August 1947

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R. D. Poore wins the Gransden Trophy Race in the 3.8-litre AlfaRomeo from Abecassis at 86.3 m.p.h. Habershon's 1 1/2-litre Delage Victorious in Vintage Scratch Race. Alan May's "30198" Vauxhall...
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Rodney Clarke's "3.3" G.P. Bugatti breaks Sports-Car Record. Mrs. Darbishire (Riley) raises her own Ladies' Record Many Class Records Broken Gerrard's white 2-litre twin-rear-tyred E.R.A. made...
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The following received awards at the Concours d'Elegance held during the R.A.C. Garden Party: W. P. Maidens (1932 10-h.p. Austin saloon); C. F. Widmann (Junior Car Club) (1939 1,991-c.c. A.C....
They have a happy knack of getting down to it, down under. For instance, on Anniversary Day four races were held by the Joint Road Racing Committee at Ballarat aerodrome, by co-operation of the R.A.A...
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Grand Prix de l'Europe 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeos 1, 2, 3 at Spa. Wimille wins at 95.28 m.p.h. and sets fastest lap at nearly 102 m.p.h. In intense heat the 1 1/2-litre Alfa-Romeo team dominated the G.P...
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N.W. London M.C. Lawrence Cup Trial Those who expected this oft-postponed event to flop because of summer conditions got the surprise of their lives at Bagshot Heath on the day selected. Torrential...
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The first published description of Sydney Allard's new air-cooled V8 sprint car, which is competing for the British Hill-Climb Championship. One of the sensations of this year's sprint events has...
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(Inspired by having to lay-up the Clement Watney "Speed Six" Bentley. Beneath a dustsheet, here I lie, Listening to baby cars go by. Small midget motors, which they tell Will run on just an oily...
Some notes analysing expert advice on making a popular vintage sports car perform properly. The "12 50" Alvis, which was, in continuous prodnction from 1923 to 1929, must still be with us in...
The Hartlepool Speed Trials, for cars and motor-cycles, start at 2 p.m. on August 2nd. Entries for the Ulster Trophy Scratch Race on August 9th include Gerard, Harrison, Abecassis, Brooke and Bolster...
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"The A.B.C. of British Cars," by Graeme L. Greenwood (Ian AlIen, Ltd., 3s. 6d.) This little book is to be an annual event and was instituted last year. It presents all the current British cars in...
Driving through London recently, an oval-shaped radiator was espied just inside the doorway of a public garage. As we expected, we had discovered a Delaunay-Belleville. It was a landaulette of about...
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Odd Things Odd and retrograde things are happening in this little Island. In August the petrol ration may be reduced, while in future purchase tax doubles on cars priced at over £1,000. Gransden was...
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We Hear F. P. Thornpson is getting good service from a 1925 Austin "Heavy Twelve-Four" and considers that the more stolid vintage cars should receive their meed of praise. He would exchange a rather...
9th. — Ulster Trophy Races. 10th. — Southampton C.C. Speed Hill-Climb. 21st. — B.R.D.C. Isle of Man Races. 2srd. — B.D.C. Gymkhana, Slough. Bristol M.C. and L.C.C. Veteran Car Trial (Ashton Gate, 10...
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You're going to like . . . its FLAT-4 engine You'll be surprised to find the Javelin getting to 50 m.p.h. from a standing start in well under 15 seconds* — and then climbing to an effortless cruising...
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Sir, "Baladeur" in his June "Sideslips," suggests that the 1902 Round-the-World Panhard "Passe-Partout" may still be mouldering in the snows of Nijni Novgorod. May I point out that, according to H. O...

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