Articles tagged NASH BOULOGNE

Page 121 of June 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, June 2011

Around the houses

News from the main auction houses around the world — RM AUCTIONS — The upcoming Villa d'Este sale in Italy on May 21 will include some extremely special racers and road cars. RM is determined to "showcase the best of the best" and the average value per car is almost €1 million (£885,500). The latest batch of entries includes a very rare 1953 Ferrari 250MM Pinin Farina Berlinetta (above) which is...

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...

Page 58 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, February 1989

Veteran to classic

Mardi Gras in Oxfordshire! Enstone DTs Driving to Enstone Airfield, I pondered on why anyone should have started this form of contest. Given that maximum satisfaction is obtained by extending a car as closely as possible to its top-speed potential, only a venue too restricted for such enjoyment can have resulted in the first driving tests, you might think. In fact, such surmise is blown sky-high...

Page 33 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1971

How fast did they go?

It is depressing to consider how pre-war cars went, because most of the better ones were so very slow. Some years ago a Farnham dental surgeon who was moving house very generously gave me his comprehensive files of road-test data torn from the two leading pre-war weekly motor magazines. Browsing through this remarkable collection of performance figures prompted the foregoing remark. (Incidentally...

Page 62 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1982

VSCC Wessex Trial

A COLD and mainly dry March weekend saw VSCC members assembling at Priddy in the Mendips for the first Club trial of the year. A full entry of 70 had been received, reduced by non-starters to 63 competing cars on the day. Most interesting car present was Sudjic's 1929 Tracta 12 saloon, trailed down from Scotland; with its 998 c.c. horizontally opposed, air cooled, twin cylinder engine and...

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