Articles tagged Ted Woolley

Page 50 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 1974

"Shropshire Star" VCC Rally

Cold, wet weather marked this two-day event for pre-1914 cars. After making their own way to Bridgnorth for the distance contest, competitors had a two-day rally route, mainly over easy roads that took them round the Wrekin in Shropshire. At the start we noted that Pittaway's 1903 Phoenix Trimo had front brakes, and pedals for light human assistance up the hills. The oldest car was Wilkins' 1901...

Page 85 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, November 1983

Alvis Anniversary

The 12/50 Alvis Register, in conjunction with the Alvis OC, held a very enjoyable Anniversary Day at Brooklands on October 2nd, to which they flatteringly invited me as Guest of Honour (perhaps remembering that, in the distant past, I had owned a number of these cars, which were then regarded as expensive luxuries if priced at more than about £40 . .). This entailed driving Adrian Dairy's famous...

Page 36 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1979

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Dawn of "The Daimler" Last month's issue of Motor Sport had quite a Daimler flavour to it, what with my description of an outing up Shelsley Walsh in the British Leyland Heritage/Coventry Museum's fine big Edwardian of that make, and my article about the motor-cars of Mr. Bolton, a gentleman who had a preference for Daimlers and drove them at Shelsley...

Page 75 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, January 1984

The VCC Replies

Sir, I wonder why that "esteemed veteran enthusiast" (to use his own words in Motor Sport, October 1983) Ted Woolley should use your esteemed magazine to air his views on our Club magazine and members list which he tells us he continues to read, although not recently a member? Far from the Veteran Car Club benefiting from the RAC London to Brighton Run we are charged (whether members of the...

Page 57 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, December 1977

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The Brighton Run (November 6th) Once again Renault Ltd. sponsored another successful RAC Veteran Car Run from London to Brighton, which brought in an entry of 278 pre-1905 automobiles, was very keenly supported by the public, who lined the route from Hyde Park to the Pylons, and which enjoyed a pleasantly summery day of sunshine and blue skies after torrential...

Page 54 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, September 1976

Daimler's 80th year

Motor Sport goes for a tour in a modern Daimler "Double-Six" to investigate some of the surviving pre-1904 examples of these Coventry-built horseless-carriages. The Daimler Motor Company Limited was founded in this country in January 1896 and during the following month the public were invited to subscribe to it. That is a long time ago! Since then, those other pioneer British makes, Lanchester...

Page 75 of January 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 75, January 1984

Brighton Points

Sir, I was amused to see that my old friend Ted Woolley has been "knocking" the VCC again. I am not the Chairman of the VCC however, only its Hon. Editor, and the remarks of which Ted complains were not mine. It might have been a little more objective of Ted to have written to me, as Editor of Veteran Car rather than you as Editor of Motor Sport, however. Never mind, but may I use your columns to...

Page 44 of February 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 1975

My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove During 1974 From the motoring aspect, and many others, 1974 was hardly inspiring, and the stop-go effect of fuel shortages and the imposition of pedestrian new speed-limits made it an unsatisfactory one from the road test viewpoint. In my opinion the Petrol Industry treated us very casually, in as much as it rationed supplies at the beginning of the year...

Page 76 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, August 1974

White Elephantitis

One Of The Last True Giants -- E.D. Woolley's Renault 45 Those Motor Sport readers of longstanding who remember my articles on white elephant cars, i.e. the scarce pre-war specimens, of over 5-litres engine capacity, have been asking why the series has dwindled. The fact is that with the high cost of fodder and the inflationary value of rare breeds, these great animals are less frequently-...

Page 58 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1976

The International VCC

The Federation Internationale des Vottures Anciennes Rally brought to Harrogate in Yorkshire a most impressive assembly of pre-war cars. It was the first of these International events to be held in this country since 1963 and, apart from the competitors, who numbered 313, the majority of those associated with the old-car movement seemed to be present, in one capacity or another. The...

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