Articles tagged Julian Ghosh

Page 81 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, October 1995

Shelsley Walsh's 90th

In the old-fashioned English summer we have been experiencing this year, the 90th birthday of the oldest speed venue in this country, Shelsley Walsh in the peaceful Teme Valley, was celebrated on August 13. It was also the occasion of the 13th round of the RAC Hillclimb Championship — the 12th, at Craigantlet, another long-lived venue, had been abandoned after the fatal accident to Mark Colton in...

Page 44 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1981

VSCC Lakeland Trial

On a bright autumn day, sun shining on the beautiful Lake District scenery, the Vintage Sports Car Club held its fourteenth annual Lakeland Trial. Sixty-six cars attempted some 13 trials sections in the Buttermere, Loweswater and Lorton area. As usual, many of the sections proved to be extremely difficult, particularly those in the forest where the soft ground under the trees provided very little...

Page 37 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1983

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters The 1902 Renault For many years now, motor racing historians who are accustomed to regarding Gerald Rose's Record of Motor Racing as an impeccable source of information for the period up to 1908 have been puzzled by an obvious anomaly contained in it with regard to the Renault racing voiture légère of 1902. Writing of the car which won the Paris-Vienna race,...

Page 33 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, January 1983

VSCC December Driving Tests

As last year, the winter Driving Tests of the Vintage SCC took place at Barford St. John, with 68 entries attempting ten tests, proving that Englishmen are as mad as dogs. At the American base cars ranging from 1904 (the Colling's Darracq) to 1937 cavorted on the vast, bleak expanse of airfield, overlooked by some truly-imposing aerials that I wouldn't care to stand under during a thunderstorm....

Page 20 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 2004

VSCC sees red with Ferrari demo

As many as seven recent Formula One Ferraris and a three-hour team race for pre-war sportscars are the highlights that the VSCC has unveiled for its See Red event at Donington on September 11/12. The Fl demonstration will be staged by the factory-based Corsa Clienti operation and should include cars from the past five seasons. An ex Michael Schumacher F2000 will be among them. For the pre-war...

Page 70 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 1994

Vauxhall Villiers

Vauxhall Villiers The Vauxhall Villiers of the late Tony Brooke will now be campaigned by Julian Ghosh. It is being wrongly stated that by 1936 this ex-Raymond Mays car was being driven by the pioneer Brooklands racing motorist Sydney G Cummings. In fact, by then Sydney Cummings would have been nearing his 60s and might have found the powerful and temperamental Vauxhall Villiers a bit of a...

Page 69 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, February 1986

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

To Trail or not to Trail . . . A contemporary magazine has commented editorially on the VSCC's decision to penalise in future those competitors who bring cars to its trials on trailers by a matter of 10 points. It argues that the VCC does not so penalise pre-1918 cars going on trailers to its events (although on the Brighton Run, quite rightly, there is disqualification for those whose veterans...

Page 101 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, October 2005

Simon Taylor's Notebook

Promoting our type of motorsport to a new audience, without cheapening it, is vital to its long-term health I make no apology for returning to the subject of Shelsley Walsh, which featured on this page a couple of months back. The centennial meeting at the hallowed Worcestershire hill is covered elsewhere in this issue, but as an unashamed lover of the place I have to add a couple of comments....

Page 4 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 1998

Matters of moment

Given all the fuss about Rolls-Royce and Bentley right now, you'd be forgiven for not noticing that automotive GBH is already being committed on the name of one of our most proud and innovative marques. Have you seen the brand new Rover-BRM? If not you should know that it is neither gas-turbine powered nor likely to be competing at Le Mans any time soon. This Rover-BRM is an entirely unremarkable...

Page 6 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 2002

British theme to VSCC Empire Trophy weekend

Bentley Motors, Lola Cars International and the Morgan Motor Company are putting their weight behind the VSCC's British Empire Vintage and Historic Race Weekend at Donington Park in June. "The weekend will be a showcase for everything that was, and is now, best in British Motorsport," said Julian Ghosh, President of the Vintage Sports Car Club. Bentley, Lola (via the MG brand) and Morgan will be...

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