Articles tagged Keith Knight

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 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 80 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, August 1995

VSCC Pembrey Races

On June 25 a representative turn-out of VSCC racing members presented themselves at the 1.456-mile circuit on the South Wales coast for a nine-race Parry Thomas Memorial confrontation. Many vintage racing-car drivers like this little course, with its varied corners and no Armco, the safety barriers being piles of deceased tyres. There is a respectable restaurant with seating without, but you need...

Page 80 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, October 1994

V-to-C miscellany

With not much of Brooklands Track left to preserve and most of the concentration now on the industrialised Museum venture in 30 acres of the 360-acre site, and with the future of the banked Montlhery Track nest Paris under threat of demolition to make way for a new road circuit — although we hear that lack of finance makes a reprieve likely — it was interesting to hear from Lindsay P Clark of...

Page 65 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, October 1992

Pub Fun

As well as the VSCC evening he organises at The Versons near Ledbury, Mark Garfitt introduced lunchtime pub-fun there on August 15, which attracted some 70 pre-war modes of transport. Among the fine assembly of the older cars we counted six Bentleys, a Speed Six and five three-litres, including onetime Frazer Nash exponent Peter Sutcliffe's smart three-litre. Hamish Moffatt came in his OM to look...

Page 44 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, August 1973

Veteran – Edwardian – Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters "Babs runs again" wE were present at a rather historic happening in Anglesey on June 24th—Owen Wyn-Owen, who disinterred the 27-litre Thomas Special "Babs" from its Pendine grave some time ago drove the car before an audience for the first time since Parry Thomas made his last, fatal, run in it, 46 years ago. Having remarkably and meticulously rebuilt the...

Page 64 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, September 1998

Coys Historic Festival

This year’s Coys Historic Festival was the best and biggest yet staged. Marcus Pye was there Fifty years fell away as Baron Emanual ‘Toulo’ de Graffenried, Roy Salvadori, Geoff Richardson, Tony Rolt and Bob Ansell took their places on the grid with 19 of the original 26 cars for a reconstruction of the 1948 RAC Grand Prix, Silverstone's inaugural meeting, in a marvellously theatrical centrepiece...

Page 76 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1994

Julian clearly

Now a well-established feature of the VSCC's Mallory Park meeting, the Williams Trophy for two-seater Grand Prix cars attracted a more varied entry than of late due to a degree of latitude being allowed in adhering to the original entry criteria. As in recent years, however, traditional Bugatti representation was thin on the ground with only five examples taking the start. Favourite was Sir John...

Page 78 of August 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1994

VSCC at Pembrey

Having lost the use of Oulton Park and Cadwell Park, through no fault of its own, the VSCC went to Pembrey, currently Wales's only permanent racing facility, for its meeting on June 26. It worked out extremely well. The 1.456-mile circuit is interestingly twisty, enjoyable for racing on with the older cars, offers good viewing opportunities and, although there is no bridge between the working...

Page 29 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1977

Donington Park sequel

A number of readers wrote to us in response to the article last month about the 1939 British Empire Trophy race at Donington Park, answering queries or adding information. Of particular interest was a long letter from Geoffrey Richardson about the fate of the Percy Maclure Riley that I suggested became the basis for his Richardson Racing Automobile (RRA) and I can do no better than quote his...

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