February 1948

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The Editor has asked me to provide some notes on what he is graciously pleased to call "my versatile 1947 season." I fear it would be more accurate to say that I dabbled in a number of things and did...
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When the second post-war reunion of " Bemsee " took place at Bush House, Aldwych, Secretary Cliff Lewis had much pleasure in announcing that the membership had grown from 100 at the first post-war...
The annual report of the M.I.R.A shows that during the past year research has been undertaken in such matters as stresses in vehicle structures, stiffness of such structures, filtration of...
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A 1910 Type 13 Bugatti If the 1901 Mercedes was the first modern motor car the 1910 Bugatti was no less certainly the prototype of all modern, high efficiency light cars. The 1908, 3-litre "Prince...
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Sir, I am left almost (but not quite) speechless with indignation on hearing suggestions for the inclusion of one or more foreign drivers in the final B.R.M. team. Already, too many people in the...
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"Grands Prix, 1934-1939," by Rodney Walkerley (Motor Racing Publications, Ltd., 7s. 6d.). In this book Walkerley has done a job which should have been undertaken before — he has written of motor-...
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The past season's racing has certainly been an interesting one, but it is not possible to say that the trend of the design of racing cars has followed any one path; far from it, in fact. Throughout...
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We understand that R. W. Foster Pegg completed recently an ambitious 500-c.c. racing-car engine, conceived, incidentally, before the 500 Club's unblown formula was announced. This engine is likely to...
Notable British Successes Forty-three entries were received for the Coupe de Noel hill-climb of December 21st last. The course, surfaced with beaten snow, was nine miles in length, embracing 22...
Several announcements have recently appeared in the press concerning Lagonda cars which have been contrary to the Company's present policy and have apparently been culled from a circular letter sent...
Louis Delage M. Louis Delage died last December, sadly enough in poverty, at the age of 74. He commenced building cars in 1905, after having attained the position of chief draughtsman at Peugeot. At...
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Now that Great Britain is completely without private motoring, we turn to Australia — and report Speed Hill-Climb and Race Meetings of the L.C.C. of Melbourne. The Light Car Club of Australia,...
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Exactly a year ago we published an authoritative and much-appreciated article on the famous 3-litre Bentley car, which was compiled at our request by the Bentley Drivers Club. So popular did it prove...
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"The 'Motor Sport' Racing Car Review," by D.S. Jenkinson (Grenville Publishing Co., Ltd., 15-17, City Road, London, E.C.1, 7s. 6d.). This book, beautifully illustrated, fulfils a long-felt want,...
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Exhibition Although it is becoming problematical whether we shall ever see racing cars in action again in this country, there are a few outlets remaining to us. On January 3rd we witnessed the racing...
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We Hear A Bangor garage apparently has in hand a 500-c.c. "Special" with d.t. Douglas engine and Austin Seven transmission. W. A. Wiseman has a 1920 D-type "23/60" Vauxhall (with an absolutely...
It is announced that as from February 1st, 1948, the MOTOR SPORT subscription will be. 15s. annually or 7s. 6d. for 6 months. ALSO, changes of address must be notified before the 25th of the month to...
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A Steady Improvement The Fund started by Motor Sport as a tribute to the late Mr. H. F. Locke-King who gave Brooklands Motor Course to the nation, is gaining momentum, and we hope something really...
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Sir, I have just finished reading "The Meeting of the Clubs" in the January issue of Motor Sort and am in wholehearted agreement with your bracketed remarks about fighting for unrationed petrol...

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