Articles tagged Malcolm Elder

Page 67 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, February 1994

New Year at Adstock

The VSCC meeting at The Old Thatched Inn at Adstock near Buckingham on New Year's Day was the largest ever, without doubt. A wide variety of interesting Edwardian, Vintage and Post-Vintage cars and a few vintage motorcycles arrived on a bright frosty morning, and over 180 lunches were served. The cars included Peter Stevenson and the Jeddere-Fisher's 30/98 Vauxhalls, Ian and Ros Hall and Jeff and...

Page 74 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, June 1986

Silverstone Shorts

Apart from the opening fly-past by the Griffon-engined Spitfire, there was anotner tribute to Pat Lindsay: his own Spitfire was parked at the end of the Paddock, flanked by his Rolls-Royce tourer and Monza Alfa Romeo and at the end of the Meeting Tony Bianchi did some more low-level fly-pasts with it. It was very much a Maserati day, and D.S.J is dealing with these cars, but it can be said that...

Page 45 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, April 1977

VSCC Pomeroy Trophy Competition

Silverstone—February 26th The auguries were good for this year's Pomeroy Trophy contest when February 26th turned out to be a bright sunny day, and in one of the streets of the built-up area which we formerly knew as the paddock at Silverstone we spotted the RAC Steward driving a car bearing the appropriate number POM 1. At scrutineering the lack of a laminated screen excluded David Ryder-...

Page 65 of January 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, January 1995

VSCC DTs at Abingdon

The lofty, spacious but draughty heights of Enstone airfield not being available this year, the VSCC held its winter driving tests at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon, at what used to be the RAF aerodrome there. Malcolm Elder remained the organiser, but any hope that the new venue might prove less exposed was tempered by heavy rain all day, drenching competitors, marshalls, and any intrepid onlookers...

Page 68 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, September 1978


Sir, On receipt of my February issue of your Magazine I was amazed and delighted to see the cover photograph, but more Of this anon. I bought a Bayliss-Thomas sports in 1923 and it proved to be a most reliable and satisfactory car in every way. I used it in several local trials, not without success.  For readers not familiar with this make, may give a few details of my car: Reg. No. TA 443: The...

Page 72 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, March 1992

Auction amazing

Sir, Further to Malcolm Elder's letter "Amazing Alvis" in the January issue I can confirm that it is indeed amazing that cars offered for sale by auction are able to be driven at all, never mind to the sale. The experience of a friend who bought a pre-war car in December 1990 which had been offered as in A1 condition, I understand is not unusual. The vendor was a well known dealer/auction...

Page 52 of December 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, December 1976

The VSCC Lakeland Trial

November 6th, 1976 Vintage these days are often referred to as hedges against inflation, and on November 6th some 65 members of the VSCC assembled in the Lake District with their hedges against inflation to involve them in a certain amount of hedging and ditching under the title of the Lakeland Trial. They started off in pouring rain and high winds, but this reporter spectated in the morning in...

Page 57 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, January 1991

With the VSCC at Enstone

On December 1st the Vintage SCC held its Enstone driving tests meeting, with the proximity of that pleasant pub, the 'Crown', at Church Enstone a bonus. The entries for this aerodrome frolic numbered 100, as diverse as Malcolm Elder's sedate Humber tourer and Roger Collings' far from sedate 8-litre Bentley Special. It was an indication that Austin A7s are popular for driving tests as for vintage...


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