August 1924

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Contents:Page Editorial Notes: 63-65 What the T.T. Has Taught Us. By Lawrence H. Cade. (Illustrated): 66-69 Professor Low—Reformer: 69 Sporting Cars on Road and Track. No. 2: The 12-30 h.p. Sporting...
Our first word this month must be one of appreciation and thanks for the generous reception which was accorded the initial number of the BROOKLANDS GAZETTE. From all sections of the motoring...
Club Secretaries are specially invited to send the Editor paragraphs about the activities of their Clubs, and, in particular, notice of forthcoming events. All reports of competitions, meetings and...
All contributions, whether literary, artistic or photographic, will be carefully considered by the Editor. A stamped, addressed envelope should be sent with every contribution, and the Editor will...
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What the Manx Events have Taught us. Roll of Honour Senior Race: A.Bennett (Norton) Speed 61.46 m.p.h. Junior Race: Kenneth Twemlow (New Imperial) Speed 55.83 m.p.h. Lightweight Race: Edwin Twemlow (...
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Some Drastic Proposals for T.T. and Stock Machine Trials. There can be few whose opinions of the T.T. races, past, present, and future—particularly the future—are likely to carry greater weight than...
The Auto-Cycle Union's Arbuthnot Trophy Trial is being held whilst this number is in the press. One of the most sporting events in the motor cycling calendar, the Arbuthnot Trial is held annually in...
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No.2. The 12-30 h.p Crouch There are many sporting cars that are everything that this description implies, that is to say, they are fast, some of them exceedingly fast, and a lot of them very "...
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No. 2. Professor A. M. Low Those whose eminence entitles them to a place amongst motoring celebrities, or to whom the title of motoring sportsmen may be applied, consist by no means only of people...
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As we go to press, Mr. L. Coatalen, the designer of the Sunbeam Grand Prix cars, asks us to deny the statement made in certain contemporaries that the Sunbeam cars suffered from sparking plug trouble...
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The Automobile Association asks us to specially point out to those intending to visit France for the many sporting motoring events that are now taking place in that country, the necessity for...
Comparatively few Failures over a Difficult Course. Inverfarigaig included at the Last Moment Instead of the Devil's Elbow. The field of a hundred and eleven entries for this classic event, promoted...
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Some Notes on Well-known Racing Vehicles. I.—" Submarine." This is a single-seater Marlborough-Anzani, owned by Mr. T. B. Andre. Its power unit is a 1.5 litre side-valve engine, fed from a gravity...
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A consideration of the fundamentals of springing on sporting cars, as it effects the propulsive effort required, and therefore their speed. The importance of low unsprung weight is demonstrated in a...
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Some Practical Points for the Prospective Purchaser of Used Vehicles. For the sporting motorist who decides to purchase a new car with the object of gaining laurels in competition work, the...
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Oh we had a glorious time ! That place, Brook— something, is awfully interesting, you know. Of course, I don't pretend to be frightfully well up in it, mind you, but m:y friend who took me down is on...
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I suppose it was never anticipated that the seats in the Fork Grand Stand would be occupied throughout a complete programme. At any rate, I have ridden on many an unsprung pillion that has been_more...
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The above question, upon which I have been asked to write a few notes, is so broad and general that it is quite impossible to return a simple direct answer to it. If it had been "Will the super...
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INTERNATIONAL MOTOR CYCLING. The Auto-Cycle Union has carefully selected the team of motor cyclists to represent Great Britain in the annual International Six Days, which is being held this month in...
THE CHAUFFEURS' CLUB. The National Society of Chauffeurs, of which Mr. E. M. C. Instone, J.P., is the president, in conjunction with the vice-presidents, the Hon. Sir Arthur Stanley, G.B.E., C.V.O.,...
THE MOTOR CYCLISTS' V.C. How the Nisbet Award has been Won. THE late Mr. J. R. Nisbet, known popularly to thousands of old motor cyclists as "Jimmy," and founder of the famous house of Bowden Wire,...
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MAKING BROOKLANDS SAFI FOR 160 MILES AN HOUR? The recent great increase in the speeds of cars at Brooklands suggests the feasibility of erecting a strong wooden paling at the top of each banking. The...
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HILLS SOME OF US HAVE CLIMBED. By REX BR ITTAIN. EvE,'R since the youth with the banner got busy trying for the altitude record (and, incidentally, provided generations of suburban quartettes with...
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A DAY AT ARPAJON. Where Many World's Records Were Made. By FRANK A. HARDY. pARIS, at shortly after 8 a.m., and the promise of a fine, bright day. The car which was promised had not shown up, so, as...
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THE GRAND PRIX. Victory for British Motor Cycle and Italian Car. THIS year's French Grand Prix races were run over a comparatively short course, a lap being approximately fourteen miles It is...
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ew gguipnterii-P r Pporlizig Cars S ilidar Cycles The Petrol Miser. Although there may be some little doubt as to the derivation of the name which Runbakens have applied to one of their latest...
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WEIGHING OF CARS IN COMPETITIONS. The Royal Automobile Club asks us to draw the attention of organisers of hill-climbing or other competitions, in which weight is a factor in the determination of the...
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WHAT SPORTING MOTORISTS OWE TO THE CYCLE TRADE. By MAYNARD ROWLAND. HISTORY repeats itself, in the use of mechanism, just as in national story. Our attitude to both histories is similar, for as we...
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THRILLING EVENTS AT SHELSLEY WALSH. A FEW IMPRESSIONS BY A CASUAL SPECTATOR. WHEN a rich acquaintance invited me to accompany him in his car to the Annual hill climb of the Midland A.C. at Shelsley...
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Round the Clubs ESSEX COUNTY & SOUTHEND-ON-SEA AUTOMOBILE CLUB. This well-known club recently carried out its annual benevolent event, when the annual Cripples and Poor Children's Outing took...
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WHY COMPETITION MOTORING IS PHYSICALLY BENEFICIAL. By LIEUT.-COL. F. S. BRERETON, C.B.E., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. (Chairman of the Auto-Cycle Union ; Vice-President of the Federation Internationale des...
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SALTBUR N. "Time and Tide wait for no man." It is unfortunate that the promoters of the recent Saltburn Speed Trials were unable to succeed where that earlier celebrity, Canute, is reported to have...
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THE B. M. C. R. C. AUGUST MEETING. Excellent Sport under Favourable Conditions. RROOKLANDS was very lucky with the weather for the August Meeting of the British Motorcycle Racing Club. Heavy clouds...
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BROOKLANDS SUMMER MEETING. THE first Saturday of July was remarkable for the outdoor festivals which attracted sport and pleasure-loving Londoners. Racing at Henley, Lawn Tennis at Wimbledon, horse...
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BROOKLANDS IN A HEAT WAVE. A Successful Handicapping .Innovation. (By our Special Representative). IIROOKLANDS sweltered in the heat of the tropics during the British Motor Cycle Racing Club's "...
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CORRESPONDENCE SOME CONGRATULATIONS. The Editor, BROOKLANDS GAZETTE. DEAR SIR, . I have read the first number of the BROOKLANDS GAZETTE with the greatest pleasure. It appears to me to strike a new...
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THE CEMENT OR THE SEA? A Consideration of the Main Differences of Car and Motor Boat Racing. By ARTHUR BRAY. TO the ordinary layman, of course, there is a vast difference between racing on Brooklands...
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BROOKLANDS AT ITS BEST. A Great August Meeting. TimAugust Bank Holiday meeting at Brooklands was certainly one of the best yet held, and we regret that its date prevents our commenting upon it at...
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OUR NEW ROADS. Fine Highways Completed and under Construction. ALTHOUGH many of the new trunk and bye-pass roads seem to be, comparatively speaking, almost deserted, the reason lies in the fact that...
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