December 1949

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Matters of Moment ... Page 497 Reports of Recent Events ... Page 499 To Brighton on Four Cylinders ... Page 501 This "Hot-Rod" Business ... Page 503 Week-End with a Sunbeam-Talbot ''90' ... Page 505...
The 1950 International Calendar The Calendrier for next season has been passed by the Federation International de l'Automobile after a special meeting in Paris, and issued for all those interested to...
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M.C.C. Sporting Trial This year's Sporting Trial of the Motor Cycling Club, which started from Buxton on October 22nd, attracted 88 car entries and also the rain, which rendered it a difficult event...
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Manufacturers, designers, publicity specialists and ordinary readers will be interested in the motoring features which appeared in the October issue of that ambitiously laid-out British magazine "...
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The Editor Accompanies Geoffrey Frank on the Veteran Car Run in a 1902 15-h.p. Panhard et Levassor Each year, on the memorable day when the veterans go to Brighton, the V.C.C. is kind enough to find...
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The "hot-rod" craze, which originated in Southern California in the late nineteen-thirties, has spread throughout America. Over here we find the speeds achieved by "souped-up" L-head engined American...
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The recent announcement of the conversion of Rootes Securities to a public company and of its past year's earnings totalling £1,143,000 focusses attention on its products, of which the Sunbeam-Talbot...
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In fog conditions on November 19th, the Harrow C.C. ran off a most effective and stiff trial, the sections, mostly long slippery grass slopes, subdivided and marked accordingly, and all located...
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An Exhilarating Day's Motoring in Peter Clark's 1½ H.R.G. History, they say, repeats itself. Certainly in 1939 Peter Clark invited us to borrow his Meadows-engined "Le Mans" H.R.G. for a brisk day's...
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by "Baladeur" "'The Eternal Second.' I wonder in how many races Giradot finished second! He certainly won Paris-Boulogne and the Gordon-Bennett race in 1899, but he finished second in so many more...
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by F. W. Stileslate Managing Director of Alfa-Romeo British Sales, Ltd. PART V —  The Supercharged 2nd Series 1¾-litre Twin-o.h.c. Models. Before we leave the 1,750-c.c. models I must describe the...
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  The V.S.C.C. held another of its driving-test meetings at Bisley on November 20th, and obtained an entry of 37 vintage and 15 modern cars. The tests were not very inspired, comprising a slow-fast...
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by John R. Coombes and John Wyer  The heading above refers, not as might be thought to the happy times we enjoyed between World War 1 and World War II, but to the cars manufactured during that period...
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The Third Meeting of the Clubs, held at the R.A.C. on November 18th, gave organisers and competitors a chance to hand the R.A.C. Competitions Committee verbal bouquets, followed by numerous brickbats...
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Towards the end of last month, by courtesy of Mr. H. M. Johnson, we took an evening drive in his Citroën Six saloon with Wade-Ventor supercharger installation. The appearance of the car intrigues,...
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Anyone who motors as the enthusiast motors must surely give some thought to the roads his car traverses and derive pleasure therefrom. It may be a case of appreciating long, well-surfaced straight...
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The Vintage Car In spite of the fact that this is nearly A.D. 1950, letters still arrive in numbers at the Motor Sport offices extolling vintage cars. The other day we fell to wondering just what it...
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The notes in the October issue on "Riley Nine Recognition" aroused so much interest among prospective purchasers of these still-popular cars that it is opportune to add a few further comments. If you...
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From Donald Gill come some interesting notes about his "28/60" Vauxhall. Not only is he getting much pleasure and satisfactory service from one of these fine vintage cars, but a friend of his this...
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We Hear K. C. Radburn, F.S.M.C., F.I.O.O. retains his keenness for Salmsons, but, conceding to his wife's request, has purchased a "San Sebastian" coupé model. He would like owners of vintage...
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For the benefit of those overseas purchasers who might prefer to fit the more powerful engine not obtainable in Great Britain, the J2 Allard has been designed specially to accommodate such...
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Sense From the States Sir,  Your magazine is absolutely the best. I read Motor and Autocar, but I believe that Motor Sport tops them all. Nothing of the sort is published over here and I think it a...
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Published by The Teesdale Publishing Co., Ltd., 15-17, City Road, London, and printed by Tee & Whiten and J. Mead, Ltd., 21, City Road, London, E.C.1. Trade Agents Horace Marshall & son, Ltd...

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