Articles tagged Neil Murray

Page 82 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, October 1993

Madresfield Vintage

Sun, a big crowd (it's a "freebie", as they say) and 86 entries divided into four classes made these driving-tests by the Midland Committee of the VSCC as enjoyable as ever, on September 5. The long straight tarmac road in the peaceful and historic estate, where once speed-trials took place, was adapted to five tests, including one with a "Le Mans" start, but with engines running. Five 30/98s,...

Page 6 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 2000

Auto Union To Race At Donington

A V12 D-Type Auto Union, a sister to the car in which Tazio Nuvolari won the 1938 Donington Grand Prix, could race at the circuit in the VSCC's Richard Seaman Trophy event on May 21. The meeting will celebrate the life of Bernd Rosemeyer, who won the 1937 race there in a C-type V16. Mercedes-Benz's tribute to Seaman, which drew a record VSCC attendance to the circuit last year, saw John Surtees...

Page 64 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 1986

The Editor Brings Together — Two B & M Aston-Martins

The Bamford and Martin Aston-Martins were made a long time ago, in quite small numbers, but interest in them has never been greater, thanks to the research into their history by the AMOC. Justifiably, because they were hand-built sporting cars of immaculate conception that made a considerable contribution to British competition success.. Consequently, I thought it would be worthwhile to bring...

Page 66 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, June 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Speed Trials

VSCC Curborough On the cold but dry afternoon on May 5 the VSCC held its annual speedtrials at the Shenstone & DCC's Curborough course near Lichfield. More a continuous driving test than a traditional speed-trial, it nevertheless brings out the vintage racing-cars, with 900 yards over which to extend them, when they are not reined-in for the corners of the loop. Moreover, there was a chance...

Page 4 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, April 1991

Around and about

New Historic Racing Championship 1991 sees the birth of the Historic Formula Racing Car Championship which caters for Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula Atlantic and Formula 5000 cars that were manufactured and raced up to 1971. This exciting championship will be contested over 7 rounds at all major circuits in Britain, and invitation races are planned at Mondello, Spa, Paul Ricard, Le Mans,...

Page 101 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, October 2000

VSCC thrills at Prescott

That enjoyable VSCC Hill-climb at the Bugatti OC's Prescott course took place on August 6, the entry a massive 250 cars, from A7s to a couple of 10-litre Edwardian specials, in age from 1906 to 1963. The sponsors were Brooks Auctioneers, and Dunlop gave a trophy for the best handicap time by a sportscar on their tyres. So, in hot sunshine, the many spectators could enjoy the climbs, the bicycle...

Page 17 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1999

SITS VAC

SITS VAC SIR, Since Mon* SPoRT and the VSCC have many friends and interests in common, I thought you should know that we are looking for a new Club Secretary. Neil Murray, the tenth secretary in our 65-year history, is retiring soon after many years' service. We are therefore seeking a successor to lead the club's six full-time staff, based in Chipping Norton, who co-ordinate some 30 events...

Page 96 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 1997

A Clyno Day

One Sunday recently I was able to sample a a 1926 Clyno four-door saloon that had not been on the road since 1947. In completely original condition, it required little fettling before being ready for the road again. Its owner, David Filsell, has been preaching the Clyno gospel to me for many years, so he took me out in this fortunate find and also showed me his Clyno 9 saloon which will be a...

Page 69 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, September 1994

Slivers of history

I have received from the archives of the Rolls-Royce EC, through the thoughtful General Secretary, Peter Baines, some fascinating slivers of motor racing history. The story of how Sir Henry Royce investigated one of the 1914 GP Mercedes cars during WWI when designing the R-R Eagle aero-engine is well known, although with loose ends that may never be tied up. It is also known that Louis Coatalen...

Page 75 of February 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, February 1996

V-C Miscellany

Aston Martin people must have been delighted with the first edition of the new AM publication and the fine colour photograph of Neil Murray in "Green Pea" on a typical hilly road; they now have a very fine picture of two Le Mans Astons at the Chateau d'Or during the last French tour, on the cover of the AM Club's own magazine. The Club Secretary is Jim Whyman, 1A High Street, Sutton, nr Ely,...

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