February 1931

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CONTENTS The Way of Things LAND. Racing Prospects for 1931 The Boyd-Carpenter Wolseley " Hornet " The Wash Speedway Campbell's "Blue Bird" The Sport Abroad—Continental Notes and News Rumblings The...
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Racing Prospects for 1931 WHAT THE COMING SEASON HOLDS. AT this time of year when the active side of motor racing is at a standstill, the only consolation for the enthusiast is to speculate on the...
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AN VNSUPERCHARGED SUCCESS. .a. M R. G. E. T. EYSTON finished off a year of successful racing in fine style, when he secured . three international records at Montlhrry track with an M.G. Midget car on...
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TM_ Boyd Carpenter Wolseley "Hornet" A MINIATURE SIX IN SPORTS GUISE IN their choice of the Wolseley Hornet as the basis of the sports model which we have just had an opportunity of trying out,...
Brief specification. Engine. Six-cylinders—bore and stroke dimensions, 57 mm. x 83 mm., cubic capacity 1,271.3 c.c., overhead valves and camshaft, 4-bearing crankshaft. Battery-and-coil ignition, S....
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UPPER CYLINDER LUBRICATION. THE problem of upper cylinder lubrication has long engaged the attention of technical experts, but hitherto none of the bigger national oil companies has "officially...
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The Wash Speedway. Progress being made with A.R.A. Scheme. IN discussing any undertaking of real magnitude, it is always advisable to remember the quoted period of time in which Rome was not built....
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CAMPBELL'S "BLUE BIRD." Details of 1,450 hp. Challenaer Now Awaiting Trials. N any attempt on the record for the highest speed in any element, experience can only be a guide up to the point reached...
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THE SPORT ABROAD. Continental Notes and Newsa wHILE everyone must regret the absence from this year's: Grand Prix d' Endurance of the official Bentley team, the prospects for the race as far as can...
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UMBLINGS By BOA NERGES " Seven-Fifties " THOSE of us who really enjoy • a really good level scrap without any considerations of handicapping mathematics will rejoice at the prospects of the 750 c.c....
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A Correction. IN an article 'appearing on page 171 of this issue, referenceis made to the late Mr. Henry Sturmey which implies that he was Editor of The Autocar until a comparatively short time...
Educating the Owner-Driver. To enjoy all the comfort and avoid all the worry of motoring it has been said that one must employ a chauffeur. Vet to get the best out of motoring surely one should have...
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A TECHNICAL TALK ON— The Humble Sparking Plug Its Value as an Indicator of Engine Condition and the Use of the Various Types II would be as well to make it clear at the start that I do not propose to...
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Veteran Types V.—A 6 h.p. De Dion Bouton of 1902, and hozv, after many vicissitudes, it finally reached Brighton. SOME time ago, in the early summer of 1930 to be more accurate, the idea came upon me...
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MOT ORING IN Ti E EARLY DAYS An Interesting Contemporary Book. OUT OF THE PAST. THE increasing success of the Veterans' London-Brighton run and the race at Brooklands last year shows clearly the...
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etta THE MOTOR CYCLING CLUB. HE report of the executive of the Motor Cycling Club, which was read at their annual general meeting, held on Friday last, 30th January, contained, amongst other things,...
The Editor invites Club Secretaries to send details of their fixtures, sporting and social, for publication in these columns. These items should be sent to reach this office not later than the 16th...
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FOR THE AMATEUR The Owner's Worksho HAVING previously stressed the point that it is desirable to ensure the sound condition of the chassis before increasing the power output of the engine, we will...
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Brief Specification. Engine : 6-cylinder, 80 mm. x 116 mm. bore and stroke-3498.8 c.c. R.A.C. rating 23.8 h.p. o.h. inlet and side exhaust valves. Cooling system : centrifugal pump and fan. Ignition...
The Humber " Snipe " Saloon A Car of Surprisingly High Per/ormance TWENTY FIVE years or so of development have tended to eliminate a great deal of the unorthodox and original in mechanical features,...
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RACING the Blue Train threatened to become an epidemic amongst sporting , motorists seeking new stunts in France some time ago. The craze of beating the railways has now, apparently, spread to New...
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM VARIOUS SOURCES Road Racing in England. TIIF fascinating subject of the possibilities of road racing in England was touched upon once again by Earl Howe, in a speech at the...
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THE MONTE CARLO RALLY Forty-six British amongst 156 entrants IF anyone is of the opinion that the adventure of it motor touring ended with the close of the early days of the automobile era,...
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A Statement Refuted. with the of the Lanchester Fconnecti(m with the acquisition of the Lanchester Company by the B.S.A.. group, it has been stated in certain sections of the Press that the B.S.A....
Safety First-In Manufacturing. FROM the view-point of safety there are no more vital parts of a car than the steering arm and the stub axles. If a tyre bursts, if the brakes fail, if a wheel comes...
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A Racing Repair Shop IF anyone were to ask " Where do the racing cars go in the winter ? " a correct answer in many cases would be "To Thomson and Taylors." Their Brooklands workshops are certainly a...
SIMMS SUPER OILER. SUPER-CYLINDER lubrication is now being regarded with increasing importance by automobile engineers, and as a result the number of devices placed on the market for dealing with it...
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A G.N. Revival ? WITH reference to your mention in last month's issue of Mr. Davenport's new car for Shelsley, you may be interested to know that I have acquired one of the other Akela engines which...
A NEW YEAR'S MODEL. On the Continent, the 13-55 h.p. Schneider is a car which has met with considerable popularity in the past few years, and in this country it is finding increasing favour among...
Letters on any subject of interest to readers of " Motor Sport " are always welcome, but correspondents are asked to be as brief as possible. Personalities and recapitulation must be avoided, and it...
Saucer Tracke, IJUST discovered your magazine a week ago and am quite pleased with it as I have been looking for just such a periodical for years. My attention was especially attracted to a letter...
Those Push-Bike Rear Lights. AF l\‘.7 days ago, a Birmingham policeman died as a result of having been knocked off his bicycle, at night, by a motorist who altogether failed to see him. The Chief...
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A New Aero Engine Five-cylinder Radial Two-stroke of Unique but Simple Design. ALTHOUGH the two-cycle petrol engine is nearly as old in conception as the four-stroke type, it was not until...
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Landowners and Pilots. IN the early days of aviation, landowners and pilots seldom saw eye to eye in the matter of flying. Our gallant pioneers, in addition to grappling with the many practical...
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Gliding Gossip and News THERE has been plenty doing in. the London Gliding Club at Tottenhoe during the last few weeks, and the performances of both pupils and the more experienced members of the...
NEW LIGHT 'PLANE RECORD. Remarkable Flight by French Pilot. THE light 'plane record for long-distance non-stop. flights, which was previously held by Captain Hans Wirth with a Klemm-Daimler monoplane...
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The Elto World's Record. IN my comments, which I made in these columns last month, regarding Mr. Charles Harrison's latest achievement with "Non Sequitor III," I made the assumption that the " Elto...
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"MISS ENGLAND'S" RETURN IN view of the present controversy about the importance of the Schneider Trophy, it is significant to reflect that unless the skill of British engineers had been called into...
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HERE and 11-1 FIR IE 'arnsletaft" Damage by Frost. NOWADAYS most comprehensive insurance policies embody a clause which indemnifies the motorist against damage by frost. This is pleasant in that it...
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