Articles tagged Walker

Page 98 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 1978

An Afternoon with an Aston Martin DB3S

The Deputy Editor airs the Midlands Motor Museum's Works Team car When I announced to a couple of Aston Martin enthusiast friends that I was to drive an Aston Martin DB3S - an ex Team car at that - they said knowledgeably: "A better car on the road than the circuit, you know." They may well be right, for the DB3S was less highly strung than some of its thoroughbred sports/racing contemporaries,...

Page 10 of August 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1958

1958 British Grand Prix race report - British supremacy shattered

  After the defeat by Ferrari at Reims it seemed almost certain that Vanwall would regain their pride of place at Silverstone, their own home ground and a medium-fast circuit on which the Ferrari handling characteristics would not appear ideal. Added to this was the fact that Silverstone is not a circuit where high power and maximum speed are so important, as at Spa or Reims, while if Vanwall...

Page 13 of February 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, February 1962

The Trend of Racing Car Deisgn

UNDER normal circumstances articles under this heading happen every two years, that being considered a reasonable span over which design trends can be viewed with some semblance of meaning. However, with the new Formula One starting last year, racing-car designers have had the opportunity to start afresh, so that I consider one year of development at this stage to justify a study of the trends....

Page 38 of January 1958 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, January 1958

Film Reviews

B.R.S.C.C. Midnight Film Show A popular winter motor-racing entertainment is the B.R.S.C.C. Festival of Speed and Sport, which took place last year on November 22nd. It is astonishing, even startling, proof of the popularity of motor racing that two large London cinemas were filled to capacity for this non-stop two-hour midnight film show, while other cinemas in other parts of the country drew...

Page 68 of November 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, November 1994

MOTOR SPORT CONCOURS

Dinos Dominate It was the biggest gathering of Ferrari Dinos outside an FOC meeting when 28 of the mid-engined beauties took to Silverstone circuit as the highlight of the MOTOR SPORT Annual Concours which accompanies the HSCC final championship meeting of the year. Of the Dinos, Nick Cartwright won for the second year, though with a different car – his GT was judged tops, and also Champion of...

Page 17 of June 1962 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1962

James Walker- Gasket specialists

More and more owners of vintage, veteran or merely "oneoff" cars and motorcycles are taking advantage of the excellent service operated by James Walker & Co Ltd, Lion Works, Woking, Surrey, for supplying to pattern gaskets for ancient or unusual engines. Last month we were shown over this fascinating factory by Mr K K Gibbs. The first surprise a visitor receives is of the vast extent of this...

Page 32 of September 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1955

Bentley Drivers' Club Silverstone Meeting (July 30th)

A pleasant meeting of the Bentley Drivers' Club took place at Silverstone on Saturday, July 30th, for sprints and races. The standing-start ¼-mile sprints were held before lunch and a series of races for Bentley, Lagonda and other genuine sports cars followed in the afternoon. For the sprints the competitors were divided into classes and ran in pairs, McKenzie's 3-litre Bentley making best time...

Page 63 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1993

VSCC Colerne speed trials

The VSCC sprint at this RAF airfield occupied the afternoon of April 24, in reasonably good weather. David Baldock in the 2-litre Alta made excellent starts and deserved his FTD, in 23.15 sec, although the engine was boiling before its second run, not good for this particular car I would have thought! But its times for the 1/4-mile were identical, the overall time only 0.67 sec slower, and the...

Page 60 of September 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, September 1991

Veteran to classic -- VSCC Prescott

One of the Best With sunshine, large crowds spectating at both practice and the climbs, and a record entry of 230, the VSCC's annual speed hillclimb on August 4th at the delightful Bugatti OC's Prescott course was one of the best-ever. Anthony Mayman made best time in his ERA R4D, just below his record, with a truly smooth ascent (41.34 s). Best vintage time was made by a determined Julian Majzub...

Page 66 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 1990

VSCC at Shelsley Wash

Not a lot has changed since 1905 at the Shelsley Walsh hill-climb, where the Newton Oils VSCC/ MAC event took place on June 30. The programme emphasised this, by having a reproduction of the entry list of the very first VSCC meeting, of 20 years ago, from which one noted that two cars at least which were running then are still doing so in 1990: the venerable 1923 10 1/2-litre Delage, to which I...

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