Articles tagged Mercedes Sixty

Page 40 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1983

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 66 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1990

That Edwardian Race

The VSCC Edwardian race at the two-day Oulton Park Meeting last July aroused so much enthusiasm and favourable comment that I am encouraged to take another look at it. The entry was varied and excellent but could have been even more enjoyable. Of the big Edwardians which made such an impression when the VSCC first introduced them to spectators in 1936 some were missing. For instance, the 200hp...

Page 49 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, December 1984

the vscc welsh event

The VSCC Welsh Event THE VSCC ran another enjoyable event in Wales over the weekend of October 13th / 14th, driving tests on the Saturday and the Welsh trial contested over both days. The former, at Knighton, were less popular than formerly, with 14 entries and Howell's H6C Hispano Stan a non-appearer. But the trial had an entry of 74, although Seymour Price non-started, his A7 having chewed up...

Page 56 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 1991

VSCC Lakeland Trial

The VSCC scenario moved to the tough terrain of the Lake District for a difficult, therefore enjoyable, trial on November 11th. The 77 competitors had to sign on at either Bassenthwaite Lake or at Llanthwaite Green, which they did in ideal trials' weather, overnight rain having changed to some daytime drizzle. That the sections would be challenging was forecast when the officials cancelled that...

Page 64 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, November 1996

The Mors

I was reminded of the Mors when, for no particular reason. I remembered a curious book which had appeared anonymously on the stands at a pre-First War Olympia Motor Show. It attacked in clever verse, in which makes of cars were carefully disguised, those who marketed foreign cars here disguised as home products to foil import duty. No-one ever found out who was the perpetrator of this astonishing...

Page 128 of January 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, January 2008

Acceptable replicas

A Wolseley Moth replica is welcome because the originals have disappeared It may be apparent that I am not in favour of replicas of cars which are in single or considerable numbers. But when all trace of an interesting, even a famous, car has ceased to exist, to make an accurate copy of it seems permissible. Which is why I was glad to learn that John End had his reproduction of a Wolseley Moth...

Page 68 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1993

What killed Zborowski?

At one time I was reticent about publishing photographs of fatal motor racing accidents in my books or in MOTOR SPORT. It seemed rather distasteful and even disrespectful. However, since William Court's interestingly morbid Grand Prix Requiem (Patrick Stephens 1992, £20) has been published and a contemporary magazine has used pictures of the horrible crash at Brooklands when Joseph Paul (not Hall...

Page 81 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, August 1986

Vintage-to-Classic Odds & Ends

Chris Wiblin, who is closely connected with the Rapier Register, is seeking information about these twin-cam cars, because the Register's Committee wants to compile a definitive history of the make, which is good news. If anyone can provide details of Rapier personalities and racing drivers such as Kevill Davis, of Kevill Davis & March, Roy and Margery Eccles, J. Granville Grenfell, D Powell...

Page 52 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 2002

Hyde Park and ride

As the furore over eligibility for this year's Brighton Run subsides, Bill Boddy looks back over many years of participation in this truly special, quite unique — and very British — event Some who drive their ancient cars in this celebrated winter outing may regard it as a challenge just to take their pre-1905 primitives on the 56-mile journey. Others who do so may be aware that they are...

Page 89 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, July 1989

Cars in Books

It should have come as no surprise to find cars mentioned in Young Betjeman by Bevis Hillier (John Murray, 1988), because the Poet Laureate mentioned them in his poems, but I also discovered that the author of this readable "period" book includes a quote from Motor Sport, so that my name finds its way into the index — which was a surprise! The quote dates from 1974, when the book states that I...

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