The Motorine Log Book.

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EVERY good motorist makes a New Year resolution to keep a faithful record of petrol and oil consumption, tyre wear and so forth, which is bound to result in better service from his car. Human nature being what it is, however, the bother of drawing up_ a note book to record all the necessary. items is usually too much trouble. The publication of the Motorine Log Book, Which is put on the market at 3/6, by the Price’s oil people, supplies the need and provides space in addition for recording tyre, gear box, and other attentions, and even for ” noteworthy runs,” Average-speed fiends please note !

In addition to this, the Log Book provides Main Road Maps of Great Britain, an article by Mr. S. C. H. Davis on” Better Driving,” and others on touring at home and abroad, also on tuning for speed. Last and not least is a Table of Recommendation setting forth the correct grade of Motorine oils for all makes of private cars. The interior is protected by a leather cloth cover with a snap button, and the printing is clear and the paper good.

The book is well worth the price at which it is offered, but motorists are able to secure a free copy by simply purchasing one gallon of Motorine oil, or alternately draining their engine and refilling -with Price’s Motorine. On forwarding a receipt for the purchase of the oil to Price’s, Belmont Works, Battersea, London, S.W.1, a free copy of the Motorine Log Book will be forwarded by return of post.

Sir Henry Birkin and Brooklands.

In the action for alleged libel brought by the Brooklands F,state Company against Sir Henry Birkin, Bart., and the publishers and printers of the book Full Throttle,” a settlement was reached and an Order was made in Court by Mr. Justice Eve on December 2nd, embodying the following signed statement by Sir Henry Birkin, Bart. :—

” My attention having been called to the fact that certain criticisms of the Brooklands Track made in this book may be construed as a reflection upon the Proprietors of the Track and the Brooklands Automobile Racing Club, of which I am a member, in their conduct of the premises, I wish; unreservedly, to state that such was never myintention and that if, in my advocacy of that I believe to be a matter of supreme importance to the future of British prestige in the motoring world, I have in any way exceeded the bounds of fair and reasonable comment, I unreservedly withdraw such statements and tender my apologies for the publication thereof. I am assured, and fully accept the statement, that there have been no fatalities at Brooklands due to the condition of the Track and I am aware of the stringent regulations laid down by the Club to prevent accidents.”

The publishers of the book have undertaken that a copy of the above signed statement will be included in every copy of the book issued and that, so far as is possible, they will be incorporated in copies that have already been distributed for sale.

Conquest of the Alps.

One of the most, if not the most coveted trophy that can be won by a manufacturer of sporting cars is the Coupe des Alpes, which is awarded for the best performance

in each class of a team of three cars in the annual Alpine Trial. In 1933 a team of Talbot “105’s ” gained this great honour, and the story of this gallant exploit has been re-told in a very attractive booklet recently issued by Cleinent-Talbot, Ltd., entitled ” Conquest of the Alps ” !

All who take pride in the furtherance of British prestige abroad will derive great enjoyment from the booklet, which is fully illustrated, and makes delightful reading. A limited number of copies is available to MOTOR SPORT readers on application to Clement-Talbot, Ltd., Barlby Road, Ladbroke Grove, London, W.

The Luck of the Game.

At the recent luncheon given by Sir William Morris to successful racing drivers during 1932, a booklet entitled “The Luck of the Game” was given to each guest, with his name printed thereon in gilt letters.

Now a limited number of copies of this interesting booklet are available to readers of MoTott SPORT on application to the M.G. Car Company, Ltd., Pavlova Works, Abingdon on Thames. The text of the 18 pages is written by the ever popular Mr. Cecil Kimber, founder and Managing Director of the M.G. Company, and the book is really profusely illustrated. Not all the photographs are of M.G.’s and in fact the ” Luck of the Game” is a condensed history of all the races in which Midgets took part in 1932. There is a Foreword by George Eyston, and Cecil Kimber pays a tribute to Sir William Morris, ” a figure . . . of the greatest significance behind the scenes of the M.G. Car Company.”