Articles tagged Wylie

Page 32 of December 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, December 1970


A section devoted to old-car matters To Brighton by Benz I have been on more Veteran Car Runs to Brighton than it is perhaps expedient to count. But this year, entries being restricted, the Montagu Motor Museum which, in recent years, has generously provided me with a pre-1905 car to drive, was permitted but one vehicle, Lord Montagu's 1899 Daimler Phaeton. So I had no plans and intended to give...

Page 7 of December 1944 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, December 1944

Veteran specialist

Francis Hutton-Stott Jnr, has concentrated all his energies on veteran motoring. In this interesting article he describes one of his historic cars— his 1903 2-cylinder Lanchester—not from the "museum" aspect, but as it was prepared and run in Veteran CC and other events, a task Hutton-Stott applied himself to as thoroughly as other enthusiasts do participation in racing, sprint events and trials...

Page 34 of December 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1935


THE VETERAN CARS RUN Nevermore let us see the phrase " Old Crocks " applied to those antique but still hearty cars built before 1905, which make the annual R.A.C. pilgrimage to Brighton. Tramlines, heavy rain, fog and a road crowded with Sunday traffic made the 56 mile journey one which the present-day motorist in his snug if airless saloon thinks twice about, so all credit to those enthusiasts...

Page 68 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 1995

Forgotten Makes: The Hurtu

In view of the opposition now being shown to car drivers, who are blamed for driving too fast, too close, blocking city streets when they park, causing emission problems and in contrast to (inconvenient) public transport, being a general nuisance, it is unlikely that anyone would care to be seen in a car called a Hurtu... However, I have quite vivid memories of this obscure French make, because...

Page 5 of December 1949 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, December 1949

To Brighton on Four Cylinders

The Editor Accompanies Geoffrey Frank on the Veteran Car Run in a 1902 15-h.p. Panhard et Levassor Each year, on the memorable day when the veterans go to Brighton, the V.C.C. is kind enough to find me a seat in, or on, one of the competing cars. In 1936 I went down on Dick Nash's 1900 Peugeot and in 1937 on the late Capt. Wylie's 1898 Hurtu — very literally "on" in both instances! In the post-...

Page 16 of April 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, April 1943


A very good play It is not often now that one is able to relax and attend a London theatre, but one evening last month we were able to do just that and gravitated to the Apollo, to see Terence Rattigan's "Flare Path". Although this play has had a very long run, the house was crowded and, not surprising in view of the R.A.F. flavour, uniforms were much in evidence. The cast is admirably chosen,...

Page 57 of November 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1990

The Brighton Run

How it Began The annual London-Brighton Run for veteran (pre-1905) cars has become one of motoring's biggest and most popular fixtures, attracting a big entry and an enormous concourse of spectators every November. It has its origins in the Emancipation Run of 1896, staged to celebrate a new Act towards greater freedom to use horseless-carriages on British roads, and as a demonstration (that was...

Page 5 of June 1940 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, June 1940

Club news

750 CLUB The 750 Club deserves warm praise for going ahead with social gatherings. On Sunday, May 5th, there was a meet at Coulsdon and the club room at the Sunderland Hotel, in Sackville Street, was again the scene of a gathering of enthusiasts on May 25th. Nineteen members with nine cars attended the former, and a great deal of photography took place. There seems no curtailment of specials'...

Page 14 of November 1948 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, November 1948


SHOW-TIME REFLECTIONS THE Motor Slum is a time for letting one's enthushemls for the latest in automobile engitt cring and styling run riot and for taking stock of the technical progress made since the previous exhibition—held, in this instance, ten years ago. But as the highlights of the individual exhibits are dealt with at some length elsewhere in this Special Show Number of MOTOR SPORT, we...

Page 2 of June 1943 archive issue thumbnail Page 2, June 1943

Salvage claims 250,000

At this stage of the war one cannot think ill of the Ministry of Works for announcing its intention of breaking up a quarter of a million cars for salvage within the next eighteen months. But it is difficult to stifle regret. If this latest salvage drive means that the majority of breakers' yards will be all but barren by the end of 1944, the enthusiast must face the realisation that the end of...



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