Articles tagged Mike Hirst

Page 44 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, December 1981

VSCC Lakeland Trial

On a bright autumn day, sun shining on the beautiful Lake District scenery, the Vintage Sports Car Club held its fourteenth annual Lakeland Trial. Sixty-six cars attempted some 13 trials sections in the Buttermere, Loweswater and Lorton area. As usual, many of the sections proved to be extremely difficult, particularly those in the forest where the soft ground under the trees provided very little...

Page 33 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, December 1978

Porsche 924 Turbo

With 170 b.h.p. on tap, Porsche's turbocharged version of their 924 is claimed to be the most powerful 2-litre production sports car in the World. It will reach 60 m.p.h. from a standing start in 7.6 sec and has a maximum speed of 140 m.p.h. Maximum power is produced at 5,500 r.p.m. and compares with 125 bhp at 5,800 r.p.m from the standard fuel injected 924. Torque is increased from in 121.5 lb-...

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 76 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, October 1993

A 1906/7 Targa FlorioType Fiat reborn

Having heard intriguing accounts of how a Targa Florio type Fiat had been rescued from an Irish bog and immaculately reborn, and then seen it open this year's VSCC Prescott hill climb in fine fashion, I went, on one of the few hot days this summer, to visit Graham Rankin, the car's fortunate owner, and learn more about it. Rankin is such a fitting custodian for a motor-car of this kind. Let me...

Page 49 of January 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, January 1988

Veteran to classic: Lakeland trial

Happy 21st The Vintage Sports Car Club's twenty first annual invasion of William Wordsworth's demesne took place on the day before Remembrance Sunday, November 7. Of the 80 entries, one quarter comprised Austin Sevens, many of which (including Robin Harcourt-Smith's and Barry Clarke's) had been driven some 350 miles from the gale-torn south in order to avoid the VSCC's 10-point penalty for...

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