April 1951

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RECENT EVENTS ... 161 CHAIN CHATTER ... ... 164 CARS I HAVE OWNED ... 165 VINTAGE VEER1NGS ... 169 THE VINCENT COMET ... 172 THE JAGUAR X K 120 ... ... 173 MERCEDES-BENZ TWICE BEATEN BY FERRARI AT...
ENTHUSIASM Before we pass on to more sombre matters it is pleasing to reflect that this year's National Competition Calendar of motoring events approved by the R.A.C. contains some 550 separate...
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THE CAPE RALLY Particularly after the powerful letter from J. B. Holmes published in our last issue, great interest centres around the results of this extremely arduous 9,000mile event, which...
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CHAIN CHATTER by "CAR ROZZINO" IT is very pleasing to realise that the international motor-cycling world is so well looked after by the F.I.M. That august body, while meeting at its various...
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CARS I HAVE OWNED FROM 1924 to 19'27 I was serving an apprenticeship in Dartford, Kent, and week-end journeys were made to my home in Woking on a 492,e.e. " Longstroke " T.T. Sunbeam motorcycle....
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The Hants and lierks NI.C. and Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Versatility Trial will start front Castle Combe on April 21st (scrutineering at 9 aatt,) and finish in the Marlborough area. It is open to...
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VINTAGE VEER INGS *** VINTAGE ears will be well catered for by I he V .S.C.C. this season, peace and petrol permitting. In April 71 Ii the Northern Section has its Blubberhouses follow-my-leader...
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For your " Twenty," thank you, Mr. Oldham., for gracious credit to a very great engineer—somewhat stubborn maybe—but a man with both feet firmly planted in his own wise convictions. And front me, a...
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The Vincent Comet Road Impressions of a Sports 500-c.c. Motor-cycle TI fESE days the accepted idea of 'a road test is such a cut-and-dried affair. wit h standardised lists of figures and tfiblthif...
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"Motor Sport's" Impressions o that Much-Discussed Car— THE JAGUAR XK 120 AFTER going along to Holly's showrooms, appropriately situated at the head of Great Portland Street, formerly known as the "...
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pression-ratio. HO b.11.p. at 5,200 r.p.m. Gear ratios First, 12.29 to 1 ; second, 7.22 to 1 ; third, 4.98 to 1 ; top, 3.04 to 1. Tyres : 6.00 by 10 Dunlop Road Speed on bolt-on steel disc wheels....
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Entries for the R.S.A.C. ninth Rally close on :April 17th. Copies of the regulations are available from A. K. Stevenson, Blythswood Square, Glasgow. C.2. * * * Entries for Bic Lancashire A.C.'s...
THE return to racing of Mere&lesBenz, when they entered a team of 1939 two-stage, 3-litre V I 2 IN163 ears for the Buenos Aires races, was one of the highlights of this new season. The ears were...
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WE HEAR We hear that a well-preserved 1923 Gwynne Eight witli spare engine was for sale in Leeds recently and that a 1919 Royal Enfield combination with three new tyres, acetylene lamps, etc., Nvas...
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These one-make registers which also exist for Lagonda, Alois, Sahnson, Crossley, Vauxhall, Rover Eight, O.M., " 14/40 " Deluge and Lea-Francis, do excellent work in keeping owner-pride at. peak,...
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The Aston-Martin Owners' Club is running no fewer than nine ears in this year's 24-Hour 13o1 d'Or sports car race on June 13rdi4t.11, and Very wisely and ambitiously it organised a " dress rehearsal...
BRITISH INTERNATIONAL RACES-195I Mar. 26th : Goodwood. (ItErwa. 1.1,V PACE t84) Altty 5th : I3.it.1).C., Silverstone May 14th : 11.A.It .(!.. Goodwood June 2nd : Ulster Trophy Race, N. Ireland Junel...
FIXTURES FOR APRIL R. Restricted Event. C. Closed Event. C.I. Closed Invitation Event. N. National Event. I. = Internationed Event. lst.—Bugatti O.C. Trial. Salty. Chester M.C. Trial, N. Wales....
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"BIRA" OUTSTANDING AT B.A.R.C. EASTER GOODWOOD MEETING HIGHLIGHTS of Goodwood at Easter were " Bira's " effective return to racing under his own colours with the new 4i-litre Osea-engined Muserat i,...
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SIDESLIPS by " BALADEUR 7 7 c-W-) S0 much has already been written about Paris-Madrid that it would • seem to be a work of supererogation to write any more.; but a correspondent has recently asked me...
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RUMBLINGS So it seems that we rue going to be spared a fuel-consumption limit for the next Grand Prix Formula, due to conic into force for 1954, the main Formula LO be up to 750 c.c. The 1954...
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with high-conductivity fins in pure -alumium bonded onto the outer circumference. Weight saving is not the primary object, but, Wellworthy claim, reductions of up to 25 per cent. ean sometiines be...
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LETTERS from READERS BEADNISCENCES Sir, I am very interested in the letters appearing in Almon. Sismer, wherein veterao motorists relate stories of bygone days. I have been driving for 41 years,...
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Some Hints and Tips Relating to a Popular Model THE numerous remiests for information On pre-war ears has prompted Inc to record lily experienees of a 19:S5 Riley Niue "Monaco' saloon for the benefit...

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