February 1938

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A FURTHER SELECTION OF OUR READERS' SPARE PARTS FOR SALE AND WANTED FOR SALE Axles, front and rear for Riley Nine Austin body, 1927, four-seater, aluminium Austin Seven :1929 engine and gearbox....
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THE WIN WOOD CUP TRIAL Definitely one of the better trials, the Winwood Cup Trial of the Berkhanasted M.C. & C.C. will start from Hudnall, near Hemel Hempstead, at 11 a.m. on February 27th. It is...
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TESTING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT BRITISH RACING DRIVERS' CLUB VISITS THE LUCAS FACTORY AT BIRMINGHAM ELI.criacAL equipment plays a big part in the working of any car. Even on a racing-car, with no lamps...
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FORD V8 WINS THE SEVENTEENTH MONTE CARLO RALLY LANCIA'S GRAND SLAM IN THE LIGHT CAR CLASS. SMALL BRITISH SALOONS DO WELL. IT is difficult to believe that such a successful event as this Seventeenth...
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A PRODUCT OF AUTO -UNION A"(THOUGH readers of MOTOR SPORT are primarily concerned with highperformance cars, and open-bodied sports-cars in particular, many of us are obliged, for reasons of economy...
BRIEF SPECIFICATION Engine: 2 cylinders. 76 x 76 mm. (684 c.c.), 7.16 h.p. Tax £6. 20 b h.p. Two-stroke cycle. Coil ignition, automatically controlled. Thermo .syphon cooling. Petroil lubrication. 5....
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A LIVELY M.C.C. MEETING THE annual general meeting of the M.C.C. is amongst the better free entertainments. This year it was held at Pagani's on Saturday evening, January 29th, and some valuable as...
AN INTERESTING LAGONDA For a fee of 1/6 per year additional to the 1/affiliation fee, the Northern Section of the Vintage S.C.C. sends out a photograph with each of its Notes. The first concerns...
ANY FACILITIES ? Fred Craner's great Grand Prix last October has stirred many Englishmen and we anticipate a widespread desire to spectate at Formula races. Air travel constitutes the most pleasant...
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ACHIEVEMENT AND TRAGEDY BERNDT ROSEMEYER KILLED ON THE FRANKFURT AUTOBAHN. CARACCIOLA'S AMAZING 271 M.P.H. THE whole sporting fraternity has been struck with a sense of grievous loss by the sudden...
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THE INSTITUTION OF AUTOMOBILE ENGINEERS On January 4th, before the Institution of Automobile Engineers, Dr. F. W. Lanchester, LL.D., F.R.S., read his paper, and that of his brother, G. H. Lanchester...
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A TRIAL WITH A NEW IDEA Sir, I should like first to congratulate you on producing a paper which is obviously by arch-enthusiasts for ditto. " General Notes " in " Club News " is always worth the...
RE PAGE 32, JANUARY EDITION Sir, I see another enthusiast, Laurence Allen by name, has created a special using a 2l50 Alvis power-unit. In June, 1937, I obtained a later model (1927) 12/50 Alvis....
THE AUSTIN MOTOR CO. LTD. Sir, We note in the December issue of MOTOR SPORT on page 490 a reference to the Austin Trial cars and a suggestion that the racing type side-valve engines are being used...
WHAT A CAR! Sir, I am enclosing a photograph which I think may prove of interest to your readers. It is a picture of my 2900 B Corto Alfa-Romeo, eight-cylinders, two superchargers, 9 ft.wheelbase,...
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SPORTS-CARS FROM TEN POUNDS Sir, During the last few years I have attended many trial and race meetings. A certain aspect of these functions few others probably notice impressed me very much. And...
WHEN TRIALS WERE TRIALS Sir, In days of yore when trials were trials, and comp. tyres had not been discovered, and bottom gears were still in their " early teens," a competitor entered his own motor...
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Sir. Having taken your book for a year. I thought I might write to tell you how much I enjoy my monthly tanner's-worth. I quite agree with your article on mudslinging, but it must be immense fun. As...
ON THE INFLUENCE OF SLIMESTORMING In reply to Mr. S. H. Allard, whose letter appeared in the January issue :Sir, Mr. Allard jumps to an incorrect conclusion in believing that the writer deplores an...
We welcome letters for publication in these columns. Letters intended for publication must be written on one side of the paper only and they may be signed with a nom-de-plume, but the name and...
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AN OLD MASTER RE-DISCOVERED A. POWYS-LYBBE'S GRAND PRIX TALBOT RECALLS THE GLORIES OF THE li-LITRE FORMULA IN the last few years. there have been a number of races confined to 11-1itre ears, and it...
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etta/laws VINTAGE S.C.C. The annual general meeting was held at Chiltern Court on January 12th, and a very good attendance resulted, the members present including Messrs. Chambers, Heal, Windsor-...
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though Thompson and Taylor who maintain the car subsequently found us a new set. The maxima on second and third are about 35 m.p.h. and 70 m.p.h. respectively. Along that undulating bit of road after...
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ON THE ROAD WITH A LEYLAND EIGHT IMPRESSIONS OF SIR LIONEL PHILLIPS'S 1927 TWO-SEATER. EXTREME ORIGINALITY AND A MAXIMUM OF WELL OVER 100 M.P.H. ALTHOUGH the Leyland Eight was discontinued over a...
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THE TREND OF DESIGN Once again the time has come to survey, as concisely as possible, the progress that has been made in the design and production of high-performance cars during the past twelve...
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WHERE BROOKLANDS SCORES We have remarked previously on the difficulties that arise when a road-circuit is opened to members of the public. This was nicely emphasised by Mr. Percy Bradley in " The...
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Heartiest Congratulations IT'S great news that Charlie Dodson is being given a trial by Auto-Union, with a view to a place being made for him in the Grand Prix team. Of course, everyone would like to...
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EYSPONT'S OWN STORY WORLD'S FASTEST DRIVER GIVES PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF HIS RECORDS AT THE SALT FLATS SINCE; his return to England in triumph from the U.S.A., the penalties of the successful record-...
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MIDGET AUTO RACING IN • AMERICA MIDGET auto racing, fast becoming a major sport in the United States, attracted more than five million persons to race meets staged in different sections of the...
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Canitiinenita, Noles and News By A US LA N DE R When is a G.P. not a G.P. P the I can never understand why the A.I.A.C.R., who are so strict about the arrangement of the International Calendar, allow...
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LORD NUFFIELD BACKS MAJOR GARDNER Lord Nuffield, who has recently handed such big chunks of his fortune to charity, and the M.G. Car Co. Ltd., which used to actively participate in racing, are...
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FINGLE MAKES ITS " MARQUE " ALTHOUGH the M.C.C. Exeter Trial is now past history, the following observations of a MOTOR SPORT tepresentative are of interest, as a complete record of what happened on...
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BRIEF SPECIFICATION. Engine : 6 cylinder. Bore 7.2. St mice 105. Capacity 2566 cc. Rat:ng 10.3 h.p. Price £525. Gearbox : Fluid Flywheel. 4 speed and reverse. Cooling : Pump and Fan. Ignition : Coil...
THE 18 h.p. LANCHESTER SALOON AN EXCEPTIONALLY PLEASANT CAR WITH MAGNIFICENT SUSPENSION ACOMMINUTION' of qualities in the 18 h.p. Lanchester makes it a very attractive car. Those acquainted with many...
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ALFA-ROMEO AIFA-ROMEO 2.a Le Mans or Monza or would consider fast 1. Apply Box No. 41, cio MOTOR SPORT. FRAZER-NASH VRAZER-NASFI Cars. Falcon Works, London -1.* Road, Isleworth (Hounslow 0011) have...
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