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September 1949

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The B.R.D.C./"Daily Express" International Trophy Meeting Quite the most important thing which happened in British racing last month was the great International Trophy Meeting at Silverstone for 500-...
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Enjoyable Sports-Car Racing at Goodwood. Riley, H.R.G., M.G., Connaught, F.I.A.T., s/c M.G., H.R.G., Delahaye, and Allard the Respective Victors in 3- and 5-lap Races. Photographs appearing in this...
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The August Quiz proved a real "poser" — in fact, the car was a Delahaye. The first correct solution came from A. Farley, of Southport. Only two other correct solutions were received, from J. Cramer,...
From Joseph Lucas, Ltd.: — Heartiest congratulations on attaining your Silver Jubilee of publication. Please accept our best wishes for your continued and useful good work in presenting in...
To meet rising production costs, as from the next, October, issue, the price of Motor Sport will be increased to 1s. 3d. This October issue will be a Special Show Number, and will be published on the...
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Silverstone The B.R.D.C./Daily Express Silverstone Meeting couldn't help but be enthralling, with Villoresi, Ascari, Farina, Chiron, de Graffenried and Levegh driving, and everyone agog to see what...
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The Judge looked down on the pleader, And said with a long-drawn sigh, "The police caught you using red petrol, You must know that 'tis better to die. Your licence you lose for a twelvemonth, Your...
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by F. W. Stiles late Managing Director of Alfa-Romeo British Sales, Ltd. Part III — The Supercharged and Non-Supercharged Twin-o.h.c. 1 1/2-litre Models The non-supercharged twin-o.h.c. version of...
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We have been able to take a short drive in the Connaught raced at Silverstone by K. McAlpine. It has the 1,767-c.c. 75 by 100 mm. four-cylinder Lea-Francis engine with Lucas magneto, Lodge plugs,...
De Graffenried's and "Bira's" 4CLT Maseratis Follow Him Home. Moss Heads the "500s" The racing at that 2.7-mile circuit on the sand dunes at Zandvoort, which the B.R.D.C. popularised last year, was,...
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"Motor Sport" Tests Another Modern British Car. Some Impressions of The Sunbeam-Talbot "80" Sports Saloon Recently we availed ourselves of an opportunity to cover nearly 470 miles in a 1949 Sunbeam-...
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During the war Motor Sport gave publicity to a scheme aimed at popularising racing amongst the impecunious. With club racing still flourishing, the 750 Club, whose scheme this is, has again brought...
"A Racing Motorist," by S. C. H. Davis. (lliffe and Sons Ltd. 216 pages. 10s. 6d.) This book is really Sammy Davis' famous "Motor Racing" of 1932, with many of the rather tantalising gaps in that...
It is significant that Soviet News has issued in this country a lavish book on "Sport in the U.S.S.R." Motor-racing isn't mentioned, but motor-cycle record-breaking is, divided into men's and women's...
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We Hear In a dry barn in Wales, R. L. Simms has unearthed a well-preserved side-by side two-seater, V-twin two-stroke Carden cyclecar. Last registered in 1924, there was still oil in the engine,...
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by Kent Karslake Two Single-Cylinder De Dion Boutons I never miss a Vintage Sports Car Club event if I can help it. But on April 23rd last, I was what we call locally "down the country," and the...
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The Maidstone and Mid-Kent M.C. announces details of its Bossom Trophy Trial, a B.T.D.A. Gold Star and R.A.C. classic event, scheduled for October 30th, which are available from N. P. Higgens, 89,...
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"Daily Express" Silverstone B.R.D.C. Meeting British Record Men. — John Cobb, Bob Berry and "Goldie" Gardner doing their demonstration runs. Chiron in Healey. — Healey won the Team Prize. The...
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Sheffield & Hallamshire M.C. Team Test Trial — June 26th Results: 1st. — Lancashlre and Cheshire C.C. Red Rose Team — C. Corbishley (C.C. Special), K. Bancroft (Bancroft Special), J. Price (...
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Sir, With reference to your reports of recent club meetings at Silverstone, I thought you might like to know that my "30/220" Mercédès-Benz, being fitted only with normal autovac feed and not...
Jenolite, Ltd., claim that their Jenolite has many advantages as a de-ruster, representing rust removal, rust prevention, phosphating and paint binding in one operation. They also supply metal...
In connection with our praise for the organisers of the Craigantlet for including a scale of the hill's gradients in their prospectus, Leslie Wilson reminds us that he has made a practice of doing...
The new R.A.C. regulations governing rally and trials cars come into force on September 1st, and are as follows: Vehicles eligible. - Any type of four-wheeled motor car which is of sound...
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Curious, when you come to think of it, how we now fit air-cleaners to engines to negative the fearful effects of dust particles on pistons, yet our cars, with the exception of the F.I.A.T. "500" and...
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Those B. & B. Continentals Sir, I feel, as the owner of the only Lancia "Ardea" in this country, I cannot allow Mr. A. E. Frost's letter to go unchallenged. The accommodation is certainly far...

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