February 1956

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CONT ENTS Page Page MATTERS OF MOMENT 65 FIXTURES 66 CLUB NEWS 69 HEALEY 100 and NOSTALGIC ... 70 VIEWING LAKELAND PASSES IN A 405 BRISTOL 73 RUMBLINGS ••• 77 BRANDS HATCH BOXING-DAY MEETING ••• 78...
MATTERS OF MOMENT HOW RUSTY IS YOUR MEMORY? While we are sorry to learn that many of 11.M.C.'s employees are now obliged LO work a four-day week. they might well ask themselves whether the publicity...
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"'Motor Sport' Racing Car Review-I956," by Denis Jenkinson. 123 pp., 5 in. by 71 in. ((;renville Publishing Co., Ltd., 15-17, City Road, London, E.C.I. 8s. 6d.) This fascinating and informative...
"Floyd Clymer's Official Yearbook of the Indianapolis 500-Mile Raee-1955." 111 pp., 81 in. by 11 in. (Floyd Clymer, 1268, South Alvarado Street, Los Angeles 6, California. 1.50 dollars.) Once again...
The Aston Martin Register for 1955/6 has been issued by the Aston Martin O.C. and is in three parts, a list of all known cars by their chassis numbers, ears listed by their registration numbers, and...
Motor Sport Events for February in this * Only clubs whose secretaries furnished the necessary information prior to the 15th of the preceding month are included in this fist R. Restricted Event. C....
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CLUB NEWS NORTH LONDON E.C.C. ANNUAL DINNER AND DANCE (Jan. 6th) This was the most hilarious and successful of these functions so far held. The chair was taken by A. F. Rivers Fletcher, President....
THE NEW ZEALAND GRAND PRIX THE Grand Prix of New Zealand, held at Ardmore Airfield, near Auckland, on a 2.1-mile circuit in the shape of an elongated figure of eight, drew a vast entry ranging from...
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NOSTALGIC FROM time to time readers send in cuttings or scrapbooks which provide the Editor with interesting and often nostalgic reading. Amongst such links with the past are two scrapbooks...
THE AUSTIN-HEALEY CONVERSION The "100" Becomes the "100M" IN the latter part of the summer MOTOR SPORT found itself in need of a new staff car. It was to replace the Jewett Jupiter IA which was...
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LOOKING AT LAKELAND PASSES WITH A BRISTOL 405 A British 2 Litre Saloon of Outstanding Luxury and Performance WHEN I was a schoolboy, obliged to do all my motoring on paper, 1 used to be intrigued by...
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IMPRESSIONS OF THE RENAULT 750 WITH FRELEC AUTOMATIC CLUTCH APART from the fact that British automobile engineers are shy of independent suspension of the back wheels, rear engines and air-cooling,...
THE BRISTOL 405 SALOON Engine : Six cylinders, 66 by 96 nun. (1,971 c.c.). Crosspush-rod inclined o.h. valves. 8.5 to 1 compression-ratio; 105 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Gear ratios : First, 15.24 to 1;...
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RUMBLINGS It is common knowledge that ambitious plans are afoot for rebuilding the Crystal Palace as a universal exhibition and sports centre. It is satisfactory that in a Joint THE FUTURE Report of...
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BOXING DAY AT BRANDS HATCH THE best of good fortune did not attend the B.R. & S.C.C. in its bold project of staging the second Christmas race meeting at Brands Hatch -Stadium on Boxing Day, for...
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THE 32nd M.C.C. EXETER TRIAL HOW the Cars Fared on Tillerton, the new hill TT is satisfactory that although trials-driving has become a specialised branch of the Sport, many enthusiasts are prepared...
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IN MEMORIAM I We present a selection of memorials erected on the Continent in memory of departed competition drivers. Frenchman Raymond Sommer, who died in a Cooper, and the pre-I914 French champion...
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THE 26th MONTE CARLO RALLY Mastery of Man Over Machine Gains Jaguar Victory MONTE CARLO, January 21st. THIS year's Monte Carlo Rally could be divided into three separate events; the first consisted...
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ARGENTINE GRAND PRIX hat : J. M. Fangio (Ferrari) 2nd : J. Behra (Maserati) 3rd : M. Hawthorn (Maserati) S. Moss, who led for most of the race in his Maserati, was forced to retire after 82 laps.
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GOING WEST WITHOUT ANXIETY Fast Motoring to Devon in Winter with a Lan cia Aurelia B20 Gran Turisrno 2,500 JUST before Christmas an unexpected hut welcome telephone call to our offices informed us...
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FIGURES THAT TELL A STORY According to the Western Automotive Journal imports of ears to Canada front January to June, 1955, included : 4.037 Volkswagens 270 Dagenham Fords 1,234 Nash Metropolitans...
TIIE LANCIA AURELIA 820 GRAN TURISMO SALOON Engine : 60-deg. vee-six-cylinder, 78 by 85.5 unit. (2,451 c.c.). Inclined push-rod o.h.v. 8.0 to 1 compression-ratio. 118 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Gear...
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A "REPLICA" LONDON-EXETER-LONDON TRIAL A Boxing Night Adventure for the Light Car Section of the V.S.C.C. ON Boxing Night, 1954, the Editor of MOTOR SPORT drove his 1922 8/18 Talbot-Darracq light car...
HAZARDS OF WINTER A problem facing the modern motorist is garage accommodation, Which is not only costly, but very difficult to find in any of the main cities of the country. Cars are, therefore,...
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BRITISH PRICES IN THE COLONIES A significant reflection on prices in the Colonies, which the British Motor Industry should ponder, arises from a report which appeared in the Bulawayo Chronicle dated...
FERODO APPOINTMENT We are very glad to know that Mr. W. P. Howard succeeds Mr. Harvey as Publicity Manager of Ferodo, Limited. Mr. Howard, who is 33, was educated at the City of London School and...
V.S.C.C. Measham Rally (JAN. 7th-8th) —Last Year's Winners Win Again THE Vintage S.C.C., Midland Section, held its 7th Measham Rally under wintry conditions this year. An excellent entry of 78, of...
WARNING TO THE V.S.C.C. We have received the following Press hand-out : "Mr. Raymond Way, the Kilburn dealer, flew to New York on January 10th to try selling vintage British cars in the United States...
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Sir, After over two trouble-free years driving my 356 Porsche, may I endorse all " D. S. J.'s " remarks on his experience with his ? My only trouble has been a broken speedometer cable, the break...
Sir. 1 agree with your Continental Correspondent that for some forms of long-distance travel and for competition the Porsche is hard to beat. However. I maintain that—as strict value for money...
LETTERS from READERS N.B.—Opinions expressed are those of our Correspondents and "Motor Sport" does not necessarily associate itself with them.—Ed. 100 IN THE HOUR Sir, Shortly after my Moron Sem....
* * * THE PORSCHE Sir, As a Porsche addict I was most interested in Jenkinson's article. I am now running a 1956 Porsche Speedster, having parted with my cabriolet. The latter I consider to be the...
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AMERICAN PRAISE FOR BRITISH CARS I have been a devotee of and competitor in motor sport for many years. Therefore most of the world's motor magazines find their way to my home quite regularly. The...
CHIVALRY Sir, I should be most-grateful if you would publish this letter of appreciation of an outstanding example of courtesy which I experienced recently. It was a bitterly cold afternoon when my...
MOTORING OPINIONS FROM CANADA— Sir, Sir, I am one of your latest subscribers and I am dictating this letter on a sound-scriber record, which is going to my home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where the...
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—AND KENYA COLONY Sir, Sir, Having read your Canadian correspondent's letter in your Novemher issue, which inevitably developed into a song of praise of the VW, may we add a few words on driving...
— GERMANY — — — Sir, Like your reader F. L. Hodgson, B.A.0.11I am not in the habit of writing to magazines. However, his apparent sick-, weari, and tiredness over the praise and space devoted to the...
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Sir, Mr. J. Watson states that an Aston .Martin 1)II35 only develops 180 b.h.p. and that in America 210 b.h.p. up is quite normal. But does Mr. J. 'Watson know that British b.h.p. is different from...
* •* AGIN AMERICAN AUTOMOBILES! Sir, Whether or not they intended to, the four gentlemen from Cheltenham make one smile with their letter about American ears. Could their obvious dislike of" know-...
— We have also received the following poem on this subject : — 1Vaaon, Holtham, Gifford arid Pugh, How the Vintagents envy you Your extra super Silky ride In a very long auto that's ten fret wide. It...
* * * WOT, NO MORGANS ? Sir, During the Christmas holiday I studied the three volumes, of your work " The Story of Brooklands," the world's first motor course— being a present from my wife---and was...
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