February 1930

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The Wrong Spirit. It is amazing to find, in the present state of motoring development, so many otherwise intelligent beings who, while displaying a great eagerness to discourse on the subject of...
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The Hurlingham Vauxhall by the Editor Since the days of the old 30-98 Vauxhall this marque has passed through various phases, and anyone who took out one of the latest models after being used to its...
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One of the greatest advances in car design of recent years has been the fact that manufacturers have contrived to get a steadily increasing performance from their models, and at the same time have...
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The " Baby " Austin has added a page to the history of light car racing in South Africa by establishing an amazing series of records at the Clairwood Speedway, Durban. Driven by E. H. M'Crystal, the...
For most drivers an event such as the Monte Carlo Rally is strenuous enough in itself, but D. M. Healey, the well-known Triumph exponent, is not satisfied with the "Monte Carlo" alone. His starting...
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The Darracq—continued. By E. K. H. KARSLAKE. This conclusion of the article in our last issue deals with the post-war activities of the Darracq when it merged with the Talbot, and in racing became...
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BY A COMPETITOR. The organisation of trials has always been a favourite object of criticism, and latterly the whole principle on which awards are granted has been questioned. There are really two...
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Most motorists who read this almost hackneyed phrase in manufacturers' catalogues have little or no idea of the very intricate process of chromium plating. They think that it takes the place of...
The " close "season for motorcycle racing is naturally short for while it is winter in Great Britain other countries are enjoying their best weather. The racing motorcyclists International Calendar,...
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Severe Conditions cause Many Retirements. There has been a lot of talk and some quite fierce argument about the change of policy in running this classic as a real trial instead of the usual easy run...
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Many views have already been expressed about this, but here is another side of the question. Our contributor gives the point of view of the Isle of Man, and so throws some further light on the...
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At the request of some of our readers overseas and elsewhere to whom Brooklands is but a name, we are including this article so that they can, we hope, get a better idea of it. Those who already know...
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B.A.R.C. Dinner. The committee of the B.A.R.C. have decided to hold a club dinner and dance in London on Monday, February 10th. The president of the club, the Earl of Lonsdale, will preside, and...
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Letters from readers on any subject are always welcome but they should be as brief as possible. English and Foreign Sports Cars. Sir, I am delighted to notice that MOTOR SPORT in its new form is...
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International Eventsfor the beginnerBy Count Johnstone-Noad Motor boating has lately come to the fore in the public eye through the medium of outboard racing, which is a particular class of motor...
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By R. R. POOLE, B.Sc. The light speedboat is such a recent development of marine engineering that it has not yet outgrown the conservatism of long established practice. From earliest times it has...
It may be noticed that every oil company advises the motorist to empty his engine sump fairly frequently and refill with fresh oil—say, every 1,000 miles during a car's first year and subsequently...
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By G. L. HACK Whose varied activities in the Rudge works include the development of their racing machines, with what success our readers well know.Mr. John Pugh and Mr. Hack, wIth Ernie Nott and the...
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Most motorists are familiar with one or other of the various F.E.W. fittings for cars and engines, and a new accessory has now been added to their range in the form of a neat, quickly detachable...
In response to numerous enquiries for reproductions of the double page picture in the January MOTOR SPORT, we have prepared some proofs on a special chromo paper, suitable for framing. A limited...
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Both the Radial and Horizontally-Opposed Engine Have Played Prominent Parts in Aviation History. When flying was very young the static radial was one of the most successful types of aero-engines....
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An ambitious scheme for an air-taxi service was inaugurated last month by National Flying Services, Ltd., when the first batch of a fleet of fifty-five Desoutter cabin monoplanes were delivered to...
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A 40-H.P. really light aeroplane of outstanding design and performance. During the past half-dozen years the trend of light aeroplane design has progressed along two distinct lines. In England the...
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The London Gliding Club— "C of A's" for sailplanes - an important lecture The glider movement in this country is now definitely taking shape and by the time next month's issue of MOTOR SPORT appears...
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The increasing number of manufacturing licences which have been granted by the de Havilland Aircraft Co. for the manufacture of both the Moth and the Gipsy engine abroad, affords an extremely...
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Single-Seaters Again. After a lapse of several years, manufacturers are again turning their attention to the small, simple single-seater machine. One found examples of this type of 'plane at the Aero...
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Bad weather conditions cause small entry. Anyone who has ever maintained that the supporters of Motor Racing lack enthusiasm should have journeyed to Southport on January 11th. There, if they had...
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Recent statistics supplied by the Ministry of Transport show that the small car is increasing in popularity by leaps and bounds, in that whilst the number of cars up to 8 h.p. registered in September...
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for the budding Automobile Engineer. One of the chief differences between this generation and the last is, that whereas then the common desire of youth was to be an engine driver, now it is to be a...
A very ingenious and at the same time simple antifreezing device for cars is now being marketed by Super Tools Ltd., of 31, Spencer Street, Victoria Street, S.W.1. The " Thermstore," as it is called...
Following the practice of the motor trade, The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited are now in a position to sell to the purchaser of a Gipsy Moth a sectioned garage which can be erected in any...

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