Articles tagged Leonard Potter

Page 36 of April 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, April 1952

Letters from readers

Morganatics Sir, During the past few months I have read in your correspondence columns two violent anti-Morgan tirades, both aptly headed "Oh dear," and after Mr Marsh' letter in your February issue, I feel I must dash into print on the subject. Mr Marsh's formidable array of troubles are really nothing like as serious as they seem, or at least, the causes of them aren't, and I do not think he...

Page 17 of July 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, July 1945

Club News

WE HEAR Mr. Sheppard is building up quite a fleet of 2-cylinder Renault cars for future veteran events, and also possesses a 1910 Model-T Ford. Haining is disposing of his rebuilt 1928 "12/50 " Alvis and is completing another, based on a 1931 T.J. chassis. Meanwhile, his 1925 " 12/50 " Alvis motors as well as ever. F/Lt. C. M. Tait, who owned a 1987 14-litre Riley " Kestrel " before the war, is...

Page 8 of December 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 1940

ANCIENT AND MODERN

ANCIENT AND MODERN [Leonard Potter, of the M.G.C.C. and Vintage S.C.C., contributes his reminiscences, which we timidly suggest might be regarded as a sidelight on that Vintage-Modern axis ! We are strictly neutral.—Edd A14"l'ER much road burning on a four-cylinder Ariel motor-cycle, the call of the motor car got the better of me and I took Over a 1934 M.G. J.2. It had a trials back axle ratio,...

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The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933

The real ALPINE TRIAL 1933 Alpine In recent times many retrospectives of former important competition events have been held, for classic and other cars. They are commendable in that they provide good sport with a flavour of the past for those who take part, and perhaps they enhance the value of some of the cars so publicised. But none of them, for a variety of rather obvious reasons, can quite...

Page 3 of June 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, June 1947

Prescott Spring Hill-Climb

Sydney Allard beats them all in his new car. Five Class records fall. Magnificent ascents by John Bolster. The weather was perfect at Prescott on May 11th and at this popular venue, set in beautiful hill-country, a large crowd saw five class records fall and Sydney Allard make f.t.d. and come within 1.11 sec. of Raymond Mays' record, with the new racing, but unblown, Allard. The veterans opened...

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TWELFTH "REMBRANDT"

TWELFTH "REMBRANDT" AMMIER extremely successful enthusiasts' gathering happened, thanks to A. F. Rivers-Fletcher and his wife, at the Rembrandt Hotel on e February 11th, some 150 persons attending the lunch and the "To Start You Talking "feature. E. C. Gordon England was in the chair, and he reminded us what good fun motor racing was, and suggested that, quite apart from national prestige,...

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Club News

We Hear A Chiswick garage is using a 1926 7.5 Citroen for driving lessons and towing jobs. R. S. Shapley has disposed of his Type 35C Bugatti and now owns an 8th Series open Lancia "Lambda" and an R-type M.G. Lieut. Cameron acquired Boddy's Lancia "Lambda." Alas, John Gordon's G.N. chassis went for scrap while he was in Italy — this, too, like the G.N. which Boddy found, was stored in a Leeds...

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Club News

We Hear A Bangor garage apparently has in hand a 500-c.c. "Special" with d.t. Douglas engine and Austin Seven transmission. W. A. Wiseman has a 1920 D-type "23/60" Vauxhall (with an absolutely unchipped starter ring, incidentally!), and he hopes to restore it to very good order indeed. In 1946 he bought a 1927 Armstrong-Siddeley Fifteen tourer for £45 and in 10,000 miles the only trouble...

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Club News

Club News WE HEAR Apart from the Horstman and A.B.C. mentioned elsewhere in this issue, another early small car, but of rather different conception, exists in Amersham, in the form of Stafford East's touring V-twin G.N. He is assembling it from a large collection of G.N. parts, making up the body from data obtained from memory and photographs, so that it will be virtually a new car. He has also...

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Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

Last year representatives of the V.C.C. and V.S.C.C. met the Dunlop Rubber Co., Ltd., to discuss tyres for their members' vehicles. As a result, Dunlop have issued the following statement:— 1. They would continue to deal with all matters affecting veteran and vintage tyres as sympathetically as circumstances permit. 2. Because demands are irregular and special craftsmen and techniques are needed...

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