Articles tagged Wood

Page 14 of September 1946 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, September 1946

The British Motor Industry's Jubilee

Althoug fifty years of motor-car construction have seen the industry rise to occupy the position of the third largest industry in this country, petty restrictions have not diminished in anything like the proportion they should since the days of the red flag. So publicity of any sort on behalf of motoring is vitally essential, and the Jubilee of the British Motor Industry afforded a much needed...

Page 76 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, March 1996

The Battle of Small Cars - 60 minutes Flat Out

A decent debate could be centred around which of the records, in the days when racing drivers and record breaking were largely synonymous, was the most difficult to achieve. To run for 24 hours involved the night spell. To keep going at a successful speed-pitch even for one round of the clock called for a high degree of mechanical reliability, although with time in hand repairs were permissible...

Page 25 of April 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 1949

Club News

We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It has the friction drive in the rear hub and i.f.s. peculiar to these vehicles and the engine was run not long ago. A reader is contemplating fitting two two-stroke Scott engines in a "12/40" Lea-...

Page 8 of May 1938 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, May 1938

THE SEVENTH R.A.C. RALLY

THE SEVENTH R.A.C. RALLY AN SS OUTING—MORGAN, WOLSELEY, ASTON-MARTIN, TRIUMPH, SS AND FORD V8 SHARE THE HONOURS--SENSIBLE FINAL TESTS—INTEREST AS PRONOUNCED AS EVERRILEY TAKES THE TEAM PRIZE WELL, the seventh R.A.C. has come and gone. It was a signal success. Even though there Was a compulsory night stop this year, and the weather broke just before the start, so that a cold and cheerless wind...

Page 53 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, May 1979

The other side of Brooklands

With the arrival of better weather, the Editor recalls the days when people went to Weybridge not only to see the motor racing, but to watch the aeroplane races CONSIDERING that the first heavier-than-air machine had proved that it could get off the ground only six years previously, the attention given by the Brooklands authorities to aviation in 1909 deserves to be remembered. Moreover, flying...

Page 32 of February 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1968

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters V.S.C.C. News The Vintage S.C.C. has changed its address to: Bone Lane (off Mill Lane), Newbury, Berkshire (Newbury 4411). Its Measham Rally had to be abandoned because of the foot and mouth epidemic but the Pomeroy Trophy will be contested at Silverstone on March 16th and will take into account petrol consumption this year. 1968 H.C.V.C. Brighton Run Lord...

Page 35 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, May 1972

Vintage Light Cars Invade Cambria

Small cars were not unknown in Wales in the vintage years, what with things like the London-Holyhead Trial and the RAC Six Days Small Car Trial. They come again in modern times to take tea with the Editor, as members of the Light Car Section of the VSCC. This year (April 15/16th) 16 elected to make the journey but Tony Griffiths found water where his Austin 7 should keep its oil after a previous...

Page 8 of December 1950 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, December 1950

Reports of Recent Events

Reports of Recent Events JOHORE GRAND PRIX AND ROAD RACES (August 6th) On August 6th the Singapore M.C. held its sebond road rake meeting in Johore Bahru town, Malaya, which included the 1950 Johore Grand Prix. The circuit is just over two miles in length and contains is variety of twists and corners including five right-angle bends. The starting intile straight runs along t he edge of the...

Page 10 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, April 2001

Letters from readers

Full-face the facts Sir, I write to refute the remark made in the February 2001 issue, page 62, stating that the Vintage Sports-Car Club has banned open-face helmets. This is not true. While the VSCC is very determined in its approach to encourage young people to participate in motorsport, this does not extend to any autocratic belief that we are an authority on safety standards. There are many...

Page 40 of March 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, March 1967

Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage

A section devoted to old-car matters V.S.C.C. Driving Tests, Shrivenham, February 5th: Traditionally (and, as I have observed previously, the Vintage S.C.C. is closely associated with tradition) the first daylight event of the year in this Club's fixture-list is a series of driving tests. These are held every other year at Charterhouse School, where the Club's present Secretary was educated...

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