August 1931

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The Way of Things LAND. Shelsley Walsh ... The Belgian Grand Prix Rumblings The Prix Royal of Rome The Belgian 24-Hour Race The High Speed Trial ... The Triumph " Gnat " Club News •-• Trying a...
VOL. VII. No. To. SUBSCRIPTION RATE 8/PER ANN, POST PAID AUGUST 1ST, 1931. PRICE SIXPENCE Published 1st Kan th MOTOR SPORT INCORPORATING THE BROOKLANDS GAZETTE JOINT I GRENVILLE G. 0.MANTON. Erwroks...
gte IN the German Grand Prix, which was held last month at the famous Nurburg Ring, we had another readymade argument against those people who maintain that road racing can never hold public interest...
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ONCE more the wooded slopes of the famous Worcestershire hill were bathed in sunshine for the annual open event of the Midland Automobile Club on July 11th, and a larger crowd than ever came to see...
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THE BELGIAN GRAND PRIX Victory for Bugatti in the race and in the Championship of Europe ; Alfa-Romeos occupy next three places. THE Belgian Grand l'rix, which was run for the usual 10-hour period...
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kumbitnas 7411, nOAIIIERGES f\ either sprint events, either speed trials or hill climbs are now rare indeed, there are still a few surviving events held on private roads, and among these the affairs...
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AUGUST. 2nd. Italy—Coupe Ciano. 3rd. Great Britain—B.A.R.C. Open Meeting. 9th. Austria—Gaisberg Hill Climb. 946th. France—A.C. du Midi Grand Prix. 16th. Italy—Coupe Acerbo. 16th. Poland—Tatra Hill...
. . . I have very great pleasure in enclosing my " su b" for another year. "M tor Sport" is one of those few paters to wh d one always looks forward with pleasurable cnticipation, and which always...
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THE PRIX ROYAL OME. GRAND SLAM FOR MASERATI ON THE NEW LITTORIO TRACK. ERNESTO MASERATI, the younger brother of the manufacturer, won the " Reale Premio " (an untranslateable phrase) of Rome, which...
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The Ie1gian 24-Hour Race LF,HENDF,R, the well-known Alfa-Romeo driver, and the Russian Djordjadze, driving together on a big Mercedes won the Belgian 24-hour race for sports cars which was run over...
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THE GRAND PRIX DE LA MARNE IT was rather a pity, perhaps, that the Grand Prix de la Marne, run over a road circuit in the neighbourhood of Reims, was held on the second day of the Belgian Touring...
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The High Speed Trial THE J.C.C.'s DAY AT BROOKLANDS IN theory the J.C.C. high-speed trial is a reliability affair. In actual practice it is a perfectly good opportunity for a glorious blind. It is...
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THE TRIUMPH " GNAT " An Economical Small Car with a Lively Perjormance. THE tremendous increase in the popularity of the small sports car has been one of the most prominent features of motoring in...
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etiaAwl/a THE Motor Cycling Club has now issued the results of their Land's End-John o'Groats run. In, the car class there were twenty-nine starters, twenty-five of whom finished. The list of those...
fixtures, sporting and social, for publication in these columns. These items should be sent to reach this office not later than the 16th of the month.
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TRYING A " SECOND-HANDER " V. A 1929 "SILVER EAGLE" ALVIS. WHEN one considers the large number of Alvis on the road of six or seven years old, many of them not looking older than a year or so, and...
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A ONE-MAKE 24-HOUR TRIAL RALLIES of one sort and another are becoming more popular every year, and there is no doubt that the opportunity of individual planning which this type of event provides is a...
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ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES B.R.D.C. 500 Miles Race. THE, handicap figures in connection with the B.R.D.C. 500 Miles Race to be held, at Brooklands on October 3rd are now completed and...
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Some Wolseley " Hornet " Specials SPORTS VERSIONS OF THE FAMOUS SMALL SIX WHEN the now ubiquitous Wolseley "Hornet" was introduced to the public, it was a sober touring vehicle with a closed body,...
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TEN YEARS of MOTORS and MOTOR RACING BY LT.-COL. CHARLES JARROTT ( The famous Pioneer Racing Motorist) . A book which everybody who is the least interested in motor racing should obtain at once. It...
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Their efforts could not catch the Mere., however, and Caracciola roared home to the deafening cheers of the crowd, who also gave a great ovation to Chiron and Varzi. In the small class a great race...
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The Shegness Affair IT was unfortunate that the weather did not favour the meeting that was held on July 17th and 18th, but, uninviting as it was, it failed to damp the enthusiasm of the competitors...
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A NEW EXPERIMENTAL MONOPLANE An Interesting Machine Built on New Principles. WHEN the Mono-Spar system of wing construction was first made public, on the occasion of the last Aero Show at Olympia, it...
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By now the great British public must be quite familiar with the Autogiro, since it is to be seen at every aviation function of note. Sometimes I have thought that this machine's ability to land...
ir OW that the light aeroplane has attained a degree of safety and ease of control which makes it a reasonably reliable means of transport when in charge of anyone of normal intelligence,...
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THE KING'S CUP RACE A BLUE8IR13 IV." WINS AT 117 M.P.H. ON Saturday last, the 25th July, the tenth King's Cup Air Race took place with fortyone competitors figuring in the entry list. Under the...
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F. IXCEPT for one or two of the larger races, such as the Star or Fedden trophy events, it must be admitted that the average outboard race is poorly supported compared with similar club meetings of...
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The One-And-A-Half Litre Class. Its Rise and Fall from Popularity Discussed. AQUESTION which has been frequently debated but never settled, is whether the 21 footers of pre-war days was a more...
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IH IE IR. IE weld IF IH IE IR. IE By 'an-zshaft" BRITISH motor manufacturers are pleased by the news from Spain that the Spanish Cabinet has decided to reduce by 50% the duty on motorcar chassis and...
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