Articles tagged Molly

Page 39 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 1983

Sorting out the TT Vauxhalls

When I wrote up Alistair Templeton's recreating of No. 1 TT Vauxhall last year I remarked that I would have liked to have sorted out which one of the three team cars was which, in the subsequent career of these 1922 racing Vauxhalls, but considered the task too fraught with problems, at all events to obtain a reasonably-accurate result. However, the matter niggled me, until I thought to ask Mr....

Page 90 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, October 1997

Harry Spence

obituary It must have come as a great shock to many people in the vintage-car world, as it did to me, to hear that Harry Spence had died, aged 82. To me because I knew that he had been a well-known figure in VSCC trials with his special Lea-Francis before the war and only recently I had seen him driving this car as well and enthusiastically as ever, in a VSCC Welsh trial. Following a brief...

Page 60 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, May 1996

Ex-Pat Import

Though fated not to become a household name, Pat Fairfield was much admired by his peers; Andrew Embleton recalls a genial and popular driver Although Patrick Greenway Fairfield was born in England, on November 26th 1907, he emigrated to South Africa at the age of 15, with his sister Molly and their mother. The family had a large citrus estate at White River, a small town in the Transvaal Lowveld...

Page 45 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 2006

Shadow-boxing

It was something of a dream come true when Pete Lyons was invited to drive a Can-Am Shadow. Once he got moving, he made a major discovery… Exploring the narrow footwell, my left shoe felt something fighting back. “Is the clutch or the dead pedal?” I blurted. Towering over me, Fred Cziska laughed. I hoped to keep him in that mood. Cziska is a prince among vintage racers who, incredibly, had...

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