December 1957

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New Cars, Old Names The British are traditionalists. The protests which have greeted the new Rileys are evidence that we do not suffer mildly any tampering with tradition. The old saying about giving...
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The Rootes Group have a vastly improved car in the new Humber Hawk II. The former Hawk was a wide, sluggish car which invariably inhabited the centre of British roads, driven without ambition by the...
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To conclude this year's Continental travelling in search of motor-racing and things motoring, I stopped off at the Motor Show in Turin. Now, as we all know, the "T" in Fiat, or as it used to be...
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This sprint event is enjoyable for several reasons. It is in the best tradition of pre-war sprint motoring, the course being a sporting one on private property; the road is narrow but well-surfaced,...
Sir, Having been a reader of your excellent magazine for a number of years I wonder if you or any of your readers can help me? I am restoring a 1929 Aero Morgan three-wheeler, and would be pleased to...
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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters To Brighton on Lord Montagu's 1903 Sixty Mercedes In spite of the fact that it is confined to cars built before 1905, the 1957 Veteran Car Run to Brighton,...
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Sir, I am constantly reading letters in Motor Sport of the unlikely places in which vintage and veteran cars have been found, but I think none of them are more unlikely than the place where I...
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Ludwig C. Boehner, Volkswagen's Chief Engineer, read an address two years ago before the Magnesium Association,a report of which appears in a recent issue of Magnesium. Herr Boehner said that the use...
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Vanwalls are Beaten Casablanca, October 27th. To conclude the 1957 Formula 1 season the Royal Automobile Club of Morocco organised an event at Casablanca, on a scale equal to any of the Grandes...
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This was the subject of a discussion by Graduates of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London on October 22nd. Although two speakers endeavoured to put the students on the right track,...
We have commented previously on the new Leyland transporter used to convey the victorious Vanwalls to the circuits, which made its debut at Rouen this year. Now, through the courtesy of The Leyland...
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The Guild at Goodwood This year's Test Day at Goodwood circuit, organised for the edification of its members and foreign guests by the Guild of Motoring Writers, was an unqualified success. A great...
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The Story of the "Spider" and other G.N. Matters After the Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park, I met Basil Davenport, creator of the immortal "Spider" which held the Shelsley Walsh Hill-Climb record in...
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We do not know what sort of a reception the new  Riley, introduced by the British Motor Corporation last month, will be accorded by old-time Riley enthusiasts who, when the 2.6 Riley replaced the...
While Fangio was in London recently he was presented by Daimler-Benz with a Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster, by the Guild of Motoring Writers with their "Driver of the Year" Trophy, and by K.L.G. with a...
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"The Sports Car," by John Stanford. 224 pp., 9 in. by 6 in. (B.T. Batsford Ltd., 4, Fitzhardinge Street, London, W.1. 25s.) This is another of Batsford's beautifully-produced books in their motoring...
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In time for Christmas comes the excellent news that Minimodels Ltd. have introduced their "Scalextric" rail-racing kit. They will be remembered for their Scalex model racing cars, and it was to...
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N.B. – Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. – Ed. Railton Enthusiasts Sir, I was glad to see Mr. Landall-Smith's...

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