April 1949

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by W. Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport Volume Two, like the first volume, is based on the official B.A.R.C. records and contains authentic lap-times, etc. It runs to some 300 pages and contains 85...
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The Scope of Silverstone It is with a feeling of keen anticipation and a sense of new-found freedom that motoring sportsmen in this country receive the news that part of the R.A.C.'s Silverstone...
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Rosario Grand Prix Reg. Parnell Finishes Second The third race in the South American trio of Grands Prix took place on February 13th at Rosario's street-circuit. Farina in the Ferrari won by 31.4 sec...
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E. H. Faulkner's Ford V8-Engined Morris Gains the Titile THE first New Zealand Hill-Climb Championship to be held under the jurisdiction of the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs was held at...
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Across the Channel We have already commented on the very full fixture list and the increased number of classic events which British enthusiasts will have a chance of attending this year without...
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Following on the article on the Adler in the February issue of Motor Sport, we now publish some notes by A. F. Carlisle on the Volkswagen, based on our contributor's personal experience of one of...
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by "Baladeur" Some day, I hope, someone more fortunate than I am, in that he possesses a complete "run" of the Autocar, will compile an anthology of the letters addressed to that journal by the late...
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Piero Tarufii, his first batch of Class I International records open to some doubt in connection with the official timing, has set up some new figures. Driving his astonishing non-supercharged 500-c....
After the recent Colmore Trial, Ken Wharton was presented with the 1948 British Trials Drivers' Association Star and a silver-starred lapel badge was awarded to Onslow Bartlett, the runner-up. The...
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Last year's victory by the new 2-litre Aston-Martin at Spa is still talked of by Aston-Martin enthusiasts, and with a team of aerodynamic Aston-Martin saloons in course of preparation for this year's...
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The R.A.C. has issued an eagerly-awaited news-bulletin about the 1949 British Grand Prix, which is to be held on May 14th at Silverstone. An entirely new circuit has been selected on the aerodrome,...
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C. Posthumus reminds us that Britain is Supreme in International Motor-Cycle Racing A survey of our past and present success in the Two-Wheeler Field, in which, for example, since the Kaiser War...
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The Founder's Cup Trial, held on February 27th, was transferred into a semi-sporting event in view of the R.A.C. rule number 20. The trial was divided into two parts, a signpost identification test...
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by Betty Haig Many people are asking: what has happened to all the women drivers since the war? Where have they all vanished to and why have so few of the younger generation appeared in competitions...
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Readers will be interested to learn that 8-in. by 10-in, prints of the aerial view of Silverstone circuit cm be obtained, price 10s. 6d. each, from Air Survey, Co., Ltd., 24, Bruton St., W.1. (Tel.:...
At Goodwood on Easter Monday some excellent racing should be seen. Entries for the Richmond Trophy Race include Abecassis' new G.P. Alta, R. E. Ansell's 16-valve Maserati, G. Ansell's E.R.A.,...
Durirg February George Monkhouse gave a film show to members of the Harrow Car Club, in the well-appointed cinema at Kodak Hall. He showed some excellent slides of photographs of the 3-litre Grand...
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It is now possible to give the admission charges to Goodwood and Jersey. At Goodwood on Easter Monday the charges are 3s. 6d., 5s. and 10s. per person, inclusive of tax, depending on which enclosure...
It was truly a very fine Edwardian, none other than his beautifully-preserved 1918-14 "Alphonso" Hispano-Suiza, which Major W. T. Pitt presented for my inspection one day last month. Major Pitt...
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Some Striking Examples of Modern Design It is inevitable that wherever motor-racing is indulged in, rabid enthusiasts will thrive and the more practically minded enthusiasts will produce specialised...
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We Hear Old-timers will be intrigued to hear that a water-cooled, single-cylinder Girling three-wheeler, believed to have been the first tradesman's van in Plymouth, has landed up on a scrap-heap. It...
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H.R.G. Road TestSir, May I say how much I enjoyed reading your H.R.G. road test? You refer to the "high" ratios of the H.R.G., and so indeed they are; yet they are extremely wide-spaced for a sports...
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Our Financial Correspondent writes: - The Clubs' Balance Sheets and Revenue Accounts for 1948 make interesting reading. The financial assets of the Motor Cycling Club are over £3,000. Bugatti Owners...
The resignation is announced of Mr. C. Callcott Reilly, M.B.E., from the board of Jowett Cars Ltd. Mr. Reilly has been joint managing director with Mr. H. Woodhead during the past three years, having...
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