April 1950

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The British Racing Season Commences The 1950 British racing season commences on Easter Monday at Goodwood with the International Meeting of the B.A.R.C. The racing will comprise the 11-lap Formula I...
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Cemian M.G. Kent Cup Trial This trial was held in fine weather on February 19th. Fifteen starters got away on time from the Spring Tavern, Wrotham Heath. Unfortunately the short spell of dry weather...
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A Team of Three H.W.M.s for This Year's Formula ll and Sports-Car Races Keen Students of motor-racing hardly need reminding that one of the more outstanding of last year's Formula II cars was the H.W...
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The Car That Was Second in This Year's Monte Carlo Rally Only five cars completed  the road-section of this year's Monte Carlo Rally without loss of marks, and in consequence can justifiably be...
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The 100,000-word, extensively-illustrated third volume of W. Boddy's "Story of Brooklands" will be published on May 12th. It. completes this unique history of racing, covering the seasons 1933 to...
There will be seven races in the good old Brooklands tradition at Goodwood on Easter Monday. In the big race of the day, the Richmond Trophy for Formula I cars, the international element will be...
As we close for Press we learn that the Closed Race Meeting at Silverstone on April 29th will again include the excellent Vintage-car One-Hour High Speed Trial, for which the speeds range from 47.13...
Held on March 5th, there were 26 starters and the award winners were:   Tamworth Cup.—J. V. S. Brown (H.R.G.). Shenstone Cup.—J. Coates (N.T. Special). Shenstone Bowl.—J. W. Cox (Dellow). First-Class...
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Development Work on an Individualistic British Car with Twin O.H.C. Six-Cylinder Engine and Independent Rear Suspension.   The Lagonda is a make of car which has always been held in high esteem by...
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We have received the following official statement from the British Motor Racing Research Trust:—   "In fairness to the many inquiries as to when the B.R.M. will make its first racing appearance, the...
The weather did its best, to ruin this event, but some "artificial rain" worked wonders. In the end Imhof came through triumphant in his supercharged mid-engined Ford Ten Special.   Results: Moss...
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Last month we made our usual beginning-of-the-season visit to Cooper's Garage at Surbiton and found the production of Cooper-Specials in full swing, as usual. Two Cooper 500s were ready for shipment...
Sir, In your Monte Carlo Rally report you state that Mr. Franklin had both front wings torn off when trying to pass another car in Holland. This definitely was not so as Mr. Franklin was not trying...
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The Allard is a car which has earned a very warm place in the enthusiast's heart, for it evolved directly from the Ford Specials built by Sydney Allard when he was an amateur competitor in trials and...
Sir, I was somewhat annoyed to read in your last issue that my Vauxhall "seemed to have brake fade." I cannot understand how you obtained this information and I would like to say that my brakes, as...
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The West Sussex Drivers' Club is organising a motor coach trip from Worthing to Silverstone on May 18th, and the Secretary would be pleased to hear from any motorists interested in accompanying them...
David Brown, Ltd., held a Convention—luncheon to you—at Feltham on March 1st to celebrate the re-birth of the Lagonda car. Besides a big concourse of distributors, those who attended included...
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Recalling how the 1½-litre Merced-Benz Dominated the 1939 Tripoli Grand Prix   Not unnaturally by 1939 Italy had grown tired of Germany winning the Tripoli Grand Prix. In 1935 Caracciola had won in a...
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Lulsgate It is excellent news that the West Country is to have another club race meeting this year. The Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. will organise another day's sport at Lulsgate aero-drome on April...
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"The Magic of a Name." New edition, by Harold Nockolds. (270 pp., 25s., Foulis and Co., 7, Milford Lane, W.C.2.) "The Magic of a Name" appeared in 1938 as a beautifully-produced and attractively-...
Jowett Cars, Ltd., have released further news of their eagerly-awaited high-performance car, the Jupiter, advance details of which were given in Motor Sport last November.   The engine is a two-...
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You know, when you listen to the experiences of those who have taken delivery of new cars you have reason to feel prouder than ever of your aged, but vintage, machinery. For instance, a 1½-litre £888...
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Some time ago, I remarked, in an unguarded moment, that one day I should have to write an article on "Racing Cars Which Never Appeared." It was a rash move, since, as I might almost have expected, a...
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We Hear R. J. Barton, whose 1904 Wolseley we referred to recently, has found quite a number of old cars in his searchings, including a 1920 Vauxhall at Trevor, and scores of "period" lamps. Barton is...
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THIS MONTH'S CONTINENTAL RACES P., • F0f00,14 I ,111.,, ,up Is sic, Yip litres or,),.s, F. Formats I I Mrs, i 4%, ler 2 Te0n70'. POIMPlin Libre, (lb tyre qr• riming Or. S. Spurts ors, Tourist, cam...
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On March 17th in the Home Service of the B.B.C. Laurence Pomeroy and Rodney Walkerley discussed the B.R.M. Pomeroy put its top speed at 200 m.p.h. and said it could accelerate from rest to 100 m.p.h...
Adverse weather conditions on February 11th offered every excuse for the fifth annual Paekakariki Hill-Climb to be a failure. The night before the event a thick sea mist had clamped firmly down on...
The first racing-car event to be held at the new one-mile Brands Hatch circuit described in Motor Sport last month will commence at 12.30 p.m. on April 16th. The 500 Club is holding a closed meeting...
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by "Carrozzino" With the season now under way, the road-racing fraternity look like being pretty busy. At one time, shortly after the war, there seemed to be a very serious shortage of racing venues...
Two new trophies will be contested in 1950—the Sir Malcolm Campbell Trophy and the Fred Crafter Memorial Trophy. The former will be awarded to the British competitor making the most outstanding...
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A Generous Offer   Sir, On behalf of the Officer Commanding, I am writing to offer the services of the Squadron to any club who may require Communications or Marshals for any event that they may be...

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