August 1959

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The Double White Lines System In an attempt to reduce the hazards of the road the Ministry of Transport has specified that the system of double white lines, which has been used experimentally in this...
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A walk-over for British cars Aintree, July 18th. As now seems traditional the British Grand Prix never rests in the same place two years running, and this time it was the B.A.R.C. who organised the...
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The 3-litre Rover can now be obtained with Girling disc brakes as standard equipment on the front wheels. This raises the price of the car from £1,665 to £1,715, an increase of £50, but with the high...
The 4½-litre Lagonda Sir, In his letter in the July issue dealing with comparisons between the above car and the Alvis Speed 25 and 4.3 litre, Mr. Michael suggests that the performance figures quoted...
Readers of papers and journals rely for good pictures on hard-working photographers, who, at motor races, are often doing a somewhat dangerous job of work. And it is work, for they are expected by...
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Regular readers may recall that in 1957 I wrote up the story of the 4.5-litre Maserati, and included a picture of one of the cars with the chassis designer standing alongside. A student of Modern...
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On a cold and wet morning in June a party of journalists assembled at the R.A.C. in Pall Mall at the invitation of the British Motor Corporation to take part in a trip to the South of France to test...
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The way to Hell, we are told, is paved with good intentions. The same may be true of roads in the Spelthorne division of the Parish of Sunbury in the County of Middlesex but this did not help the...
Private Flying in the U.S.A. During the course of the inaugural Wakefield Memorial Lecture marking the centenary of Lord Wakefield's birth, which Peter Masefield, M.A. (Eng.), Fr.Ae.S., M.Inst.T.,...
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A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters The V.S.C.C. Oulton Park Race Meeting (June 27th) The Vintage S.C.C.'s annual race meeting at Oulton Park took place in showery weather this year and as the...
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Sir, The Edwardian chassis you saw at the Andover Steam Engine Rally on May 9th was the 11.4 Hupmobile, two of which we had in the "stud" in 1914. It was thought to be a 1907 model, but I should put...
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Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Veteran Car Rally (July 4th) Results: Rally: Veteran Class: H. R. Timmis (1903 Gladiator), 50½ miles. Edwardian Class: H. W. Ardran (1907 Napier), 267 miles. Trial: The...
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In the Salisbury Area . . . The roads across Salisbury Plain and the country surrounding it are a never-failing attraction for many motorists. Although in the summer months A 30 and A 303 carry much...
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The Tenth Silverstone Meeting promoted by the M.C.C. on June 27th attracted a good crowd of enthusiasts. As the meeting was for cars and motorcycles we had a very mixed bag of events. The...
Run off under ideal weather conditions before a crowd small enough to be intimately enthusiastic, the Midland M.E.C. put on some good racing, at times almost impossible to follow on account of a...
For the first time a motor race meeting is to be held virtually on Newcastle's "doorstep" -- at Ouston Aerodrome, on Saturday, August 8th. Organised jointly by the Border M.R.C. and the Newcastle...
To service cars entered by the Rootes Group for motor rallies, a special van, based on a Commer five-ton petrol engined chassis, has been placed in service. Designed to carry any Rootes Group car,...
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Downton Engineering When we called on Daniel Richmond to see what the Downton Engineering Works are offering in the way of "hotting-up" equipment we found him trying to start a 1920 Rolls-Royce "...
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Ferrari Back on Form REIMS, July 5th. This year the G.P. of the A.C.F., better known as the French Grand Prix, was given the title of G.P. d'Europe, for what it was worth, and attracted a very strong...
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A fierce G.T. race Monza, June 28th Every year in Italy for some time now a grand National Lottery is held all over the country, rather like the Irish Sweep and the result is joined in with a big...
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The Editor completes a Brisk Tour of Northern England in search of Objects of Motoring Interest. The great Ford Motor Company Ltd. of Dagenham contributes materially to the output record of the...
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June 20th-21st This year the Automobile Club de l'Ouest introduced a new feature in the running of the Le Mans 24-hour race by holding a test-day on the circuit as long ago as last April, and at...
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De Selincourt Maintains His Lead in Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy Contest. After a night of tropical storms the weather relented for the racing at Goodwood, although turning decidedly chilly...
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"What Has Four Wheels And Flies?" by Douglass Wallop (Peter Davies, 38, Bedford Square, London, W.C.1. 13s. 6d.). This novel, about a driving school at which dogs teach themselves how to drive cars,...
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Another F.2 Win for Moss Rouen, July 12th. This year the Rouen race up-graded itself slightly by holding a Formula 2 race as well as its annual sports-car event, though it always seems a pity that a...
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The Coupe Des Alpes and the new Sunbeam Alpine Even motoring journalists need a holiday, although we are often told that our job is one long holiday. So we decided to take the Sprite, now with 7,000...
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The 36th B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting (one of the two 1959 Goodwood events not qualifying for the Motor Sport Brooklands Memorial Trophy contest), which was held in blustery but dry conditions on...
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The British Motor Corporation will take a team of drivers, composed of Stirling Moss, T. H. Wisdom, Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby and Ed. Leavens, to Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, in September, in an...
During July two twins were conceived by the B.M.C.—the Austin A99 and the Wolseley 6/99. We do not think we are wrong in describing these newcomers as twins for, although they have been given...
When I described the Siddeley Special owned by Mr. D. W. Brown, B.Sc. (Motor Sport, June, page 395) I chanced to remark that I thought I could account for five of these imposing cars. Since then two...
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N.B.—Opinions Expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not neccessarily associate itself with them. -- Ed. The Triumph Herald There is one fault in the design of this which is...

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