Articles tagged Michael May

Page 149 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 149, July 2014

Something in the air

Once dismissed by Enzo Ferrari as a science for those who didn’t understand engines, aerodynamics proved to be manna for those who understood racing cars…Writer Adam Cooper This was a period of tumultuous change for Formula 1– and the greatest developments came in the field of aerodynamics. Just consider the arc of evolution between the Lotus 49B, which Emerson Fittipaldi raced at Brands Hatch in...

Page 27 of July 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1968

On The Road

Having had a "Fiat Easter", I spent Whitsun, or the Spring Bank Holiday, driving an Alfa Romeo. Re-acquaintance with the Milan make was pleasing because, although the version used on this occasion was a saloon, an Alfa Romeo, in whatever form, I always associate with motor racing. I know you can say the same of Ford, these days. But whereas the owner of a Twin-Cam Cortina or Escort has an...

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The appeal of the vintage sports-car

[IN THIS INFORMATIVE ARTICLE CECIL CLUTTON EXPLAINS THE APPEAL OF THE VINTAGE SPORTS-CAR AND GOES ON TO GIVE VALUABLE DATA RELATING TO SOME OF THE MORE FAMOUS SPORTS AND FAST TOURING CARS OF THE PERIOD 1920-1930. WE ARE OFTEN CHIDED FOR PUTTING IN SO MANY REFERENCES TO EDWARDIAN AND VINTAGE MOTORS, BUT THE VINTAGE S.C.C., FOR OWNERS OF PRE-1931 CARS. HAD A TREMENDOUS FOLLOWING WHEN WAR BROKE OUT—...

Page 34 of September 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1937

VINTAGE S.C.C. SPEED TRIALS AT CROYDON

VINTAGE &C.C. SPEED TRIALS AT CROYDON The Vintage S.C.C. had a very excellent entry for their speed trials at the Autodrome Driving School at Croydon, so that the rather " eircus-like " nature of the course was all the more regrettable. The finish was marked by an apparently genuine Belisha beacon and the short straight, tackled twice as the cars had to negotiate a roundabout at one end, was...

Page 26 of September 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, September 1936

IN AID OF CHARITY

IN AID OF CHARITY It was a pleasant idea on the part of the West Hants L.C.C. to organise speed trials in the beautiful park at Poole, and to hand the whole of the gate-money to the Cornelia Hospital, Poole. Beautiful weather graced the event. The course was about 680 yards in length, with a good tarmac surface and several exciting bends, with wide grass verges for the benefit of wandering motors...

Page 44 of April 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, April 1936

INTER-VARSITY SPEED TRIALS AT SYSTON

CAMBRIDGE WIN BY EIGHT EVENTS TO TWO FASTEST CAR TIME BY R. E. TONGUE (0) ON R-TYPE MIDGET Fine weather, a large and varied entry and the usual pleasant spirit of informality made the Inter-Varsity Speed Trials, held once again at Syston, near Grantham, a great success. Oliver Bertram's time of 28.3 secs. set up last year on the big Delage was eclipsed by R. E. Tongue (27.2 secs.) and also by the...

Page 34 of February 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1982

The MCC "Exeter" Trial

A look back Because snowstorms of record severity, combined with iced-up roads, prevailed over Southern England before the 1982 "Exeter" Trial, the Motor Cycling Club wisely cancelled the event. Sad, especially when you think about the great concourse of willing voluntary helpers and marshals, the hotels, cafes and petrol stations which were opening specially for the event and the disappointed...

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Redefining vintage sportscars

I had a dream. Rather a dubious one. I am told that it is good to discuss what you dreamt about, so here goes. I saw first the letters VSCC, which enlarged into Vintage Sports-Car Club. Not Vintage Car Club or Old Cars Club, but Sports-Car Club. I must have dined with someone who felt this admirable organisation should revert to the less complicated form that he (or was it a she?) knew years ago...

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Clubs news

Ulster A.C. The July issue of the Monthly Review contains a good report of the County Down Trophy Race from various aspects together with several very excellent photographs. Those who were at the race and have not seen a copy should write for one—we can find no price on the cover, but no doubt club funds are open to fortification! The story of the teddy-bear that never looked other than straight...

Page 6 of June 1937 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 1937

E.R.A.AND THE SUNSHINE AT SHELSLEY

E.R.A. AND THE SUNSHINE AT SHELSLEY RAYMOND MAYS'S NEW RECORD. A SPLENDIDLY ORGANISED MEETING. Perhaps Leslie Wilson's luck has changed, for with the commencement of the new timing methods at ShelsleyWalsh Hill Climb cante really good weather conditions, a thing very necessary but, alas, all too rare at our premier speedhill climb. This year eliminating runs were held in the morning, the...

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