FA.clitorial Notes THE WAY OF THINGS
MOIVR SPORT has, in the past, been the journal par excellence for the enthusiast in matters motoring, that is to say the man, or woman, to whom a motor car means more than just a means of transport. It has existed for the pleasure and benefit of that happy band who regard an automobile, be it a two, three, or four-wheeler, not as an inanimate but useful collection of wood and metal ; but rather as a
trusted friend to be understood and considered and in return for good service to have everything of the best.
We have, however, so far confined our attention chiefly to motoring sport on terra firma, and although this is undoubtedly the medium of the majority of motorists, the development of the high speed internal combustion engine has opened up new fields which must not be neglected. Just as the great strides which have been made in recent years in cars and motorcycles have ” been mainly due to such events as the Tourist Trophy races and the great continental road races, so it is to the sporting side of the movement that we must look for progress in the air and on the water.
‘flit. Vay of things • •• PAGE 3 LAND– My Vear’s Mtchig, by KAYE DON Two with Two Bentleys, by M The K.T.T. Velocette on the Road, by THE EDITOR … • • The 38/250 h.p. Mercedes on Test,
by Tnt-: EtWroa_ ••■ ” Brooklands Reminiscences,” by Prof. A. M. Low, A .C.G.I., D.SC. …
Club News …
Recent Events in Pictures … The B.R.D.C. 500-miles Race The Hutchinson Hundred … Sports Cars at Olympia ••• Big-end Bearing Design, by W. S. BRAmwooD,
B.A. ••. ••• What of 1930? by J. A. Anti-knock Fuels … ••• ••• AIR— Air, by Capt. :NEVILLE STACK, A.P.C. Slipstreams, by “RUDDER-BAR ” The Future of Air Racing, by Major OLIVER STEWART, M.C., The Development of the Light ‘Plane, by G. G. 0. MANTON WATER— Speed Boat Design, by R. R. Pri()LE, B.Sc. 31 Outboard Racing, by J. H. S1111.1,AN 34 4 7 11 15 21 25 26-27 28 29 37 46 48 50 38 41 42 44 • ••
In years to come, when the small, fast, economical aeroplane is as much a business necessity as the motor car is to-day, and when small seaworthy cruisers, operating at a fraction of present costs are available at much lower than present prices, it will be to the select band who have supported races and competitions, for the interest and love of the game, that we shall have to render thanks for the progress that has been achieved.
This number therefore marks the beginning of a broader policy in our career, and one which we feel sure will appeal both to those old friends who have been enthusiastic readets of this journal since its inception, and to those who will find a new interest in the features dealing with their particular branches of motoring sport. Articles will be included by experts in every branch of the game, men who have actual experience of the hazards of motoring on wheels, wings or water.
Those who want i nteresting and accurate information on the many points which arise in connection with competitions and also on the technical points which so often worry the amateur tuner, will find in this new and better Motor sport the filling of a long-felt need.
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Readers' letters, December 1985, December 1985
Marsh Fever Sir, I was very interested to see the letter from Jack Maurice in the November issue. Coincidence is an amazing thing. Several years ago the 4WD Elva Buick…