Articles tagged Michael Bowler

Page 96 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 1981

Lloyds & Scottish Historic Car Championship

The entry for the second round of this championship at the AMOC's St. John Horsfall Silverstone meeting at the end of June was so strong that the single-seater racing cars were divided from the sports cars in two races. The single-seater race provided the dice of the day between Gerry Marshall (above, furthest from the camera) driving the Marsh Aston Martin DBR4 and Bruce Halford (No.70) in his...

Page 101 of October 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, October 1977

Nurburgring Nostalgia

Sir, If your Grosser Preis von Deutschland correspondent, D.S.J., had really followed his nostalgic bent for the greatest circuit in Europe, he should have returned to the Nurburgring on August 13/14, instead of travelling to Austria to chase the money-grabbing neuropaths he depicted so well in his dream. There he would have seen the 5th Historic event at the 'Ring with some 190 competitors just...

Page 26 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1966

V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

Page 47 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, December 1984

veteran edwardian vintage

VETERAN EDWARDIAN VINTAGE A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD CAR MATTERS A Possible Yardstick THOSE in the fortunate position of being able to afford to buy a good vintage, post-vintage thoroughbred or classic car have a difficult choice to make, as study of the many very covetable examples advertised each month in MOTOR SPORT underlines. For those in this difficult position there is a possible yardstick...

Page 37 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, December 1981

Club news

The Citroen Car Club The Citroen Car Club continues to be a very well-run organisation, with a professional-looking monthly magazine, t he Citroenian, which is devoted to Citroens of all kinds, with a "Light-15 Corner", "Two & Three Horse Topics", news of the D-Series Register and niche Club's regional sections, etc. The Club holds many social and rally-type meetings. Its Patron is Lord...

Page 42 of May 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1966

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A Section devoted to old-car matters Pomeroy Trophy Analysis The 1966 V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Contest to decide the best all-round touring car of over 2 1/2-litres, won by J.A.F. Blight's 1934 Talbot 105, with the Cup in the opposite class going to R.A. Hutchings' 1937 328 B.M.W. both p:v.t. pre-war cars, note !-was reported in last month's issue. However, we have to return to this...

Page 25 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1978

Matters of moment

The rape of Brooklands That line of historic sheds on the west side of Brooklands, from the Parry Thomas "Hermitage" to the premises occupied right up to the war by racing driver W. B. Scott, have been bull-dozed out of existence to provide a Distribution Centre for Bass-Charrington, the brewers. These old sheds were but a small part of our National Heritage represented by the defunct Brooklands...

Page 38 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, April 1982

Around and about

Auction Sale WE recently had occasion to look in on an auction sale of old cars, ranging from a veteran to cars that only recently became obsolete and out of production. The general trend seemed to be that many cars were not reaching the inflated reserves put on them by their owners, while on others negotiations continued outside the auction room once the car had been withdrawn. A rather blatant...

Page 72 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, January 1980

The Replica Syndrome in Historic Racing

Sir, Your article on historic racing raises questions on eligibility and originality which are taking on a entirely new dimension with the constructions of brand-new motor cars. Up till now most cars competing can lay some sort of claim to a chassis number - there is a continuous path of history from original construction to the present day. Now, we are looking at a new phenomenon not entirely...

Page 42 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1981

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old-Car Matters Out Of The Past. . . . When I was exercising that enjoyable motor car, the BMW 628Csi, in Lancashire not long ago I called on Tom Robinson, who used to work for Parry Thomas. I can hear some of you remarking, before you go any further, "Not more about Thomas!" My retort to that is that long books have been written about other British racing drivers of this...

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