Articles tagged RILEY IMP

Page 30 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1977

Alan Cottam defies the rain at VSCC Prescott

Heavy rain on August 14th did its best to wash away the Prescott hill-climb course on the occasion of the annual VSCC meeting there. But this did not affect spectator attendance, nor the efficient time-schedule. Cottam, too, whose FTDs are not taken almost for granted, showed he could do this in the wet as expertly as in the dry, his Connaught clocking 50.09 sec. That this was 7.42 sec. slower...

Page 46 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1972

V-E-V Miscellany.

—Two solid-tyred lorries of unknown make, apparently derelict but seemingly in good condition, are reported from Eire. Our informant refers to them as the most Westerly lorries in Europe and one bore the legend "If it can be done Dunne can do it". The new Secretary of the STD Register, which has no connection with the Sunbeam-Talbot OC, is F. Gray, 27, Mowatt Court, High Town, Liversidge,...

Page 56 of September 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 1960

Bath Concours d'elegance and impressions of the MG Magnette Mk 3

A splendid variety of veteran, Edwardian, vintage and pvt cars assembled under showery conditions in the elegant Recreation Ground in Bath on July 30th for a Concours d'Elegance in aid of that thoroughly deserving cause, the Bath Round Table for the foundation of the first Cheshire Home for Incurables in Somerset. Polly Elwes and her husband Peter Dimmock were present to autograph programmes, and...

Page 6 of June 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 1940

A speed hill climb at Ceylon

The Mahagastotte Hill Climb of the Ceylon Motor Sports Club, held last March, seems to have had much in common with our own sprint events. Specials were in evidence, and the admission programme contained many reproductions of S. C. H. Davis's drawings of sprint machinery. "Sammy" Davis is the club's president. Some 3,000 spectators attended and the event was reported by "The Times of Ceylon." P....

Page 53 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, February 1977

Riley Imp model

A reader, Mr. T. D. Dyke of Market Drayton. has sent us the enclosed picture of a haIf-scale model of his own Riley Imp, but stripped for racing!. Propelled by a 12-volt electric motor, the model does about 25 m.p.h. Mr. Dyke would like to hear from other builders of half-scale model cars, with the idea of holding a rally far them, next summer. Letters can be forwarded.

Page 20 of April 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 1956

Cars I Have Owned

[Continuing this revived series, we have a contribution from Rex Young of Bristol. -- Ed.] In my case, graduation from two wheels to four followed the conventional pattern, though the two-wheeled period was somewhat sporadic, partly due to its coincidence with the 1914/1918 war, when wheels were few and riders were fewer. It was initiated towards the end of my schooldays in 1916 and during the...

Page 7 of January 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, January 1936

After Mutton came Quarhouse, a straight-forward hill with an unpleasant

surface of leaves and another shelving right-hand bend on which Hutchison's Ford was brought to a standstill. N. G. Watson (Frazer-Nash) and Denis Evans (Magnette) were very neat at this point, and Evans also went very quickly over Ham Mill's rough surface, which caused nasty things to happen to the transmission of both W. L. Jackson's FrazerNash and M. Chambers' Vauxhall. Next on the list was...

Page 42 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1967

Veteran Edwardian vintage

A section devoted to od-car matters V.S.C.C. driving tests, Fawley (May 21st) Following a Concours d'Elegance in the rally field of the Montagu Motor Museum, won by Wrapson's 1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith saloon with "fast-back" lines, the tests were held at Fawley by permission of Esso. The star entry was First's 1930 2-litre Amilcar straight-eight d.h. coupé from Prague. It had arrived via France and...

Page 93 of November 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 93, November 1984

V-E-V Miscellany

_ Y-E-V Miscellany. — We hear that Neil Corner has acquired Ronnie Symondson's ex-Embiricos Type 578 Bugatti, Neil has had two of these cars in the past but sold them, one going to California. We may have recently mistaken Model-B for Model-A Fords but note that The Times captioned one of these later Fords, which vvas on display at the Olympia Alternative Car Show,. as .2 Model-T. . . Referring...

Page 7 of April 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, April 1951

Reports of Recent Events

THE CAPE RALLY Particularly after the powerful letter from J. B. Holmes published in our last issue, great interest centres around the results of this extremely arduous 9,000mile event, which included crossing the Sahara. It is very pleasing to find that a Land Rover has tied With a Delahaye and a Willys-Jeep for first place. The results are f ltZtnatAl. CATEGORY : 1st: Capt. Monnler (Delahaye),...



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