Articles tagged Ron Sant

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...

Page 47 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, April 1981

Three GNs

An interview with Stafford East One of the articles which excited me very much when I was a small boy, reading avidly all the motoring papers I could lay my hands on, was that headed "The Fastest Cyclecar in The World!" which appeared, with nine enticing illustrations, in The Light Car & Cyclecar on June 16th, 1920. It was a description of Captain A.G. Frazer-Nash's famous GN "Kim", which the...

Page 56 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, July 1976

The Light Car & Edwardian Section of the Vintage Sports Car Club

The Section Rally on the 6th June was run through beautiful country once again on what must have been the hottest day of the year. The Concours, based on the state of the car and its driver/passenger, gave Brenda Rowley's Talbot a win in the Edwardian class, and Edward Riddle's GN came first in the Vintage section. In the Rally proper the route was indicated by a couple of religious pigeons,...

Page 81 of May 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 81, May 2002

GN Spider

It was hardly blue-blooded, but Basil Davenport's raw Hill-climb special broke records galore in the twenties, making many a pure-bred racing car look over-designed. And it's going faster than ever. By Gordon Cruickshank As the lanes get narrower and the tractor mud gets thicker, it's obvious that Spider, a very special Special, doesn't live in a flashy workshop with other racing cars. It lives...

Page 63 of September 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, September 1980

Seventy-Five years of Shelsley Walsh

Although it was at the VSCC Shelsley Walsh hill-climb that the 75th Anniversary of this famous speed venue was celebrated by a special parade of historic cars, as described in last month's issue, the Midland AC did not overlook the occasion at its RAC Hill-climb Championship meeting on August 10th, which fell just two days earlier than the first meeting in 1905. In the Programme there were 16...

Page 40 of November 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1982

VSCC Welsh Weekend

VSCC Welsh Weekend THE Vintage SCC went to Wales, as it always does in October, for a road trial ending there, driving tests, a Concours calegance, and its two-day Welsh Trial (12 "sections" in all), ffir the tougher pre-1931 cars. Entries had fallen from 93 last year to 70. We feared at first that tlie depressed financial climate must at last be curbing the activities even of the affluent...

Page 34 of October 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1976

Country garage

There is sometimes more inside or round the back of country garages than the eye normally sees. It was an observant reader who told me that if I was driving through Much Marcle and stopped at the garage by the rural cross-roads I would find photographs in the office of an old lorry, an aeroplane, and a racing-car. This was enough for me and at the earliest opportunity the BMW was headed in that...

Page 64 of March 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, March 1997

Counting the Akelas

Akela-engined GNs made a big impact on British race tracks, and a few still survive After WW1, the GN was one of the most successful racing cars in its class. GNs have a fascination of their own anyway, something I know Edward Riddle and others will readily endorse. So thinking in terms of their racing performances is good mental therapy. Ron Godfrey and Capt "Archie" Frazer Nash made these...


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