Articles tagged Prescott

Page 91 of April 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 91, April 2000


The popular VMCC Banbury Run for pre-1931 motorcycles returns to Banbury this year, on June 18, centred on Drayton School. I am glad to note that the 'Banbury' is for vintage bikes, that there was a run for those with gas lamps, and that the VMCC Founder, CE 'Fitch' Allen, BEM, is still active. * * * The VSCC of America, Inc asks me to make it clear that, founded in 1958, it catered only for...

Page 10 of November 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 1938

Letters from Readers

STILL PERFORMING . . Sir, A vintage car which can " do things" always arouses a certain amount of interest. The story about this Austin Seven is by no means without interest. The little car started life in June 1924, had two owners, and, in 1930, came into the writer's possession, the mileage then being very considerable. It all happened like this. Having to attend a dance some thirty miles away...

Page 21 of January 1954 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1954

Baker's Dozen

An Account of the Cars Owned to Date by Edward G. Pool Baker's dozen seems an appropriate title for the story of the thirteen cars, or more accurately vehicles, I have owned since 1945. Particularly as a dictionary of slang lists us an alternative meaning: "To thrash vigorously." Early in 1945 I was granted a petrol allowance. I had been wounded and managed to persuade the authorities that a car...

Page 104 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, November 1979

The RAC British Hillclimb Championship

Martyn Griffiths, pictured above at Prescott in his Pilbeam MP4O-Hart, took the 1979 RAC HilIclimb Championship title by a whisker from March 79B-Hart campaigner Chris Cramer. Griffiths held a healthy points advantage prior to the Prescott event, but a fine victory here by Cramer, below left, followed by another win at Wiscombe, saw the battle go all the way to Doune in Scotland. Griffiths took...

Page 45 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, August 1973

Prescott's 35th Anniversary

The 35th Anniversary of Prescott, the hillclimb near Cheltenham which the Bugatti OC bought for its own use in 1938, was celebrated by the BOC/FOC on a gloriously sunny Saturday in June. (Strictly, it should have occupied the Sunday). There was a magnificent Bugatti entry, with almost all the more recent types running, some driven by overseas Bugatti owners who were on an International Rally to...

Page 46 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, July 1967

Vintage postbag

High speeds in Belgium Sir, The paragraph under the above caption on page 494 of June Motor Sport suggests some uncertainty as to what speed which of my cars did. I took my ex-works unblown team car (YW5758), which, by coincidence, is depicted on page 556 of the same issue in the advert, for your "Brooklands Bible." This car covered the flying kilo at 103ish m.p.h. It was Torn Rose's ex-works...

Page 26 of March 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1949

Club News

We Hear Birkett motors in what appears to be normal 1928 Austin Seven "Chummy," except for outsize rear tyres, until the bonnet is opened, when a downdraught carburetter, four-branch exhaust manifold and Scintilla Vertex magneto are revealed; the car also has a close-ratio four-speed gearbox. Leslie Seyd has restored to original order the 1912 "12/15" Mors tourer once owned by Shakspeare. The...

Page 25 of August 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1952

Club News

We Hear An 11.1-h.p. Lagonda of about 1914 vintage has been found at a Welsh farm by B. Randell and duly saved; Randell owns the 1919 Sunbeam Sixteen tourer at present in the Science Museum. According to East African Speedway and Motor Sports Special five 1,750-c.c. Alfa-Romeos are being prepared in Nairobi for the next Langa-Langa meeting. We know of a 1921 E-type 30/98 Vauxhall chassis (touring...

Page 23 of December 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1938


TUNING THE AUSTIN SEVEN (Continued from the November issue, in which the Modifications made to the sia odard model since its introduction in 1922 were described and the " Brooklands and standard 1925 sports models were mentioned.) F. WILLIAMS F. Williams, to whom we are indebted for the accompanying notes on Tuning the Austin Seven, specialises in Austin Seven tuning and modification at Messrs....

Page 30 of June 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1948


Monaco A visit to the Monaco Motor & Engineering Co., Ltd. of Watford, is always an interesting experience and thither we went the other day, feeling Monaco that it would be pleasant to see some racing cars mid-week, and not far from London. We certainly came away well satisfied, and impressed with what Director Ian Connell and General Manager John Wyer had to show us. Incidentally, Monaco is...



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