Articles tagged Williamson

Page 10 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, August 1963

Martini Trophy Meeting (July 6th)

The National Open Martini Trophy Meeting, with five races round the full Silverstone circuit, organised by the Aston Martin O.C. in conjunction with the Martini International Club, was marred by bad luck and bad weather. In practice on the Friday the Hon. J. Dawnay lost his Aston Martin DBR1/300 at Woodcote and spun into M. Fielden's Lotus standing at the pits. The driver, who was sitting in the...

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Looking Back on Chris Amon

“He’s getting to be another Chris Amon…” How many times have we heard that comment made over the years about Formula One drivers who, although undeniably talented, seem never quite able to grasp that elusive, first Grand Prix victory. In fact, such comments do less than justice to the popular New Zealander who, although only turned 40 last summer, has been out of the Grand Prix arena for almost...

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The racing at Rouen

ROUEN, FRANCE, July 10th AT the Reims meeting the Formula Two and Formula Three races had been the supporting events, but at Rouen they were the main attractions and as support the V.S.C.C., in conjunction with their French equivalent, organised an Historic Car Race, which to many eyes was the major attraction! The Formula Two race was the third round in the French series, further events being...

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Vintage tailpiece

Steam at Bishop's Castle (August 31st) I like to go to at least one traction-engine rally and one flying display a year, if the opportunity arises. This is good for one's sense of proportion, apart from the obvious contrast between such events. This year it came to the late summer Bank Holiday and I'd not done either, when I remembered that the County of Salop Steam Engine Society's Rally...

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Letters from readers

N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents aim! " Motor Sport " does not necessarily associate itself with them. -Ed. Scientific testing of new car design Sir, Mr. Bryant's letter, on page 471 of your June issue,  indicates a sorry state. Many years ago, at the tender age of about 15/16, I was driving a lorry laden with tobacco front my brother's farm to Salisbury in Rhodesia. I had...

Page 31 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1985

Safari Rally

When a rally takes place in some of the toughest terrain imaginable, is run smoothly and efficiently by organisers whose fingers are always at the control buttons, and Is blessed by a talented field of the world's best drivers, it has the necessary ingredients for a superb and memorable competition. Add the inevitable African seasoning of unpredictable and rapidly changing weather conditions and...

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Veteran Edwardian Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. Prescott Speed Hill-Climb (August 19th) This is always a pleasant occasion and, in spite of an overcast sky and one shower of rain, this year's event was no exception. It was enjoyed by a very big crowd of spectators-and their dogs. Although the vintage course record of 44.57 sec. held by Hull (E.R.A.) wasn't broken, Chapman with his Tecnauto i.f.s....

Page 46 of June 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1980

Veteran Edwardian Vintage

Veteran Edwardian Vintage A SECTION DEVOTED TO OLD-CAR MATTERS VSCC Silverstone — Moffatt (Bugatti) Wins ltala Trophy THE VINTAGE Sports Car Club opened its 1980 racing season at Silverstone (Club circuit) on April 26th, with 153 entries (one fewer than last year), well-filled grandstands, and the rain holding off, a good omen for this Club's future race meetings — at Oulton Park on June 14th (...

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V.S.C.C. Pomeroy Memorial Trophy Competition

This contest was instituted by the late Laurence Pomeroy in memory of his father, who designed Vauxhall and Daimler cars of the vintage era. He gave a Rex Hays' model of a 1914 G.P. Vauxhall as a prize, stipulating that various tests be held to determine the best all-round touring car. Now that Laurence Pomeroy, too, is dead, this competition constitutes a fitting memorial to both father and son...

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V.S.C.C. Silverstone Meeting (July 21st)

This meeting attracted an excellent crowd, remembering that the Grand Prix at Aintree was on the same day. The main event of the day was the 50-km. Boulogne Trophy race. Margulies, making one of his rare appearances with the ex-Bira Maserati, led away from the start but very soon Sid Day, driving his own E.R.A. R6B (having taken over the Hon. Patrick Lindsay's entry, as the E.R.A. "Remus" had...

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