Articles tagged TONY BROOKE

Page 21 of March 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1942

Letters from Readers

Sir, Your reader, Patrick Green, asked for information regarding the ex-Mays' Vaux hall Supercharge. After being raced successfully by S. G. Cummings and finally hitting a tree at Wetherby, it was purchased by a friend of mine. The chassis being badly out of line, I suggested buying the Kaye Don " 4.9 " isugatti chassis and installing the Vauxhall engine, complete with clutch and gearbox, but...

Page 70 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 1994

Vauxhall Villiers

Vauxhall Villiers The Vauxhall Villiers of the late Tony Brooke will now be campaigned by Julian Ghosh. It is being wrongly stated that by 1936 this ex-Raymond Mays car was being driven by the pioneer Brooklands racing motorist Sydney G Cummings. In fact, by then Sydney Cummings would have been nearing his 60s and might have found the powerful and temperamental Vauxhall Villiers a bit of a...

Page 22 of June 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, June 1971

Miniatures news

Lesney's recent "MATCHBOX" miniatures include a 48-to-1 scale 4 1/2-in.-long fluorescent-yellow Dodge dragster, priced at 40p, a Daf platform truck laden with builders' materials, to a scale of 66-to-1, making it 5 9/16 in. in length, which sells for 55p, and a Seabird boat in plastic, on a die-cast trailer, a 6-in.-long outfit, scale 44 to 1, priced at 35p. The respective Ref. Nos. are Speed...

Page 111 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 111, June 1980

THE Vintage SEC ran its annual Corborough Meeting on May

1190 and if chi, is more a high,peed driving-test than a speed-trial it mattered little in the warm sunshine. It .was a pleasantly lazy, well-run occasion. with plenty of ...lookers, whose cars. for instance, ranged from a. little vintage flat-twin Wolseley IWO-SCatCr 10 a .smart Brinsh Salmson saloon. The sun and the meeting with friends made reportage spasmodic. But I noted that Ron Footitt not...

Page 72 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, July 1994

Events

Events Other happenings recently include dinner with doctor Sir Stephen Miller Bt, grandson of Sir Alastair Miller Bt, who was a well-known Brooklands driver with all manner of cars, including the aero-engined Wolseley Viper. He had started with a Matchless motorcycle in 1912. Lunch next day was at Moreton-in-the Marsh, where the "wake" for the late Tony Brooke, of 30/98 and Vauxhall-Villiers...

Page 68 of August 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 1992

Forza Ricardo

Sir, Oh history! Re the 1939 V16 Alfa Romeo — Ricardo or Ricart? In 1947 I wrote to Harry Ricardo asking his advice on having new bronze cylinder heads for the Vauxhall Villiers, a modified version of his 1922 three-litre TT Vauxhall. The last two paragraphs of his reply confirmed that he did design the cylinder heads for the V16 three-litre Alfa Romeo. In later correspondence with a member of...

Page 39 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 1983

Sorting out the TT Vauxhalls

When I wrote up Alistair Templeton's recreating of No. 1 TT Vauxhall last year I remarked that I would have liked to have sorted out which one of the three team cars was which, in the subsequent career of these 1922 racing Vauxhalls, but considered the task too fraught with problems, at all events to obtain a reasonably-accurate result. However, the matter niggled me, until I thought to ask Mr....

Page 48 of November 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, November 1968

On The Road

30/98s at Luton • A Ford Cortina GT Estate Car • Sunbeams at Sandhurst The third Vauxhall Motors' "At Home" to members of the 30/98 Register took place on September 21st and, having been invited. I decided that the right motor car to go in would be a 30/98. So I invited myself and my wife into the spartan tonneau of the well-known 1923 model belonging to Tony Jones, a car which serves him for...

Page 49 of September 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, September 1983

The VSCC at Prescott

FTD by Guy Smith (Frazer Nash Special) Whereas at Shelsley Walsh the paddock is comparatively small and seems subservient to the famous hill, at Prescott it is rather the reverse, with the orchard paddock a fine picnic area. Never has this been more apparent than at the Vintage SCC hillclimb in the sunshine of August 7th, and judging by the traffic the attendance must have been a record. The...

Page 45 of June 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, June 1963

Veteran - Edwardian - vintage: a section devoted to old-car matters

4th International Rally of Veteran Car Clubs (May 10th/11th) This rally, organised jointly by the V.C.C. and V.S.C.C., was another excellent gathering of historic vehicles sponsored by National Benzole. The entry of 311 cars ranged from the 1896 Arnold Motor Carriage to one of the most diverse assembly ever of vintage makes, and terminated in a colossal cavalcade round Goodwood, in which some of...

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