Articles tagged Willis

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Veteran to classic: VSCC Donington

Mayman rules! Donington Park saw the Vintage SportsCar Club's 1988 racing finale on September 17, its vast paddock (ready for Formula One hospitality units and workshops) well able to accommodate the 138 vintage entrants as well as the transporters for Sunday's Saloon-Car Festival. Therein was an array of Hyper Lea-Francis for a parade to commemorate to the day Kaye Don's TT victory, Tom Delaney...

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The M.C.C. at Silverstone

The M.C.C. at Silverstone BEFOR1.?, the war t lie Motor Cycling Club's Members' Meeting at Brooklands was one of the high-lights of the clubman's season. The day was devoted to One-Hour High Speed Trials round the outer-circuit for cars and motor-cycles, in contrast to the similar events of the J.C.C., which were for cars only and cnbraced artificial corners. This year the M.C.C., a club that is...

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Reports of Recent Events

THE CAPE RALLY Particularly after the powerful letter from J. B. Holmes published in our last issue, great interest centres around the results of this extremely arduous 9,000mile event, which included crossing the Sahara. It is very pleasing to find that a Land Rover has tied With a Delahaye and a Willys-Jeep for first place. The results are f ltZtnatAl. CATEGORY : 1st: Capt. Monnler (Delahaye),...

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Sunshine and Castrol R

The final VSCC meeting of the year at Cadwell Park on August 26th was blessed with perfect weather. The peculiarly appetising smell of disgustoburgers, the undeniably pleasant smell of Castrol R, the wooded parkland, and the meandering circuit, summarise for me what is the most enjoyable race meeting of the year. Not forgetting the cars of course, and a brief walk around the paddock showed that...

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THE J.C.C. TWO-HUNDRED MILE RACE.

THE J.C.C. TWO-HUNDRED MILE RACE. AMAZING sun beat down on the scene, and the heat shimmered from the concrete as the cars lined up, on July 21st, for the Junior Car Club's star event, the 200 Miles Race. The race may be said to have been a foregone conclusion, for, barring accidents, Capt. Malcolm Campbell had easily the fastest car in the il-litre Delage. He took the lead after the first lap—...

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Report of Recent Events

V.S.C.C. Bisley Meeting Another worthwhile Vintage S.C.C. meeting was held at Bisley on October 12th, when the assembled cars were almost as interesting as the tests in which they subsequently took part. Three cars obviously well in the running for the Concours were Abbott's immaculate 1904 Mercédès, Richards' early "12/50" Alvis tourer with incredibly-polished engine (having, however, two S.U.s...

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Reports of Recent Events

Cemian M.G. Kent Cup Trial This trial was held in fine weather on February 19th. Fifteen starters got away on time from the Spring Tavern, Wrotham Heath. Unfortunately the short spell of dry weather had dried up the hills since the Trials Secretary had inspected them and consequently they were moderately easy. The hills included Hognore, Whitehorse, Buckwell Bank, Marley, and Harp Farm. There was...

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Reports of Recent Events

M.C.C. Sporting Trial This year's Sporting Trial of the Motor Cycling Club, which started from Buxton on October 22nd, attracted 88 car entries and also the rain, which rendered it a difficult event, only seven competitors gaining First-Class Awards. The hills included Washgates, Checks, Pilsbury, Jenkins Chapel, Litton Slack, Taddington Moor and a modified version of Cow Low. The trial went with...

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Safety Devices

Roll-over protection is their business What do a works rally Escort, a Middle Eastern sheikh's Range-Rover shooting brake and all standard production Lotus Elites have in common? The answer is to be found in a collection of workshops in a suburb of Cambridge, where the Safety Devices Cambridge Ltd. company run by Brian Wilkinson and Tony Willis manufactures roll-over cages for over 70 different...

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Reports of Recent Events

V.C.C. Southern Hill-Climb The results of the Veteran Car Club's hill-climb at Charterhouse on May 17th did eventually come to hand. Best performance of the day was made by W. Boddy's 1918 "Alphonso" Hispano-Suiza, with 0.27 marks, the runners-up being J. Hampton's 1912 Sunbeam (0.30 marks), and H. Bridcut's 1912 "Alphonso" Hispano-Suiza (0.32 marks). On formula as well as speed the Edwardians...

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