Articles tagged Robinson

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

MATTERS OF MOMENT

MATTERS OF MOMENT THE MONTE CARLO RALLY Another highly successful Monte Carlo Rally has come and gone, and it has done no harm at all to British prestige. Indeed, outright victory in the 11-litre class by the Jowett Jupiter team is a matter for national congratulation. The Jupiter impressed with its class win at Le Mans last year, and its Rally success proves it a very worthy WI-rounder,...

Page 20 of August 1947 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, August 1947

Club News

We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather rusty model T Ford for Austin spares and knows of bits and pieces for 1913 G.W.K., Overland, Chrysler, Buick and other cars. A 2-cylinder Renault in reasonable condition is apparently for disposal...

Page 43 of February 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, February 1956

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Page 25 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1956

Maidstone & Mid-Kent M.C. Silverstone Meeting

In spite of numerous heavy clouds which lingered over Northamptonshire on Saturday, May 12th, the Maidstone & Mid-Kent Motor Club was able to hold its annual meeting at Silverstone in fine weather. At 12.30 p.m. prompt, the 10-lap race for 750 and 1,172 Formula cars got under way, most spectacular cornering being practised by Maurice Clare in the Clare 90. J.S. French's Simplicity, being...

Page 4 of October 1930 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, October 1930

B.A.R.C. CLOSING MEETING

B.A.R.C. CLOSING MEETING WILD WEATHER FOR END-OF-SEASON EVENT EV/1N had one of the very fastest track cars been among the entry at this meting, there would have been no chance of any lap records being put up. Although rain held off for most of the meeting, the weather was too windy excessive speeds to be safe or possible, and therefore the interest of the centered more on the Mountain which...

Page 44 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 1991

Cotton On

What's the point? The Can-Am point scoring scale is usually held up as an example of how to reward successful competitors. . . 20 for the winner, 15 for second place, 12 for third, and so on down to one point for 10th. Right now Davy Jones has plenty of time to ponder on the injustice of it all. He has won five IMSA Camel GT races this season in Bud Light Jaguars, yet he trails Nissan drivers...

Page 22 of January 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1952

Club affairs

The Cornwall Vintage CC held its Annual Dinner at the Western Hotel, Newquay, on December 1st, when some 50 members and their friends were present. The Chairman, Lt-Col GR Dewey, presided, and after the dinner, the season's competition awards were presented by Major HB Austin, a member of the council of BARC and Chairman of the Disabled Drivers' Club. The Williamson Challenge Trophy was presented...

Page 90 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC

The Entertainers Anthony Mayman had his worst day in many at a VSCC race meeting when he won only one race at Donington Park on Whit Monday, and was second in two others. At the same meeting, the first of two planned Donington visits by the VSCC this year, John Harper won twice. The day started badly when Alastair Pugh overturned his Frazer Nash during practice, and was taken to hospital with...

Page 50 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1982

THE MATHIS

Fragments on Forgotten Makes No. 63: THE MATHIS ETTORE Bugatti and Emile Mathis have two things in common— they were both from Alsace. The beer personality has gone down in history as a man of massive build and furious temper, dark, well-dressed but in fact a shy man, who like W.O. Bentley, shunned speech-making. There was a pomposity about his cold, authoritative character; he would address his...

Page 36 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, September 1978

More about Parry Thomas with some appropriate asides

John Godfrey Parry Thomas, idol of the Brooklands crowds and talented Welsh racing-driver/designer, was my schooldays' hero. Which is why I wrote "A Parry Thomas Day" last May, after another Journey to North Wales to look at the 27-litre Liberty aero-engined Thomas Special "Babs" in which he was killed at Pendine in 1927. After a lapse of over half-a-century since Thomas' tragic death and one...

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