Articles tagged Skinner

Page 48 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, March 1972

The Brooklands reminiscences of G.P. Harvey Noble

Recounted to the Editor in a recent interview I think that George Harvey Noble has every right, with the late J. G. Parry Thomas, to be remembered as "Mr. Brooklands". He spent so much time at the Track at Weybridge that he had to give up two lucrative businesses. He raced a great variety of cars there, did almost daily stints of test driving, and knew every bump and contour, curve and angle of...

Page 70 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, December 1974

Letters from readers

NB.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them.—ED. Design Logic Sir, Considering the vast amount of effort which has gone into designing cars over the last 80 years, it is remarkable how many mechanical abortions still persist, such as fan belts and contact breakers. However it is not only in such traditional items that...

Page 6 of January 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, January 1943

Some amateur-built "specials"

In which K. B. Salmon describes some non-standard sports cars which he has perpetrated In view of the many famous names appearing at the foot of letters and in the headings to articles in these columns, it is with trepidation that I venture to relate some of my experiences. I am prompted—nay, compelled—to do so by the call for assistance by the Editor in last month's Motor Sport, which journal is...

Page 33 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, October 1973

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted To Old Car Matters VSCC Lllandow Thruxton being unavailable, the VSCC went to Llandow circuit in S. Wales for its final race meeting of 1973. There was the attraction of no Armco and a spacious Paddock. But the experiment was not altogether a success. Some drivers liked the one-mile oval track but there were many complaints about the bumps, which were damaging to vintage...

Page 40 of March 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1983

The VSCC at Brooklands

On January 30th, just before the snow came, some of the more active, and hardy, members of the VSCC assembled at Brooklands for driving-tests. It was rather early in the year to be at the old Track, even for these frolics, although the late, lamented JCC (now the modern BARC) used to open the season thus, in those Februaries before the war. That the VSCC had 95 drivers, some sharing cars anxious...

Page 34 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1975

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old car mattersVSCC Prescott (August 10th) It was hot work at Prescott but the hill was in fine fettle for fast runs. Again, Alan Cottam in the A-type Connaught proved unbeatable. He broke his own post-war historic course record with a very polished climb in 42.84 sec., smilingly making his ascent-of-honour at the end of the afternoon smoking his pipe and wearing a soft hat....

Page 29 of October 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, October 1935


ALL RECORDS FALL AT BRIGHTON SPEED TRIALS FASTEST CAR TIME MADE BY R. L. SHUTTLEWORTH (MONOPOSTO ALFA-ROMEO), ECCLES (31-LITRE BUGATTI) AND JOHN COBB ON HIS RECORD-BREAKING NAPIER-RAILTON, THE RUNNERS-UP For the past four years Brighton has shown its -appreciation of the thrill of racing motor-cycles and cars by allowing the enterprising Brighton and Hove Motor Club to hold speed-trials on the...

Page 57 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, June 1956

Vintage Cars At Prescott

The Vintage Sports Car Club hold its annual Speed Hill-climb at the B.O.C.'s Prescott Hill on May 13th, following its Edwardian and Light Car Rally the previous day. The results of the rally were :- Vintage Light Cars: First-Class Awards: Winder (1924/8 Humber) and Miss Stocken (1924 Trajan). Second-Class Award: Dighton (1928 Humber). Third-Class Awards: Peerless (1924 Trojan) and Edwards (1922...


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