Articles tagged Percy Kidner

Page 42 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1983

An important trial

75 years ago  I have been reminded that it was 75 years ago this month that an important trial took place, which is usually regarded as having set the seal to the fame of the Laurence Pomeroy-designed 20 h.p. Vauxhall, which led on to his renowned Prince Henry, 30/98 and other desirable Luton-built motor cars. This was the RAC International Touring Car Trial of 1908, which covered nearly 2,000...

Page 166 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 166, July 2004

Bill Boddy

The Brighton Run pioneers With the regulations for this year's London-Brighton Veteran Run now available, it seems appropriate to recall how this now world-famous event started. In 1927, the DailySketch/ Sunday Graphic newspapers decided that the 1896 Emancipation Run which had freed autocars from speed restrictions might be remembered by having a run over much the same route, for the older cars...

Page 52 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1955

A V.S.C.C. Occasion

To celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Vintage Sports Car Club a rally was arranged at Goodwood circuit on September 10th, and a truly memorable and picturesque occasion this proved to be. A total of 253 veteran, Edwardian and vintage vehicles (the actual sub-divisions were 16 veteran cars, 55 Edwardian cars, 168 vintage cars, and 14 Edwardian and vintage motor-cycles) took part in a mass...

Page 22 of March 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1945


Sir, Congratulations are due to Mr. Inman Hunter on his historic article on the " Bertelli Astons." It will delight the hearts of Aston enthusiasts in many faroff places ; I know of one in Burma. Readers may be interested to know that I have a Sportsman's coupe with the "fascinating body "described. This car, now a genteel black, was originally yellow and black, and I would be most interested to...

Page 71 of December 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, December 1988

Veteran to classic

The roads of the 1920s We left Owen John lamenting the demise of the steam-car, and watching the first of what were to become the RAC/VCC London-Brighton Veteran Car Runs. At the dinner following this 1927 frolic (for light-hearted it was in those days), OJ met such pioneers as Colonel Charles Jarrott and Sir Edward Iliffe, who both made speeches, SF Edge, Ernest Instone (Rupert Instone attended...

Page 58 of December 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1982

A 1922 TT Vauxhall Re-born

The Editor Investigates Alistair Templeton's Exciting Re-creation of a Famous Twin-Cam, 3-litre Racing Car. WHATEVER the position since the war, enthusiasts are aware of the fine sporting cars built by Vauxhall Motors of Luton, Bedfordshire, which faded with the 20/60 h.p. Hurlingham. Before the First World War, with the 30/98's great career ahead, Vauxhall's did noteworthy things in competition...

Page 25 of September 1939 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 1939


DO YOU RECALL THEM? MEMORIES OF INTERESTING RACING-CARS WHICH HAVE COMPETED AT POST-WAR B.A.R.C. MEETINGS [The Articles on " Good old Days at Broohlands " which we published last January and February, aroused such interest that we now publish some further notes on the subiect.—Edj. AFRIEND, after looking through my scrap-book relating to Brookland's racing-cars of the early post-war period,...

Page 57 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1990

The Brighton Run

How it Began The annual London-Brighton Run for veteran (pre-1905) cars has become one of motoring's biggest and most popular fixtures, attracting a big entry and an enormous concourse of spectators every November. It has its origins in the Emancipation Run of 1896, staged to celebrate a new Act towards greater freedom to use horseless-carriages on British roads, and as a demonstration (that was...

Page 12 of August 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, August 1965

Vauxhall motors' collection of historic cars

WITH the present widespread interest in the historic-car movement it behoves any manufacturer having a worthwhile heritage to maintain examples of some of the products on which present-day fortunes were built. Quite a lot of our bigger manufacturers do this. Ford, B.M.C., Standard-Triumph, Rover and Rootes, for example. One of the most representative collections is that of Vauxhall Motors of...

Page 88 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, August 1983

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car matters. Another facet of Vauxhall history—The Ill-fated 1914 TT/GP Cars Under Laurence H Pomeroy, their Chief Engineer, Vauxhall's produced several road racers, starting with a side-valve 3-litre for the 1911 Coupe des Voiturettes Legeres. It was driven by AJ Hancock (who graduated from Vauxhall's running-shed to become their leading racing driver and eventually the...



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