August 1956

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The Octane Race The Octane Race which the leading Petroleum Companies are about to enter is of interest to those who run high-performance cars with high-compression engines. Shell-Mex and BP Ltd were...
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A win for Fangio at last Silverstone, July 14th. The British event to count in the World Championship series returned once more to Silverstone, sponsored by the Daily Express, where the circuit...
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A valiant attempt by Vanwall Reims, July 1st. The triangular circuit of Reims-Gueux is one of the few that have not been altered over the past year or two, and remaining the same as when last used in...
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Unlucky Jean Behra Les Essarts, July 8th. This year's Grand Prix organised by the Automobile Club of Normandie was limited to sports cars not exceeding 3,000 cc and, following closely on the Reims...
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[In this instalment of a popular series, Ivor Perren of Trowbridge describes the sort of cars a post-war enthusiast could buy with small bags of lolly.  Ed]  My story, I suppose, is much the same as...
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Impressions of the Super Snipe, a beautifully equipped and sensibly appointed luxury car at a competitive price. Many manufacturers thought, rougly as it proved, that after the 1914/18 disturbance ...
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Vintage Day at Oulton Park Last year the Vintage Sports Car CIub took another step forward  in its commendable career by holding a race meeting at Oulton Park road circuit, thereby forging a post-war...
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The Riley Register was formed in 1954 to keep the owners ot Coventry Rileys in touch with each other, and to help them maintain their cars in good order. This is a particularly important function in...
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Sorting out the Yanks One of the pleasures of being in the Editorial Chair of Motor Sport concerns the various absorbing cuttings, magazines and photographs which we receive from thoughtful readers....
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"Juan Manuel Fangio," by Gunther Molter. 184 pp, 81/2 in by 51/2 in (GT.Foulis & Co Ltd, 7 Milford Lane, Strand, WC2. 21s) This is perhaps the most interesting of all the recent biographies of...
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Traditionally the French Grand Prix is the greatest of the Formula 1 races and when this event takes place on the splendid Reims-Gueux circuit few will argue. Consequently this year the Editor joined...
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Having a few days to spare I paid a visit to the Monza Autodrome and during the course of a week there was almost continuous activity. The Monza Autodrome is a very permanent fixture and is always...
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The new Bugatti Grand Prix car made its first public appearance during practice for the French Grand Prix, as had been promised earlier in the year, and though it did not give a very impressive...
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The BARC staged its third Members' Sports-Car Race Meeting of 1956 at Goodwood last month. The races, contested in dull but dry weather, were not especially exciting, possibly because a new rule was...
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Collins on Form, Hawthorn in Luck Monza, June 24th. The annual 1,000 kilometre race on the Monza track, which is financed by the Agip-BP petrol company of Italy, and named after their big refinery at...
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Hawthorn should have been very grateful to the modified A30 gearbox on his Lotus. Had it not broken before the race he would not have driven for Ferrari, and he certainly would not have won with the...
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Sir. After reading the census on vehicles on British roads in your June edition, I decided to attempt to produce some figures for German roads for comparison. This census is not as large in numbers...
Sir, I would like to take up the points raised by your correspondent, GB Carver, in connection with the relative acceleration of the car and the aircraft. Two very important factors render such...
Sir, I read with interest your remarks in the July Motor Sport about the team of Jaguar cars beiog driven back to Coventry after the race at Nurburgring. I feel that rather than belittle this very...
Sir, It is certain that, with very few expensive exceptions, all normal cars are subject to either understeer or oversteer under certain road conditions. Can we then decide by considering the facts,...
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Sir, In recent issues there have appeared some very scathing remarks about kerbs alongside roads. As one who is responsible for building and maintaining several thousand miles of road, may I explain...

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