Articles tagged Maurice Toulmin

Page 127 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, November 2008

Big numbers

Times are hard, but racing memorabilia is still selling Even in these troubled times, auction records are still broken on a weekly basis. In fact, an auction hardly passes without a press release containing the words ‘record price achieved’ or ‘new world record set’. But when a car registration number sells for £397,500 at the Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale, setting a new record (the previous was...

Page 102 of May 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, May 2014

Anniversary waltz

The Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy will be a feature of the Donington Historic Festival in May. As the event approaches, we gathered a select group of eligible, inter-war carsWriter: Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer: Mitch Pashavair We had a flag to wave and had to decide where to wave it. This magazine has been reporting on cars and racing for nine decades, during which progress in...

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The Meeting Of The Clubs

On December 10th the R.A.C. Competitions Committee (hereinafter called the C.C.) held its 1947 meeting of the Clubs, which was well attended and in many ways resembled the previous year's meeting. [Our comments in the following report appear within square brackets.] The Chairman of the R.A.C. opened the meeting and Major Dixon-Spain gave an account of all the C.C. had done for the Sport last...

Page 107 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, June 1995

Trials MG Sixtieth

The MGCC got a very fine response on April 29/30 to its 60th Anniversary of the formation of the MG works trials teams, based on The Bear on Rodborough Common, Stroud, from which so many pre-war trials started and finished with a large marquee housing the historic MGs, and a post-luncheon photo-call on Minchinhampton Common. The line-up included the PA, PB and later TA "Cream Crackers" and the "...

Page 4 of January 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1949

Reports of Recent Events

Kentish Border Sporting Trial Thirty-seven competitors started under watery sunshine from the "Spring Tavern," Wrotham Heath. The route embraced four observed hills, one bonus hill, one special test and one timed climb. All competitors got off to a good start, the first two hills and special test offering no difficulties, except to those whose motors were definitely unsuited to reliability trials...

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Bouquets and Brickbats

The Third Meeting of the Clubs, held at the R.A.C. on November 18th, gave organisers and competitors a chance to hand the R.A.C. Competitions Committee verbal bouquets, followed by numerous brickbats. The meeting was opened by Prof. R. G. H. Clements, M.C., Minst.C.E. (Senior Vice-Chairman, R.A.C.). In his opening remarks he spoke at length about the vast undertaking that Silverstone represented...

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The Meeting of the Clubs

Earl Howe Explains Efforts to Secure Somewhere to Race On December 11th last year the R.A.C. Competitions Department called the second meeting of Approved Motor Clubs, with Earl Howe in the chair. Much of value resulted from this frank airing of views on matters relating to the Sport. Major Dixon Spain introduced the four new members of the Competitions Committee, F. S. Battles, T. A. S. O....

Page 89 of July 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, July 1995

MG Trials Cars

The MGCC, the MG Triple Register and other MG organisations have always taken a keen interest in MG history and the cars' competition successes. In conjunction with the MGCC's 60th anniversary of the formation of the works team of "Cream Crackers" which we reported last month, the Club was prompted to publish details of the surviving MGs of the one-time Abingdon works teams. This must be of...

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T.C. Harrison wins the 1952 R.A.C. Trials Championship

The 1952 R.A.C. Trials Championship was contested over a sporting course at Gandalo Camp, Catterick, in Yorkshire, by kind permission of the War Department. The rocky ways were muddy rather than slimy but a lacing of ice made the going difficult. It is a great honour to qualify or be invited to compete in this annual Championship which winds up the trials year, so let us place on record the field...

Page 32 of May 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1939

HERE AND THERE

HERE AND THERE FOR REAL ENTHUSIASTS Vintage cars can be bought from a breaker for £5 or less, but such antiques need new tyres, a safety-glass screen, a new battery, and a repaint and very often are devoid of vital accessories and com ponents. Unfortunately, when such things have been done, the value to a trader or breaker is still only a few pounds. Consequently, in view of the fact that young...

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