Articles tagged Tony Jones

Page 56 of March 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, March 1990

VSCC at Brooklands

VSCC at Brooklands THE VSCC's weather luck deserted it on February 3rd for the driving tests meeting at what remains of the historic motor course. Rain fell heavily before lunch, but stopped for the afternoon session. Yet nearly all the entrants turned up, although some reserves were called and an incredible number of onlookers arrived in modern cars, a good augury, I suppose, for the Brooklands...

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

Motoring as it was

A look back to the roads of the 1920s (Continued from last month)  We left "Owen John", whose past motoring fortunes we are pondering, at the 1921 Motor Show. After this he visited the Motorcycle Show, but seems to have been impressed only by the Ner-a-Car and the Peters, apart from being able to tell the vendors that the Hellesen dry-battery lamp he bought the previous year was still working. He...

Page 67 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, April 1993

The VSCC in Herefordshire

Early in March, the VSCC trialists assembled at that most useful venue The Verzons, near Ledbury, for the Herefordshire Trial. Entries were down this year, from 105 in 1992 to a nonetheless respectable 87, and were divided into two classes: short and longer wheelbase. As an additional post-birthday treat I was allowed to ride as 'navigator' to Seymour Price in his son's Austin 7 Ulster. As...

Page 39 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, May 1982

VSCC Silverstone

THE HON. PATRICK LINDSAY won three of the eight races at a first-class Vintage SCC meeting over Silverstone's Club circuit on April 17th, watched by a considerable crowd of enthusiasts in the chilly sunshine. Some exciting racing and no accidents made it a memorable afternoon's sport, starting with the 40 min. High Speed Trial incorporating a compulsory wheel change. Interesting runners were...

Page 24 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters VSCC Driving Tests, Oxford (January 31st) The Vintage SCC has alternated pleasant driving-test venues with some very dreary ones, like the Slough Trading Estate, Blackbushe in the snow and Silverstone in December. But a BMC car park at Cowley in teeming rain, this year's substitute for Charterhouse, was scarcely any better. However, VSCC members are gluttons...

Page 59 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 59, November 1987

VSCC Welsh Trial

Mud and Hills The VSCC held another highly successful Welsh Two-Day Trial, with the usual 100-mile run in, on October 10-11, although heavy rain beforehand made the seventeen hills difficult. In the starting-area at Presteigne, focal point of the first of these events back in 1939, 24 of the 83 cars entered were A7s (of the usual variety, from Chummy to Ulster, and including Gunn's Taylor two-...

Page 67 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 1996

Vintage Light Cars At Play

The Light Car & Edwardian Section of the VSCC was able to use the RMCS Depot at Shrivenham for its driving tests on September 28, which was another chance to be proud of the fine way in which our military establishments are maintained. The round-lotsof-pylons-and-then-stop-thing saw Tony Jones out again on the great Napier Sixty which Ronald Barker restored a long time ago, but from the car's...

Page 80 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, November 1975

VSCC Welsh Weekend

VSCC Welsh Weekend Oct. 4th/5th THIS ANNUAL EVENT followed the traditional pattern but will be remembered as "30/98 Year", because 13 of these splendid sporting cars took part, or 14 if the drivingtest entry is included. They comprised the E-types of Samson, Tony Mitchell, who bought his at a recent auction, Townsend, Jeddere-Fisher, Templeton and Rowley and the 0E-types of Benda11, Grey, Bullett...

Page 34 of November 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1971

Veteran-Edwardian-vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters The VSCC Welsh Week-end (October 2nd/3rd) The traditional excursion over the Welsh border for those of the Vintage SCC who own vintage cars duly took place last month, in glorious unanticipated sunshine, apart from one short but very heavy rain shower as the competitors were lining up to attempt the last hill before the now non-notorious Smatcher. While the...

Page 86 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, November 1983

Chauffeurs Corner

The other day I had the good fortune to meet Mr Andrew Oliver, a fit-looking ex-chauffeur of nearly 90, who went as a boy direct from school to work with the horses on the estate of Col. Bourne at Much Cowarne, near Hereford. Cars were slow to arrive in Herefordshire but before the first World War the Colonel had acquired a 28/35 hp Fiat landaulette. The son of the household had a smoky sleeve-...

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