August 1941

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CONT ENTS ScudOia Chcarvaino 305 Evolution of the " Corniche " Bentley, The 308 Why not Class I 399 On the Chessington Rally 400 Recalling the Road Tests 402 Club News 404 Cars I have Owned .... 406...
OBSERVATIONS IISERVATION in an area in which the military is more in evidence than is usual even in these times, indicates that the praiseworthy LIFTS FOR TROOPS movement has apparently died a...
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SCUDERIA CHEMVAMO [Here is another account, by Driver John Maclagan of the R.S., of joint ownership, and one which portrays very well the spirit of amateur motor-sport. —Ed.] ALTHOUGH not nearly as...
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THE EVOLUTION OF THE " CORNICHE " BENTLEY Mr. W. A. Robotham, of Rolls-Royce, Ltd., describes the conception and development of one of Britain's most advanced high-performance cars IN 1931, when...
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WHY NOT CLASS I? [This article, from Kenneth Neve's pen, enlarges on a suggestion made in the correspondence pages last month. As so many great achievements have originated from two people thinking...
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ON THE CHESSINGTON RALLY DEFINITELY, the Chessington Rally was an immense success, and reflects the very greatest credit on the organising clubs, Vintage S.C.C., Bugatti Owners' and E.R.A., of whom I...
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RECALLING THE ROAD TESTS No. I : The 1924-5 Period of MOTOR SPORT Test Reports SINCE war broke out MOTOR SPORT has relied to a tremendous extent on the enthusiasm and generosity of voluntary...
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eta4 WE HEAR... Johnnie Green, of the R.A.S.C., is now running the ex-Stuart-Wilton 3-litre Bentley and reports that he is very pleased with it ; he would like details of the "19/100 " Austro-Daimler...
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CARS I HAVE OWNED [This contribution is especially interesting, being written by a young New Zealand reader, D. B. McLean, while he was on a ship bound for this country to serve with the R.A.F. In...
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tr. 'Axe^ 3r. dt7r...• A New Racing Class ? CLASS I—cars up to 500 c.c.—has formerly existed only in the sphere of record-breaking. Kenneth Neve visualises its introduction in sprint events and...
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Sir, In the last few 111011thS the weekly motoring journals have devoted quite a lot of spaee to readers' descriptions of their own individual sports ears : on the whole, tImese articles and letters...
Sir, I was very interested in Mr. W. F. S. Wike's outburst directed against. me in your March issue. Actually, I am getting a little tired of him extolling the virtues of his 11.11.G. at the expense...
Sir, In 1931 I did the usual thing by buying my first motor-cycle, a Norton, which did 99.5 m.p.h. on a wet road. I rode the Norton for 15 months without a licence, as the age in Victoria is 18 ; I...
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Sir, I cannot resist the opportunity to rush into print once again, because a recent leave from the R.A.F. enabled me to look around the local breakers' yards. Thus, great was the excitement when my...
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A SPECIAL GWYNNE EIGHT Smuch interest has been aroused by recent references in these pages to the Gwynne Eight, which shares with the " 808 " Talbot the distinction of being the only well-known...
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BOOK REVIEWS "Dick Seaman," by Prince Chula of Thailand (G. T. Foulis & Co., Ltd. 8s. 6d.). Prince Chula of Thailand deserves warm congratulations from every angle on his latest, and long-...
Sir, I have unearthed an engine which baffles me. It is a four-cylinder of about 2-litres capacity, with an aluminium plate on the side bearing the name Rover. The valves are at 90° and are operated...

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