HERE AND THERE, May 1933
” AND THERE HER
The R.A.C. is lending to the National Sporting Trophies Exhibition, which is being organised in aid of the ” Dockland Settlements,” a number of trophies principally concerned with motoring. The best known of all is probably the Tourist Trophy, which was first competed for in 1905, and is at present held by Mr. Victor Riley. There are also the Wakefield Trophy at present held by Sir Malcolm Campbell ; the Segrave Trophy held by Mrs. Amy Mollison ; the Dewar Trophy, which was not awarded last year ; and the Amateur Squash Rackets Champion Cup, which was won in 1932 by Amr Bey, the first string in the R.A.C. squash rackets team.
The exhibition will be held at Shell Alex House from 24th April to 6th May.
Upper Cylinder Lubrication.
The value of upper cylinder lubrication in reducing cylinder wear, but more particularly in providing lubrication for valve-stems, has long been recognised by automobile engineers. In the past difficulty has been experienced through the lubricant burning owing to the intense heat of the combustion chamber, but this failing is claimed to have been overcome by the manufacturers of Firezone Oil, which is handled in this country by Firezone Oil Sales Co., of 65, Theobald’s Road, London, W.C.1. The A.C. de France recently conducted a test of Firezone Oil on MontlhOry Track with a Peugeot, which was run for 5 hours
(a distance of about 130 miles) with radiator and fan removed, and which, on examination, was found to have no trace of wear in the valves, pistons, and cylinders.
A convincing proof !
Jot it down !
A small memorandum book to fit one’s waistcoat pocket will be found useful on a hundred and one occasions, and a very neat little specimen has recently been introduced by Messrs. Richard Klinger, Ltd., of 120, Southwark Street, London, S.E.1, the well known manufacturers of brake linings. Any reader, on mentioning ” MoToR SPORT,” will be able to obtain one free of charge on sending a postcard to the above address.
Visiting Continental Races.
The excellmt idea has been initiated by the Junior Car Club of arranging for their members to visit some of the big Continental road races in specially arranged parties. The great advantage is, of course, that every conceivable detail of the journey and accommodation near the course is provided for, leaving the visitor free to enjoy the race in comfort. By the time these words appear in print the first party, to Monaco for the Grand Prix, will already have been staged. Next on the list is the Grand Prix d’Endurance at Le Mans, to be held on June 17th and 18th, an inclusive charge for this event being £8 18s. 6d. Then comes
the Isle of Man Races, costing £5 15s. 6d., the German G.P., £8 18s. 6d.., and the T.T., £4 14s. 6d.
The idea is a wholly commendable one, and any readers who would like to take advantage of the scheme should get in touch with the General Secretary of the J.C.C., Mr. L. P. Dyer, at Empire House, Brompton Road, London, S.W.7.
The Automobile Association announces the issue of a new edition of ” Europa Touring.” This book, which may be obtained by A. A. members at preferential rates, contains information concerning twenty-three European countries—three hundred pages of text and two hundred maps and plans giving the continental traveller an opportunity to carry in one volume practically all he need know of any particular territory.
The maps show roads in three classes, and towns are classified by the number of inhabitants—special signs being used to denote those of over 500,000 population, over 100,000, over 20,000, etc. Lakes, rivers, passes, and railways carrying motor-cars are clearly defined. The town plans show main and secondary thoroughfares, railways, churches, post-offices and public buildings.
The text is in three languges—English, French and German, and covers Passport Regulations, Taxes, Insurance, Speed Regulations, notes on the best time to travel, roads, the countries and their peoples, places of interest, etc.