December 1938

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ONE-POINT VICTORY FOR CAMBRIDGE A DIFFICULT COURSE FOR THE INTER-VARSITY TRIAL : ONLY ONE CLEAN PERFORMANCE of rain on the night before the Inter-Varsity Trial, held as usual in the Hindhead...
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THE TREND OF RACING-CAR DESIGN BEING THE ANNUAL SURVEY OF PROGRESS MADE IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF RACING CARS DURING THE PAST SEASON THIRTY-EIGHT has been a year of considerable interest in...
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Continent& Noteo and News By AUS LAN DER Faster and Faster It seems that the days of the oldfashioned road-circuit, set amidst fields, woods and villages, are numbered. Take the beautiful Rheims...
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THE B.M.R.O.A. newly formed British Motor Race Organisers' .Association is one of the most important bodies having to do with motoring sport. Its formation is particularly opportune at a period when...
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THE MONTE CARLO RALLY The Monte Carlo Rally looks like being a success after all. It is the biggest of winter adventures—see Humphrey Symons's classic book—and one of the most instructive of road...
VINTAGE SPORT BEING THE STORY OF "FROGGY BLEU II " readers of MOTOR SPORT may remember a description of an old motor-car named "Froggy Bleu," which much to the surprise of all and sundry yielded...
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A Great Campaign since the German teams ran in this country for the first time, feeling has been running high that this country should put a team of Formula cars into action. Suggestions as to how...
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Otia/law CHILTERN CAR CLUB GUY FAWKES TRIAL, OCTOBER 30th, 1938 Drizzle in the morning and intermittent rain during the afternoon made the course for the above Trial in a fairly good condition. There...
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THE 10/23 TALBOT Sir, It i8 with great interest that I have followed the articles and correspondence Concerning " j;,5 Motoring." that have appeared from time to time in MOTOR SPORT. • Being the...
THE 8,18 TALBOT From time to time in these columns I have noticed reference to that grand little vintage car, the 8-18 Talbot. I therefore thought you might be interested to hear of a rather good...
THE CASE FOR G.P. RACING Sir, The article of "The Case for Grand Prix Racing" in the November issue was very interesting and on the whole very sound. There are one Or two things, however, which "...
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2-LITRE SUNBEAM Sir, I have pleasure in supplying the following details of the 2-litre Sunbeam Grand Prix car, 1924 edition, as requested by "Countryman." Bore 67, stroke 94 mm., cub. capacity 1,988...
TUNING THE AUSTIN SEVEN Sir, I have just read your article on "Tuning the Austin Seven" and am looking forward to the next instalment. Some of your details appear incorrect and may mislead readers...
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A WELCOME REVIVAL WILLING ENGINE POWER A FEATURE OF THE 14 H.P. LEA-FRANCIS sporting enthusiast is a difficult man to please, but once his affection has been captured by a car, it is seldom lost. Lea...
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DESIGN FOR A BRITISH FORMULA CAR As mentioned in " Rumblings," " The Motor" is putting over a highly commendable campaign for a subsidised team of British road racing cars to compete for world...
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TUNING THE AUSTIN SEVEN (Continued from the November issue, in which the Modifications made to the sia odard model since its introduction in 1922 were described and the " Brooklands and standard 1925...
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HILL-CLIMBS A. Baron (Bugatti) 50.7 secs. Prescott Prescott R. Mays (E.R.A.) 37.87 sees. R. E. Anse11 (E.R.A.) 48.91 secs. DATE May 15 28 Sept. 10 25 ORGANISERS Bugatti Owners' Club Midland...
PRINCIPAL BROOKLANDS RACES DATE RACE DISTANCE FIRST SECON TRIED WiliNrat'S SPEED April 18 The Campbell Trophy 22} miles "B. Bira " A. C. Dobson A. B. Hyde 78.70 (E.R.A.) (E.R.A.) (Maserati) June 6...
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THE GRAND PRIX RACES OF 1938 THE SEASON FINISHES WITH PROSPECTS OF EXCITING EVENTS FOR 1939 1938 season of Grand Prix racing started off with the highest expectations of international competition,...
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AN AMBITIOUS CHRISTMAS TRIAL An ambitious trial will be held by the Ford Enthusiasts' Club on Bank Holiday, December 27th, on private ground at Camberley if War Office permission to use this area...
THE 1939 R.A.C. RALLY The R.A.C. Rally has undergone another change for 3939. Although it is not yet as we would wish it, with trials hills, speed events, special tests and so on split up by long...
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THE VETERAN RUN TO BRIGHTON A RECORD ENTRY AND SPLENDID ORGANISATION N November 20th the R.A.C. and the Veteran Car Club again gave us one of the inimitable runs to Brighton for cars built prior to...
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MAJOR GARDNER DOES 187 M.P.H. ASTONISHING RECORDS SET UP BY BRITISH 1100 c.c. M.G. of the most remarkable records ever set up were established by Major A, J. G. Gardner last month, driving his 1,087...

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