February 1949

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The Late Sir Malcolm Campbell The news that Sir Malcolm. Campbell passed away in his sleep on December 31st at the age of 63 comes as a great shock, not only to the motoring world but to the entire...
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Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, 6.30 p.m., January 1st. We are just recuperating after coming in from the 25th M.C.C. Exeter Trial — as navigator (flattering term!) to C. D. F. Buckler in his decidedly-...
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With the renewed growth of recently-formed Clubs and speculation amongst organisers as to how to introduce novelty into Club programmes, we beg to put forward again a suggestion for an entirely novel...
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Bristol M.C. & L.C.C. Roy Fedden Trophy Trial There were 64 starters. The first dozen or more set off in a fog, but it soon cleared and the day was bright and sunny. One of the first casualties...
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Folkestone, 10 a.m., January 25th Weather conditions were not too arduous for the Glasgow contingent, but icy surfaces caused some difficulty and fog extended for about 20 miles near Newark. Not far...
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Prospects At this time of year speculation is rife concerning prospects for the coming racing season. Certainly they are brighter than they have been for some years. However, the many races and speed...
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A very interesting lecture, illustrated by lantern slides, was given by Charles Goodacre, ex-Austin racing driver, to the 750 Club on January 5th. Goodacre had a great deal to do with the...
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In Reading on January 21st, Col. Waite, managing director of the Austin Export Corporation, addressed the I.M.I. on "Motor Racing as viewed by the Manufacturer." James Allday introduced him and...
Cameron Earl gave a really excellent talk at the "Rembrandt" on January 22nd on his report on the German G.P. cars. Bob Gerard took the chair and George Monkhouse supported Earl. Gerard said it was...
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by "Baladeur" A contributor to one of our contemporaries has been deploring, in a recent article, the trend, or rather the stagnation, in the design of racing engines. For twenty years, he says in...
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Sir, I have just read your road test of the new production Jowett "Javelin" in the Oct. 1948 issue of Motor Sport and note a remark made regarding the built-in lamps fitted on these cars. This is to...
"Motor Racing with Mercedes-Benz" (New edition.) By George Monkhouse (Foulis 21s.). Everyone will be enormously pleased to learn that this classic account of the part Mercédès-Benz played in Grand...
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Continually, as new engines are produced, the need arises for new, better lubricating oils to suit them. That is why one of the most important activities of an oil firm is the work done in its...
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This authoritative article on the 6 1/2-litre Bentley, both standard "Big Six" and "Speed Six" versions, has been compiled for us with great care and no little research by the Bentley Drivers' Club,...
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We are pleased to publish another progress report on the B.R.M. Grand Prix team, dated December and issued by Mr. A. G. B. Owen, Chairman of the British Motor Racing Research Trust Production...
Sir, Under "Matters of the Moment" in your October issue, I read with interest your remarks on pseudo sports cars. In all fairness may I be permitted to say that my J.B.M. used Pool spirit at any...
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Radio Pit Control Sir, As a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain and an ex R.A.F. wireless mechanic, I was interested to read the letter from Jack M. Reiss published in your July issue and...
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— a rather rare Continental Car During the war some interest was aroused by descriptions of popular Continental cars, which appeared in Motor Sport. Now that a further hiatus in joy-through-motoring...
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We Hear The bull-nose M.G. tourer we encountered on the last Veteran Run to Brighton was apparently owned by Ben Walker of Ascot, and was originally the late Eric Fernihough's personal means of...
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Cotton Henning We regret to report that news has reached us from America, via Charles Lytle, that, following the demise of Hepburn and Horn, another racing driver, Cotton Henning, died last December...

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