December 1931

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From beginning to end Dunlop quality rests on a sure and scientific foundation. It is the result of patient research, wide experience, comprehensive testing and knowledge properly applied. Dunlop...
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Against all Corners! 21 International Records are now held by 9 h.p. 1,093 c.c. Riley Cars. In the case of records marked' the car was a standard Monaco Saloon running with sealed bonnet. The other...
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Tpossibility of a British racing car is one which is often discussed by the motoring fraternity, and the fact that at present all racing car events go to foreign makes is sometimes used as an...
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THE INTER VARSITY TRIAL Oxford and Cambridge hold their A Milled A//air. N Saturday, November 14th, occurred the annual mud lark between the C.U.A.C. and the O.U.C.C. The weather was good, and...
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CHARLES FOLLETT LTD., 18, BERKELEY STREET, W.1. MASERATI 1,100 c.c. two seater in 100% condition, 6,860 kilometres, just recellulosed, complete with Triplex windscreen, disappearing hood. Ready for...
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power-weight ratio and a solid back axle. P. L. B. Wills got his Lea-Francis up by good driving. One or two easy hills, mixed up with some Icknield Way brought us to Lewlaior, which was easily...
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The Monte Carlo Rally. MEMBERS of the Riley Motor Club are making a determined bid for the Monte Carlo Rally next January. Their entry comprises five 9 h.p. cars, and in addition there will be three...
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"NUMBER 26" On the Road with one of the Aston-Martin Team Cars. THE; name of Aston-Martin has long been one which stands for quality in motoring, and even in these days of cut prices and superficial...
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Driving in Fog. AT the recent International Illumination Congress held at Cambridge, the fallacy of using a yellow light to improve penetration during fog was raised by The Automobile Association's...
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I42'umblings OANERGES NOW that the period of fogs and other inflictions of the season are upon us, we have once more to consider means of getting about in spite of them. It is quite obvious that we...
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A LOSS TO BROOKLANDS. IVIL flying in this country and Brook lands aerodrome in particular suf fered a severe loss last month when Captain B. Al Jones of the B.S.P., was involved in .a fatal aeroplane...
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STRIKING SPORTS A NEW SWALLOW MODEL DISTINCTIVE lines have always characterized all Swallow "specials," and the "S.S.I." sports coupe which the Swallow Coachbuilding Co., of Foleshill, Coventry, are...
THE " LONDON-EXETER " SOME NEW ARRANGEMENTS ONCE again we have come round to the month of the Motor Cycling Club's classic London-toExeter Trial, and this will be the seventeenth of the series. But...
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Modem Carburettor Development POPULAR INSTRUMENTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE SPORTS CAR OW NER. II' is certainly a far cry from the wick and surface carburettors of the early days of motoring to the...
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The latest mod.0 of this make is the U type, which incorporates many ingenious and desirable features. Great care has been taken in the streamlining of the interior passages, while accessibility has...
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A DAY WITH THE TESTERS T, i IS , " said our escort as we passed through two big sliding doors. " is the road test department—not the biggest section of our works, but one which is very important...
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THE YEAR IN RETROSPECT A REVIEW OF THE SEASON'S RACING. , IN most other respects, I suppose, 1931 will go down to history as a black year of depression— at least everybody must be toping that the...
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700 Miles in 700 Minutes. The last of a series of seven tests under A.C.U. observation was brought to a successful conclusion by the manufacturers of Ariel motorcycles some little time ago. There are...
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VETERAN TYPES X.---A 1 / 4 G. P. OPEL /N all the long history of motor racing there has probably never been a contest more interesting in prospect Or more dramatic in its conclusions than the Grand...
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Word on INDIVIDUALITY ••••••••■•■•••••■• It is obviously impossible for a firm producing massproduction cars to build to any particular owner's individual requirements—we, however, have always made a...
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IFUAZIEU CAUS (Managing Director : H. J. ALDINGTON) "Falcon Works," London Road, lsleworth, Middlesex. Telephone: HOUNSLOW 3 1 7 I —3 1 72. we build a motor car which will more than satisfy the most...
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TWO H ME-BUILT HYBRIDS An Amateur's Efforts at Car Building. • N the early. days of the motor-car I and its now defunct offspring, . the cyclecar, home-made ve hicles were quite common, but the...
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etialiewd THE NORTH WEST LONDON M.C. ON the 12th of this month the club will run the twenty-first LondonGloucester trial. Car members of the following clubs are eligible to compete :— All clubs in...
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ITEMS OF INTF,RhST FROM VARIOUTS SOITRCES A Hill Climb Venue Wanted. T • irE Light Car Club are desirous of organising a speed hill climb or a series of speed hill climbs during the 1932 season, but...
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CRANKSHAFT COMPROMISES rthe earlier days of the internal combustion engine the question of crankshaft design had not attained anything like the importance it has today. This was due to the fact that...
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TrainSignal revelopments. NO motorist likes unnecessary delay in the way of traffic hold-ups, but what exasperates him most of all is " standing by" for a red light to change, via amber, to green,...
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THE VETERANS HAVE A DAY OUT By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. ANYONE who had chanced to penetrate to the first floor of Messrs. Moon's Super Service Station in the Buckingham Palace Road on the morning of Sunday...
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WHAT AMERICA IS DOING TREND OF AVIATION IN THE U.S.A. WHILE England can claim with every justification to be the builder of the World's fastest aircraft, the finest aero engines, and to be the...
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AND THE STAG LAN ONDON AEROPLANE CLU THE names of Stag Lane Aerodrome and the London Aeroplane Club are synonymous—one cannot think of one without the other, for both, to a large extent, have grown...
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AERONAUTICAL LECTURES. SOME time ago the Royal Aeronautical Society started an experimental scheme of lectures at public schools on the history of flying and other aviation subjects. The response has...
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" SWIFT " FLIES to AUSTRALIA BUTLER'S MAGNIFICENT FLIGHT. THE complete practicability of the ultra-small and comparatively lowpowered aeroplane for really serious work was demonstrated as it never...
WIRELESS WEATHER REPORTS. UNDER a special licence issued by the Postmaster General, The Automobile Association will now broadcast eight times daily, by wireless telephony, weather reports and...
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STRE-AMS " Shilling-a-week " Clubs. IHEAR that the membership of the L.G.O.C. Flying Club is now round about 1,300, and that things are going well with them. Whoever is responsible for the...
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A FORERUNNER OF THE SPEEDBOAT A CRAFT WHICH CLOSELY RESEMBLED THE SEMIDISPLACEMENT BOAT OF TO-DAY WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT FORTY YEARS AGO TEL4 advent of the semi-displacement type of speedboat in this...
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The "Sea Snipe." THE engine of the Humber Snipe —a six cylinder unit of 23.8 h.p. R.A.C. rating, developing 72 h.p. on the bra.ke—has been adapted to marine purposes by Messrs. Thornycroft, who have...
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II-1 IE 11Z E and IF IH IE ik IE By -arnsliez ft" Father of the Motor Industry /_T is difficult to realise that the British motor industry, now so important a factor in the national scheme, is...
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