December 1959

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The New Motorway The new London-Birmingham Motorway is a splendid thing for Britain, not for the entertainment it provides for young, and not-so young rubbernecks on its innumerable bridges -- no...
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The provisional list of World Championship (capital letters), Sports-Car Championship (italics) and British International events is as follows: -- Jan. 31st: ARGENTINE GRAND PRIX (F.1). Feb. 6th:...
Whilst there are numerous instances of ghostly horsemen, phantom coaches and carriages, there are few supernatural stories about motors. One of the few is described in a recently published book of 39...
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We are indebted to our highly esteemed contemporary, The Engineer, for permitting us to reproduce the following Editorial which it published during the Motor Show period. The engineering opinions...
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SOME THOUGHTS ON FORMULA JUNIOR During the past season there have been more than a dozen major International Formula Junior races on the Continent, but due to limited space and the clashing of some...
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In "Rumblings" last month we referred to the Taplin two cylinder model marine engine as if it was an E.D. product. In fact, it is made by the Birchington Engineering Co. Ltd.,  Albion Road,...
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Always at the forefront in tyre design, the Italian firm of Pirelli released its new tyres to a somewhat startled gathering of motoring journalists in London recently. This tyre, called the BS3,...
Rally enthusiasts seem to judge their enjoyment of various events by the quantity of mud, snow, ice, and rock-strewn narrow lanes encountered. Judged by these standards the London Motor Club's "Nor'...
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Barwell Motors Barwell Motors, of Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, do not specialise in any particular make of car; in fact they either have a standard conversion already in existence for many...
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A Section Devoted to Old Car Matters To Brighton on a Brushmobile Since before the war I have been riding as a passenger in the London-Brighton Veteran Car Run and this year I was entered by the...
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Sir, As a Ford model-T enthusiast, I was very interested to read the report of the 50th Anniversary Rally at Beaulieu on September 20th in the November Motor Sport. Regarding Mr. Cobbing's vehicle,...
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At this time of year we receive many inquiries as to which is the best antifreeze mixture, particularly for use in vintage engines. We understand that the December issue of Which?, journal of the...
Results: Eastern Trophy:  G. G. McDonald (1928 Bentley). First-Class Awards: J. K. Milner (1926 A.C.), S. Berrisford (1925 Alvis), and  S. Beckingham (1935 Bentley). Second-Class Awards: R. Bradshaw...
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A Test Report on the New Anglia -- Dagenham's £610 Family Saloon. Excellent All-round Qualities Characterise the o.h.v. 4-speed 105E Model. Restyled Body with Reverse-Angle Rear Window. After making...
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Engine: Four cylinders, 80.96 x 48.4 mm. (997 c.c.). Pushrod-operated overhead valves; 8.9 to 1 compression-ratio; 39 (net) b.h.p, at 5,000 r.p.m. Gear ratios: First, 16.9 to 1; second, 9.8 to 1;...
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" 'The Motor' Road Tests -- 1959 Edition." 139 pp., 11½ in. x 8 in., soft covers. (Temple Press Ltd., Bowling Green Lane, London, E.C.1. 10s. 6d.) " ' The Autocar ' Road Tests -- Spring 1959." 80 pp...
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Tough 2,000 mile event around Great Britain ruined by protests. This year's R.A.C. International Rally started from Blackpool with 131 competitors (15 non-starters). A feature of the event was the...
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Training lectures will take place at the usual London venue -- "The Clarence" in Whitehall. The first was held on November 18th ,when the duties discussed were Course Clearing, Gate, Paddock, Start-...
Obtaining Performance Figures for the Shorrock-supercharged Austin Healey Sprite Last month we had an opportunity of taking performance figures for the Shorrock-supercharged Austin Healey Sprite, for...
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Another Guild Day at Goodwood It's simply incredible how the Guild of Motoring Writers manages to lay on good weather for its annual Motor Show Test Day at Goodwood -- a sort, of return party to the...
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The flood of motor-car miniatures continues and at Christmas time they are especially attractive. Playcraft have brought out a Renault Floride (No. 222) in their well-finished "Corgi" series which...
Each year the Americans hold a Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats where cars of all makes and sizes are timed for sheer maximum speed. There are categories for all manner of machines, and such...
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N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them. -- Ed. Justice? Sir, In one of your recent editorials you warned motorists of...

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