Articles tagged Patrick Blakeney-Edwards

Page 202 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 202, July 2014

Donington Historic Festival

The fourth Donington Historic Festival featured a weekend of stand-out races, topped by Simon Hadfield’s Gentleman Drivers’ victory over Olly Bryant in a mesmerising AC Cobra shoot-out. Feature races included the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy for pre-war sports cars running over a brace of half-hour races. After some spirited battling, Frazer Nash saw off Bentley in convincing style. In...

Page 56 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 1991

VSCC Lakeland Trial

The VSCC scenario moved to the tough terrain of the Lake District for a difficult, therefore enjoyable, trial on November 11th. The 77 competitors had to sign on at either Bassenthwaite Lake or at Llanthwaite Green, which they did in ideal trials' weather, overnight rain having changed to some daytime drizzle. That the sections would be challenging was forecast when the officials cancelled that...

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Goodwood's rallying call

Goodwood's rallying call Sir, Twelve of us ex-Safari Rally competitors aged between 63 and 84, all passionate motor sport fans, attended our ninth Goodwood Revival this year and we unanimously agreed that the skill and courage of the following drivers made our trip really special: Patrick Blakeney-Edwards, whose driving of the ill-handling Frazer-Nash 'The Owlett' was sublime and put the car so...

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Rumblings

The Malvern 'Christmas Lights' celebration had a display of Malvern-built cars, from early three-wheelers to the latest model, in Church Street, which was closed for the occasion. It almost makes me want to get my 1927 Family model on the road again. The Bonhams VSCC Lakeland Trial is usually the toughest of these trials. In the most recent, held on November 12, nine First Class, seven Second...

Page 117 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, August 2008

Le Mans grids split

Three hundred and twenty cars from between 1923 and 1979 will celebrate the heritage of Le Mans during the fourth Le Mans Classic on July 11-13. The field is split into six age-based groups which will race three times in the course of 24 hours – including at night – on the full La Sarthe circuit, starting at 4pm on Saturday. Simon Diffey tops the pre-war grid in a Talbot 105 and will go up...

Page 76 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 1994

VSCC in the Lakes

No, no, not literally! What I am implying is that the VSCC, being a traditional sort of Club, has for years ended its trials season with the toughest event of the lot, by taking competitors up to Lakeland, this time 111 of them (only nine unfortunates failing to start), so popular is it. These stalwarts were faced with 14 observed-sections good and true, or not so good if skill and luck ran out....

Page 94 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, January 2006

Saul forces his P3 up to P1

Pre-War Sports Car Series The Motor Racing Legends series of races was the focus of attention for Pre-War Sports Cars. Roger Saul's sublime Alfa Romeo P3 was peerless at Donington and Oporto, with GT racer Calum Lockie partnering the car's owner to double wins. In Portugal they had to complete the race in top gear after selection problems, but the tractable Alfa coped superbly. The Talbot 105 of...

Page 74 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 1996

Bill Boddy

Veteran to classic The Lakeland Trial This event is usually memorable as the tough contest that ends the VSCC trialling year, but the dry period of 1995 rather changed things, on November 11 , when 98 drivers of pre-war cars set off to try their luck. Fifteen had penalised themselves 20 points each before even starting, having brought their trials steeds on trailers; Simon Seymour was unlucky...

Page 121 of July 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, July 2007

Rumblings

The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club celebrates its golden anniversary this year. It continues to publish its bi-monthly bulletin packed with fine photographs of delectable cars. The Sir Henry Royce R-R Memorial Foundation has been given six more sectioned R-R engines from Silver Ghost onwards, which will be of great use in the club’s technical seminars.  In conjunction with the centenary...

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