February 1951

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those looking for the best production sports car Perhaps the most important aspects of this matter for the consideration of the private owner are proven high-speed reliability, together with the...
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CONTENTS Page MATTERS OF MOMENT ... 59 REPORTS OF RECENT EVENTS 61 CHAIN CHATTER . ... 62 CARS I HAVE OWNED 63 RUMBLINGS .. THE 21-LITRE ASTON-MARTIN DB II DROPHEAD COUPE .. 69 BOOK REVIEWS ... ......
MATTERS OF MOMENT TWO MEETINGS AT THE R.A.C. Two important meetings took place at the R.A.C. during January. The first of these was the postponed Meeting of the Chtbs, which has blossomed into an all...
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Reports of Recent Events M.G.C.C. (S.W. Centre) KIMBER TROPHY TRIAL (December 26th). The traditional Boxing Day Kimber Trophy Trial of the M.G.C.C.'s South NVest Centre was energetically run off in...
.•••••••■•••• The R.A.C. Rally in June is expected to attract a big foreign entry and the route will embrace Scotland and Wales as well as England with a Scottish tinted-climb and tests at...
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CHAIN CHATTER by "CARROZZINO" Tinext two months should see some interesting happenings among the record lists, for the German N.S.U. firm are hard at work with the flying kilometre two-way run as...
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CARS I HAVE OWNED Tall, dark, sartorially-correct George Abecassis, partner with John Heath in the successful H.W.M. Formula II venture, contributes this article in the new series, in which racing...
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RUMBLINGS With the F.I.A. taking an interest in the possibility of gasturbine ears appearing in raves and the B.A.B.C. offering a substantial prize for a high-speed Goodwood Diesels demonstration by...
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CLUB AFFAIRS —45 It will be seen that weight distribution will play a major part, and care will have to be taken in assessing the marks to be awarded for each section to avoid the pendulum swinging...
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THE 21-LITRE ASTON-MARTIN DB II DROPHEAD COUPE A Car of Superlative Performance and Controllability Tried Under Winter Conditions EVER since we took a short run in one of last year's "he Mans '•...
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BOOK REVIEWS TNIWit gONNET by G. IL N. Minehin (Fonlie. 7, 31ffurd Larie, 11--.C.2, vet page's, 13s.). This is ;in exceedingly entertaining Icook. elcielly because it passes easily time author's...
The remaining items on the facia are a concealed ash-tray, c.igar lighter and a cabby hole at each end, these cubicles being devoid of lids ; the entire panel is leather covered. • A bar beneath the...
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Club News WE HEAR I,a,t December the first of the visits by 11.11.M. Association branch officials took place to Bourne and Folk ingltrun, for the purpose of seeing the BALM. works and the B.R.M. ears...
FIXTURES FOR FEBRUARY (2. — Restricted Event. C. Closed Rend 4th.—Ilagley & Dist. M.C. C.I. Trial. Clee Hills. Hefts County A. & A.C. C.I. Spring Trial, Chilterns. Kent ish Border C.C. C....
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MALCOLM CAMPBELL TROPHY From a collection of trophies won during his lifetime by the late Sir Malcolm Clunpbell the Royal Automobile Club last year accepted from his son, Mr. Donald Campbell, a very...
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A CYCLECAR IN THE "EXETER" The Editor Goes as Navigator in N. Smith's Belt-Drive Tam pun THE Smith family with whom. I was assoeiated during the 27th M.C.C. Exeter Trial can accurately be (lest:riles...
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• Affectionate term used by competition motorists for the little shop In (iarburton Street, where they have for many decades obtained their protective clothing.
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LETTERS from READERS N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents and Motor Sport does not necessarily associate itself with them—Ed. .1 AG1' versas .X1.1..11{1) Si". .kfter reading Mr....
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MOTOR SPORT PICTORIA L REVIEW THE MOTOR CYCLING CU IB'S 27th " EXETER " TRIAL FIRST OF THE NEW WM. FORMULA II RACING CARS
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VINTAGE VEER INGS APART from the charm which those of the right mentality discover in vintage cars, owners of obsolete models get a great deal of interest from taking steps to learn as much as they...
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AIR The articles in MOTOR SPORT last year on early light 'planes and on veteran aeroplanes in the Shuttleworth and Nash collections have prompted Peter Hull, who is with Airwork, Ltd., to write of...
AND NOWVINTAGE AEROPLANES one wit() Itab it it ally does his As motoring in a vintage sports car, and his pleasure flying in a vintage aeroplane, I was naturally most interested in the recent...
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THE LATEST SPORTS FERRARI The latest Tipo America sports Ferrari sounds a very formidable oar. Its 600 V12 4.1-litre 80 by 68 mm. engine is Said to give 220 b.h.p. at 6,000 r.p.m. on an 8 to I...
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SIDESLIPS /111 " BALADEUR " I 1 EN 1 ,va, a boy, the chief crimi by which one's know(U: was judged by eontemporaries ca' the ability to recognise lite differ,.nt 'mikes by the shape of their...
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Godfrey Davis, Ltd., are pulling in the d•dlars wit lit heir super-service of chant trent. riven Armstrong Siddeley limousines which await. the requirements of transAt lant ie guests at Isnadon's...
LIGII1"PLANES Sir, The articles and the letter from Francis Kappey in the December MOTOR SPORT concerning old time aircraft interested me greatly. The Avro Avis mentioned by Francis Kappey was owned...
THE Sir, Despite the huge stun of money rmnd three or four years spent on the B.R.M., I do not think it should be criticised because both ears retired in their first big race. What does call for...
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BETTER BOOKS LTD. BOOKSELLERS • UNDER MY BONNET G. R. N. Minchin Few people CiM have had so many and varied motoring experiences as Mr. Minchin. His nwmory carries hitn back to Ow 1907 and 1908...
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