Articles tagged Virginia Water

Page 22 of December 1936 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, December 1936

Club news

etta• /lewd BUGATTI OWNERS' CLUB The Welsh trial attracted nineteen The Welsh trial attracted nineteen starters in spite of the start being so far from town. Pen-y-Bryn is a tricky hill with three-quarters of a mile of slippery surface, which eaussd four failures. Treveriog was not troublesome and the whole entry sailed up, and Glynceiriog stopped only one car, though it had some nasty bends. The...

Page 16 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 2000

Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

Page 27 of May 1931 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1931

THE "LAND'S END"

THE "LAND'S END" 245 STARTERS IN M.C.C. CLASSIC TRIAL : : NEW HILLS TAKE HEAVY TOLL 78 Premier Awards-58 Silver and 66 Bronze Medal Winners : • • • • THIS year's trial was certainly the hardest of the series that the M.C.C. has ever run, though if it had not been for unforeseen delays towards the end it would have been no InOre than a fair test. As it was, however, the earlier competitors had a...

Page 11 of May 1945 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1945

VETERAN SPECIALIST

VETERAN SPECIALIST (Continued from the February issue) AFTER the Kent Messenger run in September. 1934, there was nothing until the "Brighton" in November. The 1903 Lanchester had been running solely on the low-tension magneto ignition, although a trembler coil and wipe H.T. ignition was fitted. Upton said that coil ignition was often fitted as an extra and was original, and that if we ran on...

Page 34 of February 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1982

The MCC "Exeter" Trial

A look back Because snowstorms of record severity, combined with iced-up roads, prevailed over Southern England before the 1982 "Exeter" Trial, the Motor Cycling Club wisely cancelled the event. Sad, especially when you think about the great concourse of willing voluntary helpers and marshals, the hotels, cafes and petrol stations which were opening specially for the event and the disappointed...

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

Cars I have owned

In this entertaining contribution to a much-appreciated series, Sir Anthony Stamer, A.T.A., tells how he graduated from Austin Seven to Alfa-Romeo. – Ed. An article of this type must take one of two definite forms – either it can be packed with technical data and full details of modifications, etc., carried out on one's cars (thus laying oneself open to correction and much sarcastic humour from...

Page 53 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1989

Veteran to classic

Repeat run The 750 Motor Club held its very first run n 1939, when 24 Austin 7s were led from Virginia Water to Newlands Corner by founder and Motor Sport Editor Bill Boddy and his A7 henchman Tom Lush in a Ruby. This was remembered on April 2 this year when the Brooklands Section made a repeat run in the opposite direction, with a treasure-hunt in the morning, lunch at the impressive Holloway...

Page 23 of November 1933 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1933

Club News

0(414 /lewd' MID-SURREY A.C. When the competitors assembled at the start of the Experts Invitation Trial at Tiverton on October 7th, the route was as yet a secret. Actually it included the observed ascents of Hatherland, Cloutsham, Kipscombe, Doverhay, Yealscombe and Loxhore. The trial started well, for Ratherland stopped everyone except five competitors, namely C. Ree (Singer), R. Carr (Austin...

Page 40 of January 1934 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, January 1934

THE LONDON TO EXETER

THE LONDON EXETER. THE famous End of the Year reliability trial which was held on December 29th and 30th showed no signs of declining popularity, and 272 car entries were received. 27 car teams were nominated. The trial started from Virginia Water, and the first motor-cyclist leaving at one minute past midnight, with car No. 74 the same number of minutes later. The route ran through Stockbridge...

Page 35 of April 1952 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, April 1952

The Sport at Easter

Easter will provide a splendid variety of motoring fixtures, which British motorists, in the smallest possible cars using the tiniest carburetter jets imaginable, will no doubt attend in great numbers, to the satisfaction of the Rt Hon BA Butler, MP. There will be two International race meetings on Easter Monday, one for 500-cc cars at Brands Hatch stadium near London, at Farningham, Kent, when...

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