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CAR PARKING AT THE MOTOR SHOW
The R.A.C. announces that it has Made the following arrangements for the parking of cars and motor cycles belonging to visitors to the Motor Show, which takes place at Olympia between October nth and 20th, inclusive. For Members and Associate Members of the R.A.C., there will be a park in Addison Road Station, the charge for which will be 2s. ed. per car per day. The entrance to this park is in Russell Road, and Olympia can be reached direct by crossing the railway footbridge, tickets being provided for the purpose.
For the convenience of the general public, there will be a garage, car park and petrol filling station with an entrance at the end of Addison Bridge Place. Accommodating 104 cars in lock-up garages and 50 cars in the open, this is situated about 300 yards from the main entrance to Olympia. The charge for a lock-up for the period of the Show is 4.2 2s., payable in advance, or 55. per day, the charge for garaging being 2s. ed. per day.
Full information regarding the facilities available, together with a map showing the positions of the Members’ Car Park and Garage, can be obtained from the Secretary, R.A.C., 83, Pall Mall, S.W.’.
THE SHELL STAND AT OLYMPIA.
There are two particular reasons why motorists should visit the Shell Stand at Olympia this year. The first is a unique working model of an engine specially designed to show what ” body ” lubrication really means. Thermometers connected to exposed cylinders, bearings and sump show the different extremes
of heat to which these parts are subjected. It is a demonstration of the danger of using either oils with wrong ” body ” or oils which, though heavy in appearance, actually create an excess of carbon.
The second reason is that every visitor may have, on application, one of the most useful booklets on the care of a car which has come to my notice. It has been written by fourteen authorities and contains a wealth of pertinent information, which even non-technically minded motorists will appreciate.
Amongst the contributors are Captain Malcolm Campbell, who supplies the article on ” Driving” ; Mr. F. T. Burgess, Chief Engineer of the Makers of Bentley Cars, who gives advice on care of the engine ; and Mr. Oliver Thorncroft, of the famous Ricardo Engineering firm, who writes understandably on such a scientific subject as modern lubrication.
To those readers who will not be able to attend the Motor Show, Shell-Mex Limited will gladly send a copy of this valuable booklet, post free, on receipt of a postcard to their head offices at Kingsway, W.C.2.
BARIMAR’S EXHIBIT AT OLYMPIA.
Experts in scientific welding, this concern show samples of their work in the form of cylinder blocks, aluminium crankcases, and so on, which were badly broken, and have since been welded and strengthened under guarantee. It is demonstrated that parts broken owing to faulty design are often stronger after repair by Barimar. Another speciality of this concern is repairing scored cylinders by a patented process which does not enlarge the cylinder bores, thus saving considerable expense, and examples of scored cylinders repaired in this way are shown by means of a working model. Repaired radiators and lamps are also shown.
A.J.S. IN THE INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS TRIAL.
Of the five A. j S. (1929 Model) motor cycles entered for the International Six Days Motor Cycle Trial ex tending over the week ended September 15th, all were awarded Gold Medals.
After negotiating the i6o miles of more than one in seven gradients encountered in the 88o miles course, each of the A. J.S. machines came through perfect, and not a single mark was lost on final examination.
The machines entered comprised four 3.49 h.p. overhead valve Model M6 machines, ridden by Messrs. C. W. Hough, G. E. Rowley, J. Healy and H. V. der Veen, and one 4.98 h.p. and Sidecar, ridden by Mr. Frank W. Giles.
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INDIAN ANNOUNCES NEW FOURCYLINDER MOTOR CYCLE.
The Indian Motor Cycle Company, of Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A., announces this week a new fourcylinder motor cycle, the Indian 4, which is ultramodern in its construction, appearance, and operation. This new model is the result of many months experimenting in the four-cylinder line and fills a long-felt need in the motor cycle field.
Ruggedness, simplicity and accessibility are combined in the construction of the new model. A roo lb. force feed oiling system provides lubrication at all motor bearing points at the pressure proportionate to riding speeds and the needs of the motor. Adjustment of the generator belt is simplified by a movable generator bracket, while its removal is facilitated by means of the magneto universal joint. The one piece rear mudguard is pivoted by a specially adapted bracket to frame to allow easy removal of the rear wheel. The regular Indian front fork with patented spring suspension is adapted to the new machine. Front and rear wheel brakes, acting independently of each other, are pro, vided with extra large braking surfaces, making for extreme safety. A multiple disc clutch, running in oil, is operated by a spring lever on the left footboard. A unique foot pedal arrangement allows simple and permanent disengagement of the clutch while driving in traffic.
In. appearance, the new machine resembles the Indian Scout Series lox, which was announced recently. Its long, low construction prominently displays the streamline effects of the unit, while the highly-polished aluminium exhaust manifold and. tail pipe sets off to perfection the well known Indian red enamel.
Quick, easy starting, is assured by a high tension magneto which produces an intense spark even at slow speeds. Difficulties of operation are eliminated by the use of a right hand gear shift lever and left hand throttle control. The rear wheel brake is operated by a foot pedal near the right footboard, while the front wheel brake is operated by a conveniently placed lever on the right handlebar. Graceful, smooth operation is made easy by the centrally-located, low-hung centre of gravity. The smooth, silent, lightning-quick acceleration of the new Indian 4 sets it apart from other motor cycles and already has occasioned the hearty endorsement of some of the most critical police officers for use in their work.