December 1958

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The Storm over the 1961 Formula The C.S.I.'s announcement of the 1961 Grand Prix formula, made at the R.A.C. on October 29th, sparked off an immediate storm which shows no sign of abating. Nearly...
We join all followers of motor racing in mourning the passing of young Stuart Lewis-Evans, who. from successes in 500-c.c. racing, earned his place in the Vanwall team, in which he was a truly...
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One of the more pleasing novelties which we came across recently, and which will make a fine Christmas present for, as the makers put it, " boys of all ages," is the D.C. hot-air engine. At one time...
The British Racing and Sports Car Club announce that for the 1959 motor racing season, a change will be made in the Formula III fuel regulations. It was hoped that at the recent meeting of the F.I.A...
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A review of their most successful season In spite of much comment, Mr. G. A. Vandervell refused to bring his 1958 team to the starting line until the first of the events for the World Championship...
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The Story of "The Terror," "The Spook" and the Frazer-Nash-Union-Special In the late nineteen-twenties and nineteen-thirties Richard G. J. Nash was extremely successful as an amateur speed trial and...
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It was a pathetic news item in the Evening Standard last month which reported that Vera Fusek, the 26-year-old stage and T.V. star broke down and wept in an Eastbourne police court when the police...
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A 1913 25/35 Brixia-Züst For those Motor Sport readers who cannot claim a readership-span of nearly thirty years I should explain, before embarking on the thirty-ninth article in this series, that E...
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The fact that the F.I.A. have announced a new Formula for Grand Prix racing is no longer news, for practically everyone, knowledgeable and unknowledgeable, has expressed an opinion on it; indeed, it...
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In the early part of this year there began a movement in Club circles in Great Britain to encourage interest in building and racing single-seater ears. The basic idea was to provide an activity for...
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Although motoring is now a seasonal occupation, there are days and nights when, for the next three months, motoring on paper is often preferable to motoring on the roads of this country! Consequently...
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During Showtime in London a picture appeared in a respected weekly contemporary journal showing a Lotus Elite coupé parked at the roadside approximately 100 miles north of Rome on the Mediterranean...
The performance of the new Aston Martin DB4 in going from rest to 100 m.p.h. and again coming to rest in the space of 27.2 seconds, officially timed at M.I.R.A., is notable. But. we wonder who...
We referred briefly last month to a fine electrically-driven 1957 Vanwall Grand Prix car made by Tri-ang in their "Minic" series of motor-car miniatures. This is to 1/20-scale and is beautifully made...
It is generally conceded that in not requesting a Vanwall G.P. car for exhibition at the Earls Court Motor Show the S.M.M.T. did the Wrong Thing. Mike Hawthorn, in his speech at the R.A.C. after the...
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Part 2—The Post-Vintage Period As has been seen in the first part of this history, the Armstrong Siddeley was, and still is, built at Coventry alongside aero-engines. Consequently, it is a car...
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Sir, Your history of the Armstrong Siddeley Car brings to mind my own slight association with them. Going into the motor trade as an apprentice mechanic at the age of sixteen, I can, even after...
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This year's miscellany of photographs started at Syracuse with a Ferrari mechanic, starting a Dino 246 up the blunt end. Motoring about in Italy, it soon became obvious that the 3½-litre G.T....
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Protection of varying kinds from the rain on November 2nd. Mrs. Fotheringham-Parker's 1903 8-h.p. Renault, hood up. and G. E. Solomon's. 1904 6-h.p. umbrella up, in the early stages of the R.A.C....
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Two New Shell Films During the London Motor Show Shell-Mex and B.P. Ltd. held their eagerly-awaited party at Shell-Mex House, which was attended by many celebrities, amongst whom were noticed...
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The R.A.C. Brighton Run This year the November classic, held on November 2nd, attracted 206 entries, or 30 fewer than in 1957. These included some veterans appearing for the first time in the Run,...
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We had recently the pleasure of meeting Mr. H. J. Bentley, who, in 1920, was racing mechanic to H. Kensington Moir at the Straker-Squire factory at Edmonton. Mr. Bentley recalls that when the six-...
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Sir, I was most interested in your "Fragment" on the Arab car as I am restoring one, and know of two other survivors. Your illustration shows the tourer but my car has a much lower cranked chassis (...
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Lighter and brighter—this was the trend in car colours at the International Motor Show. In particular, coffee and cream shades have been used extensively, both individually and in two-tone...
The achievement of Rob Walker and Alf Francis in winning both the Argentine and Monaco Grands Prix (the first time a private owner has won a Grande Epreuve for over twenty years), against the might...
Lambretta, the Italian scooter manufacturers, put out some very pleasing publicity pictures, mostly depicting charming young women enjoying scooter freedom. They have also put out recently a new...
First Moss, now Hawthorn, state emphatically that they prefer automatic transmission to a gear change which calls for manual skill. This must come as a surprise to many thousands of drivers who...
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One Reader on the Editor's Side! Sir, For a number of years, I subscribed faithfully to Motor Sport. But finally, in a burst of unrestrainable irritation, I gave up buying it. For months afterwards...

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