Articles tagged Peter Glover

Page 36 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1974

The curious case of the FC Front-Drive Alvis

[I am delighted to publish this article about the 1928 FWD Alvis TT cars, from Hugh Torrens, of Keele University, because it throws new light on one of motor racing's major mysteries — who really won the 1928 Tourist Trophy, that first, widely publicised and massively-supported sportscar contest over the Ards circuit? Alvis are said to have thought that the time-keeper's charts were at fault...

Page 95 of January 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, January 2003

Miscellany

101 cars entered this years VSCC Welsh Weekend Trial, all of proper pre-1931 vintage; they included 31 A7s, 12 Ford Model-As, five 30/98s and five 4.5-litre Bentleys, which made a fine high-speed procession on the compulsory Saturday 100-mile road run. Best overall was Geraint Owen (1930 Morris-JAP), top in Class Two Dougal Cawley (1928 Ford). In the separate Navigation Rally, the Talyllyn Trophy...

Page 67 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, July 1994

V to C Miscellany

V to C Miscellany Arising out of the recent reference in MOTOR SPORT to the 1927 Ensbury Park air races, Barry Stapleton writes to say that his 1928 FWD Alvis was sold by Motor Macs who sponsored aeroplanes at that meeting. It is the first road-equipped four-cylinder FWD Alvis, WK 5485, which Major Harvey drove in practice for the 1928 Essex MC's Six Hour race at Brooklands. The engine gave...

Page 111 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, May 2007

Rumblings

The piece by Mark Hughes in the March issue about Monaco and its famous Casino revives for me the occasion when I was in the Principality for a GP with a fellow reporter from Motoring News. During the race the Casino was open to anyone reasonably dressed, instead of in the formal attire normally insisted upon. We decided to have a mild gamble and soon lost the modest sum from our expenses fund....

Page 104 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, September 2002

VSCC

THE NEW VSCC PRESIDENT IS Peter Glover, following Julian Ghosh who has served his term of office. Ghosh has taken on the position of Commercial Director, intending to expand the commercial side of the club. The forthcoming Lotus celebration at Silverstone emphasises how the VSCC is embracing post-war racing. The date is September 21, and all types of Lotus will be raced and demonstrated,...

Page 67 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 1993

Beckenham Special

The present owner of the Beckenham Special, HBP 270 (below), which Keith Salmon used in trials, hillclimbs etc, when it was new, is seeking the pre-war history of the car, which he is restoring. It was well-known in its day and if anyone can help, we can forward letters. The car's last appearance was possibly at the MG Register's 1964 Rally. It is not to be confused with the other Beckenham...

Page 49 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, June 1976

Veteran-Edwardian-Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters Backlooks at BSA The other day I had the opportunity of chatting to Mr. E. A. Brisbane at his country cottage with the big wheel of his water-mill revolving at 15 r.p.m. outside the window. In these peaceful conditions he talked of less-peaceful days in the Motor Industry and of how BSA three-wheelers were made. It all dated back far beyond the pioneer...

Page 85 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, August 1995

Major Beware!

In extension of the comments I made about the Government's proposed "Continuous Licensing" of all motor vehicles, whether on or off the road, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, which looks after the interests of a big majority of owners of the older cars, etc, has definitely given the "thumbs down" to this preposterous proposal. The FBHVC Press statement reads as follows: "Repeated...

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