Articles tagged B.M.W.

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Letters from Readers

Sir, Indirectly through correspondence in Motor Sport I got a 1931 Straight Eight Lanchester sports saloon (chassis No. 8089) last autumn (in case I should never see again the Sedanca I lent to the Ministry of Aircraft Production for the duration 18 months ago). I licensed it for March and my wife and I used the month's basic on a couple of drives in one week. The car is kept at the garage of a ...

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Shall we go motor-bicycling?

The indications are that if a lot of us want to go places after the war we assuredly shall Which line of thought has prompted Cecil Clutton to review modern motor-cycle design in another of his inimitable and valuable articles, giving, also, some consideration to what the future has in store. – Ed.   Never having been a motor-cyclist before the war I have at least to thank the Axis for...

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Letters from readers

Sir, In the never-ending controversy that goes on in the motoring Press about the respective merits of British and foreign cars, how rarely is the " K.3" M.G. put forward in support of the home-produced car. I feel that an article about these supremely successful 1,100-c.c. cars would be much appreciated by readers of Motor Sport. How many people remember the great successes gained by the "K.3s...

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An interview with John Bolster

Although competition motoring came to an end over three years ago, it is still possible to picture quite vividly John Bolster driving his four-engined Bolster Special "Bloody Mary" round the Crystal Palace circuit or enticing his earlier twin-engined car of this name up Shelsley or Lewes. Vivid as these happy memories are, they added rather than detracted from the pleasure of seeing once more...

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Reliability of the B.M.W. 328

Sir, With reference to your article "The Cars of John Goddard," I'm glad to hear that Mr. Goddard found the seats of his 328 B.M.W. so comfortable. I find them so, too. But how is it that I know of one reader of Motor Sport who owned a 328 for twenty years and never experienced the ailments that John Goddard did. I've owned my car for only two years, but I find that the tappets stay put, and so...

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England and India

Lieut. B. Gordon Graham, R.I.N.V.R., recalls the cars he used before the war in Ceylon, and on home leave in England. I regret that I cannot lay claim to having begun my motoring career at some phenomenally early age, although the interest and keenness has always been there. Nor can I claim to having owned any very extraordinary motor-cars – except my own home-built "special"! So this is just the...

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Letters from readers

Sir, We have for a long time now been discussing the future of our Sport: "Motor Racing After the War." Well, there are a number of things that we must do. Taxation should be governed by the c.c. of the engine and not by bore alone. For, as we all know, the trend of design is for an engine of short stroke and as near as possible "square." We must try to get the ban lifted, so that we can race on...

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The Frankfurt Motor Show

The German Motor Show is unusual in that it is held only once every two years, and also by reason of the fact that the display is spread over a multitude of small halls, instead of the more normal arrangement of putting everything in one vast hall, as at the British or French Shows. At first glance it would seem that it would be a tiring show to cover but it turned out the complete opposite, for...

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Book review

Bits and Pieces, by Prince Birabongse of Thailand. (Fonlis, 7/6.) The first book ever written by "Bira" is something of an event. It runs to 192 pages and 20 chapters, each chapter having a single word caption, for the book is just what the title suggests, i.e., random recollections by "Bira" of his racing career. Indeed, it goes rather beyond that, describing a visit to the speedway and his...

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Chain Chatter

By "CARROZZINO" THE battle for honours in the Grand Prix events this season looks as though it is going to be the greatest yet. Although only two countries are represented in first-line road-racing, as far as manufacturers are concerned, the interest is very strong. The real battles will be fought out in the 500-c.c. class, and it is interesting to observe that the "works" bicycles are being...

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