Articles tagged M.G.

Page 9 of May 1942 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1942

Chain gang conscript

In the April issue Motor Sport there appeared an article entitled "Cycle-carists," relating some of the trials and tribulations encountered by two enthusiasts during a 70-mile journey in a 1931 Morgan. This article was described, in an editorial note, as "a warning to those who turn to cycle-cars as a counter to petrol ration cuts." Sir, as a recent and accidental cycle-carist, I must rise in...

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1,000 kilometres of Francorchamps

A very wet but interesting race Spa, Belgium, May 1st. Taking place as it did, only a week after the Monza 1,000-kilometre race for Prototypes. Sports cars and GT cars, the Belgian event on the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit stretched many of the teams to the limit as regards time and mechanics' work. In spite of this the entry was pretty good and certainly as interesting as Monza, if not...

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A design for a 1 1/2-litre post war sports car

During a long motor-less period – I have not touched a steering wheel for some 15 months – I have been thinking a little about the sort of car that I should like to own when the present nonsense is over. I find that my ideas correspond roughly with those expressed in the late Ft.-Lt. Scafe's letter published in Motor Sport in June, 1942, in which he indicates that the solution is along the lines...

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Pre-War E.R.A.s Dominate I.O.M. British Empire Trophy Race

Bob Gerard Wins in Masterly Manner at 70.05 m.p.h. Oscar Moore Victorious in his O.B.M. in Manx Cup Contest, after Retirement of Cooper 1,100s The B.R.D.C. races in the Isle of Man on June 15th produced very good sport. In particular, the 12th British Empire Trophy Race, won by Bob Gerard, was a most interesting event. Practice was enlivened by an unhappy episode involving the ever ill-fated E-...

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The Position of the Specialist Car

A well-known picture paper recently drew attention to the fact that in the fields outside Coventry 1949 cars are standing idle, because export sales have fallen short of expectations. It illustrated its article with a picture of a considerable number of Standard "Vanguards" standing in the open exposed to the elements. Certainly Standards recently released nearly 2,000 work-people and it is said...

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Cars I have owned

[Some readers seem to have tired of this series, while others are very emphatic in their requests that it should go on, so this month we are publishing a rather shorter article than usual, by E.J.H. Griffiths, who, like so many other contributors, was a firm supporter of the Vintage S.C.C. before the war. – Ed.] I learnt to drive on a 1924 16-h.p. Wolseley tourer which we have at home and then I...

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Club News

WE HEAR Dr. Roland John, Frazer-Nash enthusiast, has added to his stable a 1930 20/25-h.p. Rolls-Royce with Hooper touring body, which has only been licensed for a total of five years and which has run only 46,000 miles. In South Africa, F. C. Hartley has a Mk. IV "Brooklands" Riley Nine which has an off-set body and hydraulic brakes, and he would like to contact a reader in this country who can...

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Reports of Recent Events

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL TULIP RALLY This event was as tough as the Monte Carlo Rally. Our own Ken Wharton won in a Ford Pilot, Ford cars winning three of the five classes: GENERAL CLASSIFICATION.--1st : K. Wharton (Ford), 43.598. points; 2nd : K. S. Barendregt (Ford), 45.296 points ; 3rd : J. K. Kuiper (Citroen), 46.068 points ; 4th : H. A. H. Stijthoff (Healey), 46:943 points ; 5th: L. P. Kabel...

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Club news

We hear Eric Vereker, who is responsible for much war-time essential road transport, has been using an "1,100" N.S.U. Fiat Balilla saloon as his latest mount and finds it very satisfactory. The gearbox came to pieces recently but has been repaired. It is interesting, perhaps significant, that much of the interior of the box, such as synchro-mesh design, method of locking gears, etc., is very...

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Good Sport At B.A.R.C. Members Meeting

J. C. C. Mayers (Lester-M.G.) Retains His Lead for the "Motor Sport" Brooklands Memorial Trophy. Jason-Henry (Delahaye) Wins Fastest Race and Craig's Jaguar Sets Fastest Lap, at 79.3 m.p.h. B.A.R.C. held another of its truly enjoyable Members' Meetings at Goodwood, in the Brooklands tradition, on June 17th. The battle for the MOTOR SPORT Brooklands Memorial Trophy and £50 prize continued and,...

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