Articles tagged Nick Portway

Page 66 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1990

That Edwardian Race

The VSCC Edwardian race at the two-day Oulton Park Meeting last July aroused so much enthusiasm and favourable comment that I am encouraged to take another look at it. The entry was varied and excellent but could have been even more enjoyable. Of the big Edwardians which made such an impression when the VSCC first introduced them to spectators in 1936 some were missing. For instance, the 200hp...

Page 68 of May 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 1996

Silverstone VSCC

Although 'new' cars were thin on the ground at the VSCC's traditional April season-opener at Silverstone, there was a healthy entry for the eleven-race programme and some close-fought finishes. And after Friday's wash-out test day it was a relief to find Saturday 13th calm and sunny all day. A capacity field of 34 starters contested the Brooks 1950's Sports Car Race, with the front row of Frank...

Page 67 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, October 1992

The End Of An Era?

After an enforced absence in 1991, the VSCC's Richard Seaman Trophy meeting returned to OuIton Park on August 22/23 for what sadly looks like being the final running at its traditional home, following Brands Hatch Circuits' introduction of a controversial grading system for meetings in 1993. For this event, the club was successful in obtaining last-minute dispensation from the RAC to revert to...

Page 89 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 89, December 2000

One-make histories

The Veteran, vintage and classic-car fields have come a long way since the VCC and VSCC were formed, and the wheels are kept turning by an astonishing number of one-make and even one-model books. Several decades ago my shelves were already filled with such books, starting with Harold Nockolds' Magic of a Name, the first Rolls-Royce history; now every model of R-R has a book about it. Years ago...

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