August 1954

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  Gonzalez Wins Magnificently, with Hawthorn Second. Lotus and Aston Martin Dominate Sports-Car Races. Moss First in 500-c.c. Event The British GP, organised by the B.R.D.C. for the R.A.C. and run at...
Ferrari Vanquishes Mercedes-Benz In British Grand Prix ... Page 419 Second Grand Premio Superctemagiore... Page 421 A Spring G.N. ... Page 421 The Week-End At Reims... Page 424 Rumblings ... Page 430...
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Convincing win for new Ferraris Monza, June 27th In the past the June meeting at Monza has been the Grand Prix of the Autodromo, but this year the Italian petrol company Supercortemaggiore took over...
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At the V.S.C.C. Silverstone meeting we fell over a small racing car in the Paddock, but otherwise took no particular notice of it. Calling on Nigel Arnold-Foster the other day we realised that what...
We are asked to state that the Simca Aronde which won the Cheltenham M.C. Fuel Economy Contest, driven by Wilkins and Gascoine, was entered by C. M. Walker of Walker and Ward. Ltd., and was prepared...
The pleasure of motoring is closely bound up with the roads you traverse, and the cars you encounter, as well as with the vehicles you drive. Running into London along A 30 in a Renault 750 recently...
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All The Winners. — Fangio in Mercedes-Benz No 18 which won the French G.P., Kling in Mercedes-Benz No. 20 which finished second, and Alfred Neubauer, who controls the cars from Stuttgart. Once again...
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Dorretti Day At Silverstone What with the Eclipse of the Sun on the last day of June and the British debut of the Spaghetti on July 1st we have been having quite a time. Seriously, the premiere of...
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A New Standard in Grand Prix Design Everyone interested in Grand Prix racing has been awaiting the appearance of the new Mercédès-Benz with great expectations, remembering the peak of perfection that...
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An Economical Overhead Camshaft Open Four-Seater in the Pre-War Sports-Car Tradition Visits Some M.C.C. "Observed Sections" In my article in the July issue of Motor Sport on the meagre number of...
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A gentleman friend of mine who took to owning sports cars as a hobby rather after middle-age — he had an immaculate Type 40 Bugatti and two Bertelli Aston Martins — used to express the view that if...
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Sir, I observe, with some joy I must confess, that the products of one of our larger groups of manufacturers are to be denied to you for road test. After producing one decent car, this concern is...
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"Popular Mechanix Auto Album." 160 pp. (Popular Mechanics Company, 200, East Ontario Street, Chicago 11, Ill.) This is a story of the motor car in picture and prose from 1769 to 1952, somewhat...
(July 3rd) One has come to expect M.C.C.'s events to be efficiently run and their fifth Silverstone race meeting was no exception. It commenced with the customary one-hour high-speed trials for cars...
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Les Essarts. July 11th. Being held just one week after the catastrophic French Grand Prix, the race at Rouen suffered from many of the competitors' cars not having sufficient time for preparation....
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"Daily Express" Silverstone - French Grand Prix Reims - Reims 12-hour Sports-Car Race Top, left: Revenge Is Sweet. — Gonzalez in the Ferrari which, by winning the British Grand Prix, mode up for the...
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Roy Salvadori skidded off at Copse Corner, a sharp shower having made the track very treacherous. He quickly reversed, and as he accelerated away M. Sparken in his Maserati rotated and literally...
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David Scott-Moncrieff Recalls how he has Motored Since World War II (Illustration captions by the author) My stepfather-in-law has true Edwardian contempt for anything that is not of the very best....
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Those who require a copy of the 1954 Competition Calendar in convenient pocket size can obtain same from Ernest Newton & Co., Ltd., Faraday Chemical Works, Holt Street, Birmingham. There is no...
Sir. With regard to Mr. Banks' attack on the 2 cv. and subsequent letters — I took delivery of one of these delightful little cars shortly after, and largely as a result of, the road teat by the...
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The Triumph At Le Mans Sir, As one of the pit staff for the Triumph TR2 entry at Le Mans, it is felt that your comments in the report of the event do injustice to one of the few private entries, and...
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Commenting on the behaviour of competing cars at a rough section of its Autocross last May, the Hants and Berks M.G., in its monthly bulletin, states: "Beyond all doubt Layer's Citroën Light Fifteen...
Golf Monthly, in an article purporting to show that present-day cars are infinitely better than their pre-war predecessors, quotes acceleration up to the eighty mark in a Vauxhall Velox "in about 15...
Gristophorus is a beautifully produced, illustrated publication, with a magnificent colour cover, devoted to the past and present creations of the versatile and talented Dr. Porsche. The current...
In order to meet the demand which the new Lighting Regulations will bring next October, Plastilite Patents, Ltd., of Bromley, Kent, have brought out the "Safeglow" reflectors, which have accurately-...
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Lagonda Club In its excellent, printed quarterly magazine, The Lagonda, we read: "I have found readers of that specialised periodical [ourselves!] know much about Lagondas, and even own them, but...
R. = Restricted Event. C. = Closed Event. C. I. = Closed Invitation Event. N..= National Event. I.= International Event. 1st. — Liverpool M.C. Driving tests, Liverpool. C.I. Aberdeen & Dist. M....

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