, and I can hardly hope to do justice to it in a short article...

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V.S.C.C. Light Car Section Film Show (April 12th) Members of the Light Car Section of the V.S.C.C. assembled at at Eversley Cross on the evening of April 12th, braving torrential rain in their early small cars to enjoy a buffet-supper and a show of colour transparencies projected by lantern, and a moving-picture show. The former took on the nature of a quiz and it was obvious that few of the cars...

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Vintage Veerings

Those clubs who are fortunate in being invited to hold rallies and driving tests at Esso House, near Abingdon, are fortunate indeed. The Esso organisation not only places its estate roads, which wind amongst charming thatched cottages and neat laboratories, at the disposal of competitors, and marks out the tests with white lines and clean Esso oil drums, but provides every competitor and official...

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Origin and Development of the Roesch Talbots (continued)/Film Review/The "Daily Express" M.C.C. Rally

Origin and Development of the Roesch Talbots (continued)  Complete article is shown on page 14. Film Review " Observed Section" is the title of the new film added to the Bradford &. D.M.C.s library of 16 mm. sound films, and with humorous commentary by Allan Jefferies this 40 minute film includes some very amusing scenes of the Ilkley Sporting Car Trial and also of midget car racing. It is...

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Why I Like My Side-Valve Morris Minor

Believing that there is something of interest in any car, providing the right things are done to it, we asked John Wrigley what he saw in the side-valve Morris that prompted him to start a Register for them. here is his reply - Ed. The editor of Motor Sport has asked me, much to my surprise, for I had never considered my Morris Minor as more than a reliable hack, to tell something about what it...

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Vintage veerings

The Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition was held on March 22nd/23rd, too late to report last month. With generous impartiality the VSCC opened this event to any car over 2,250 cc and, indeed, announced that the rules, which involved cube and sixth roots, were designed to discover which is the best car, Edwardian, vintage, thoroughbred post-vintage or just plain modern, in relation to the time...

Page 19 of December 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, December 1951

Club News

Club News c-ro(9-) WE HEAR Tim Carson has acquired the ex-Micha('l May I Intel tki SS saloon. T. A. I). Crook recently did some Itighly creditable highspeedt runs at Montlb,Cry, covering 120.47 miles in the hour front It flying start. 119.99 InileS front a standing start. driving his " Le Mans Replica FrazerNash,. De also drove MailliChl's .• Mille Miglia " Frazer-Nash for ten kilometres at over...

Page 37 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1956


A "REPLICA" LONDON-EXETER-LONDON TRIAL A Boxing Night Adventure for the Light Car Section of the V.S.C.C. ON Boxing Night, 1954, the Editor of MOTOR SPORT drove his 1922 8/18 Talbot-Darracq light car over the course of the appropriate M.C.C. London-Exeter-London 'Trial. for which "Jackie "Masters of that club had kindly produced the original 1922 route card. Gerry Crozier came along in his Trojan...


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