August 1927

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CONTENTS. PAGE PAGE Editorial ••• ••• 31 Sporting Cars on Test—Mercedes ••• ••• 32 Racing News • •• ••• ••• ••• ••• 35-41, 57-59 Mud ! ••. .•. ••• 42 Why Not ? (Illustration) • •• • • • • • 44-45...
EDITORIAL NOTES. Why Not a Car T.T. for Amateurs ? YEAR by year it seems, the number of genuine car road races is decreasing. All the Grands Prix are gradually migrating to the artificial " road...
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SPORTING CARS ON TEST. THE 33-180 h.p. SUPERCHARGED iNIERCEDIIS. By THE EDITOR. IT has seldom been my lot to try Out any really interesting car ; I have driven 70 m.p.h. Sports models— very safe, I...
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MOTOR BOAT RACING. MANY FAMOUS CONVERTS TO THE NEW SPORT. N view of the generally unsatisfactory state of all .1 forms of motoring competitions in this country and the crowded state of our roads, it...
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RACING NEWS. THE GERMAN GRAND PRIX. ANOTHER WIN FOR MERCEDES DRIVEN BY MERZ. THE German Grand Prix for Sports cars, which was run on Sunday, 17th July, was the first important motor race on the...
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THE FLORIO CUP. THE race for the Florio Cup was held at St. Brieuc in Brittany on Sunday, 17th July, and was won by 2. Laly on a 3-litre Aries. The Aries has distin3. guished itself this season by...
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RACING NEWS. THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX. OVERWHELMING VICTORY FOR DEL AGE IN THE 13th GRAND PRIZE OF THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB DE FRANCE. WHEN Robert Benoist brought his 1500 c.c. straighteight Delage first...
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RACING NEWS. THE RACE FOR THE COUPE DE LA COMMISSION SPORTIVE. RESULT. Time. Speed. 1. Andre Boillot (Peugeot), 3 hrs. 53 mins. 20 1/5 secs. 63.89 m. p. h. 2. Dore (Corre La Licorne). 3 hrs. 53 mins...
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THE BELGIAN TOURING GRAND PRIX. GOOD PERFORMANCES BY EXCELSIOR AND ARIES. THE Belgian 24-hour touring car race was run at Spa on July 9th and 10th, and was won by Caerels and Senecbal on the big 6-...
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M U 1) ! By E. V. G. IN answer to the perfect tornado of requests showered upon me from all directions (mainly in the form of single tickets to Colney Hatch, and even a few, oh ! most unkindest cut...
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"WHY N T ? "
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SPORTING MACHINES ON TEST. The Model V. Matchless Sidecar Outfit. TT is very human to suffer from violent prejudices, 1 and dogmatically to proclaim from time to time that this is, or that is not,...
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The Seventh International 200 miles Race, Brooklands, October 15th, 1927. The Junior Car Club has issued the Regulations for its Seventh Annual 200 miles Race, which is to take place at Brooklands...
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PROMINENT SPEEDMEN : Mr. J. L. Emerson. By THE EDITOR. ALTHOUGH by reason of an almost complete abstinence from racing, during the last two years, Jack Emerson may not be very well known to the...
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A Day's Good Bag. The standard 350 c.c. Enfield (model 352) which came into the racing limelight by winning the Team Prize in the Junior T.T. is still going great guns. Its latest successes have been...
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GREAT RACING MARQUES. VI.—SALMSON. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE LA Societe des Moteurs Salmson was a well-known concern before the car bearing its name ever came into existence. Their original business was...
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FOUR 200—MILE SOLO RACES. DURING the morning, when the 250 c.c. and 350 c?c. races were run, severe rainfall rendered the conditions decidedly uncomfortable for man and machine, but, nevertheless, in...
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SHELL MOTOR CYCLE TRIALS. The Motor Cycle Endurance Test organised by ShellMex Ltd. has now been completed with the most satisfactory results. The ambitious character of this test will be realised...
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HERE AND THERE. Humber Prices. We regret that owing to an error, the price of the 350 c.c. o.h.v. Humber was given as 260 in our July issue. Readers will appreciate the remarkable value offered when...
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