Articles tagged Johnnie Wakefield

Page 58 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Silverstone

Vintage Sports-Car Club racing opened at a cold "new Silverstone" on April 20, using the 1.7-mile National circuit, the 10-race programme oversubscribed, with 286 entrants. After the customary 30 minute High Speed Trial, in which only Walker's 1935 Alvis retired and Bowles' TT Ford V8, Mrs Monro's big Alvis and Beattie's Frazer Nash failed to attain their qualifying requirements, the Fox &...

Page 41 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, January 1979

Books for the New Year

"The Art of Gordon Crosby" by Peter Garnier. 95 pp. 13" x 9¼". (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd., Astronaut House, Feltham, Middlesex. £7.95). I may not be the best person to review this book of Gordon Crosby paintings and sketches, for the reason that as a motoring historian I prefer photographs to the work of artists, these being, in general, unable to lie, thus avoiding confusion over the past...

Page 38 of June 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1990

At The Palace

No, not that palace — the Crystal Palace, London's only motor racing circuit which has never been as well documented as Brooklands or Donington. It all started in 1927, with motorcycle racing in the extensive grounds of the one-time great glass palace at Sydenham in SE London. This was organised by two entrepreneurs, F E Monkford and C L Smith, starting that May. The narrow winding course with...

Page 15 of October 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, October 1938

"BIRA" WINS AGAIN

" BIRA " WINS AGAIN E.R.A. s DOMINATE THE B.R.D.C. ROAD-CIRCUIT RACE. POOR RAYMOND MAYS! TALBOT WINS OUTER-CIRCUIT RACE AT 111.17 M.P.H. ON September 17th we had two entirely new races at Brooklands, staged by the B.R.D.C. to replace the 500-Mile outer-circuit handicap. The first was a 50-mile outer-circuit, handicap, handicapped B.A.R.C. fashion by " Ebby," and, although we have had such fifty-...

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1½-litre racing from 1935

The second part of an article which commenced in the August issue, wherein is reviewed international 1½-litre racing from 1937-1940   THE first 1½-litre International fixture of the 1937 season was the Circuit de Turin. "Bira," Tongue and Bjornstadt handled E.R.A.s against thirteen Maseratis. "Bira" was badly baulked, first by Dreyfus and then by Bianco, but he got the lead on lap 15 and was soon...

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 86 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, December 1999

VSCC Welsh

VS CC Welsh Zborowski legacy AN EVENT WORTH WINNING, THE two-day trial on October 9/10 (17 difficult observed sections and a 100-mile road run), was a tie between Barry Clark's Austin 7 and Jane Tomlinson's GN-Austin. Four A7s, two Trojans, a Morris, GN, Triumph, Bugatti, Jowett and a Salmson, whose crew in period crash hats were very 1922 Brooldands, retired. The Harry Bowler Memorial Trophy was...

Page 83 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, April 1982

Air - talk with a test pilot

I DROVE up to North Wales the other day to chat with Mr. Jeffrey Quill, OBE, AFC, FRAeS, the famous Spitfire test-pilot. Educated at Lancing College, Jeff Quill joined the RAF in 1931, which many think of as the golden period of flying. His Short Service Commission commenced at No. 3 Flying Training School, Grantham, where his ab initio training was done on Avro Tutors, the then-new biplane...

Page 11 of December 1941 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 1941

Club news

Otta, /lewd WE HEAR . . . . Roddy Clarke has disposed of his Type 43 Bugatti to the chief jailer of Brixton Prison, but still has the parts from the ex-Rayson Type 43 and has recently acquired a 5-litre Bugatti saloon, which he is contemplating giving a supercharger and a gas-producer--certainly a sane combination. G. H. G. Burton has bought, for the proverbial "liver," a "38/250 " Mercedes-Berm...

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Club News

etta letauld „.....?101101.0?11111111,P WE HEAR . . . . The demand for sports cars seems as healthy as ever, and certainly cannot be adequately met. Frazer-Nashes are in great demand, so perhaps Jenkinson did not get such a bad bargain when be acquired an early four-cylinder Powerplus-eng,ined job, with a Most ingenious hot-spot and a vertical M.L. magneto, for 27 10s. Mrs. Cowell's...

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