August 1949

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With this issue Motor Sport celebrates its Silver Jubilee. To be factual, the very first number appeared on the bookstalls during July, 1924, bearing the title of The Brooklands Gazette, but to be...
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From T. G. Moore, Esq., who was Chairman and Editor of Motor Sport from 1929 until 1936: As a former Chairman and Editor of Motor Sport, I feel I must send you my congratulations on the Silver...
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Special Silver Jubilee Contribution by Cecil Clutton There are very few G.N.s still running today, fewer still in anything like original trim. Nevertheless, so typical is this make of the sporting...
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The event for pre-1917 cars organised by the Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. on July 16th was one of the best veteran fixtures yet, for, besides the usual rally, ending at Welch's garage, where...
Christie's Cooper 1,000 Makes F.t.d. at July Meeting. Many Incidents on Slippery Course After weeks of fine weather rain in the night left Prescott in a slippery condition for the B.O.C. Open Meeting...
In the May issue the Healey Motor Co., Ltd., arranged to lend us the Mille Miglia class-winning Healey for road-test immediately it returned to this country. Due to circumstances beyond the maker's...
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Chinetti and Lucas Victorious in the dramatic 24 hour Sports Car Race at Spa. Delage second, Aston Martin third. H.G.R. take Team Prize. Class wins by H.G.R. and Jowett Javelin. The Spa 24-Hour...
Chiron (Talbot) wins the French G.P. — and Peter Whitehead (Ferrari) makes f.t.d., and finishes third This year the French Grand Prix — not the classic A.C.F. race — was run over 310 miles of the...
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A Successful Members' Meeting at Silverstone W. A. L. Cook (4 1/2-litre Bentley) Makes Fastest Average in One-hour High-speed Trial. Habershon (1 1/2-litre G.P. Delage) Wins the "1908 G.P. Itala"...
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Those Bread-and-Butter Continentals Sir, Mr. A. E. Frost's letter regarding small British cars versus Continental appears to be based on numerous fearful misconceptions. To take these in order: 1....
Pierre Marechal There was something unique in Pierre Marechal's make-up which appealed to everyone. His exploits at the wheel of his "Speed Six" Bentley in the post-war competition world have often...
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On July 8th the Events Committee of the British Automobile Racing Club invited members to meet at the R.A.C. for the purpose of a discussion on sports car racing. The meeting was ill-timed. Had it...
Yet another enjoyable "clubmen's day" occupied Silverstone on July 9th when the "500" Club realised a long-standing ambition and offered real racing to its enthusiastic members. Two three-lap races,...
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at Rest and Be Thankful Poore Second. Peter Walker Third The R.S.A.C.'s speed hill-climb at Rest and Be Thankful on July 9th was quite unique in this country, for the very difficult course (May's...
Use of Redundant Airfields for Motor Sport The following is an extract from the motor sport bulletin published by the Royal Automobile Club's Competitions Department early in July : "In anticipation...
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Silverstone, Prescott, Bristol Veteran Trial
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Looking Back This Silver Jubilee of Motor Sport unleashes a flood of memories. When this was first published outer-circuit racing held sway at Brooklands, the Land Speed Record stood at a mere 146.16...
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We Hear Lincolnshire seems to harbour early cars, and amongst those reported as seen recently are a Stellite, in daily use, an "11/22" Wolseley two-seater, a G.W.K., a Trojan "Achilles" saloon, a...
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The Belgian Grand Prix Rosier added to the prestige he gained at Silverstone, by winning the Belgian Grand Prix in his 4 1/2-litre Talbot, averaging 96.95 m.p.h. for the 314 miles. Villoresi's...
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Far too few people remain with us who remember the pioneering days of motoring or the grand Edwardian era and consequently any correspondence on the subject which is received at the Motor Sport...
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At Bouley Bay Allard made f.t.d. in 55.6 sec. Fry was 0.2 sec. slower in the Freikaiserwagen. Poore and Stirling Moss tied for third place in 66.2 sec., with 3.8 and 1-litres, respectively, Mays...

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