Articles tagged Monica Whincop

Page 102 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, July 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends.

-- The Vintage Austin Register has its Avoncroft Rally on July 15th, and its Ashover, Chesterfield, Rally on August 12th. An American correspondent, writing to the Standard Register magazine, suggests that it is a fallacy that the engine of the rare 1937 Standard V8, one of which he is rebuilding, was based on two Standard Ten blocks on a common crankcase, and he produces evidence suggesting...

Page 104 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, September 2002


PETER RUSSELL AND TONY Brooks recently provided a bench beside the Prescott timing-hut in accordance with the wishes of the late Monica Whincop. A brass plaque on it depicts the Type 43 Bugatti which she and her husband raced in former times at this and other venues. Surrounding the bench were Monica's HRG and several types of Bugatti, the cars in which they specialised.

Page 29 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 1962

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1961 ANOTHER busy year is over and it is time to take out my diary and recall the pros and cons, the merits and shortcomings, of the cars I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT during 1961. It was a year during which I covered 18,930 miles on these test runs, 15,000 further miles in staff and personal vehicles, was a passenger for considerable mileages in...

Page 22 of May 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1947

Club News

We Hear R. W. Pollack knows of ten keen Frazer-Nash owners in the Birmingham area. His own Black burn-engined "Shelsley" Frazer-Nash is being fitted with a Clyde supercharger by Chris. Shorrock. Leslie Seyd has very thoroughly rebuilt the ex-Shakespeare 1913 "12/14" Mors and also has the 1912 14-h.p. Gregoire. L. W. Thomas is building a 2-seater "special", using 3 in. by 16-g. tubular chassis...

Page 99 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, October 2001


Monica Whincop I am deeply saddened to hear Monica Whincop has died, but peacefully in her sleep after a long illness. When I knew her she had her 1924 A7 Chummy 'Abdul the Damned' and built the GN-based sprint car 'Chatterbox'. After marrying A C ('Twink') Whincop she drove his Bugattis at Lewes and Prescott, and was a regular official at Bugatti OC events. In post-war years she owned a Fiat...

Page 73 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, April 1984

Out of the Past

At the VSCC Goodwood DTs that great enthusiast Monica Whincop, arriving as a Passenger in an Aston Martin instead of driving her 1100 HRG as she usually does, gave me a huge magazine called The Throne and dating from 1906. It was a society weekly couched in terms which would never do these days, advice about how to control and run stately homes being given a definitely Edwardian style. On the...

Page 87 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, August 1983

The Brooklands Reunion

A very warm day helped to ensure the complete success of another Brooklands Society reunion at the old Track on June 26th. That the Brooklands magic has far from evaporated was evident in the big attendance, spectators' cars parked three abreast for the length of the long runway, untimed runs up the old Test Hill and short gallops on the cleared part of the Byfleet banking being sufficient to...

Page 26 of October 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1967


GOODWOOD REUNION (Sept. 17th) Brooklands reunions, and now a Goodwood reunion. This was organised by the 13.A.R.C. to celebrate the first race meeting at this now, alas, defunct venue, which took place on 18-9-48. Ex-Goodwood officials, from John Morgan downwards, ex-competitors, some 27 of whom drove at this initial meeting, two ex-spectators and the Press, represented apparently solely by...

Page 42 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

Page 18 of July 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1949

Sydney Allard Breaks the Prescott Course Record (45.05 sec.) and Sports Car Records With His Allards

Six Class Records Fall at Bugatti O.C. Club Meeting Prescott really is a pleasant place and never more so than under the ideal conditions which prevailed at the B.O.C. Club meeting on June 12th. As usual, the meeting was conducted with 100 per cent. efficiency, and, for that, praise must be distributed between the pleasant and calm demeanour of Eric Giles, the military acumen of Col. Giles, and...



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