A selection of images taken at the VSCC’s Cotswold Trial by Jonathan Barwick have been added to the foot of the 2022 Events Galleries page.
A 32 page booklet, one of the ‘Running Instructions‘ series and produced by Rotax, part of the Lucas-CAV-Rotax group in 1934, has been added to the site. It includes descriptions of the lighting and starting equipment covered, along with maintenance instructions and trouble shooting tips. It neatly compliments an earlier (1932) Lucas produced ‘Running Instructions’ booklet covering their ignition related parts, which was added last month. Find the new booklet in the Member’s Area Technical Bits section, under Electrical & Wiring.
The 2022 Photograph of the Year Competition (POTY) page was launched today 31st October. Entries to the competition can now be submitted with adjudication taking place at the end of November, with the competition results being announced on 2nd December. The top twelve entries will appear in the Network’s 2023 calendar, while the entrant submitting the winning entry will receive a £100 Amazon gift voucher and an A3 print of any image held in the Motorsport Images archive. (There are only 26 million images from which to make your choice!) The page can be viewed here.
A 20 page Lucas booklet entitled “Running instructions for coil ignition equipment” has been added to the Technical Bits section in the Member’s Area of the website. Published in 1932, the page scans were provided by member Toby Sears, to whom a big ‘Thank You’.
Thank to Toby Sears a three page leaflet on the Armstrong hydraulic shock-absorber, of the type fitted to the 1934 season Minors, is now available to view in the website’s Member’s Area, Technical Bits section. It can be found under the ‘Axles, wheels, steering & suspension’ sub-menu. Although rather dog eared, the ducument is a particularly useful addition to the archive.
The 8th May 1931 edition of the Auto Motor Journal provided a pre-race build-up for it’s readers of the 1931 JCC Double-Twelve Race, despite the fact that the race had already started that very morning. None-the-less it lists all the ‘runners and riders’ while also providing much background information. The article can now be found in the document archive at the foot of the Auto Motor Journal page within the Member’s Area.
The Autocar ran a sequence of articles entitled “The care & maintenance of ……”. Two of these currently reside in the Member’s Area under ‘Everything else’ (MG Midget, Wolseley Hornet) and these have been joined by two further PDFs covering both the OHC & S.V. Morris Minors. This completes the series for our cars.