Articles tagged Nigel Arnold-Forster

Page 47 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1979

BOC Prize-Giving

The Bugatti Owners Club held its annual Prize-Giving Luncheon at the Chateau Impney at Droitwich on November 26th last year, with their new Chairman Barry Price in control. We went in a Porsche 928, expecting to mingle with many exotic motor-cars. But the ice that morning had kept all the Bugattis at home, for fear of salt-pollution, and the car-park had only a light dusting of Ferraris and...

Page 43 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, June 1972

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car MattersVSCC Silverstone meeting (April 29th) The vintage SCC encountered a very watery day for their first race meeting of 1972, so that the absence of simple covered bays in the Silverstone Paddock, such as were provided at Brooklands 65 years ago, seemed a scandal and my personal grievance on these occasions is that the once so useful Press box in the Paddock is,...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Silverstone meeting The Vintage SCC had every reason to be pleased with its first 1974 race meeting, which attracted a big crowd, some "new" cars, was devoid of accidents, and had generally fine, if bitter, weather. The High Speed Trial, reduced from 60 to 40 minutes duration to conserve global fuel resources, had a distinct French element, with two...

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VSCC 1st Silverstone

The Vintage SCC's first Silverstone Race Meeting of this year, on April 19th, had both sad and happy connotations. Sad because it remembered the Hon Patrick Lindsay, one of the Club's outstanding and most popular racing drivers, happy because it recognised the 50th year in which Cecil Glutton, CBE, has been racing the 1908 GP Itala, that 12-litre giant. in VSCC events. The tributes to Lindsay...

Page 44 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1972

Factory methods of the vintage era

No. 15: Rolls-Royce Soon after this series was instituted we took a look at the careful and academical methods of construction which made Rolls-Royce cars what they were in 1928. Long before that, circa 1912, F. Henry Royce, yet to be knighted, had evolved his famous, or notorious, bumping-rig, for stressing Rolls-Royce chassis to extremes. It was said that a well-known American car was chained...

Page 48 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, May 1975

OUT OF THE PAST

OUT OF THE PAST ONE OF THE rewarding things about editing MOTOR SPORT is the arrival in the office from time to time of unusual snippets of motoring (and flying) items from the past. For instance, the other day Mr. Julian Brownridge of Chatham sent us some faded but fascinating photographs that had just come into his possession, relating to a coachbuilding concern that operated in Kingston-on-...

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Porsche 924 Turbo

With 170 b.h.p. on tap, Porsche's turbocharged version of their 924 is claimed to be the most powerful 2-litre production sports car in the World. It will reach 60 m.p.h. from a standing start in 7.6 sec and has a maximum speed of 140 m.p.h. Maximum power is produced at 5,500 r.p.m. and compares with 125 bhp at 5,800 r.p.m from the standard fuel injected 924. Torque is increased from in 121.5 lb-...

Page 51 of August 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, August 1978

A Racing Car's Birthday

On July 7th, 1908, three great 12-litre Halm started in the French Grand Prix over the Dieppe circuit and in due time, in fact eight hours, seven minutes and 56 seconds later, that driven by Cagno finished the 477-mile race in 11th place. This remarkable motor-car later ran at Brooklands, only to vanish with the mists of time and the onrush of a World War. Fortunately it surfaced in Norfolk some...

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V.S.C.C. Presteign Rally

(Oct. 2nd/3rd) This year's Vintage S.C.C. Welsh Rally attracted an excellent entry of 45 vintage and Edwardian cars and one veteran — W. C. Hughes' 1904 Clement-Talbot. The first "section" of the trial held on the Sunday was a straight climb up a lane and along a grass track. This proved easy and failed no one except J. Benbow's 1928 Fiat tourer. B. B. Whitehouse produced a delectable 2-litre...

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Miscellaneous

V.S.C.C. Light Car Section Film Show (April 12th) Members of the Light Car Section of the V.S.C.C. assembled at at Eversley Cross on the evening of April 12th, braving torrential rain in their early small cars to enjoy a buffet-supper and a show of colour transparencies projected by lantern, and a moving-picture show. The former took on the nature of a quiz and it was obvious that few of the cars...

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