August 1955

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Matters of Moment …Page 443 8th British Grand Prix …Page 444 The Racing Mechanics — W. E. Wilkinson …Page 447 Fixtures for August ... Page 449 The Sunbeam MK. III Saloon ... Page 450...
The British Grand Prix After a period of over a month without a major motor race, Aintree became the animated scene of the B.A.R.C. British Grand Prix on July 16th, and, run off in hot summer weather...
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  For the first time since 1948, the British Grand Prix did not take place among the green fields of Buckinghamshire but instead was organised in the industrial north-west of England, on the Aintree...
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(Continued from the June issue) W. E. Wilkinson By the very nature of "Wilky" (the abbreviation is automatic), it is no use trying to put him in any particular category. He is just Wilky, one of...
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Sir, The Roesch Talbot is a good car, however I would not list the dynamotor among its virtues as perhaps Mr. J. H. Clarke does. Why? I have just met someone who was faced with a £35 repair bill when...
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The Car which won this year's Monte Carlo Rally In the latest Sunbeam saloon, the 80 b.h.p. Mk III version, the Rootes Group has a handsome-looking, compact car offering comfort and convenience to...
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The recent cancellation of the French Grand Prix and other races meant that there was something of a lull in Continental reporting, apart from some minor events, until a return was made to the...
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Dear Sir. Twice in my life I have been so much under the influence of alcohol that I cannot remember what I was doing, with the exception that I was on both occasions in the company of F. W. Dixon....
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by Rob Walker Many people have asked me why I prefer the 300SL to an XK140, and what the Mercedes has got that the Jaguar has not. Well, I don't want to get involved in this sort of argument and,...
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(See also pages 484/5) Sir, Being amused and not incensed by Mr. Rawnits somewhat callow "snook" at Vintagents, the following may help him to discover the "tick" that definitely exists. I became a...
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The Editor Investigates the Strategy, Methods and Personality of the Greatest of All Grand Prix Drivers The late Tazio Nuvolari was, in my estimation, the greatest of all racing drivers. It is...
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Westmorland M.C. The Westmorland Motor Club's Summer Regularity Trial for cars and motor-cycles was run over 76 miles of main and secondary roads in north, east and south Westmorland on Sunday, July...
Comber straight Nuvolari overtook Hall, who was holding 112 m.p.h. and the latter hit a bank, buckling a wheel. That lap the Italian clocked 10 min. 6 sec., or 81.15 m.p.h. Yet Hamilton began to gain...
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On July 2nd/3rd the Sunbeam S.T. D. Register held its Fifth Annual Wolverhampton week-end. On the Saturday the first contingent in the age/distance rally clocked in at Albrighton, while from...
Many readers sent in the correct solution to last month's quiz picture, the Riley driver being none other than Billy Cotton, the famous band-leader, at Brooklands before the war. First correct...
The new Secretary of the Renault O.C. is Geoffrey Bradman, 30, Vincent Court, Seymour Place, London, W.1. Their next event will be a short rally to be held on September 10th.
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— Conclusion Seldom has an article in any motor paper aroused so much interest amongst correspondents as that on "The Motor-Car in Fiction," which appeared in Motor Sport last April. We published...
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The International Rally which marked the Silver Jubilee of the Veteran Car Club took place from July 6th.-10th. It consisted of rallying in pre-1917 cars from starting points at London, Cambridge,...
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British Grand Prix E.C.C.C. Snetterton Brands Hatch M.C.C. Silverstone V.C.C. Jubilee Rally 750 M.C. Relay Race Top, left: British Hope. — Harry Schell, after retiring in his Vanwall Special, put on...
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The Fiat 1,100 TV Shortly after spending a pleasant week-end road-testing the Fiat 1,100 saloon, which report appeared in Motor Sport last month, we were able to try the faster Fiat 1,100 TV, or...
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Sir, The real absurdity of the vintage movement is becoming more and more apparent now that the surviving examples of the truly great motor cars tend to get fewer every year, due to both natural...
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Prescott hill-climb venue was looking its best two days after Midsummer's day, on the occasion of the B.O.C. Members' Meeting, and with an excellent entry of 101, the Paddock was a hive of activity....
On July 2nd the Motor Cycling Club held a mixed race meeting for cars and motor-cycles; a series of One-Hour Trials and 5-Lap Handicap Races was organised, alternating between car and motor-cycle...
The M.M.E.C. ran slickly through a programme of 14 races at Silverstone in typical "M.M.E.C. weather." Dickie Steed's recently-assembled Cooper-Climax won the first race from the Loti of Lewis and...
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"Drivers in Action," by Louis Klemantaski and Michael Frostick. 64 pages, 7 ½ in. by 10 in. (The Bodley Head, 28, Little Russell Street, London, W.C.1. 12s. 6d.) There is nothing over-elaborate, yet...
Sir, I have been taking your excellent journal for some years now, and would at once congratulate you upon its make-up, contents and policies. I must say that I have always found you to be accurate...
We record with deep regret the fatal accident which occurred during the Leinster Trophy Race, which cost the life of Don Beauman, am exceedingly competent driver of Connaught cars.
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On Sunday, July 10th, the British Racing and Sports Car Club held another race meeting for Formula III racing cars and sports cars. The weather was fine and all the well-known drivers arrived to take...
On June 25th the Eastern Counties M.C. held a national sports-car meeting at Snetterton. The highlight of the day was the 100mile race, which was divided into three classes, and was supported by one...
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N.B.— Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them. — Ed. Large or Small Engines? Sir, Much has been written recently about the...

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