August 1948

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A bad month July was a sad month, for Varzi was killed during practice for the European Grand Prix, Kautz crashed fatally during that race, and in an earlier crash Trintignant was seriously injured....
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West of England M.G. Trial  W. A. Cleave (Morris-Special) retained a clean sheet in this event. The only First-Class award went to Ken Burgess'  blown Allard, and the only Second-Class award to Hase'...
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A full list of donors to this Fund appeared last month and the position to date is (£  s.  d.) Brought Forward                             £51  14  0 J.G Boulton, of Wombourne:          £1  0  0 I.C...
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Leslie Johnson and St. John Horsfall win the race outright in the 1948 2-litre Aston Martin.  H.R.G.s  take the Team Prize  --  all on Dunlop Tyres. British cars scored a series of significant and...
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By permission of the Blackburn Aircraft Motor Club, the 500 Club was enabled to stage a series of races for their members over an excellent 0.65-mile circuit. laid out at the Blackburn Company's...
Post War Studebaker Cars by Floyd Clymer (Floyd Clymer, Los Angeles, $1.50). You just can't stop Clymer! Following on his book about Kaiser and Frazer cars comes one on the modern Studebakers  -- ...
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The Air Pageant put on by the Daily Express at Gatwick on July 10th  attracted crowds reminiscent of the Grands Prix at Donington before the war, when the German teams ran. For us, the event, was a...
On August 7th we should normally have had the enjoyable races at Ulster organised by the Ulster A.C. over the Ballyclaire circuit. More news is now to hand as to why the fixture was cancelled. At a...
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... and Ferrari wins the Small-Car Race Specially reported for Motor Sport " by T. G. Moore Once again at Rheims the 1-1/2-litre Alfa Romeos have shown their superiority against all comers in winning...
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Many class records fall. Whincop takes Sports-Car Record with his 2.3-litre Bugatti The weather cleared for the Summer Prescott meeting and it was most interesting, although the crowd was not immense...
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Poore leads for Hill-Climb Championship. Mays third Bouley Bay this year was decidedly exciting. Mays seems to be unlucky at this venue. Last year, although setting the record, he was unable to use...
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Wharton beats the big cars  This event, graced by perfect weather and impeccably organised, was held at Neil Gardiner's Burghfield Common estate on July 25th. The course, embracing five banked...
"Baladeur's" notes.  This is a very involved subject, but certain angles of  "Baladeur's"  notes can be very clearly defined. The French end of the centuries-old De Dietrich concern (which later...
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Observations on a possible new motor course and a very outstanding British high performance car Late in June a green 3-1/2-litre Jaguar saloon arrived outside our offices for test purposes and we...
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Silverstone The R.A.C.'s new motor-course at Silverstone is the news of the moment and is referred to Editorially in this issue. As we close for Press final Silverstone arrangements have yet to be...
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We hear A well-preserved and very small vintage Mercedes tourer of 12-h.p. is to be seen in the Crystal Palace district. The June V.C.C. event seemed to attract vintage small cars, in addition to...
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Sir In his reply to my review of his book, "The Story of Brooklands", Mr. Boddy raises an interesting point with regard to the dimensions of the engine of the 1913 Grand Prix Itala. He says "the...

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