Articles tagged Riley Sprite

Page 112 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, May 1984

V-E-V Odds & Ends

A reader living in Weybridge owns a special bodied 1½-litre Singer Le Mans with the registration number ALV 53, which was one of the two, the other being ALV 52, that were used by the Liverpool City Police with much enthusiasm, equipped with two-way radio, fire-extinguishers, etc, from 1935 up to and during the war. What our reader hopes to discover is what became of ALV 52. Another reader...

Page 14 of August 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, August 1936


VALUE FOR MONEY AT BROOKLANDS The J .C.C. Members' day at Brooklands is a really excellent day's sport in every way from the viewpoint of the competitor, and we have no excuse to offer for reporting the happenings of June 27th from that angle. It so happened that J. Eason-Gibson had shortly beforehand been deprived of his licence, and he accordingly suggested that a representative of MOTOR SPORT...

Page 5 of May 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 1950

Reports of Recent Events

West Essex C.C. Speed Trials On March 26th the W.E.C.C. held speed trials at Boreham airfield, timing cars in pairs over a standing kilometre—an ambitious event for a new club. They hope later to hold races there, so that Boreham, near Chelmsford, can be added to the British venues listed Editorially last month. Again indicative of the present-day interest in motor sport, 96 entries came in for...

Page 75 of January 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, January 1986

Cars I Have Owned And Raced

This article, by R. King-Clark, was the opening chapter in his as yet unpublished book about his extensive flying in his aero-planes, a Miles Gypsy Ill Hawk G-ACT D and a Miles IIA Whitney Straight G-AERS, and his military career but it is so interesting I decided MOTOR SPORT should publish it. Lt Col King-Clark's young brother "Cuffy" was also an enthusiast, running an Ulster A7, a 1928 20/25 hp...

Page 78 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1988

Best-Laid Plans

The Vintage Sports Car Club held its OuIton Park race meeting over the weekend of July 16-17 along with bicycle races, autojumbles, tugs-of-war, concours d'elegance and all the fun of a motor fair. There were 255 entries (against 227 last year) plus 28 Morgan three-wheelers racing under ACU rules. Eight races were intended on the Saturday, six on Sunday, but continuous heavy rain posed problems....

Page 20 of March 1951 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1951


CLUB AFFAIRS • • The A.C. Owners' Club Night Navigation Trial will be held on March 10t11/11th, starting and finishing at Cannons Hotel, Ware, Herts. Invited clubs are : Vintage S.C.C., Hants & Berks M.C., Chiltern C.C., Sporting Owner-Drivers' Club, Berkhamsted M.C. & C.C., North London Enthusiasts' Club, and Herta County A. & A.C., and members of these clubs wishing to compete...

Page 70 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1988

Easy Does It

Fine if cold weather, a large attendance and an entry of 232 cars on April 23 made the first Vintage Sports Car Club race meeting of 1988 a memorable one. Two intended attractions at Silverstone were the Bugatti Royale and “Babs”, the 27-litre aero-engined Parry Thomas car due to race for the first time since 1926 when it lapped Brooklands at 125.77 mph. However, “Babs” suffered a con-rod...

Page 66 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1988

Veteran to classic: VSCC Donington

Mayman rules! Donington Park saw the Vintage SportsCar Club's 1988 racing finale on September 17, its vast paddock (ready for Formula One hospitality units and workshops) well able to accommodate the 138 vintage entrants as well as the transporters for Sunday's Saloon-Car Festival. Therein was an array of Hyper Lea-Francis for a parade to commemorate to the day Kaye Don's TT victory, Tom Delaney...

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 22 of October 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1950

The M.C.C. at Silverstone

The M.C.C. at Silverstone BEFOR1.?, the war t lie Motor Cycling Club's Members' Meeting at Brooklands was one of the high-lights of the clubman's season. The day was devoted to One-Hour High Speed Trials round the outer-circuit for cars and motor-cycles, in contrast to the similar events of the J.C.C., which were for cars only and cnbraced artificial corners. This year the M.C.C., a club that is...



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