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...
THE EFFECT OF NATIONAL CONDITIONS ON DESIGN
M AURTCE PLATT, M.Eng., late technical editor of " The Motor "
and now with the Engineering Dept. of Vauxhall Motors, Ltd., delivered his paper on the Effect of National Conditions on Automobile Design in Great Britain, before the I.A.E. at the Royal Society of Arts on December 7th. Although it deals with utility car development the paper is of...
The Sports-Car Situation
A remarkable aspect of 1955 motor racing is the multiplication of sports cars in British club races, the majority of them emanating from small, even amateur, constructors. The list embraces Lister-Bristol, Lotus, Connaught, H.W.M., Kieft, Cooper, Leonard, Killeen, Revis, Beart-Rodgers, Buckler, Tojeiro, Halseylec, Arnott, R.W.G., Elva, Emperor, R.G.S.-Atalanta, Berkshire...
A TR4A owner recently gave his impressions of a year's motoring and expressed his general satisfaction with the car. I should like to comment on the M.G. B which I consider to be rather nicer looking, with better handling and to have infinitely better seating. After four years and 54,000 miles of varied motoring the car is still "tight" and looks and feels good for another 54,000 miles....
Is it possible for you to enquire of Motor Sport readers whether any official photographs or snapshots are available of a Shelsley hybrid called the Shipton Special?
I should be pleased to cover any charges involved.
I am, Yours, etc.,
Conrad Shipton (Lieut. (A.), R.N.V.R.)
[Please write direct. The Shipton Special comprised a "23/60" Vauxhall engine in a Coventry...
I was certainly interested to read of Mr. Reaveley's M.G.-B motoring having a "B" now ten months old with 15,000 on the clock. My immediate reaction was why did this gentleman buy one?
Within the price range I think it is a very good buy, and the safety fast slogan well applied, but I would think twice before buying again.
(1) Paintwork rusting within six weeks of delivery, partial...
How to get rich
If you do not object to commercialising your enthusiasm for fast motor-cars, there is an infallible method awaiting you of entering a business which requires little capital and aims at an immense turn-over. There is really no need to know much about cars. All you require is a backyard, or two or three lock-up garages, a regular order for the motoring weeklies and a regular supply...
Miss B. M. Haig, whose motoring sport before the war was mainly confined to continental events, writes in decidedly nostalgic vein.
Yesterday I touched 80 m.p.h.! Moreover, I was not driving one of these popular Maseratis or Lancias – I was in England. Like a ghost from a lost world, the grey A.C. competition 2-seater, with its louvred bonnet and twin spare wheels, had emerged from its shroud of...
C.R. Farquharson recalls his motoring experiences and enthuses over the Bugatti and Aston-Martin. Further contributions under this heading, amateur and "professional" are cordially invited. – Ed.
With some temerity I set forth the experiences which I have enjoyed – frequently suffered – since I owned my first car, the inevitable Morris-Cowley 2-seater, incidentally of late vintage, being a 1929...
N.W. LONDON M.C. LAWRENCE CUP TRIAL (May 28th)
LAWRENCE CHALLENGE CUP.---W. H. Waring (Dellow).
RIPLEY CUP (up to 1,100 c.c.).---C. C. Bold (Bold).
WICK CUP (over 2,000 c.c.).---A. E. Rumfitt (Allard).
FIRST-CLASS AWARDS.---Hopkinson (Ford-Austin), Cocker (H.C.), Tolman (Betsy) and Spare (Whiteford-Ford).
MORGAN THREE-WHEELER CLUB WHITSUN RALLY
WHITSUN RALLY CUP (highest total of points).--- R. C...