Articles tagged Ron Barker

Page 26 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1975

VSCC Light Car Rally

The Light Car Section of the VSCC held its annual Rally in the Cotswolds on June 7th and 8th, a weekend of glorious sunshine well-suited to these small cars. Saturday included a 'bus trip to the Woolstaplers Hall museums in Chipping Campden, showing Guy Griffiths' collection of interesting and desirable historic cars. Later a regatta was held; Neill Bruce and Pat Wilson emerged the winners of a...

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The Brooklands Re-Union (June 29th)

Following in the tyre tracks of Rex Judd, whose splendid idea the Brooklands Re-Union of Weybridge racing motorcyclists was, Dudley Gahagan and William Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport, decided that so many people—drivers, mechanics, journalists and spectators—have such happy memories of the old Motor Course that the car side, too, should have its Re-Union. This duly took place at the "Hand &...

Page 100 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, September 1998

The VSCC at Shelsley Walsh

The Shelsley Walsh VSCC meeting on July 5 was a memorable occasion, with 121 pre-war cars competing (from a total of some 250 entries), and a lunch for those in the International Rally of the Amilcar/Salmson Registers, a great many 12/50 Alvises celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Alvis win in the 1923 200-mile race, and lots of Jaguar XK120s to mark the 50th birthday of this famous car. The...

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Vintage Silverstone

The Club Silverstone season was opened on May 1st by the V.S.C.C., when a record attendance was achieved. In the One-Hour High-Speed Trial a good field, divided into classes, circulated with varying degrees of speed and reliability. Most of the cars qualified. The vintage Aston Martins of Edwards and Mennell were driven well, the former leaning out on corners. A. E. Griffin's 1929 12/50 Alvis "...

Page 40 of December 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, December 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters ⁂ Sir, In reference to Harry Hawker's Mercedes-Sunbeam aero engined special — you say that after Hawker's death in 1921 the car disappeared. Well, not according to an article in the Riley Record of July 1934. I quote: "a representative of the Riley Record recently discovered what must be one of the biggest cars in everyday use, the car which is the property of...

Page 26 of April 1966 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, April 1966

V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

Page 66 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 1990

That Edwardian Race

The VSCC Edwardian race at the two-day Oulton Park Meeting last July aroused so much enthusiasm and favourable comment that I am encouraged to take another look at it. The entry was varied and excellent but could have been even more enjoyable. Of the big Edwardians which made such an impression when the VSCC first introduced them to spectators in 1936 some were missing. For instance, the 200hp...

Page 34 of September 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1974

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters VSCC at Prescott, August 11th: The Vintage SCC was lucky with the weather for its once-a-year hill-climb at the Bugatti OC course at Prescott, the meeting being run off without incident before a slightly smaller "gate" than last year. Once again Alan Cottam's A-type fue-injection, de Dion-axled Connaught made FTD, although it did not better its own VSCC...

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Ferrari fascination

A look at David Clarke and his Graypaul Motors Ltd. David Clarke is one of those fortunate motoring enthusiasts who has successfully moulded his hobby into a commercial enterprise with an enviable, world-wide reputation. What started off as a little bit of self-indulgence with the purchase of a 1951 Ferrari 212 Export in 1960 led to a consuming passion for Ferraris, the assembly of his own...

Page 68 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1993

BMW wins Pom

That long-established contest to which the VSCC admits modern cars (devised by the late Laurence Pomeroy to define, by a series of tests and a high-speed trial, which is the best all-round fast touring car) was enacted again at Silverstone on February 20, in bright, but cold, weather. Despite the varied nature of the competing motor cars and the drivers' tests, no incidents occurred. The entry of...

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