August 1958

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Blood tastes bad Motor racing has attained immense popularity. Crowds of some 120,000 watch the Daily Express Meetings at Silverstone. More British enthusiasts journey to the Continental Grands Prix...
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  After the defeat by Ferrari at Reims it seemed almost certain that Vanwall would regain their pride of place at Silverstone, their own home ground and a medium-fast circuit on which the Ferrari...
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L'Equipe Walker scores a double Caen, July 20th. Held over 86 laps of the 3.52-kilometre circuit, the Grand Prix of Caen was a combined event for Formula I and Formula II cars, and nine of twelve...
This year's event proved exceptionally difficult and until the organisers decided to cancel the results of two of the timed sections no crews had retained a clean sheet, which is required to qualify...
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In connection with the letter from Mr. John B. Smallshow, published last month, the Daily Express asks us to point out that the competition concerning racing cars was won on the following order of...
All those motorists who make use of the efficient Channel Air Bridge operated by Silver City Airways and Air Charter will wish us to pay tribute to this excellent service on the occasion of Silver...
On the evening following the V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Meeting I availed myself of a long-standing invitation on the part of John Lindop to inspect his beautifully-restored 1930/31 ex-Lones Morgan three-...
Saloon car races appeal to spectators as providing an exciting spectacle, and, although, depending on the race rules adopted, engines may be subject to considerable modification, less can be done to...
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IF any spectator has the feeling that he is being starved of motor racing then he should pay a visit to Reims at the time of the French Grand Prix. This year there was a 12-Hour race for Gran Turismo...
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Europe has a bit of a go MONZA, ITALY, June 29th. WELL, well! After all the fuss and furore caused by certain members of the Union of Professional Racing Drivers last year about the 500-mile track...
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"The Trailblazers," by T. R. Nicholson. 178 pp., 8 9/14 x 5 3/8. (Cassell & Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, W.C.1. 21s.) Tim Nicholson has followed up his book on the great Pekin—Paris and...
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A section devoted to old-car matters INTEREST in vintage cars is spreading rapidly in Belgium. Stopping at a Shell garage just outside Charleroi recently, we met George Rapailde and his wife, who...
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Sir, The current correspondence in MOTOR SPORT regarding Cubitt cars reminds me of an incident might be of interest. In 1946 or 1947, when calling at a filling station at Weeley, Essex, I was very...
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Sir, I have just recently bought a 1928 Marmon which I intend to restore but I have had great difficulty in finding any information on this model car. It is a two seater with dickey and a canvas hood...
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Effortless silent travel at over 120 m.p.h. characterises this French luxury-cum-high performance car FRANCE, once famous for cars such as the Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, Delage, Delahaye and Darracq,...
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A review THERE is little point at this late stage after the Le Mans 24 hour race in giving a lap by lap or hour by hour detailed account of the event; it is sufficient to précis the major happenings...
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Avon A new high-speed car tyre is the latest product to come from this Wiltshire firm, and it is named the Avon Turbospeed. It is designed for fitting to sports and racing cars and can be used, with...
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IT has been known for some time in motoring's inner circle that the Nuffield Organisation has been working on a twin o.h.c. version of the existing M.G.A. to be supplementary to that popular sports...
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Three versions of the installation of the four-cylinder Offenhauser engine as used in all the Indianapolis cars at Monza. Left: The upright angled engine on the Wolcott Special. Right: The upright...
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In hot sunshine one of the world's great motor races commences. At the fast circuit set in the rolling plain near Reims, the French champagne city, the starter has just let fall the flag and in a...
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Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Cars demonstrated. W. F. Moss drives fearlessly to win Seaman Trophies Race in his 1936 E.R.A. PRE-WAR RACING CAR. POST-WAR TRANSPORTER.—The sight and sound of the...
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EVERY year for the last eight years the Sunbeam S.T.D. Register has arranged for its keener members to take their Sunbeams back to their birthplace, Wolverhampton. This year the event was held on...
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A new car from the oldest motor-car manufacturing firm, Daimler, is always significant. Although it is by no means a sports car, we welcome the recently announced 3.8-litre, 6-cylinder, Daimler...
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Sir, I note your readers have taken an interest in plastic model-car kits. I have assembled a great many of these, and believe I have sampled just about all of the offerings of U.S. manufacturers....
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Sir, In your May issue you reported in glowing terms on the National Benzole Maps just issued. Emboldened by your statement that "These maps . . . show . . . the tiniest by-ways . . . ," I...
Sir, In reply to Mr. Harbord's criticism of our new road maps, may we say the following: Our object in producing these maps was to make available to the motorist a clear record of all roads in...
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Sir, Now that the lamentations at the passing of the Riley Pathfinder have died down, can I enjoin you to mourn with me at the demise of that most honest of fine cars, the Series 11 Morris Isis? I...
Sir, Having enjoyed the article on "How Rovers are made," I cannot resist sending you "Roverdom" telling how "Rovers were made"! Here you can see the old craftsman taking a keen interest in his job...
Sir, As a garage proprietor, an owner of a 1959 Bandersnatch 90 and a shareholder in a car manufacturing company, I can give your disgruntled readers who own disreputable old crocks—one can hardly...
Sir, We have to refer to the letter in your June issue from Mr. G. J. Vineall, Technical Director of Rocol Limited, the inaccuracy of which surprises us. Mr. Vineall stated that "if the oil is clear...

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